Around the World on a Bicycle

In 1884, the 29 year old Thomas Stevens set out from San Fransisco on the 'modern mechanical invention' of the Penny Farthing to circumnavigate the globe on his 'big wheel'. His book - "Around the World on a Bicycle" - was published in 1888 and his writings are presented here in blog form. Read more in the archive.

Whip-poor-wills

At Tiffin, the stilly air of night, is made joyous with the mellifluous voices of whip-poor-wills - the first I have heard on the tour - and their tuneful concert is impressed on my memory in happy contrast to certain other concerts, both vocal and instrumental, endured en route.

Posted in stevens blog by Thomas Stevens on Wednesday 25th Jun 1884 (22:00 +0000) | Add a comment | Permalink

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