In the summer of 2009 two guys, one from Southern California, and the other from Ohio, rode 6270 across Canada on mountain bikes. That Pacific coast to Atlantic coast trip was done almost entirely without support, with each rider pulling 85 pounds of gear in a one-wheeled trailer down the backroads of ten Canadian provinces. It's an examination of the drama that can erupt between two diametrically different personalities, and a story of fantastic places they visited, the unique personalities they met, and the perspectives they gained through three months of self-powered travel together. Author and professional photographer Pete Gladden takes a humorous and romantic look at the pleasures and pains of cross-country bicycling. His self-deprecating approach to the story-telling combined with his otherworldly landscape photography makes for a great wanderlust read.
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96 Days is a classic!
We have all ridden bicycles but few have endured what these men have on their trip across Canada. The writing is so engrossing that my wife and I read it to each other as a bedtime story each night and talked about it at breakfast the next morning. Pete’s photography is perfect to give us an inside view of this amazing feat and his writing makes us feel as if we are there with him and his fellow biker. Buy this book and begin the journey few of us could have conceived of and endured. His writing makes us laugh and sigh, an adventure for all of us.