Floyd, Lance, and I Bike Cross-Country

Nine Weeks Across America

by Richard Palzewic



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 06/01/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9781403359216

About the Book

Floyd, Lance, and I Bike Cross-Country, is a "live vicariously through me" adventure book about a teacher’s bicycle journey across the United States in the summer of 2000. It includes information on how to get started, historical information of the areas ridden through, advice on fitness, cycling tips, and funny stories; and of course, plenty of information about Lance Armstrong, and how he helped the author get through the summer.

The reader needs to take a different perspective when reading this book: you have to put yourself in the author’s shoes, and live vicariously through him so you can see the country from the seat of a bicycle; experience the sore muscles and the fatigue; the heat, cold, the rain, and the exhilaration of going 50 mph; be there with him as he rides his bike seven hours into a 25-mph headwind, all while consuming 6,000 calories a day; ride up a mountain pass, and change a flat tire; last but not least, you need to feel lonely, so you can experience what he did to the fullest. If you can do all this, then you’ll travel coast-to-coast on the seat of a bicycle.

About the Author

Richard Palzewic grew up in the rural community of Wallace in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with his parents and six sisters (a topic for another book). He graduated from Northern Michigan University in 1995 with a B.S. degree in elementary education. Richard is currently teaching and coaching in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and completing course work on his Master’s Degree. In his spare time, he likes to bike and cross-country ski. He biked across the country in the summer of 2000, and has aspirations of competing in the Race Across America (RAAM) during the summer of 2004. Richard has also participated in North America’s largest cross-country ski race, the American Birkebeiner, four times.