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The Road Taken: The Remarkable Story of a Transcontinental Bicycle Odyssey

The Road Taken: The Remarkable Story of a Transcontinental Bicycle Odyssey

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Rediscover the sense of wonder and adventure as you ride across the United States along with Bryan, Stig, Bill, Hal, and Vaughn. Rediscover the hospitality of strangers. Remember the joy of overcoming your own self-doubts and proving your mettle to those who say you don't have what it takes. Revisit the natural beauty of America from the seat of a bicycle and rekindle your sense of wonder.

In 1972, five college graduates set out on a remarkable transcontinental bicycle journey from North Carolina to Oregon. This true story of determination, camaraderie, and finding strength and kindness of strangers along the way invites the reader to recall or imagine the the beauty of America and of finding yourself on the journey.

Presented in a daily-journal style, The Road Taken brings the gritty reality of the hard work of the journey into focus while remembering that any quest requires attention to the goal. Read along as the cyclists get separated along the way, inviting you to join not one, but two incredible stories of biking across America.

Author: Bryan Simmons, Stig Regli, Bill Jackson
Publisher: Edmonds Press
Published: 07/20/2021
Pages: 198
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.48lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.00w x 0.45d
ISBN: 9781940105123

About the Author
Simmons, Bryan: - Bryan has spent his entire career as an infectious diseases specialist and hospital epidemiologist, a specialist that seeks to understand and prevent adverse outcomes in hospitalized patients. He was elected President of the Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and was invited to the White House to discuss efforts to prevent hospital-acquired infection. He has lectured on this topic in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Argentina, and multiple cities in the USA. He was an early advocate for using Continuous Quality Improvement in healthcare.He has continued to emphasize physical activity after his cross-country bicycle journey. He completed a triathlon at age 40 and walked 500 miles on the Camino Frances in 2018. He has homes in Memphis Tennessee and Jackson Hole Wyoming. He fell in love with Jackson when he stopped there on his bicycle journey in 1972.Regli, Stig: - Stig Regli worked as a civil servant for 40 years with the USEPA as an engineer, regulation manager, and senior leader policy advisor developing regulations and policies to protect our Nation's drinking water. Prior to coming to EPA, Stig served as Peace Corps volunteer in Afghanistan. Early in his career he took two extended leaves from EPA to work for Africare in Somalia and as consultant for the U.S. Agency for International Development in Thailand. His interest in public health as it relates to drinking water began during his senior year at Duke University and was further prompted following graduation thru travels on bicycle in five continents, all beginning with the bicycle trip across the US described in this book. Stig has a BS in Mechanical Engineering (1972) and an MS in Civil Engineering (1976) from Duke University.Jackson, Bill: - Along with Bryan and Stig, Bill was one of the five riders whose amazing story is told in The Road Taken.

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