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Around the World on a Bicycle, Vol. 1

Thomas Stevens (1854-1935)

1. 00 Preface
2. 01 I: Over the Sierras Nevadas, Part 1
3. 02 I: Over the Sierras Nevadas, Part 2
4. 03 II: Over the Deserts of Nevada, Part 1
5. 04 II: Over the Deserts of Nevada, Part 2
6. 05 III: Through Mormon Land and over the Rockies, Part 1
7. 06 III: Through Mormon Land and over the Rockies, Part 2
8. 07 IV: From the Great Plains to the Atlantic, Part 1
9. 08 IV: From the Great Plains to the Atlantic, Part 2
10. 09 V: From America to the German Frontier, Part 1
11. 10 V: From America to the German Frontier, Part 2
12. 11 V: From America to the German Frontier, Part 3
13. 12 VI: Germany, Austria and Hungary, Part 1
14. 13 VI: Germany, Austria and Hungary, Part 2
15. 14 VI: Germany, Austria and Hungary, Part 3
16. 15 VII: Through Slavonia and Servia, Part 1
17. 16 VII: Through Slavonia and Servia, Part 2
18. 17 VII: Through Slavonia and Servia, Part 3
19. 18 VIII: Bulgaria, Roumelia, and into Turkey, Part 1
20. 19 VIII: Bulgaria, Roumelia, and into Turkey, Part 2
21. 20 VIII: Bulgaria, Roumelia, and into Turkey, Part 3
22. 21 IX: Through European Turkey, Part 1
23. 22 IX: Through European Turkey, Part 2
24. 23 IX: Through European Turkey, Part 3
25. 24 X: The Start Through Asia
26. 25 XI: On Through Asia
27. 26 XII: Through the Angora-Goat Country, Part 1
28. 27 XII: Through the Angora-Goat Country, Part 2
29. 28 XIII: Bey Bazaar, Angora, and Eastward, Part 1
30. 29 XIII: Bey Bazaar, Angora, and Eastward, Part 2
31. 30 XIII: Bey Bazaar, Angora, and Eastward, Part 3
32. 31 XIV: Across the Kizil Irmak River to Yuzgat
33. 32 XV: From the Koordish Camp to Yuzgat
34. 33 XVI: Through the Silas Vilayet into Armenia, Part 1
35. 34 XVI: Through the Silas Vilayet into Armenia, Part 2
36. 35 XVII: Through Erzingan and Erzeroum, Part 1
37. 36 XVII: Through Erzingan and Erzeroum, Part 2
38. 37 XVIII: Mount Ararat and Koordistan, Part 1
39. 38 XVIII: Mount Ararat and Koordistan, Part 2
40. 39 XIX: Persia and the Tabreez Caravan Trail, Part 1
41. 40 XIX: Persia and the Tabreez Caravan Trail, Part 2
42. 41 XX: Tabreez to Teheran, Part 1
43. 42 XX: Tabreez to Teheran, Part 2
44. 43 XXI: Teheran, Part 1
45. 44 XXI: Teheran, Part 2

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Summary

Thomas Stevens was the first person to circle the globe by bicycle, a large-wheeled Ordinary. His journey started in April 1884 in San Francisco from where he cycled to Boston to take a steamer to England. Crossing England, France, Central Europe and Asia Minor before he was turned back at the borders of Afghanistan. He returned part of the way to take a ship to Karachi, from where he crossed India. Another steam ship brought him from Calcutta to Hong Kong, and from Shanghai he set over to Japan, finally ending his journey after actually cycling 13.500 miles in Yokohama, December 1886.This is the first volume of his travel experiences, detailing the part of the journey from San Francisco to Teheran, where he spent the winter.