We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

Life is a wheel: love, death, etc., and a bike ride across America
(Book)

Book Cover
Your Rating: 0 stars
Star rating for

Average user rating: 3 stars
User ratings:
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(2)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Published:
New York : Scribner, ©2014.
Physical Desc:
vii, 336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Status:
Central
796.60973 W373 2014
Rio Linda
796.60973 W373 2014

Description

"Based on his popular series in the New York Times chronicling his cross-country bicycle trip, bestselling author Bruce Weber shares his adventures from his solo ride across the USA. Riding a bicycle across the US is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few achieve. Bestselling author and New York Times reporter Bruce Weber made the trip, solo, over the summer and fall of 2011 at the age of fifty-seven. Expanding upon his popular series published in The New York Times, Life Is a Wheel is the witty and inspiring account of his journey, where he extols the pleasures of cycling and reflects on what happened on his adventure, in the world, in the country, and in his life. The story begins on the Oregon coast with a middle-aged man wondering what he's gotten himself into and ends in triumph on the George Washington Bridge, wondering how soon he might try it again. Part travelogue, part memoir, part paean to the bicycle as a simple and elegant mode of both mobility and self-expression and part wry and panicky account of a fifty-seven-year-old man's attempt to stave off mortality, Life Is a Wheel is an elegant and entertaining escape for any armchair traveler" --

Also in This Series

Copies

Location
Call Number
Status
Central
796.60973 W373 2014
On Shelf
Rio Linda
796.60973 W373 2014
On Shelf

More Like This

More Copies In LINK+

Loading LINK+ Copies...

More Details

Format:
Book
Edition:
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781451695014, 1451695012

Notes

Description
"Based on his popular series in the New York Times chronicling his cross-country bicycle trip, bestselling author Bruce Weber shares his adventures from his solo ride across the USA. Riding a bicycle across the US is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few achieve. Bestselling author and New York Times reporter Bruce Weber made the trip, solo, over the summer and fall of 2011 at the age of fifty-seven. Expanding upon his popular series published in The New York Times, Life Is a Wheel is the witty and inspiring account of his journey, where he extols the pleasures of cycling and reflects on what happened on his adventure, in the world, in the country, and in his life. The story begins on the Oregon coast with a middle-aged man wondering what he's gotten himself into and ends in triumph on the George Washington Bridge, wondering how soon he might try it again. Part travelogue, part memoir, part paean to the bicycle as a simple and elegant mode of both mobility and self-expression and part wry and panicky account of a fifty-seven-year-old man's attempt to stave off mortality, Life Is a Wheel is an elegant and entertaining escape for any armchair traveler" --,Provided by publisher.

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation (style guide)

Weber, B. (2014). Life is a wheel: love, death, etc., and a bike ride across America. First Scribner hardcover edition. New York, Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Weber, Bruce, 1953-. 2014. Life Is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America. New York, Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Weber, Bruce, 1953-, Life Is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America. New York, Scribner, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Weber, Bruce. Life Is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America. First Scribner hardcover edition. New York, Scribner, 2014.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

Staff View

Grouped Work ID:
aa9c7357-5191-e6fe-9d2c-c9f392180868
Go To Grouped Work

Record Information

Last Sierra Extract TimeJun 08, 2024 07:35:29 PM
Last File Modification TimeJun 08, 2024 07:36:05 PM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeJun 13, 2024 02:11:39 AM

MARC Record

LEADER02712pam 2200421Ii 4500
001sky258456081
003SKY
00520140314000000.0
008131123s2014    nyuab  e      000 0deng  
010 |a 2013040182
020 |a 9781451695014
020 |a 1451695012
040 |a DLC |b eng |e rda |c DLC |d DLC |d GCmBT |d SKYRV
049 |a JRSA
05000 |a E169.Z83 |b W43 2014
08200 |a 796.60973 |2 23
099 |a 796.60973 W373 2014
1001 |a Weber, Bruce, |d 1953-
24510 |a Life is a wheel : |b love, death, etc., and a bike ride across America / |c Bruce Weber.
250 |a First Scribner hardcover edition.
2641 |a New York : |b Scribner, |c ©2014.
300 |a vii, 336 pages : |b illustrations, maps ; |c 24 cm
336 |a text |2 rdacontent.
337 |a unmediated |2 rdamedia.
338 |a volume |2 rdacarrier.
520 |a "Based on his popular series in the New York Times chronicling his cross-country bicycle trip, bestselling author Bruce Weber shares his adventures from his solo ride across the USA. Riding a bicycle across the US is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few achieve. Bestselling author and New York Times reporter Bruce Weber made the trip, solo, over the summer and fall of 2011 at the age of fifty-seven. Expanding upon his popular series published in The New York Times, Life Is a Wheel is the witty and inspiring account of his journey, where he extols the pleasures of cycling and reflects on what happened on his adventure, in the world, in the country, and in his life. The story begins on the Oregon coast with a middle-aged man wondering what he's gotten himself into and ends in triumph on the George Washington Bridge, wondering how soon he might try it again. Part travelogue, part memoir, part paean to the bicycle as a simple and elegant mode of both mobility and self-expression and part wry and panicky account of a fifty-seven-year-old man's attempt to stave off mortality, Life Is a Wheel is an elegant and entertaining escape for any armchair traveler" -- |c Provided by publisher.
60010 |a Weber, Bruce, |d 1953- |x Travel |z United States.
6500 |a Cycling |z United States.
6500 |a Cycling |x Psychological aspects.
6500 |a Middle-aged men |z United States |v Biography.
6500 |a Self-reliance |z United States.
6500 |a Mortality |x Social aspects |z United States.
6510 |a United States |x Social life and customs |y 1971-
6510 |a United States |x Description and travel.
907 |a .b22775560
945 |y .i69583262 |i 33029098662497 |l cenag |s - |k  |u 9 |x 0 |w 1 |v 8 |t 3 |z 04-02-14 |o -
945 |y .i69583304 |i 33029098662539 |l rioag |s - |k  |u 15 |x 1 |w 0 |v 12 |t 3 |z 04-02-14 |o -
998 |e - |d a  |f eng |a cen |a rio