Coming real soon now: City Cycling: Europe, a collection of eight books covering eight different European cities.
This group of young men traveled from Fresno, California via train, bus and another bus to spend the day biking around Santa Cruz.
How did these guys travel from the Central Valley to the Central Coast?
In 2009, I flew to Bogota, Colombia to join Gwendal Castellan and Tania Lo during their epic continental bike journey from the tip of Patagonia to the Canadian Arctic.
I arrived in country with my touring bags and gear, but my bike never made it from Los Angeles. It simply disappeared, and the airline claimed the bike was never checked in. I had to hire a lawyer and go to court, but I finally received a check for the bicycle just last week.
Down in Bogota, however, I didn’t have enough cash for a new bike or return airfare — I had purchased a one way ticket and planned to bike back! This broke gringo was forced to take the bus and hitchhike.
A tale of lost touring cyclists and my horribly failed attempt helping them find their way.
It might sound like a book by the late Douglas Adams, but the Post Car Travel Agency is actually “a travel agency planning door-to-door bicycle and transit adventures originating in the San Francisco Bay Area.”
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