The Lost Cyclist with David Herlihy

In 1892 a young accountant from t, USA, quit his job and set off to cycle solo around the world. Frank Lenz rode a Rover Safety Bicycle, a revolutionary new design that would soon consign the traditional high wheeler – or penny farthing – to obscurity. It was the birth of the bicycle as we know it today. And Lenz is one of the pioneers of cycle touring. Cycling historian David Herlihy’s latest book tells the story of his courageous, extraordinary and ultimately ill-fated journey.

5 Responses to The Lost Cyclist with David Herlihy

  1. David Barnas January 18, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    This was a great story. I think I’m going to get the book.

    Nice to hear you getting back to bicycle touring on the podcastm thanks!

    Dave

  2. Andrew Sykes January 21, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    Fascinating tale…

  3. Mark January 24, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

    A good story that we read aloud last year. The world has changed tremendously since the time of the round-the-world attempt. We were drawn to the book as we lived near Pittsburgh (there IS an “H” on the end) for many years before heading west.

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