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Pedaling the Ends of the Earth: A young man’s epic bicycle tour across the continents of the world (Simon & Schuster)

Pedaling the Ends of the Earth: A young man’s epic bicycle tour across the continents of the world (Simon & Schuster)

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Article in People Magazine, 1982


“These three young men have done what every person in America wishes they could do: bicycle around the world.” – Good Morning America

“They survived monsoon rains in India, sand storms on the Sahara Desert, and blizzards in the mountains of New Mexico. They slept under bridges in Sudan next to dead camels, had guns pointed at them by two armies, and contracted diseases. During their 13,500 mile bicyle trip… they saw a world that travel posters never show.” – The Washington Post

“…an extraordinary achievement.” – Kansas City Star

“Breaking away, these U.S. bikers are girding the globe on a 13,500 journey…” – People Magazine

“David… goes after, on a scale that few can imagine, an ongoing pursuit of being an explorer rather than an observer of the world.” – Interview Magazine

“An excellent book. The poverty and relentless heat of East Africa emerge vividly from Duncan’s account, but they are only a prelude to the horrors of life in Pakistan and India… the wretched food, the clouds of flies and innervating heat and humidity. These passages are unforgettable.” – Publisher’s Weekly


Table of Contents

Introduction: Leaving Home

West
1. Mediterranean Dinner

Middle East
2. The Promised Land
3. Five Thousand Years Up the Nile
4. Nubian Tales

South Asia
5. Among the Believers
6. Indian Hell
7. On Top of the World

East Asia
1. Land of the Monsoons
2. Pacific Doldrums
3. Nippon

Return West
4. Across America: Stranger
5. Across America: Friend
6. Across America: Homecoming

Afterword: A Small Planet