Culture on Two Wheels

... 1881); Nauticus [Charles Edward Reade], Nauticus on His Hobby Horse; or,
The Adventures of a Sailor during a Tricycle Cruise of 1427 Miles (London: G.
Norman and Son, 1880); Nauticus [Charles Edward Reade], Nauticus in Scotland
: A ...

Culture on Two Wheels

Author: Jeremy Withers

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803290454

Page: 376

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Bicycles have more cultural identities than many realize, functioning not only as literal vehicles in a text but also as “vehicles” for that text’s themes, ideas, and critiques. In the late nineteenth century the bicycle was seen as a way for the wealthy urban elite to reconnect with nature and for women to gain a measure of personal freedom, while during World War II it became a utilitarian tool of the French Resistance and in 1970s China stood for wealth and modernization. Lately it has functioned variously as the favored ideological steed of environmentalists, a means of community bonding and aesthetic self-expression in hip hop, and the ride of choice for bike messenger–idolizing urban hipsters. Culture on Two Wheels analyzes the shifting cultural significance of the bicycle by examining its appearances in literary, musical, and cinematic works spanning three continents and more than 125 years of history. Bringing together essays by a variety of cyclists and scholars with myriad angles of approach, this collection highlights the bicycle’s flexibility as a signifier and analyzes the appearance of bicycles in canonical and well-known texts such as Samuel Beckett’s modernist novel Molloy, the Oscar-winning film Breaking Away, and various Stephen King novels and stories, as well as in lesser-known but equally significant texts, such as the celebrated Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Sacrifice and Elizabeth Robins Pennell’s nineteenth-century travelogue A Canterbury Pilgrimage, the latter of which traces the route of Chaucer’s pilgrims via bicycle. Listen to an interview with the author.

The Two Wheeled World of George B Thayer

[Owen Seaman], Nauticus in Scotland: A Tricycle Tour of 2,462 Miles ... James
Lennox, A Road Guide to the Southern Scottish Counties (Dumfries: J. Anderson
and Son, 1885), 66; [Eliza Archard Conner], “Edinburgh, Dryburgh, and ...

The Two Wheeled World of George B  Thayer

Author: Kevin J. Hayes

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 080328523X

Page: 264

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Cyclotourism has recently risen to prominence with growing national media coverage and thousands of participants taking to America’s roadways on two wheels and under their own pedal power. But the concept is not new. More than a century ago, George B. Thayer took his own first “century,” or one-hundred-mile bicycle ride. The Two-Wheeled World of George B. Thayer brings to life the experience of late nineteenth-century cycling through the heartfelt story of this important cycling pioneer. In 1886, just two years after his first century, Thayer rode his high wheeler across the United States, traveling from his home in Connecticut to California and back. Thayer took an indirect route without any intent to set speed records, but his trip was full of adventure nonetheless. Thayer loved going downhill, his legs over the handlebars, risking life and limb atop the large wheel on often rough and muddy roads. With aplomb and humor, he dealt with the countless other hazards he encountered, including dogs, mule teams, and wild hogs. Even bad weather and poor sleeping conditions could not keep Thayer down. After his epic tour across the United States, Thayer had the urge to cycle abroad and eventually toured England, Germany, Belgium, and Canada on his bike. His later travels were in part aided by his hometown of Hartford, Connecticut, which was the epicenter of American bicycle manufacturing in the late 1890s. In addition to telling Thayer’s cycling story, Kevin J. Hayes brings to life the culture of cycling and its rise at the end of the nineteenth century, when bikes became more affordable and the nation’s riding craze took off.

The Boy s Own Annual

NAUTICUS IN SCOTLAND : A TRICYCLE TOUR OF 2,446 MILES IN SIXTY -
EIGHT DAYS . BY THE AUTHOR OF “ NAUTICUS ON HIS HOBBY - Horse . " (
Continued from page 662. ) CONCLUDING HINTS . s ON THE ROAD , THE
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Scotland for the Holidays

An enthusiastic caravaner in later life , and first Vice - President of the Caravan
Club on its formation in 1907 , at the age of forty he undertook a 69 - day tour of
Scotland by tricycle , subsequently published as ' Nauticus in Scotland ' .

Scotland for the Holidays

Author: Alastair J. Durie

Publisher: John Donald

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Page: 206

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Tourism is now the most important economic activity in the world, with scarcely any part of the globe unaffected. Tourist money powers resort developement, and, critics would argue, can corrupt and corrode traditional societies. The temptation is strong to provide tourists with what images they want to find, regardless of whether they are current or genuine. The Scots promotion of Scotland as a land of heather, the kilt and whisky confirms this: a dash of truth, a splash of history and a good deal of manufacture and manipulation.

Murray s Handbook for Scotland 1894

Nauticus in Scotland ; a Tricycle Tour of 2462 miles , ” published by Messrs .
Simpkin and Marshall , and the “ Handbook of the Cyclist Touring Club , " are
recommended to those who meditate a “ cruise on wheels . " Even Alpine
climbers need ...

Murray s Handbook for Scotland  1894

Author: John Murray

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Page: 475

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Skye

Murray , Sarah , 1804 , A Companion and Useful Guide to the Beauties of
Scotland , London . ' Nauticus ' , 1884 , Nauticus in Scotland : a Tricycle Tour of 2
, 462 Miles , London . New Statistical Account of Scotland , 1845 , vol . XIV ,
Edinburgh ...

Skye

Author: Ann MacSween

Publisher: Canongate Books Limited

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Page: 143

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Report of the Executive Committee

Nauticus in Scotland . A tricycle tour of 2 , 462 miles . Including Skye and the
West Coast . Na daoine sidhe , is uirsgeulan eile . . . ( Gaelic fairy tales . Edited
by Winifred M . Parker ) . The trial of Robert Watt for high treason . PARKER (
Winifred ...

Report of the Executive Committee

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British History

Narratives from criminal trials in Scotland. ... Narratives of Scottish Catholics
under Mary Stuart and James VI. ... Nauticus. Remarks on Lord Howe's
extraordinary gazette. London, 1782. Nauticus in Scotland. London. 1882 Naval
accounts and ...

British History

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Lloyd s Register of Shipping

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Salonica Narova , Leith East of Scotland , Southampton Nauticus , Lisbon . ...
Seiko Shokai , Nautilus , Cape Town Attwell & Co. do Sul Narvaez , Huelva ...
Manuel ...

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