Across America By Motor-Cycle

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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By Dana (Santa Monica, CA) · ★★★☆☆ · January 09, 2015
A great road trip from New York to San Francisco by way of Los Angeles - all done in 1913 on a 4 cylinder Henderson motorcycle. The roads were horrendous but the views and spirit of the country and the cities and the food are all recognizable. When he comes to Downtown L.A. it's hard not to belie... ...more
By JDK1962 (Boulder, CO) · ★★★☆☆ · June 25, 2011

A bit too much focus on road quality, but if you ride motorcycles, this is definitely a worthwhile read (infinitely superior to Gary Paulsen's _Zero to Sixty_, for example). The historical perspective on the state of US roads in 1919 is a real eye-opener.

BTW, this book is out of copyri... ...more
By William (Crawfordsville, IN) · ★★★★☆ · January 07, 2014
In 1919, a British RAF captain named C.K. Shepherd rode a motorcycle across America -- a time when roads beyond the eastern seaboard were often muddy paths and inaccurately mapped. His endurance and perhaps stubbornness are impressive, and today's readers will wonder at the conditions he had to f... ...more