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Two Wheels North: Bicycling the West Coast in 1909 characters ô 107 õ The bold adventures of two young men who pedaled pushed and walked their bikes a thousand miles north for fifty four days from Santa Rosa California to the great 1909 Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition in Seattle Readers of all ages will find themsThe bold adventures of two young men who pedaled pushed and walked their bikes a thousand miles nort. I liked this book because I know the area they traveled through and because it tells about a time that is gone forever Things were so different back then and the boys were so innocent

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N Seattle Readers of all ages will find themselves pulled into the resolute push to complete the tre. Two Wheels North reminded me of The Boys in the Boat in that as you fell in love with The Boys so do you fall for Ray and Vic It is intimate emotional highs and lows are shown and talked aboutThe book was written by Vic's daughter in she tells us her father's distinctive style The result is a window into the Northern West Coast in 1909 through the language of the time I have never read anything uite like it The boys are bicycling from Santa Rosa California to Seattle along what we know today as I 5 There were times I shook my head marveling at the massive changes in the people and landscape in 105 yearsAnd the moment I finished I turned back to Page One and re read it Then I bought it because I couldn't imagine not owning it As with the best kind of loves I want to talk about my new amour share it with my nearest and dearest so that they too can have this personal intense and lovely experience

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Two Wheels North Bicycling the West Coast in 1909H for fifty four days from Santa Rosa California to the great 1909 Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition i. Two Wheels North is a fantastic account of a 1909 bicycle trip up the West Coast Two friends decide to ride from Santa Rosa to Seattle in order to see the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition before it closes They're sponsored in part by the Santa Rosa Press Democrat and they send notes back to the paper describing their travelsThe book is a compendium of interesting sketches of California Oregon and Washington in the era before paved roads and automobile culture There are fantastic descriptions of farm life tramping train systems ferries Native American fisheries hop picking in Oregon country dances desolate wilderness roads at night and exceedingly brief guest appearances by people like Jack London and Luther Burbank In one of my favorite sections of the book the two riders Vic and Ray end up working at a sawmill in Shasta where they learn the local myths about the two cities — Yaktavia and Iletheleme — hidden within the mountain Also the two riders carry a Billiken figure with them for luck so if you're interested in the Billiken this book is worth a readThe biggest downside of the book is that Evelyn McDaniel Gibb the author has chosen to write the story — which is based on true events — in the style of her father's naive 19 year old voice Dialect is extremely hard to pull off especially when the vocabulary in use has already become historically uaint There are a bit too many uses of words like holler chum and rascals for the text to ever completely disappear — at some point it always ends up revealing itself as a fabrication and this kept me from being as entirely involved in the story as I otherwise would have been A better choice would have been to have written a fictionalized diary or a series of letters in her father's voice This would have allowed Gibb to giver her father's character his own voice while at the same time tempering the dialect involved by invoking a writing voice rather than a speaking voiceThe biggest disappointment of this book is spoiler alert spoiler alert the fact that the two riders do make it to the Exposition but there's no description of the Exposition or Seattle at all The book ends with the two riders at night looking out over Seattle but we never get to see the city that they enter I imagine this is kind of what it would be like to read the Lord of the Rings if when Sam and Frodo get to Mt Doom we were to get an ending like this Sam and Frodo stood in front of Mr Doom They knew their uest was finished Say what It seems like the cyclists may have made it to the Expo but perhaps the author ran out of steam a bit at the finishing lineDefinitely recommended reading even if ultimately not one of the great greats