This is the book that started it all. I read Miles from Nowhere for the first time way back in the mid-80’s – right around the time when I was in the Peace Corps in Honduras and a friend was cycling around the USA. Reading Barbara’s tales of traveling around the world on her bike helped me see the connection between those two very separate events. I remember riding the bus around Honduras and thinking, “If Barbara and Larry can ride their bikes through countries like this, surely I can too!”
Miles from Nowhere recounts the tale of Larry and Barbara Savage, a young couple who set out to see the world on bicycles. It took them two years to pedal through 25 countries. Along the way, these neophyte cyclists encountered warm-hearted strangers, bicycle-hating drivers, rock-throwing Egyptians, over-protective Thai policemen, and great personal joys.
This book is one of my all-time favorites and one I recommend to each and every person considering taking a tour on a bicycle. Barbara tells the tales in such a way as to make you feel her joy and her pain. You will travel along with her as she experiences the world in ways most of us can only dream of.