May 18, 2009
250 pages, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
it on Amazon
to the book trade through:
with Willie is one of the rare bike books that gets it right."
— Bicycling (June 2009)
Weir may be the most effective and inspiring advocate in the USA for
international bicycle travel, but his message is about much more than
— Edward Hasbrouck, author of
The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World
Watch enough cable news and your view of the world will be clouded by
fear. Hop on a bike and that view will brighten drastically.
Travels with Willie is about
finding adventure and facing fear, embarrassing blunders and language
barriers, ice cream and kindness, Cuba and Colombia, Turkey and Thailand, the world's steepest street
and the world's cheapest engagement
ring, catching a thief and losing a zebra, a father's touch and a
farmer's embrace, buying time and spending another night. And, of course,
it's about bicycles.
bicycle travelers will smile with recognition, and arm-chair travelers
might find themselves wandering into a bike shop, looking for a passport to