Pedal And Path - Across The Continent Aweel And Afoot (ebook)

Pedal And Path - Across The Continent Aweel And Afoot (ebook)

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Close confinement to mercantile business for a dozen or more years brought on a feeling of discontent with the monotonous routine, that I at length tried to drive away by taking a little recreation on a bicycle. The machine, I found, was not only a source of great enjoyment, but it soon became a thing of practical value to me in the transaction of business. I took intense delight in riding the wheel a dozen miles to Hartford buying goods, quite content to let those who would sit inertly riding by me in the cars, and it was not long before the idea of taking a short vacation presented itself. A vacation of more than a day was a pleasure of which I had denied myself for so many years that it was a question with me whether the sun would not stand still if I ventured out of the little orbit in which I had moved so many years. But I finally decided to run the risk. At the end of five days, after riding one hundred and seventy-five miles, I came back more than ever pleased with the mode of locomotion and its advantages in sight-seeing. So intense had become my desire to travel, to visit the places of interest here at home, that I then made business arrangements which would permit a more prolonged absence, and took a three weeks' trip of five hundred miles, and soon after a six weeks' trip of one thousand two hundred miles through the most interesting parts of New England... G.B.T.


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ISBN:
9783736406902
Editorial:
anboco
Formato:
EPub con DRM
Idioma:
Inglés
Idioma original:
Inglés
Género:
Literatura
Subgénero:
Historia de la Literatura
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Pedal And Path - Across The Continent Aweel And Afoot (ebook)

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3736406902 |

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9783736406902