Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Lure of the Open Road

The Lure of the Open Road is an unlikely tale of a World War II-era bicycle trip taken by Thelma Popp Jones and her best friend Doris Roy Gibson. The two young college graduates left their New York state homes and traveled around the Eastern US and Midwest, an experience that forever changed their lives. Thanks to Brent in the Peninsula store for the link!


  1. Back in the day before we knew about all the high tech gear. It was still workable. I try to explain concept of black & white TV, no computers or ipods to my sons and they just look at me like I'm from another planet.

  2. I know. I had the same reaction to the fact that they were using that funky old gear... I was actually doubly impressed that they could do it with what I had deemed "inferior" bikes... We must be living the easy life in comparison, with our light bikes and better technology. It just makes me realize that it takes more than equipment to complete a long ride: It takes will and stamina. I've seen the evidence of this on TOSRV while viewing (and mentally snubbing) some of the contraptions some people ride on that tour!!