About the Book:
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. Fellow bicycle travelers will smile with recognition, and arm-chair travelers might find themselves wandering into a bike shop, looking for a passport to adventure.
About Renee Lewis:
Hey there, I'm Renée Lewis. I teach 3rd grade in Tahoe City, CA. I've always been drawn to kids, and I'm lucky enough to be able to inspire and educate them in the classroom. They bring incredible joy to my day to day life. I grew up in Vermont and now enjoy all the things Tahoe offers including hiking, biking, skiing, and camping. When I’m not home, I visit the Spanish speaking world as frequently as possible, rejuvenating my soul each time I go. I'm fascinated by cultures beyond my own and find great fulfillment in seeking new experiences in foreign lands.
Why Renee Chose This Book:
Willie Weir has spent his life on and off bicycles. He is an advocate for traveling by bicycle as a way to slow down and take in what otherwise can easily pass you by. He also advocates for social and environmental change through cycling and other means. This silly, charming, first hand account of long distance touring will have you either fantasizing about your first long distance bike pedal or asking yourself how to get back on the open road again. This book will leave you yearning for social connections and reminding you to appreciate life’s simplicities.
“Travel now. Get on your dumpy, used bike and go somewhere, anywhere. Those people who tell you that it doesn’t get easier. They’re right.”