After coming back from a canoe journey in Western Canada, my Aunt Christi and Uncle Tom offered me with a present they’d discovered at a neighborhood gift-shop: A ebook titled, “The Biking Adventures of Coconut Head: A North American Odyssey.”
On the quilt of the ebook had been two nude cyclists, smiling on the digital camera, with a giant blue bar masking their uncovered physique components.
To some, this may occasionally appear to be a wierd and considerably inappropriate reward for a teenage boy to be given by his aunt and uncle, however to me, this was a basic “Tom and Christi” current. Over time my aunt and uncle have offered me with plenty of unusual and great items… and this ebook was actually no exception.
As quickly as I opened “The Biking Adventures of Coconut Head” and started to learn, I knew that this ebook was particular. By web page 50 I used to be greater than hooked – I used to be a raving “Coconut Head” fan!
Ted Schredd’s wild and wacky bicycle touring ebook has made me chortle, made me assume, and has impressed me in so many alternative methods… and it’s with nice pleasure that I current to you immediately, my interview with this wonderful man.
“The Biking Adventures of Coconut Head: A North American Odyssey” is the story of a younger Canadian man named Ted Schredd who leaves his residence to cycle across the perimeter of america together with his girlfriend, about $5.00 in money, and an previous bicycle he discovered at a storage sale.
Within the ebook, Ted and his girlfriend cycle south from their residence in British Columbia and cross the border into america. They undergo from “confused biker syndrome” alongside the way in which, however as soon as they attain the USA, they proceed south down the Pacific Coast and make all of it the way in which to San Diego when Ted is immediately invited to talk at a motivational convention in Arizona. Briefly leaving his girlfriend in San Diego, Ted flies to Arizona for the convention, however whereas he’s there, he meets one other younger girl and turns into romantically concerned together with her!
When Ted flies again to San Diego after the convention in Arizona is over, he has to resolve between staying together with his present girlfriend and persevering with the bike journey together with her, or giving her up for the girl he simply met in Arizona. As you’ll be able to think about, that is the place the story will get actually fascinating.
With out giving an excessive amount of away, Ted does proceed his journey by bike and ultimately makes all of it the way in which round america. Alongside the way in which he meets a whole lot of loopy, enjoyable, caring and memorable characters and has tons of untamed biking adventures, which he describes in beautiful, laugh-out-loud element.
“The Biking Adventures of Coconut Head” is such a very good ebook that when it was first printed in 1996 it went on to change into a Canadian best-seller. And whereas the ebook is actually not for everybody (it’s important to have a humorousness to learn it… and shouldn’t be simply offended), “The Biking Adventures of Coconut Head” is by far considered one of my favourite books about long-distance bicycle touring.
Watch the video under and also you’ll get a very good sense of Ted Schredd’s story-telling approach… and his humorousness. Get pleasure from!