The Wind in My Wheels - Josie Dew
Still more biking adventure. I listed Full Tilt by Dervla Murphy earlier. Here's three more women bike trek authors.
Josie Dew is crazy. On a whim she boards a ferry and bikes around Iceland -- just one of several treks she writes about in this book. Josie can find the funny part of just about anything, and while her writing is not as polished as Dervla's (of whom she drops by for a visit) this is still a fascinating and inspiring read. Josie also has books about her rides in the U.S. and Japan.
Another good read is Riding the Mountains Down by Bettina Selby. Bettina is a much more serious writer, and her books are both travel books and journalistic exploration. I really enjoyed her description, although i was looking for a little more excitement. She has a whole series of biking books after this and i'd be interested to read more from her.
Anne Mustoe is another writer who has written several recent bike trek books that have caught my attention. She like Bettina Selby is also a good example of an older rider.
The Wind in My Wheels: Travel Tales from the Saddle (1992)
Travels in a Strange State: Cycling across the USA (1994)
A Ride in the Neon Sun: A Gaijin in Japan (1999)
The Sun in my Eyes: Two-Wheeling East (2001)
Slow Coast Home (2003)
Saddled at Dust (2006)
Long Cloud Ride (2007)
Riding the Mountains Down (1984)
Riding to Jerusalem (1986)
Riding the Desert Trail: By Bicycle Up the Nile (1988)
Riding North One Summer (1991)
Frail Dream of Timbuktu (1993)
Beyond Ararat: A Journey Through Eastern Turkey (1994)
Pilgrim's Road: A Journey to Santiago De Compostela (1994)
Like Water in a Dry Land: A Journey into Modern Israel (1998)
A Bike Ride: 12,000 Miles Around the World (2002)
Lone Traveller: One Woman, Two Wheels and the World (2002)
Two Wheels in the Dust: From Kathmandu to Kandy (2002)
Cleopatra's Needle: From the Thames to the Nile by Bicycle (2003)
Amber, Furs and Cockleshells Bike Rides with Pilgrims and Merchants (2007)
Che Guevara and the Mountain of Silver (2007)