Coming out this month! Daunted Courage: A Family's Bicycle Adventure on the Lewis & Clark Trail.
On Saturday, Oct 3, 5 - 6 p.m., I'll read book excerpts and show photos and videos from this crazy bike trip. Highlights include cycling over the Rocky Mountains (not bad for a six-year-old girl), escaping lightning storms, collecting road kill data, and exploring the limits of quality family time.
The event is free and kids are welcome: Fifty NYC Hotel, 155 East 50th Street (at 3rd avenue), 2nd floor Club Room.
Here's a summary of the book, which will soon be available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Apple:
Daunted Courage mixes danger, history, child-rearing, and the travails of exploring the unknown into a grand tale that will leave you wanting to go out and create your own adventure.
Sometimes the best way to understand history is to ride a bicycle through it. Daunted Courage tells the story of an adventurous father and his two young children who spend a summer re-tracing the Lewis and Clark Trail, first by car then by bike. Offering entertaining insights into the most famous expedition in U.S. history - and into raising resilient children - the story takes the reader on a thoroughly enjoyable ride.
Is 1,700 miles too far to cycle for a twelve-year-old boy and six-year-old girl? Can they really pedal over the Rocky Mountains all the way to the Pacific Ocean? Charles Scott and his kids were daunted, but decided to try anyway, telling people, "Kids can do a whole lot more than most adults think."
And like any good adventure, things did not always go as planned.