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Bicycling through History, A New Series on DVD

Disks 8, 9 & 10 - Early American Period * Could Be Anything

  • This disk is not yet even in full development. We do know that we have excellent footage from riding along bicycle trails across the entire United States.


  • The stories of American history are absolutely terrific. Lewis and Clark had quite an expedition in the early 1800s. That could well be the next subject of the next disk in our series, however, there are many stories before that which we missed. Our feeling is that we need to go back and fill in some of the blank spots before we can proceed to westward exploration and the huge migration that took place during the 1800's.

  • There are some wonderful tales of Hernando DeSoto and Francisco Vazquez de Coronado, who almost met in Texas without knowing that the other was coming in the opposite direction. Their journeys took place in the years of 1539 - 1541, across a completely uncharted continent. Before them was Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca in 1536. (Talk about a tough life !) He was one a very few survivors from a ship that wrecked off the coast of what is now Galveston, Texas. He lived with native Americans for several years before finding his way back to Spanish settlements in Central America. How he and his partners survived is well beyond the scope of our immediate coverage, but we did seek out the places they discovered. We also traced the routes of these intrepid explorers and captured video to present their remarkable adventures on DVD. If you live anywhere across the southern states, you should recognize these names and places.

  • Disks 8, 9 & 10, therefore, are still in production, - meaning; we don't know the exact itinerary. It might include Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin or West Virginia. We have footage from all those states, but cannot figure what to put on the disks. At some point, we probably need to show the journeys of French explorers across the Great Plains. What do Cape Girardeau, Missouri and Pierre, South Dakota have in common ? How did get those French names ? Disks 8, 9 & 10 might also be about Native American Tribes. The strange fact about Indian tribes is that they existed before the time of Christopher Columbus and they still exist today. (Not the same people of course, but they do operate some interesting casinos right now.) Maybe you can help us. You can Submit your ideas. You might actually help us develop the next DVDs in the series ! Let us know what you want to see and hear. Our Submit Page can forward your interests directly and then we can begin to plan ahead.

    We might be coming to your local trail.

    There are so many trails to ride and there is no shortage of History.

    Help us with Ideas.

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