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The Handsomest Man in Cuba Coast-to-Coast Book Tour 2004


Lynette- Vermont Statehouse, a stately stop on the Handsomest Man's 6-week tour

Vermont Statehouse, a stately stop on the Handsomest Man's 6-week tour

Siler Award Giff

UPDATE FEB 2007: This book has been published for USA-wide distribution by Globe-Pequot Press


Silver Award, 'Travel Essays', Book of the Year Awards, 2004

... in which you can read all about the Galfromdownunder's 6-week whirlwind book tour (reports for all locations will be completed in due course - keep coming back to check).

THE HANDSOMEST MAN IN CUBA - webpage with full ordering details.

BUY THE BOOK from Bike Friday, service at bikefriday dot com, 1-800-777-0258 or Read a sample chapter.


Sep 1: EUGENE: Getting Ready for Take-off ... in which the Crusoe is overhauled for the long haul

Sep 1-8: VERMONT: Burlington to Brattleboro ... in which I bike 175 miles between talks and turn 42

Sep 8-10: CONNECTICUT: Westport... in which I present to the Appalachian Mountain Club and do not spot Paul Newman

Sep 11: NEW YORK: Fire Island ... in which I take a side trip for a 24-hour reunion with a former workmate from Ireland

Sep 12: NEW YORK CITY ... in which I ride with BF Club of NY Jim Dyer, and Round*Up instigator Mike McGettigan

Sep 13: NEW JERSEY, Metuchen ... in which a BF owner Ben Blum gives me a truly Cuban welcome

Sep 14: PENNSYLVANIA, Philadelphia ... in which a classy dinner at Abbraccio Italian restaurant sets the scene for a talk on hungry Cubans

Sep 15-18: RHODE ISLAND: Providence - where The Handsomest Man gets 15 minutes of radio and TV fame.

Sep 19: MASSACHUSETTS: Arlington ... in which a nice bike path amble and a talk with the BF Club of Boston

Sep 20: VIRGINIA: Vienna ... which BF dealer John Brunow of Bikes@Vienna puts on a great venue and I discover to-die-for custard ice cream

Sep 21: WASHINGTON, DC ... in which in which I ride the fabulous W&OD Trail from Vienna to the Native American celebration and a talk in a tiny sculpture studio

Sep 22-30: SAN FRANCISCO ... in which I ride 10 mile up Mt Tamalpais in Marin with the BF Club of SF

Sep 27: DAVIS, CA ... in which I make the effortless journey with Bike Friday and trailer to address Davis Bike Club, using superb Bay Area public transport, includes movie of BF on BART/Amtrak

Sep 30: ALAMEDA and MORE SF FUN... in which Bush and Kerry rate higher in the popularity polls than the Galfromdownunder, but at least I got to eat dim-sum and see some cool headhunting skulls

Oct 2: GREATER LA: Fullerton, CA ... in which a bike shop potluck draws a great crowd, and I ride with Team Velocity ride climbs above the haze

Oct 5: GREATER LA: Long Beach, CA ... in which I languish in a seaside mansion and see some Big Things on little wheels

Oct 7: GREATER LA: San Bernardino/Riverside... in which I traverse some serious concrete with the BF Club of Inland Empire and marvel at a shrine to modern consumerism

Oct 20: OREGON: Eugene ... in which I score a local talk at Borders, 7 p.m.

Oct 23: PERU 2004: Ticlio Pass, the Andes ... in which I join the assault on the highest paved road in the world (16,000 ft) with 6x Race Across America champ Lon Haldeman.

Nov 8: SAN FRANCISCO ... in which The Handsomest Man in Cuba takes advantage of the free stopover on the way back from Peru to present a slideshow/talk at Get Lost Travel Books, 1825 Market Street, 7:00 p.m. Be there!

Regine, the Danish gal and Lynette

This is me on a whirlwind 24 hour visit to Fire Island between my Connecticut and New Jersey talks, to be reunited with Regine, the Danish gal I worked with when in Eire several years ago. Read my story of Xmas in Denmark.


Cell number on tour (after 9/1/04): 541-228-1285
Email: lynchiang|at|yahoo|dot|com
Lynette's Website:


PRESS KIT (flyers, news release, bio, photos, interview, sample chapters, and full itinerary)

Lynette Chiang, lynchiang at yahoo dot com

All words and images copyright 2004 Lynette Chiang

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