One American Woman Fifty Italian Men Bestselling author and humor writer introduces readers to the world of extreme cycling just in time for summer, Tour de France.

TUCSON, Ariz., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- One American Woman Fifty Italian Men, by writer and avid cyclist Lynne Ashdown, is a sweeping journey of adventure, romantic disaster, cultural collision and personal revelation.

When Ashdown, her new lover, and more than fifty Italian male cyclists departed Italy in June of 1990, no one had yet ventured into the long-closed reaches of Eastern Europe since the falling of the Iron Curtain more than forty years before. They would be cycling almost a thousand miles from Verona to Warsaw, in just ten days.

Ashdown hadn't realized she would be the only woman cycling with the fifty-four men.

In One American Woman Fifty Italian Men, Ashdown conveys the aloneness of cycling over vast distances even in a spread-out pack, the growing pain and fatigue of each pedal-stroke, and the caring of the men for her and for each other. A journey of cyclists, hearts and possibilities.

Rich with images of the countries they cycled through, describes the warmth and the cycling lives of the Italians, as well as the lives of people who lived under communism for so long and the values that survive all governments.

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Author: Lynne Ashdown

Title: One American Woman Fifty Italian Men: A Journey of Cycling, Love, and Will

Published date: January 2013

ISBN: 978-1604948912

Publisher: Wheatmark

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