- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
I recently attended a presentation by author David V. Herlihy, talking about his new book, The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance. Last Saturday, at Willow Glen, the author revealed the fascinating story of Frank Lenz, an avid cyclist and photographer, who dreamed of circling the globe on a bicycle in the 1890's. His struggle to find a sponsor and his failure to find a companion cyclist did not daunt him; he decided to go it alone. Lenz planned his solo trek across America, China, the Near East, and Europe, following the setting sun while lugging approximately 50 pounds of camera equipment. He nearly succeeded, making it all the way into Turkey before he vanished as completely as Amelia Earhart would thirty years later. The amazing photos Lenz took along the way are a fascinating glimpse into a world rarely seen. I can't wait to read the book!