The interesting comments made by each author helps you see the trip through their eyes. The last wing of the trip was through the Adirondacks where they encountered another flat tire. The most beautiful photo is on page You want to know what it is you have to read the book and find out for yourself.
As we visually see Debbie biking every step of the way she braves it at the end when she comes face to face with the most adorable deer. The final leg of the journey, the funny things that happened, the fact that they were brilliant at finding rest stops you can read, visualize and hear their thoughts in the chapter titled Homestretch.
Age has nothing to do with enjoying life to its fullest.
Living a healthy life and value family is important while enjoying community, recreation and spirituality. Read pages and you will find out. Some mysteries are only solved when you experience the situation or read about them yourself. This is one informative book filled with great advice for everyone and two people that are a total inspiration to everyone. So, I hope those of you who took the journey enjoyed the pictures, the scenery and the ride. Feb 11, Shirley Scurlock rated it really liked it Shelves: I find it simply amazing when two people join hands at any stage of life and set out to see the world.
Older couples certainly have less to be concerned about! The sights we see and the places we are taken to are breathtaking! The pictures add dimension to their stories as we bicycle coast to coast with them. I asked myself, where would I go and what would I take? What would my lists look like if I were able to go anywhere in this beautiful country of ours? When you read this book imagine your I find it simply amazing when two people join hands at any stage of life and set out to see the world.
When you read this book imagine your own journey. At times I felt like peddling and that is a very good sign that a book has made a real impact! I won this book through a good reads giveaway. This is a very enjoyable book. About two newlyweds on a epic adventure across country. This is a heartwarming take about two individuals that met later in life but embraced the chance at a life together. Inspirational about teaching God's love and timing. Only thing I wish were different about the book is if they talked a little about how the individuals in their lives reacted to their adventure.
I recomme I won this book through a good reads giveaway. I recommend this book if you want a feel good book about unique traveling! As a casual bicyclist, I was interested in entering the Goodreads Giveaway to win this Kindle book to learn about what it would be like to do a cross-country bicycle ride. I enjoyed the descriptions and pictures of the trip although I would not recommend reading this on a Kindle without color.
Not only would you not get the full effect of the pictures but the book also relied on giving the bride's input on the trip in a magenta font. The book also explores the journey of the couple's relationshi As a casual bicyclist, I was interested in entering the Goodreads Giveaway to win this Kindle book to learn about what it would be like to do a cross-country bicycle ride. The book also explores the journey of the couple's relationship and faith.
Jul 08, Jamie rated it liked it. I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads contest. I love reading travel memoirs using all modes of transportation. I've read quite a few bicycle travel memoirs. What I liked about this one were the color photos throughout the whole book. You rarely see that so the layout was well done. The story was a little bland to me but interesting enough to keep me reading until the end. I wish this couple all the best in their life together. Thank you Goodreads for the Kindle edition of this book. Enjoyed reading about Tim and Debbie's budding romance, marriage and coast to coast bicycle adventure at the age of He was more cautious and she was more daring which seemed to compliment each other.
May 11, Carol rated it it was ok. I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. It was a little hard to believe that so many changes happened in such a short time. Not a book that I would recommend, however I wish them both every happiness. Jul 10, Alina rated it really liked it. Inspiring book about a cross-country trip on bicycle. Jul 30, Tena rated it really liked it Shelves: Colorful photos with a great presentation make this a very pleasurable read. Thanks for sharing this part of your life with me. Dec 20, Malin Friess rated it really liked it.
Midlife Newlyweds Bicycle Coast to Coast" to review after reading my review of one man's healing walk along the Appalacian Trail after the death of his wife. Six weeks after I was married and before my wife was bold enough or smart enough to say no we loaded two mountain bikes with panniers, slick tires, sleeping bags, a tent, Military MRE's, a small stove and boarded the Ferry in Puget Sound headed toward Nesko Disclosure- Authors Tim and Debbie Bishop kindly sent me a copy of "Two Are Better: Six weeks after I was married and before my wife was bold enough or smart enough to say no we loaded two mountain bikes with panniers, slick tires, sleeping bags, a tent, Military MRE's, a small stove and boarded the Ferry in Puget Sound headed toward Neskowin, Oregon.
We were young, in love, and naive and woefully underprepared. Our bikes were poorly balanced all the weight resting the rear rack causing the bikes to shake going downhill and perform unwanted wheelies. We had car maps with no elevation or gradient or accurate mileage markers. We road busy back roads with no shoulder often over 60 miles per day too much for loaded bikes. We developed saddle sores, ran out of water in Washington and stopped at a Bar to fill our watter-bottles, and had a beer can thrown at us out of pick-up truck.
Yet we were successful and cruised down highway Tim a corporate man-engineering mindset and Debbie a teacher endured years of self described loneliness as they prayed for a mate.
As so it happens they met in Cyberspace in their 50's and were married. Their grand bike-ride uproots common themes in travel biking adventure: The book is written in a travel blog style: Tim's words are in black and Debbie's words are in pink. Interspersed in the book are pictures of their ride, including a picture of a fawn and Debbie entitled my Dear and a Deer.. From a cycling perspective I appreciated their recount of cycling through Portland, Oregon, Multnomah Falls, and up the Columbia George all areas I am familiar with.
I also appreciated their attention to details and the end of the book recaps their daily mileage, speed, and elevation gain with engineering precision. A purist might diminish Tim and Debbie's accomplishment as they skipped a few miles in the Midwest caught a ride with a friend as Debbie was needing to get back to her teaching job. From a marital perspective they were quite frank with their frequent arguments. I pushed my wife further than was comfortable.
My advice would be 1 learn how to change a flat tire it's not as easy as you think when it happens on the open road and forget about the patches--just bring a spare tube they only cost a few dollars. Fully loaded bikes may only average 10 miles per hour. Tim and Debbie get stronger as their ride crosses the Rocky Mountains and into the winds of the midwest and through the cities of the NE Cleveland.
They never quite make a century in a day 98 miles in Maryland but they keep moving with very few rest days. They relied heavily on their Christian faith to keep them going. Undistracted, we were free to enjoy God's creation.
Mar 06, Laura rated it really liked it. Memoir Are you looking for adventure? His redemptive grace translates into second chances, a fresh start, and the overwhelming joy of a long-standing prayer answered. Such was the case for Tim and Debbie Bishop. There was no more need to hold back once God gave the green light. When midlife crisis threatens to spoil the party, God transforms it into a midlife miracle, with an ensuing celebration to match. The bicycle tour doubles as a classroom filled with metaphors that reinforce the spiritual truths and lessons of a larger journey through life.
Fear and faith wage war throughout, and other spiritual concepts rise to a practical level.
Two Are Better will no doubt inspire you, but the fun in these pages is riding along with the Bishops. They brought back some pictures to share with you. Over color photos supplement vivid descriptions of their magnificent surroundings. Their dual and sometimes duel narrative challenges readers to pursue their own dreams and to find their own release from the humdrum that life at any age can bring. Their inspirational story is a strong reminder that God wants to grant us the desires of our heart in His perfect timing.
And when He does, you will never be the same. Embrace life like never before. Read Two Are Better, and begin your own quest to more adventuresome living. I am happy they found love at fifty and were in good enough shape to mostly bicycle across the country they did hitch some rides, most of the way through Minnesota, for instance and they survived the trip to write about it. Tim was mostly the writer of this book. They designated authors by color, Tim had black, Debbie had magenta, which is a really unique idea.
The few bright patches of pink stood out. If you are looking for a memoir about Mr. Two Are Better has been a rather enjoyable read. Their story is encouraging and engaging; their testimony of Christian faith and character is uplifting. The book is well-written and worth a look for any casual reader! I received a free copy of Two Are Better: Midlife Newlyweds Bicycle Coast to Coast from Goodreads with encouragement to leave an unbiased review. All comments in this review are my own and were in no way influenced by Goodreads or the author of the book Apr 22, Kathy LaMee rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are many aspects of their book that I really enjoyed- from the beautiful photos to how Debbie would interject her own observations and thoughts providing a multi-dimensional perspective on life, marriage, and cross country cycling.
The book itself is very uplifting and inspirational. The payout of this book as a reader is two-fold. First, it is a great travelogue of a journey across the country. As an avid traveler and someone who has driven across most of the United States I was intrigued by the route and the scenery that Tim and Debbie took on their journey. It was interesting to think about a familiar location — say Montana- and see it in terms of the challenges it would present to someone who is traveling outside the norm of a motorized vehicle.
Dangerous inclines, declines, curves, crazy dogs and wildlife are all things you have to consider when on bicycle, not to mention strange men in vans in the middle of nowhere. The second payout comes in the form of a wonderful inside view into the trials and celebrations of a new marriage. I loved watching the evolution of their relationship bloom. From cycling buddies to life partners, they are a great team. The strengths that each bring to their marriage are very apparent by the end of the book. Debbie is the free spirit- she is ready to jump in and then ask questions or figure things out as needed.
There is one part of the book that truly illustrates these traits. They are riding down out of the hills and it is getting dark. Tim, being cautious, takes his time and uses his brakes- always aware to the possibility that something unexpected, like a deer, might pop up and cause injury. Their story is a true testament to my own personal faith that God indeed does have a plan for each of us and that if we open our minds and hearts we will be shown the way. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for Tracy Riva Books and Reviews. Feb 02, Sharry Miller rated it liked it.
Newlyweds Tim and Debbie Bishop not only had a honeymoon, they had an adventure of a lifetime. Each had waited over 40 years to find the right partner, a godly person with shared values and passion for life, and then another 10 to decide the time was right to make a commitment to each other. But once they did, they attacked their life together with gusto. It is the tale of how they met, became friends, and fell in love. It is a testament to their faith in God and His importance in their lives. And it is a message of hope to everyone who is waiting… and waiting… to find that perfect someone.
The book is organized, as many travelogues are, with each chapter covering a section of their journey, first in their relationship and then their time on the road.
Tim Bishop is the primary author and the story is told principally from his point of view. Every once in a while, however, Debbie Bishop chimes in with her perspective; her first-person text is set apart by being printed in magenta. I think they could have found a way to write the story together which would have balanced both perspectives and been easier to read.
They each discuss how they came to find God, and the importance of their faith in their lives. While certainly not a guide to riding the Northern Tier, Two are Better paints a lovely picture of what riding the route is like, from the countryside to the people to the joys and complications. May 01, Liralen rated it liked it Shelves: The kindness of strangers. The authors were, as per the subtitle, fifty-something newlyweds when they set out to cross the country on two well, four wheels.
This was their honeymoon -- challenge hastily planned but wholeheartedly accepted. This is a pure wanderlust envy boo My s. This is a pure wanderlust envy book: Aside from the looming question of whether they'd have time to bike across the whole country before Debbie Bishop had to return to work, the worries they write about tend to be smaller, or at least more immediate: The focus is rather on a celebration of travel on the open road, on their brand-new marriage, and on their relationship to God.
Heavy emphasis on religion here, and it's not going to suit everyone; I was glad to have read some earlier reviews and to have some idea what to expect. Tim does the bulk of the storytelling, with Debbie chiming in occasionally. Both write plainly, though with competence; I would have loved to see more from Debbie especially in terms of her pre-Tim life , but my impression is of a collaborative effort. There's a wonderful trip log at the end of the book, so you can see how far they biked each day, where they stayed, speed, elevation, etc.
I'm not one much for bikes didn't learn to ride until I was more or less an adult; I can do so now, but it's best if I can just go straight.
And never have to stop or turn or anything like that. I received a free copy of this book via a Goodreads giveaway. Jan 23, Snik rated it really liked it Recommends it for: People who enjoy blogs of adventures and bicycling or cross-country travels. This book makes you think about your dreams and priorities in life. Is it time to get out of the rut and pursue something different? What is your focus and how can you pursue life in a balanced and healthy way? What does that look like for you? They are real people who share their vulnerabilities and mistakes a This book makes you think about your dreams and priorities in life.
They are real people who share their vulnerabilities and mistakes as well as their hopes and passions in life. Their belief and trust in God is a large part of their lives, but it does not come across as preachy, rather, as a genuine and real aspect of how they proceed in life. The story feels a bit like a cross between a blog and a person sitting across the room telling you the story. The photographs in the book are beautiful and really add to the telling of the story.
I am not a fan of the magenta ink that indicates it is Debbie who is writing. It is a little harder on the eyes, so I would prefer black ink with some other way of indicating a change in the storyteller. Those who enjoy blogs of adventures and are interested in bicycling or cross-country travels will likely enjoy the style of this book. I am giving this a 4 out of 5 star rating because while it was well written and I did like and enjoy it: The messages about the bigger picture in life were great and important, however if bicycling or traveling is not your thing, you can probably find other books that are more of your interest that have similar messages about life.
Sep 26, Ruth Hill rated it it was amazing Shelves: First of all, let it be known that I am not a cycling fan, and outdoorsman, or anything else like that. But this story was absolutely riveting, inspiring, and absolutely delightful! It is much more than a cycling chronicle. This is a book that will remind you that when the opportunity comes to try something, don't let it pass you by--do it now!
You are not promised tomorrow after all. I was completely blown away when the Tim and Debbie began the book by saying that they got married for the first First of all, let it be known that I am not a cycling fan, and outdoorsman, or anything else like that. I was completely blown away when the Tim and Debbie began the book by saying that they got married for the first and only time at the age of 52! Okay, when was the last time you heard that? They didn't live with a load of people. No, they waited for God's timing to bring them the one.
They shared some about their courtship and spiritual life, but the main crux of the story is this insane cycling trip! I was never bored as I read their story, and it was even better that maps, pictures, and anecdotes were shared from the trip. I can't imagine doing this trip at any age, but at the age of 52 as a part of an extended honeymoon? Every Sunday, they went to church, and God continued to bring along little and big miracles along the way.
The book is primarily told from Tim's point of view, but Debbie's thoughts are sprinkled throughout the narrative. I was reminded of God's providence, love, and provision, and I marveled at how well-suited these two were. I highly recommend this book! I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are percent mine. Apr 13, Henk-Jan van der Klis rated it really liked it. Two are better contains two remarkable stories. In the first part you'll meet Tim and Debbie Bishop, both having a active social life, trust in God, work and cycling as hobby, but without a spouse until they met each other in their early fifties.
In only 10 weeks, they moved from marriage proposal and wedding, to Tim's retirement and relocation, to embarking on a cycling adventure of a lifetime. Struggles with their bikes, the weather, sore butts, intense heat and steep ups and downs in both the Rockies and the Appalachians.
Blue and dark skies, Tornado Alley, Adventure Cycling Maps and a constant rescheduling of the days ahead. What is preventing you from achieving your dreams, from becoming all you were meant to be, and from experiencing life to its fullest?
Read the nonfiction account of their inspiring story today! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to marry for the first time after your peers have already become grandparents? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to bicycle across America? As if each werent adventure enough, what if you combined the two? Some might consider this a recipe for disaster, but Tim and Debbie Bishop thought otherwise. At age 52, the couple finally found in each other that special someone theyd been searching for years to marry. In only ten weeks, they moved from marriage proposal and wedding, to Tims "retirement" and relocation, to embarking on their cycling adventure.
The two were soon on their way to parts unknown and to their new life together.
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Tim had just retired from a year career in corporate and left his familiar surroundings. Meanwhile, Debbie couldnt wait to get their married life underway. Years of working two jobs launched her headlong into what she hoped would be a fantastic escape. What ensues is a delightful and deeply introspective memoir of not only their deliverance, but also what they hoped would be their dream trip. Was it a grand getaway or a big mistake? Over color photos supplement vivid descriptions of their beautiful, newfound surroundings. When the honeymoon hits a few speed bumps, these mid-lifers must learn to adapt.
Patience and a healthy sense of humor help ease them into married life. Their dual-narrative account challenges readers to pursue their own dreams and to find their own release from the humdrum that life at any age can bring. This unique and entertaining story proves its never too late to pursue your dreams. Two Are Better will no doubt inspire you, but the fun in these pages is riding along with the Bishops. The honest and open account of two mid-lifers wrestling with their calling underscores the value in reassessing goals, taking action to pursue them, and simplifying life, demonstrating that midlife and change can be friends capable of bringing one to a higher level of living.
Embrace life like never before. Read Two Are Better, and begin your own quest to more adventuresome living. This unique and entertaining story proves it's never too late to make your dreams come true. From an engagement to a cross-country trip in just ten weeks? And with no experience in bicycle touring-or marriage?