Bicycling through History

BICYCLING THROUGH HISTORY

Columbus

Conquistadors 1

Conquistadors 2

St. Augustine

The Lost Colony

Jamestown VA

Colonies & Voyages

Charleston SC

GW Birthplace

Fredericksburg

Barbados

A Pirate Story

- Life in the 1700s -

Early Amer Hist QUIK

The Frontier of 1750s

Montreal

French and Indian War

Fort Frederick MD

Boone & Batteau

Gen Braddocks role

C&O Canal South

- The War for Independence -

Prior to Revo War

Revolution Part 1

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Revolution Part 3

Revolution Part 4

Revolution Part 5

Revolution Part 6

Revolution Part 7

Revolution Part 8

Revolution Part 9

Revolution Part 10

Revolution Part 11

Revolution Part 12

- Submerged History -

Sunken Treasure

Way Cool Reef Diving

The Reef at Looe Key
Blue Springs Diving

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American History is full of Pirates !

Pirates through History

When we began to research bicycle trails and the history surrounding them, we did not expect to find pirates. It may sound strange, but we actually found evidence of pirates almost everywhere we looked. Our series began with the colonial period and the life of George Washington. Along the waterways of Virginia, we found pirates. We went south along the Atlantic coast and found pirates. We went to the Caribbean and found pirates. We went to the Pacific coast and found pirates. We went to New England and found pirates. No matter where we went to find famous landmarks of history, we still found more pirates.

Other historians might dismiss the roles that pirates played in history, but we cannot. Bicycling Through History may not seem like the best way to discover the adventures that took place at sea, but eventually the pirates had to make landfall. When they did, they left myths, legends, landmarks and treasures that are an integral part of culture in America.

People now cheer for sports teams named after pirates. Schools, shopping centers and neighborhoods are named for pirates. Hollywood movies have been created about pirates. And yet - There are still real bad pirates in the world TODAY ! - They will not be found in coastal waters off New York or Los Angeles, but they do exist in more remote places around the world. The waters off South America, the coast of Africa and the western Pacific are known for modern day, real-life, wicked, thieving, nasty pirates.

Understanding Pirate History can be Important.

There were pirates long before the time of Christopher Columbus and pirates still exist today. Pirates are a real threat on the the high seas even TODAY!

By delving into their background and following their travels, we hope to shed some light on the subject and demonstrate how people can remain captivated by the mysterious, romantic nature of the unusual characters known as pirates.

Definition of Piracy:

  • Robbery of ships on the high seas
  • In modern times, it can also mean unauthorized use of copyrighted or patented work

The best way to avoid pirates is to find a safe harbor. Some ships (and people) just stay in one place. They avoid danger. Others take their chances and venture out.

DVDs provide a way to experience the spirit of adventure from the comfort of your own home.

Here is a video clip of a dive off the coast of Florida to search for treasure.

The DVD #7 about pirates is the most popular in our series. There is more travel involved and more scenic locales than our other DVDs. The locations are real. The cycling is varied and the stories are real.

How about some scuba diving for sunken treasure ?

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  • Columbus - featuring a ship like the one he sailed to the new world.
  • Conquistadors 1 - featuring exploration of an island found by early explorers.
  • Conquistadors 2 - featuring ancient ruins that demonstrate what life was like in the 1500's.
  • St. Augustine - is where Ponce DeLeon came ashore to claim an entire continent for the King of Spain.
  • The Lost Colony - was first attempt by the British to establish a colony in what is now North Carolina.
  • Jamestown VA - was the first permanent English settlement in the New World in what is now Virginia.
  • Colonies & Voyages - traces French Quebec and Hudson with the Dutch while also showing lomg ocean voyages.
  • Charleston SC - has ample historic architecture and charm that is a pleasure to ride through on a bicycle.
  • George Washington's Birthplace - shows the farm where he was born and where his ancestors lived and died.
  • Fredericksburg - was George Washington's boyhood home & Winchester is where he had his first job as a surveyor.
  • Barbados - is an island in the Caribbean that has significant American history and has spectacular scenery.
  • Pirate Story - they tried to steal the gold and silver off Spanish ships on their way returning to Europe.
  • Our DVD series began by following the life of George Washington. The next links continue that sequence.
  • Summary of Early American History - provides a quick glimpse at colonizing.
  • The Frontier of the colonies in the 1750s - shows trails taken by George Washington.
  • A Fort in French and Indian War - features explanations and demonstrations of life in that time.
  • Montreal - Canada was an important area for early explorers and colonial influence, and it has great cycling trails.
  • A brief look at Ft. Frederick, MD - we need to show what these places look like today and discuss the current situation.
  • Boone & Batteau - shows starts the life of Daniel Boone and his travels as well as a Batteau Festival.
  • General Braddock played a role in the French and Indian War and his death is what gave more experience to George Washington.
  • C&O Canal South - documents two cyclists riding southeast from Pittsburgh past Harpers Ferry to WashDC via the C & O Canal.
  • There are many cycling trails that retrace the routes taken during the War for Independence.
  • Prior to Revo War - describes events leading up to the Revolutionary War and the early battles that took place.
  • Revolution Part 1 - shows the deliberations and voting at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
  • Revolution Part 2 - has the early battles and severe challenges that faced General Washington and his Army.
  • Revolution Part 3 - provides insight to how the Continental Army evaded the British using what are now cycling trails.
  • Revolution Part 4 - has commentary from both British Commander Cornwallis and George Washington on tactics in war.
  • Revolution Part 5 - outlines more battles and adventures from the frontier west during the War for Independence.
  • Revolution Part 6 - covers several important aspects like Northwest Territories and the Battle of Bound Brook.
  • Revolution Part 7 - shows the progress from Valley Forge to Battle of Monmouth to Rhode Island and Nathanial Greene.
  • Revolution Part 8 - details the Siege of Boonesborough and some of the other events in the War across vast distances.
  • Revolution Part 9 - follows the action of the Southern Campaign across the Carolinas under the lead of General Greene.
  • Revolution Part 10 - gets to the culmination of the War from the Carolinas to the Siege at Yorktown, Virginia.
  • Revolution Part 11 - explains the subtle nuances of the British Surrender at Yorktown to the Continental Army.
  • Revolution Part 12 - offers overlooked facts regarding the time between Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris in 1783.
  • - Submerged stories show what the early colonists ate for supper. -
  • Sunken Treasure - featuring scuba diving to search the ocean floor in hopes of finding ships and their precious cargoes.
  • The Reef at Looe Key - is a spectacular place for scuba diving or snorkeling as it is the actual location of some famous shipwrecks.
  • Sunken Wrecks - is our video showing scuba diving off Ft. Lauderdale where the Gulf Stream currents are really strong.
  • More clips will be added. This process takes time. Please be patient.

Some of our online videos are OUT OF SEQUENCE. We will have to explain their significance LATER.

This is one of our favorite introductory rides - Washington, DC.


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