Author Archive: Scott Stoll

Scott Stoll

Scott Stoll

My claim to fame is that I rode a bicycle around the world and wrote some books. More about me.
Falling Uphill Book Tour Splash Screen

Falling Uphill Book Tour

Scott circumnavigates North America on a bicycle towing a trailer of books. Update 6-2010: I’m a little sad to announce that the bicycling part of the Falling Uphill Book Tour has concluded here in Wisconsin. I traveled about halfway around the country before realizing I was being over-ambitious, and that promoting a book is a

More questions for the next book

Thanks to Colleen (a registered nurse) for some more questions that might make the chapter titles for the next book. How often did you need to access real medical care (beyond the tribal “medicine man”), and what was the quality in comparison to the US?

Scott Stoll's bicycle under a redwood tree and obscured by cobwebs in the morning light.

New Year’s resolution — Time to dust off the cobwebs

The years have gone by fast. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 3 years since my return to America — or has it been 4 years? Days are more like hours now, perhaps it’s due to being lost in the computer world for most of my waking life.

Friendship Rally 1959 Austin Healey

Around the world by Car

The 2008 Friendship Rally. I met Rick & Diana Dyke-Price in Bryce Canyon National Park, a beautiful stop over for any world traveler.

ian hibell

A man who lived by the bicycle and died by the bicycle

Ian Hibell is a bicycle tourer that makes me feel like I should take the training wheels off my bike. Ian traveled 10 times further than what I did, about the equivalent of 10 times around the equator over his 40-year travel career.

Danny Stitt and Chris Pedersen's striking a pose next to some wooden giraffes.

African Bicycle Odyssey

Chris Pederson and Danny Stitt are about to begin a bicycle tour of Africa. They will be taking the eastern route from Kampala through Tanzania and Mozambique.

A mockup of the Eco-Footprint Label or Ecolabel. It shows how far away the product originates, for example locally or the other side of the planet. It also lists the resources and ingredients used to manufacture the product. For example, this can of corn used 9 gallons of water to grow the corn, and it used 1 gallon of oil to fuel the farm machinery and ship it to the store.

What if there was a nutrition label for the planet?

Introducing the Eco-Footprint Label, a nutrition label for the planet. Helping make environmentally-conscious decisions by informing shoppers of the “ingredients” in their packaging and costs of shipping.

mother of adventure

The Mother of Adventure

A Mother’s Day Tribute Update: Having traveled the world for years after writing this article it is interesting to discover that one of the most frequently asked questions on my trip was: Did you miss your family? Many people said the would never leave home. Here’s how my family influenced my desire to travel. Date:

Scotts knee surgery. A picture of laparoscopic surgery and the inside of Scott's knee

Were you ever injured

The Bionic Scott Above is a picture of the inside of my knee. Almost two years ago I was knocked off my bicycle by a reckless motorist who ran a stop sign. As you can see the cartilage was torn and frayed and I had to have the loose pieces removed. It almost ended my

Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon

We came in peace for all mankind

The mission to the moon has inspired generations. For a moment, it united humanity, and served to “to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills.”

Bicycle quotes. "Life is like riding a bicycle." Albert Einstein. As an example, in the background, we see Scott cycling to mount Everest Base Camp. And arrows pointing to the baggage, the goal, the path and the moment.

Bicycle Quotes

The top 100 bicycle quotes of all time Riding a bicycle is the greatest metaphor for life and how to live life! Well… at least, we think so. That’s we started collecting these timeless quotable quotes way back in the early 1990s. Please submit your favorite inspirational bike quote. We’ll post it here. All-Time Famous

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