Carson City Library will host South Lake Tahoe author Andrew Homan on Tuesday, September 20th at 6:00 p.m. Homan has written a riveting account about one of America’s most famous athletes, Bobby Walthour Sr. The book, Life in the Slipstream: The Legend of Bobby Walthour Sr., is about a great American professional cyclist nearly forgotten by time.
Life in the Slipstream chronicles Bobby Walthour’s rise from a lowly bicycle messenger in Georgia to a two-time national and international cycling champion. Prior to World War II bicycle racing was a hugely popular spectator sport in the United States. Walthour’s career parallels the surging popularity of the bicycle in America. This biography depicts his life against the backdrop of the bicycle craze that swept America in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase.