From MELISSA HOLBROOK PIERSON, author of THE PERFECT VEHICLE
"Pierson's marvelously engaging account of her resumption of long-distance motorcycling after years of hiatus proves pure pleasure. . . . Her stately, lyrical prose, profound respect for the machinery, and sympathy for the extreme adventurers will transport even the most unlikely readers."
-Publishers Weekly, starred review
"With a lively style and plenty of insight, Pierson produces a must-read for both hands-on and armchair cyclists."
"Eloquent and probing. . . . A beautiful story of passion and reclamation for anyone who has ever lost the way."
-Susan Richards, author of the best-selling Chosen by a Horse
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A marvelously engaging writer, Pierson chronicles the superhuman travels of John Ryan, long-distance motorcycler extraordinaire and part of an elite group of riders who persist through every discomfort to break a record: they sleep on the roadside; eat and drink on the bike; go long hours without rest; and power through rain, heat, and blizzards. They cross forty-eight contiguous states in fewer than ten days, ride around the Great Lakes in under fifty hours, or ride 1,000 miles in a day. Though the book is part chronicle of these riders and part memoir - as Pierson heals from her divorce by rediscovering her love of bikes - her elegant prose explores those among us who push themselves to extremes to feel alive, and raises the deeper issue of how we choose to live our lives.
More info here: http://books.wwnorton.com/books/detail.aspx?ID=22344
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Melissa Holbrook Pierson is the author of the acclaimed The Perfect Vehicle, The Place You Love Is Gone, and Dark Horses and Black Beauties. She lives in Shokan, New York.