Passion in the Wind [NOOK Book]

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Two motorcycle riders, one age 68 and the other age 60, ride 23,000+ miles, with over 2700 miles of the most notorious gravel roads in North America, circumnavigating the United States and Canada in 48 days.

Mike Kneebone, President of Iron Butt Association, says:

In the world of motor-sports, challenges ...
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Passion in the Wind

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Overview

Two motorcycle riders, one age 68 and the other age 60, ride 23,000+ miles, with over 2700 miles of the most notorious gravel roads in North America, circumnavigating the United States and Canada in 48 days.

Mike Kneebone, President of Iron Butt Association, says:

In the world of motor-sports, challenges are often measured in miles. Whether it is the Daytona 500 or the IBA SaddleSore 1000, miles count. Miles are simple to measure and everyone can relate to them.

Alan and Tim’s ride has miles, so many in fact that the mere mention overshadows everything else. More than 23,000 miles in 48 days to the very far corners of the U.S.A. and Canada – many motorcyclists who have ridden around the world have traveled fewer.

But as impressive as they are, the miles covered are not what make this ride epic. It is the reach to the remote areas of Canada and Alaska. Their adventure takes them to places far removed from civilization, far away from any reasonable person's comfort zone. Being prepared to face a freezing cold night on the side of a desolate road with a broken motorcycle — or worse, a broken leg — with help hundreds of miles away, takes a unique outlook on life.

Many riders will never reach the likes of Goose Bay, Inuvik or Prudhoe Bay, but to do so in one ride, to reach the far corners of North America’s arctic regions down isolated, dangerous dirt roads filled with swarms of blood-sucking mosquitoes, while the clock is running redefines the meaning of extraordinary. Alan’s strict engineering sense and Tim’s resourceful easy going nature are a rare combination that works as it takes a bit of both to complete this epic ride. Their intense mile-eating story of the ultimate circumnavigation of the U.S.A. and Canada should encourage all of us to seek out an adventure to make the most of the wonderful gift of life.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013888630
  • Publisher: Extraordinary Press
  • Publication date: 12/20/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 222,127
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

Alan is an 18 year cancer survivor. Losing a kidney to cancer when he was 42 was traumatic. However, he had no idea how it would change his life. It was through this event that he began to think about the fragility of life; how many people waited until they retired to “start living;” and how frequently they were not able to fulfill their dreams due to physical limitations.
A friend phrases it this way, “Are you living or waiting” – Are you living or are you waiting to die. After having cancer, I chose to live.
Alan had the privilege to be mentored by Dr. Mikel Harry, the co-creator of Six Sigma – the well-known business management system and was the technical editor for Dr. Harry’s latest work, The Great Discovery® – a process that creates breakthrough in everything you do. Working with Dr. Harry on this project provided Alan with tremendous insights, including insights into his own personal life.
Dream, believe, and achieve the extraordinary.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    An Ultimate Iron Butt Ride Story

    If you're planning on riding the less common extreme Iron Butt Association motorcycle rides, reading the story of this journey is necessary preparation. If you're an armchair adventure motorcycle rider, it's a great read that details some aspects of long distance riding that aren't often discussed... personal conflicts, goals, daily disappointments and achievements, as well as explaining the personal drive that causes one to embark on such a journey. While it's not the story of a journey through Africa or an Iron Butt Rally; they detail a personal challenge ride for two persevering motorcyclists that decide to circumnavigate North America the uncommon way.

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