Life began to make sense in the summer of 1971. With his best friend George, the author travels to England where they buy BSA motorcycles for a trip lasting the summer and crossing a dozen and a half countries. Sleeping on the ground, eating at the markets, and traveling the back roads, they see a continent of magnificent beauty full of fascinating people. While traversing Czechoslovakia they see the misery caused by communist rule. First on the scene of a fatal traffic accident, they learn how fragile life is. From a farm family in Austria they find that kindness and friendship are more powerful than cultural and language differences. This is the true story of a summer spent by an eighteen-year-old boy who grew up quickly in those three months. The author shares what life was like during one summer of his youth, how he felt and what he learned as he crossed the threshold to adulthood.
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