THREE HARLEYS, THREE AUSSIES, ONE AMERICAN DREAM: A 5,000-mile Motorcycle Adventure around the USA

THREE HARLEYS, THREE AUSSIES, ONE AMERICAN DREAM: A 5,000-mile Motorcycle Adventure around the USA

by Stephen W. Starling


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Three Harleys, Three Aussies, One American Dream puts you in the saddle for an exhilarating ride around the USA in search of the real America.

Join three Australian baby boomers racing down twisty back roads to explore magnificent national parks, experience the buzz of exciting cities, and soak up the atmosphere of famous attractions. Along the way you will meet a fascinating mix of characters, including backwoods trappers, devout Mormons, multimillionaires, and the fearsome bikers of the Harley Brotherhood.

This adventure brings to life the challenges of crossing snowbound mountain passes and burning deserts, and risking too many nights in slick city blues bars and rowdy country honky-tonks. The strains of hard traveling expose raw emotions between the three buddies, but these tensions dissolve in the reckless escapades that ultimately rebuild their bonds of friendship.

More than just a terrific traveller’s tale, the book reflects on the country’s tumultuous history and depicts the diversity of peoples and lifestyles in contemporary USA, and asks the question: Is the iconic American Dream fading?

Contains 10 Route Maps, Planning Itineraries, and 10 Descriptive Travelogues

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780987055224
Publisher: Meta Management Group
Publication date: 10/18/2015
Pages: 390
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Travel, writing, and photography have been Stephen's passion since he left the UK in the Seventies. Since then he has wandered the world as a backpacker, managed construction projects in remote outposts as an Engineer, and strolled the executive suites of multinational companies as a consultant. This nomadic life stimulated his interest in the way history, religion, and values shape a society and honed a keen perception of people, places, and customs. Stephen writes with style and wit capturing vibrant impressions of intriguing places, bringing to life fascinating characters, and sharing the sheer excitement of being on the move.

Table of Contents

CHAPTERS 1 Escaping Los Angeles 7 2 Cruising the California Coast 13 3 Exploring San Francisco 59 4 Climbing the Sierra Nevada 93 5 Roaring across the Range 139 6 Scrambling over the Rockies 183 7 Careering through Canyonlands 231 8 Partying in Las Vegas 269 9 Sightseeing in San Diego 313 10 Socializing in Southern California 341 11 Reflecting on the Real America 370 INDEX Maps 377 Travelogues 378 Itineraries 379

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