My Epic Ride of 2020: Criss-Crossing the Country During COVID-19 (Paperback)

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My Epic Ride of 2020: Criss-Crossing the Country During COVID-19 (Paperback)


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Can you imagine riding a motorcycle alone back and forth across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic? Well, the author of this book was just dedicated (or crazy) enough to do just that. From Georgia through the Carolinas into Old Virginia on the first day to the capital of California by day 12 to the Oregon Coast, Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rushmore and on to Boston by day 24. Days 25 and 26 were spent getting back home and checking off a few more US highway sections for his bucket list.

This book allows the reader to follow the 10,268-mile, 26-day, motorcycle journey by the author traversing 29 states while completing two of the four longest US highways in the process - US 50 and US 20. Starting out from hometown Augusta, Georgia, the author set out to not only travel across the country on a motorcycle, but to do so alone and to visit as many Harley-Davidson(R) dealerships as he could along the way. There were 33 in all that were open at the time he was able to ride through the respective towns and eight more he visited to obtain photographic proof of a visit.

Being somewhat of a history buff of sorts, the author also points out many historically significant facts about the towns through which he traveled. The many references cited throughout the book are indexed to a reference and quotation list in the back, where the author provides the actual quotation along with references for those who wish to look further into the details.

The book takes a look at our great country through the vantage point of traveling on two wheels in the wide-open spaces, so to speak. Many of the included photos are extracted from thousands captured by a "dash cam" mounted on the handlebar as well as those taken with the author's cell phone camera. The use of a selfie stick/tripod device aided in the process of capturing those photos. It is the intent of the author to take the reader into the experience of riding as much as possible with words and photographs.

In addition, the author also recounts the completion of riding significant portions of several US highways on his bucket list, hopefully, the subject of another book or two on motorcycle adventures. All this at 65 years of age and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join in the adventure by cracking the book open and taking in the contents in your mind's eye.

Product Details ISBN: 9781977239969
ISBN-10: 197723996X
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Publication Date: April 22nd, 2021
Pages: 320
Language: English