The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing

The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing

Long-distance Motorcycling's Endless Road

Book - 2011
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For the 50,000 members of the Iron Butt Association--also known as the "World's Toughest Motorcyclists"--long-distance motorcycling is not a pastime but an obsession. These men and women push the limits of human endurance, often in rides of more than one thousand miles a day. Perhaps the most determined of them is John Ryan, a diabetic and a man who even in late middle age loves nothing better than riding impossible distances at no small risk to himself. But why? Melissa Holbrook Pierson, herself a longtime motorcyclist, chronicles the gratifications of long-distance riding as well as the challenges and solitude that accompany it. In seeking to understand why people strive so mightily to reach a goal with no reward other than having gotten there, Pierson gives us an intimate glimpse of a singularly independent yet supportive community and a revealing portrait of its most daring member.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393079043
Branch Call Number: BIO RYAN J. Pierson 10/2011
Characteristics: x, 191 p. ;,22 cm.


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Sep 08, 2012

I had no idea this world of extreme long distance riding existed. Quite a fascinating peek into the unknown from the comfort of my livingroom.

Jul 06, 2012

If you have any interest in Iron Butt rides, or any other long distance motorcycling, read this. Interesting book to me.


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