The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing
Long-distance Motorcycling's Endless RoadBook - 2011
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.
Branch Call Number: BIO RYAN J. Pierson 10/2011
Characteristics: x, 191 p. ;,22 cm.