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
039307904X
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.

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Flipper47
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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