Live It: Riding the Highs and Lows of a Cross Country Dream by Kirk Douponce,Julie Fletcher

By Kirk Douponce,Julie Fletcher

lengthy sidelined from any type of athletic endeavors that allows you to deal with the calls for of motherhood, Tracy Draper used to be encouraged in 2006 to quietly embark on her personal own "Teeny Tiny Triathlon," as she known as it. That day of “scampering” and “splashing” approximately used to be the start of what could eventually bring about probably the most epic adventures such a lot people may think.

For the following few years she expert, raced and have become a part of the common team often called the “cycling community.” for many of that point, she additionally quietly harbored a dream to journey her motorcycle greater than 3,000 miles around the kingdom.

Every yr, hundreds and hundreds of cyclists check in with deepest traveling teams to go back and forth via motorbike from coast to coast. yet rather than taking the sort of credit-card excursions, this longtime supporter of a myriad of motives recruited and arranged her personal workforce of cyclists to take on the continental problem in aid of America’s wounded veterans.

Her tale perches readers at the entrance strains of a huge venture that confirmed every little thing from the rubber on desert-scorched tires to the crowd dynamics of herding sometimes-exhausted cyclists throughout a continent. In a voice either humbling and encouraging, she tells a narrative of hardships and life-defining moments. Her trek takes readers around the nation and introduces them to a solid that incorporates selfless Navajo Indians, unsung heroes of army sacrifice, and middle-class american citizens who opened their houses and checkbooks to a band of strangers.

It can also be a narrative that takes us from a snug spot at the sofa to put the place we will be able to envision what's attainable if you have a motorbike and a dream.

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