". . .the book is so filled with anecdotes and revealing reflections on what draws Ayres and motorcyclists like him to endurance riding that readers may have a hard time putting it down. There is a passage near the end of the book where Ayres reaches the top of a mountain pass in the middle of the night and pulls over to wonder at the starry panorama before him. I think any kind of motorcyclist doing any kind of riding can relate to those kind of singular moments which make all the heat, the cold, and the special risks of motorcycling worth it." - Ron Davis, BMW Owners News
About the Author
Ron Ayres is a nationally recognized motorcycle endurance rider who has completed numerous endurance competitions, including two Iron Butt rallies. His first book, Against the Wind, chronicles his participation in the 1995 Iron Butt Rally, which he finished in sixth place after riding more than 12,000 miles in eleven days. Against the Wind has been widely acclaimed among motorcyclists and non-riders alike and is now in its third printing.
In 1998, Ron shattered a Guinness World Record when he visited all 48 contiguous states by motorcycle in just six days. After completing his 48-state journey in Washington, he continued to Hyder, Alaska, and set a record as the first motorcyclist to visit all 49 North American states in seven days.
In 1999, Ron and his wife Barbara relocated to Johannesburg, South Africa. Ron is Chief Executive Officer of EDS Africa, a global firm which provides information technology services to companies in sub-Saharan Africa. Ron continues his motorcycle adventures in Africa. In March 2000, he and South African rider Shaun Powell will lead a group of experienced motorcyclists on an "8 Flags" ride through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Mozambique. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.