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The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing: Long-Distance Motorcycling's Endless Road Hardcover – October 3, 2011
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Written in beautifully expressed prose, The Man offers by the bucket-load brilliant insights into what drives and motivates motorcyclists of all stripes…. Pierson does a wonderful job at getting to the heart, the principles that define the joy of motorcycling…. An absorbing, sanguine story that will be talked about for years to come, if not forever. (Victor Cruz - BMW ON Magazine)
Eloquent and probing, Pierson brings us back to the future with the reawakening of her love for motorcycles. Her riding days long dormant, Pierson credits meeting and befriending the charismatic distance rider, John Ryan with guiding her back to bikes and in the process, reminding her of who she is and what makes her sing. A beautiful story of passion and reclamation for anyone who has ever lost the way. (Susan Richards, author of the bestselling Chosen by a Horse)
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This would be a minor ride to John Ryan, who has traveled from Prudhoe Bay to Key West, 5,645 miles in 86 hours, and 31 minutes. Pierson describes long Iron Butt rides, the people who ride, and her motorcycle in almost a stream of conscious style. There is not much detail or even descriptive passages; but if you are not aware of this motorcycle culture, perhaps this will make you understand.
She describes the rules and requirements, the hazards, the toll on the mind and body that these rides can take. Contrary to what many might believe, Harleys are not the bike of choice for long distance rides
Who hasn't wanted to head off for the horizon, see how far you can go, have the wind in your hair and face. Only some will know and identify the feelings Pierson expresses.
The second time I read the book, I was grieving John's death and feeling such regret that we had never met.
I guess, I'd say the book has a lot to do with grief, and life and of course motorcycles, but that is a metaphor. I saw what I needed to see each time I read it. Thank you, Melissa, for writing such a beautiful book.
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I'm a IBA member and knew who John was. I found this book to be better than her other book "The Perfect Machine".Published 1 month ago by William Holden
I like Melissa and enjoyed the book tremendously. I just did a quick 900 miles and am so impressed by the Iron Butt riders. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Douglas R. Peacock
Great story and background of John Ryan and the IBA. But the writing style is more gushing college aspirant desperate for credit and word count than insightful observer. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Martin Dunsby
This is a good book! I thought I would like it more, but it was a good story of why people ride long distances.Published 8 months ago by J. Plummer
Very well written book. A lot of behind the scenes info on the Iron Butt runs. It reinforces my desire to ride a motorcycle. I highly recommend it.Published 11 months ago by JOE T ZINN
Melissa's latest contribution to motorcycling makes you want to ride without stopping. Like her first book, it's hard to put down.Published 13 months ago by C. Purdum