About the book
Let’s cut to the chase: this is one of the best motorcycle books that I have ever read.
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Update: Closeout pricing!
Whitehorse Press is getting out of the publishing business. Remaining copies of the book are being closed out at sale prices. That means you can now get a signed copy of The Ride So Far direct from the author for just $10 with free shipping in the United States. Click on Buy the book for details.
About the book
Nobody has to ride a motorcycle, so why do we do it? We all have our reasons, but few describe them better than these well spun tales from a varied motorcycling life. Whether recounting a laid-back ramble along an Appalachian backroad or trying to reach 170 mph on a Kawasaki Ninja at Losail International Circuit in Qatar, these tales from the road and ruminations from the garage uncover the essence of what makes motorcycling so much more than just a way to get from here to there.
About the author
Lance Oliver took his first motorcycle rides on a humble Honda 50 (see the chapter “The Most Important Motorcycle Ever Built”) and has since ridden anything he could get his hands on, from a Ducati 999s (see “Dropping the Ducati“) to a 1968 Motobi 125 (see “Blind Date in Vermont”). Over the years he has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor in New York, Florida and Puerto Rico, as a volunteer English teacher in rural Costa Rica, and as a magazine and website editor at the American Motorcyclist Association. He currently lives in Ohio with his wife, Ivonne, and a collection of formerly homeless animals, and works as a freelance writer and translator.