I chose to read this book just before I left for my own tour of the USA. I enjoyed reading it.
Written by Brit Ton Cunliffe, it describes the trip that he and his wife Roz took from Baltimore – Sturgis – San Francisco – New Orleans – Baltimore. Both on Harley-Davidsons, Tom rides a Heritage called “Black Madonna” and in-experienced on motorbikes, Roz is on an 883 Sportster called “Betty Boop”.
The book tells the story of their journey, from Roz’s unsteady beginnings on Betty Boop through the 12,000 miles they ride across the mid-States, Sturgis, the west coast, the heat of Death Valley and the deep South. I think the book achieves a good balance between appealing to bikers and non-bikers alike as there is enough in there about the bikes and riding to keep riders interested, but it also describes what the couple see and who they meet. If you want to read a lot of technical bike stuff, then this book isn't for you.
A well written book about an epic trip.
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