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Against the Wind: A Rider's Account of the Incredible Iron Butt Rally (Incredible journeys books) ebook

by Ron Ayres


Against the Wind book.

Against the Wind book. It's an incredible journey most of us would rather enjoy from our easy chair, and now we can with this first-rate book. The IBR is a grueling eleven day, typically 10,000+ mile endurance rally traversing the United States and Canada by motorcycle. Ayres finished sixth in this, his first attempt at the IBR.

Having ridden three Iron Butt rallies myself, I find that this is THE BOOK to describe this unique sport to others. It gives the reader an insight into the challenge of the ride. Short of riding in the Iron Butt, this is your best chance to understand what riders go through competing in this rally. Vicarious Enjoyment for Those of Us with Less than Iron Butt. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 18 years ago. Most of us will never ride in an endurance event but by reading this book we can get an idea of what it entails

Against the Wind is a riveting new book, written by sixth-place 1995 finisher Ron Ayres . More than the mere mechanics of making it through the eleven-day ordeal, Ayres describes the elegant strategy necessary to be a contender.

Against the Wind is a riveting new book, written by sixth-place 1995 finisher Ron Ayres, telling the story of what many call the most grueling test of human endurance in all of motorcycling. With guts and shear willpower, riders must overcome (or succumb to) fatigue and danger, calling upon human reserves buried deep within.

Against the Wind is a riveting new book, written by sixth-place 1995 finisher Ron Ayres, telling the story of. .

Against the Wind is a riveting new book, written by sixth-place 1995 finisher Ron Ayres . More than the mere mechanics of making it through the eleven-day ordeal, Ayres describes the elegant strategy necessary to be a contender

Against the Wind is a riveting new book, written by sixth-place 1995 finisher Ron Ayres, telling the story of what many call the most grueling test of human endurance in all of motorcycling. You’ll discover what motivates the riders, how the rally is scored, what takes place each day, how the routes are planned, and what it’s like to ride to the very limit of endurance–and then ride some more.

What seems to the uninitiated a meaningless, silly game between middle aged men sharing their mid-life crises en masse becomes, when told by Ayres, an elegant mental contest against the ultimate challenger, one's own will

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.

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Publisher : Whitehorse Press. Against the Wind is a riveting new book, written by sixth-place 1995 finisher Ron Ayres, telling the story of what many call the most grueling test of human endurance in all of motorcycling.

Many books have either focused on or featured the Iron Butt Rally, some of the most notable of which are listed here.

In 2007, a feature-length documentary, Hard Miles, was produced about that year's Iron Butt rally. The DVD chronicled the riders, organizers, routes, strategy, controversy and myriad other details. The high-definition video was received as a welcome update to the small list of professional media on the subject.

Ten consecutive thousand-mile days on two wheels in a mental race against imponderable odds and a ceaselessly ticking clock--welcome to the legendary Iron Butt Rally. Against the Wind is a riveting new book, written by sixth-place 1995 finisher Ron Ayres, telling the story of what many call the most grueling test of human endurance in all of motorcycling. With guts and shear willpower, riders must overcome (or succumb to) fatigue and danger, calling upon human reserves buried deep within. Ayres reveals the innermost thoughts of a successful contestant and lets us share the anticipation, the thrill, the fatigue, the heartbreak, the euphoria, and ultimately the controversy of completing this merciless trial. More than the mere mechanics of making it through the eleven-day ordeal, Ayres describes the elegant strategy necessary to be a contender. You'll discover what motivates the riders, how the rally is scored, what takes place each day, how the routes are planned, and what it's like to ride to the very limit of endurance--and then ride some more.As engaging as Ayres own story is, you'll also be fascinated by the experiences of other riders who are attracted to such events. Motorcycle journalist Bob Higdon states in his foreword to the book, "Here, told from the point of view of a participant, the unraveling of human souls proceeds in almost embarrassing clarity." It's an incredible journey most of us would rather enjoy from our easy chair, and now we can with this first-rate book.
Buzalas
The author captures the spirit and adventure of preparing for and then riding in the bi-annual Iron Butt Rally (IBR). Although his adventure took place 15 years ago, the author's story still resonates today. If you are one of us who are attracted to pushing our bodies, minds, and machines to the point of breaking, you will enjoy reading about some of the riders and their joys, regrets, hardships, disappointments, and mishaps. "If I have to explain it, you will not understand" holds true in the case of motorcycle riding in general, but more specifically to endurance riding.

If you ride, or even if you just are a 'wanna be', read this book. It's an easy read: I finished it in two sessions. You may even find out something about yourself that has eluded your consciousness. :-)

Keep the rubber side down.
Whitescar
I read this book quickly - It's an easy read, enjoyable and very interesting. I really can't say enough good things about the book to do it justice.

If you have any interest in endurance motorcycle riding -- whether your interest is to eventually participate or just to know what it's like, this book is for you.

As a memoir, it's also really well written. I love memoirs and so I've read a lot of them. I think this is well written & well structured. It presents enough background to understand the undertaking but not so much as to get inundated with details. It is a bit of a special topic but any motorcycle, motorist or etc would probably find this book interesting. It easy, I think, to appreciate the undertaking that Ron and other IBR participates underwent in order to complete the event.
Authis
I enjoy all of Ron's books. Some reviewers don't like his matter of fact style of writing, but I find his "journal entry" style makes the account factual, live in the present, and also useful, whether we're long distance riders or do it vicariously or enjoy the pros and cons of some aspect of LD riding that can be translated to the type of riding most of the rest of us do. This book was right up there with his others.
Rayli
While this isn't a perfect book, it does give one a good idea of what it takes to compete in the Iron Butt Rally. Ron's personable style is easy to follow. Portions where he talks about scenery and conditions are, in my opinion, the best parts.
Gajurus
This book is great !
Fohuginn
There have been a lot of stories told and written about the Iron Butt Rally. Most of them have been from a third party view or from a historical perspective ie trying to remember what happened long after the fact.

Ron's account is as close to first person as you can get. It is the most complete account that I have read. You get a real feel for what the experience was like.
Jugami
I've made a few long motorcycle trips, but those Iron Butt guys are amazing. I loved reading this book.
Against the Wind will appeal to any motorcyclist. While reading, I found myself going through roads along with Ron Ayres, the author. I strongly recommend this book, its an eye opener to those who really want to ride the wide open roads. Lots of fun and it makes you wish you were one of the riders.
Against the Wind: A Rider's Account of the Incredible Iron Butt Rally (Incredible journeys books) ebook
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Ron Ayres
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