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The University of Gravel Roads
- Global Lessons from a Four-Year Motorcycle Adventure
- Narrated by: Rene Cormier
- Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
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At the end of a great day of riding and exploring, have you ever wanted nothing more than to fall asleep, exhausted from new experiences, only to wake up the next day and do it all again? And again?
Join the adventure as 33-year-old Rene Cormier politely removes himself from the working world that surrounds him and cashes in what few possessions he has to finance a three-year-long motorcycle journey around the world. Never one to let excessive planning get in the way of a good ride, Rene runs out of money half way through the tour and ultimately takes five years to cover the 41-country, 154,000 kilometer (95,000 mile) route. Written with equal measure of cultural insight and travel logistics, this light travelogue brings you alongside Rene as he pulls off the ride of a lifetime, doing it the old-fashioned way; no sponsors, no support vehicles, and no idea about what he is going to learn along the way.
Winner of the Bronze Medal in the category of Travel Essay at the Independent Publisher Book Awards, New York City, 2010.
Winner of the DaVinci Eye Award, 2011
Finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award for Short Prose and Independent Books
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- Kathy Neal
Great and personal story
I really enjoyed how the author’s perspective and concerns evolved over his years on the road. I’ve been contemplating a much shorted adventure and this book has given me the nudge to take a chance.
- Katy Tuleja
great story but....
This book would have been amazing if read by a professional narrator. The story is great and as a neophyte adventure rider I loved hearing his stories.