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  • The University of Gravel Roads

  • Global Lessons from a Four-Year Motorcycle Adventure
  • By: Rene Cormier
  • Narrated by: Rene Cormier
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Summary

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

©2010, 2011, 2017 Rene Cormier (P)2021 Rene Cormier

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