If you enjoyed Ron Ayres' Against the Wind, then you need to add Against the Clock to your reading list too. In this book, Ayres relates his shattering the Guinness Record for visiting the 48 contiguous states in 6 days and 31 minutes in the same gripping style that won him rave reviews for his first book.
Told in Ayres' easygoing and humble manner, Against the Clock is the story of his historic ride, demonstrating the importance of teamwork in achieving what was thought to be an unattainable goal. And then, to outdo everyone's expectations, Ayres then went on to set a new record by adding Alaska to his itinerary, making his cross-country trip in exactly 7 days and 20 minutes after starting in Kittery, Maine.
This account thoroughly captures the flavor of the ride as it happened. It describes the internet community's reactions to the daily, hourly, and even minute-by-minute updates. Many of the frantic and chaotic e-mails concerning his condition, his mishaps, his victories, and finally, Ayres' personal observations about his condition and concern for others are all recounted here.
But all the accounts from other sources cannot capture the enormity of this accomplishment like Ayres' own writing does. This book adds a new dimension to the ride. Those who were volunteers at checkpoints, even those who were Ayres' closest companions on the ride, will hear his innermost thoughts, feelings, concerns, struggles, and private triumphs.
Displaying the trials and tribulations of this superhuman ride for the world to see with total sincerity, Ayres shows why he is a respected leader and good example to the whole motorcycling community.
Pages - 256
Illustrations - black and white
Format - 5.5 by 8.5 inches
Binding - Paperback