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About the author:
Airborne Andy aka Andrew Vela (1959-) grew up riding off-road motorcycles in the Northwest United States. As a young man he served as a Paratrooper in the U.S. Army before moving to California where he attended college and studied computer programming. For the next 23 years he worked in Information Technologies for various large corporations before beginning a second career as a dream chaser, adventure traveler, and author.
Andy has traveled extensively by motorcycle throughout the Americas and competed in the longest point-to-point, off-road race in the world - the Baja 1000. He has also won 9 Pulitzer Prize's for his acclaimed writings in the field of... just kidding about the Pulitzers! But he has developed a unique sense of humor and written a couple very interesting books about his first few motorcycling adventures in North America. And, he is currently writing another book about his journeys across the United States: the initial trip was on small 2-lane, country roads and the second was a 4,500 mile, off-road motorcycle excursion across the USA over an obscure, unpaved route known as the Trans-America Trail. Andy has also traveled throughout Central and South America by motorcycle, and he still entertains notions of competing in the world famous Dakar Rally and traveling around the rest of the world by motorcycle.
Alaska by Motorcycle - are you sure you know what you are doing?
Airborne Andy, Andrew Vela
11,260 miles, 25 days, 5 bears, 4 tires, 3 close encounters, 2 oil changes, 2x out of gas, 1 crash, 1 fire, 1 blizzard, 1 dog fight, 1 thousand mile day, and 1 conversation with God! "Alaska by Motorcycle - are you sure you know what you are doing?" is the story of one man's experience braving the unknown on a motorcycle journey into the remote regions of the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Alaska. With many years of motorcycling experience but new to long distance Adventure Touring, the author embarks on an unforgettable journey that revitalizes him physically and emotionally. The wilderness, the elements, the solitude, and the shear distance take their toll as a rookie overland motorcyclist develops into a seasoned Adventure Rider.
The experience also has an astonishing impact on the authors' future as it opens the door to a whole new world of exciting possibilities. "Alaska by Motorcycle - are you sure you know what you are doing?" is a Motorcyclist's travel log, of an incredible journey that strengthens his body, stirs his soul, and changes his destiny.
- Publication Date:
- 1482367319 / 9781482367317
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.25" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Travel / Special Interest / Adventure