Monday, January 31, 2005
Morgan Hill, Calif, January 27, 2005 — The Morgan Hill Grand Prix, Northern California's newest and most eagerly-awaited professional and amateur road race, will take place on April 10, 2005, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Between 300-500 pro and amateur athletes, and approximately 2,000 spectators are expected to attend.
"It's really great to be involved in the creation of a local race," says Mike Sinyard, Founder and President of Specialized Bicycles, located in Morgan Hill, CA. "We're committed to creating a sustainable event that's built out of the passion of the riders. But there's more to it than that. Morgan Hill is a great city, we've had our headquarters and R&D facility here for more than twenty years, and hosting a cycling race here provides a way for people from outside to discover what Morgan Hill has to offer. And of course this is going to be a real fun day, for cyclists, for families, and for the community as a whole. Ultimately we want to put our hometown, Morgan Hill, on the map as a destination for cycling worldwide - and believe me, there's some awesome riding in this area."
In its inaugural year, the Specialized Morgan Hill Grand Prix is expected to attract several nationally ranked cyclists, from Northern California and out of state. The race takes place on a winding circuit in downtown Morgan Hill, with nine turns in just over one mile. This style of race is known in the cycling world as a "criterium." Criteriums are always fast and furious, with riders frequently trying to get away from the field and 'steal a lap' on the short course. The circuit starts and finishes at the corner of Monterey Road and the 3rd Street Webcor Bridge, which is being refaced courtesy of Webcor Builders just for this race. The Webcor Bridge and the short climb are two signature features of the course. The "Hill" will be the setting for the most explosive action when the power-climbers decide to put a little leg-burn on their rivals, and the narrow entrance to Webcor Bridge will be a critical spot every lap with riders looking to be first through the gap. The grand finale will take place on the picturesque tree-lined Monterey Road where a bunch sprint for line honors will see riders top 40 mph.
10-15 exposition displays will be set up by event sponsors and cycling and sports industry companies, and various children's activities will take place throughout the day. See next page for contact information.
Who: 300-500 Pro and Amateur Road Cyclists and 2000+ Spectators (estimated)
What: Morgan Hill Grand Prix
When: April 10, 2005 – 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Downtown Morgan Hill, CA
Information: www.morganhillgrandprix.com, Event Hotline (650) 302-6310
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Silver Spring, Md. - Discovery Communications announced today the beginning of a new era in professional cycling with the worldwide unveiling of the 2005 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team led by six-time Tour de France Champion Lance Armstrong. Following a nine-year sponsorship agreement with the United States Postal Service, the only American professional cycling team ever to win the Tour de France begins its new global partnership with Discovery Communications.
"Today marks the beginning of a special partnership that allows Discovery to support an inspiring and dedicated group of athletes who represent the very best in sports," said Judith A. McHale, president and CEO, Discovery Communications, Inc. "Discovery looks forward to developing with Lance and the entire Team Discovery Channel the highest quality programs about healthy living, medical breakthroughs, the science of sports, and cancer survivorship and education for our worldwide audience."
Armstrong added, "We could not be more happy that our new title sponsor is Discovery Communications. Since its beginning almost 20 years ago, Discovery has represented the highest standards of quality media and the values that our international cycling team also represent -- the pursuit of excellence and a commitment to help people become better, smarter citizens."
Today's worldwide team presentation included an introduction of the 28 cyclists from 15 countries as well as the global unveiling of the new team uniform, bicycle and the 2005 race schedule.
The 2004 cycling season was historic as the team recorded its best season ever, winning 33 international events including Armstrong's record sixth consecutive Tour de France victory.
Led by Armstrong, the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team begins 2005 with an even stronger line up than last season. Key returning riders include: Portugal's Jose Azevedo, who finished fifth in the 2004 Tour de France; Classics team leader and key Tour de France performer George Hincapie of the United States; 14-time Tour de France finisher and Athens Olympic medalist Viatcheslav Ekimov of Russia; and Max van Heeswijk of the Netherlands, who won a career best 13 races last season. One of cycling's most exciting young riders and potential Tour de France contender Yaroslav Popovych of the Ukraine and 2002 Tour of Italy champion Paolo Savoldelli are among several new riders joining the team in 2005.
Team Discovery Channel will begin the 2005 professional cycling season racing for the first time in Malaysia's Tour de Langkawi from January 28 to February 6 and the Doha Classic and Tour of Qatar from January 29 to February 4. The team will also participate in all three Grand Tours, which include the Tour de France, the Tour of Spain and Team Discovery Channel's first Tour of Italy.
Under the global partnership agreement, team leader Lance Armstrong serves as an on-air personality across Discovery's networks in the United States and around the world. Armstrong, already part of episodes on Discovery Channel's AMERICAN CHOPPER and TLC's OVERHAULIN', will also be featured in programming on Travel Channel and The Science Channel, as well as Discovery's television properties dedicated to health, wellness and fitness - Discovery Health Channel and FitTV.
Tuesday, January 18, 2005
This story is about the imminent confirmation announcement of the Tour of California.
This is huge news for our cycling scene.
Special thanks to Jerome Woehl
Monday, January 17, 2005
The final and finished "release version [ definition here ]" of the February 2005 newsletter is posted here [ PDF, 1.1 MB ]. This is it! It is done! No more versions will be posted. It is a compact newsletter with a lot of content. A special thank you to all of you who helped edit and/or contributed content!
The fifth and last "alpha version [ definition here ]" of the February 2005 newsletter is posted here. It is just the first 19 pages it is pretty much complete! No more pre-release versions will be posted due to deadline. I will be doing the last page first thing Monday morning, so this is your last chance!
Sunday, January 16, 2005
UltraMarathon Cycling Association, Inc.
For Immediate Release
Please let your club know via e-mail and/or your website that the NBC Sports will broadcast a two-hour show of the 2004 Race Across America on Saturday, January 22, from 2:30 - 4:30 EST (check local listings.) Below / attached is more information.
Managing Director, UMCA, Inc
INSIGHT RACE ACROSS AMERICA HITS NATIONAL AIRWAVES
Ultra-Endurance Race Adopts Cycling-For-All Approach
TEMPE, Arizona- The Insight Race Across America is pleased to announce a two-hour NBC Sports airing of the 2004 edition on Saturday, January 22, 2005, 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. EST (check your listings for any local variations).
The NBC broadcast adds to a host of feature-length shows focusing on the event internationally, and in its 24th year, RAAM is now receiving worldwide recognition beyond the wildest dreams of the race's founders. As it approaches its quarter-century milestone, RAAM is gradually becoming an international tradition. A key observer of RAAM's development is Jim Lampley, who hosted ABC's Wide World of Sports telecasts of the first five RAAM editions and who is one of the Executive Producers of the upcoming telecast. Lampley's company, Crystal Spring Productions, was hard at work on RAAM even as he worked his twelfth Olympics as a broadcaster for NBC in Athens.
"Anyone who knows me well knows about my love affair with RAAM," Lampley says of the world's toughest ultra-endurance event. "When we first arrived in Santa Monica in 1981 to meet John Marino and the three other men who would start out with him, we had no idea what we were about to see and I'm not sure they did either. But from the wee hours of that first night, chasing Lon Haldeman into Death Valley, I've always felt this is the ultimate American trip. Now we have a great opportunity to share it with millions of Americans who have never really seen it, Pacific to Atlantic across the broad backs of three thousand miles of roads, from the inside out, the way we see it on RAAM. The name alone still give me chills, has for twenty-five years: The Race Across America. There's only one."
At the same time the television presence of the event is taking a giant step forward, its presence on the ground is multiplying rapidly. This represents a coordinated move by the event management to build on the long and distinguished history of RAAM to make it North America's premier road cycling event.
Insight RAAM is the American answer to the Tour de France, attracting many of the leading ultra-marathon cyclists in the world to climb their own Mt. Everest. Going the rest of the American way, race organizers offer the opportunity for nearly anyone with a driving desire to compete alongside the hard core elite of the sport to sign up for the ride of a lifetime. A corporate team division was recently added for 8-person teams, in which each rider takes on about 1/8th of the challenge a solo RAAM rider handles, riding 3 hours per day. While still challenging, this puts RAAM within the reach of practically anybody who rides a bicycle regularly - and it creates a spectacular opportunity for organizations to participate in employee/customer team building as well as support their charity of choice. For conventional bicycle racing teams, the 4-person team category is ideally suited to top amateur and professional teams. After beating an international field, the 4-person Action Sports team took away $25,000 in prize money last year. Olympic speedskating legend and bicycle road racer Dr. Eric Heiden will compete with a four-man team from Sacramento next year.
The movement to give America's bicycle race to more American cyclists is augmented by sponsorship activation specialists O2 Sports Media, who have devised a plan for 2005 that reidentifies RAAM as North America's bicycle race. Riders of all abilities are invited to participate in organized rides along selected parts of the route, from 10 - 100 miles, celebrating the great continental crossing, the spirit of cycling, and of course saluting the racers themselves as these determined souls power through one of the world's most arduous sporting events.
According to race director, Jim Pitre: "RAAM is such a special cycling event that we want everybody to have a piece of it. And we want to provide more opportunities for our sponsors to activate their sponsorships, and provide more people for them to do this with. And it's good for the racers, too-they get more support out there on the road. 3,000 miles in a bit over week can seem an awfully long time when you're the one spinning the pedals, and the more fans out there on the course the easier it gets."
The Insight Race Across America starts in San Diego on June 19th and ends in Atlantic City on June 28th. The planned 3,000 mile route passes through California, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illiniois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, and includes about 150,000 feet of climbing. Up to 150 cyclists from 15 nations are expected to participate in the 2005 edition. For more information, visit www.raceacrossamerica.org
Saturday, January 15, 2005
The foundation for this club is our volunteers. Do we recognize them enough? What can the club do to show our appreciation?
Please join us for another fun ACTC avent. Our annual holiday ball will be held at Michaels at Shoreline Saturday February 19th. Tickets are $15 per person. Includes: no-host bar from 6pm-7pm, hosted non-alcohol beverages, buffet dinner 7pm-8pm, and after dinner dancing to live music, plus door prises. Michaels is located at 960 Shorline Blvd, Mountain View 650.962.1014. Tickets can be purchased at the February club meeting or by sending a SASE to Pam Downs, 1514 Chaumont Dr, San Jose Ca 95118, with a check made out to ACTC. For any further inquiries please call Pam at 266 1490. Ticket sales end February 12th.
Friday, January 14, 2005
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- First Edit, BBBall by Pam
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Monday, January 10, 2005
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Minutes of ACTC General Meeting
January 4, 2004
President David Hoag called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
David welcomed all present and thanked the outgoing Board. He asked new Club members to introduce themselves and indicate their reasons for joining the club. Three new members took the floor. Two of the new members had been on some Club rides and all hoped to improve their riding.
Treasurer Paul Vlasveld reported deficit spending of about $13,000 in 2004. $56,000 remains in Club reserves. He looks forward to a successful year without deficit spending and will be closely monitoring expenditures.
Membership chair Dick Caron was absent due to a family emergency. There will be a report on membership at the next General Meeting.
Ride Coordinator Tyler French announced changes to the ride lists: he is eliminating Mountain Goat Silver City/Virginia City and adding Skyline Park. He is adding four Grizzlies: Time Trials, Saratoga Maze, Guy Fawkes Day, and Blessing of the Bicycles. He reminded everyone about the Ride Leaders luncheon. If you were a 2004 ride leader, join the luncheon. The rides are open to all Club members.
David asked for committee reports. There were no representatives present to report on Sierra-to-the- Sea, Tierra Bella, and the Academy.
Political Action Chair Bob Eltgroth reported that he attended and spoke at the San Jose Council meeting at which the Council approved the Sports Complex on McKean Road. There is some mitigation planned as a result of opposition and the size of the project was scaled down. Bob pointed out how important the EIR phase is for such projects. You can contact Bob if you would like additional information. Bob will be attending upcoming board meetings for California Association of Bicycle Organizations (CABO) and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) this month. Bob is having double knee replacement surgery at the end of the month, so he will not be attending meetings for a few months. He will submit articles to the Black and Blue Bottom.
Bicycle Recycling Program Chair Jim Schallau had nothing new to report this month. Shop Representative Chair Larry Brandt reported that we need a Cupertino representative for the Cupertino Bike Shop.
David Hoag reported on the first meeting of the new Board in the prior week. The Board identified specific focus areas to work on this year. The board wants the opportunity to work with everyone in the Club to meet the needs of all Club members and to assist new members. David also explained the Presidential BLOG (Web-based discussions on specific topics) and monthly “Coffee with the President.” Each month David will discuss one focus item to develop actionable items for the Club. If you don’t have internet access or prefer personal contact, join David on January 22, 9 to 10 a.m., at the Almaden Roasting Company. The first topic is the renewal process. Does it work for you? Can we improve it? Was it easy? What can we do as a club to improve the process?
Other announcements: John Mazzella announced that a few remaining Sierra-to-the-Sea T-shirts and one pair of shorts were on special for $3.00 that evening. David announced that Black and Blue Ball tickets are on sale.
Publisher Steve Sloan is redesigning the Club publication and needs your comments to help improve the Black and Blue Bottom. He encouraged people to take extra copies for distribution in such places as health clubs. Steve is recruiting writers, photographers, and cartoonists. Please contact Steve by e-mail.
At the request of Club members, the new Board introduced themselves. Vice President Penny Carl announced that we would celebrate past Vice President John Mazzella’s birthday with a cake at break. She would like to hear suggestions for program speakers. Ride Coordinator Tyler French reported that the Club would be setting up a clearing house for new members with information on good introductory rides, the Tierra Bella, and other events. Tyler wants to help Club members to achieve their personal riding goals.
Past President Michael Curtis announced the raffle of one Sierra-to-the-Sea ticket among 2004 ride leaders. The ticket is non-transferrable, so only those leaders who would take the tour are given raffle tickets. You must contact Michael to be included in the raffle.
David Hoag made the single bike-related announcement. He reported on the first long distance training ride. In spite of rain, 25 riders completed rides of varying distances, a good start to an exciting and fun series. He encouraged everyone to join the next ride.
Adjournment: 7:58 p
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Wednesday, January 05, 2005
*** LIST OF MISSING RIDES ***
Date Ride Name Rating Miles Leader
03/14/04 Training - 5MB 100 Deborah Lefferts
05/06/04 Extension - 3MB 40 Deborah Lefferts
12/30/04 Sh/Kennedy Coffee Ride 3MB 25 Deborah Lefferts
03/14/04 Tandems Warmup - ME/Pierce 3M 35 Jim Pannunzio
03/21/04 Afternoon Sun - Portola Loop 2M 35 Jim Pannunzio
04/25/04 Tandem Chugging - OldLaHonda 5M 35 Jim Pannunzio
03/20/04 All Things - Spring Equinox 1LM 21 Paul Metz
06/06/04 To Market - Coffee 1LM 19 Paul Metz
04/07/04 5Vs - Sh/K 3LM 15 David Seeley
07/07/04 5V's - Sh/Kennedy 3LM 15 David Seeley
10/06/04 5Vs - Sh/Kennedy 3LM 15 David Seeley
11/03/04 5V's - Sh/Kennedy 3LM 15 David Seeley
04/08/04 McKenzie Ride 5B 25 Karl Schilling
04/15/04 McKenzie Ride 5B 25 Karl Schilling
04/22/04 McKenzie Ride 5B 25 Karl Schilling
04/29/04 McKenzie Ride 5B 25 Karl Schilling
06/03/04 McKenzie Ride - 5B 25 Karl Schilling
06/10/04 McKenzie Ride - 5B 25 Karl Schilling
06/17/04 McKenzie Ride - 5B 25 Karl Schilling
06/24/04 McKenzie Ride - 5B 25 Karl Schilling
07/01/04 McKenzie Ride - 5B 25 Karl Schilling
07/15/04 McKenzie Ride - 5B 25 Karl Schilling
07/22/04 McKenzie Ride - 5B 25 Karl Schilling
07/29/04 McKenzie Ride - 5B 25 Karl Schilling
04/10/04 Lunch in San Francisco 3LM 25 Keith Giles
10/20/04 M'week F'ship - Coffee 1LM 25 Keith Giles
04/16/04 MTB - Henry Coe 5LM 20 Bill Keckler
05/20/04 MTB - Henry Coe 6LM 20 Bill Keckler
10/27/04 MTB - 5LM 20 Bill Keckler
12/09/04 MTB - 5LM 15 Bill Keckler
12/23/04 MTB - 5LM 15 Bill Keckler
12/27/04 SCC - 4M 40 Bill Keckler
12/30/04 MTB - 5LM 15 Bill Keckler
04/17/04 Palo Alto Bird Sanctuary 1LM 20 Arye Green
04/18/04 Quicksilver Hill Climb - Hic 5S 7 Vladimir Baicher
06/13/04 Reservoirs Time Trial 2S 16 Vladimir Baicher
08/21/04 Guadalupe Creek Time Trial 1S 11 Vladimir Baicher
10/24/04 Guadalupe Creek Time Trial 1S 11 Vladimir Baicher
04/24/04 MTB - Henry Coe Back Country 5LM 15 Harold Legore
11/05/04 MTB - Henry Coe 5LM 20 Harold Legore
11/19/04 MTB - Henry Coe 5LM 20 Harold Legore
05/06/04 McKenzie Ride 5B 25 Pete Klein
05/20/04 McKenzie Ride 5B 25 Pete Klein
05/27/04 McKenzie Ride 5B 25 Pete Klein
08/05/04 McKenzie Ride - 5B 25 Pete Klein
08/12/04 McKenzie Ride - 5B 25 Pete Klein
08/19/04 McKenzie Ride - 5B 25 Pete Klein
09/02/04 McKenzie Ride 5B 25 Pete Klein
09/23/04 McKenzie Ride 5B 25 Pete Klein
09/30/04 McKenzie Ride 5B 25 Pete Klein
05/13/04 Almaden Ramble - Bailey Loop 4LM 25 Valerie Butler
06/24/04 Almaden Ramble - LL/WS 3LM 20 Valerie Butler
05/14/04 Irish - VST,Sh/Kennedy 6LM 30 John Mazzella
05/24/04 Monday Argonaut 3M 30 Henry Perez
05/25/04 Tortoises - Soquel-SanJose 4LM 27 Marcia Wire
05/26/04 Sh/K,Hicks,LomaAlmaden 5B 20 Drew Townsend
06/09/04 Sh/K, Hicks x2 5MB 25 Drew Townsend
06/23/04 Sh/K, Hicks x2 5MB 25 Drew Townsend
07/14/04 Hicks x2, LomaAlmaden 5B 25 Drew Townsend
07/21/04 Hicks x2, LomaAlmaden 5B 25 Drew Townsend
05/28/04 Good Friday - Coyote Creek 2LM 37 Andy Leach
06/04/04 Good Time Friday - 2LM 30 Andy Leach
05/31/04 Quimby for Quality 5MB 20 Paul Vlasveld
06/07/04 Quimby for Quality, Mt.Pleas 5MB 20 Paul Vlasveld
06/21/04 Quimby for Quality, Mt.Pleas 5MB 20 Paul Vlasveld
06/28/04 Quimby for Quality, Mt.Pleas 5MB 20 Paul Vlasveld
07/05/04 Quimby for Quality 5MB 20 Paul Vlasveld
08/09/04 Quimby for Quality 6MB 20 Paul Vlasveld
08/23/04 Quimby for Quality 6MB 20 Paul Vlasveld
08/30/04 Quimby for Quality 6MB 20 Paul Vlasveld
09/06/04 Quimby for Quality 5MB 20 Paul Vlasveld
09/13/04 Quimby for Quality 5MB 20 Paul Vlasveld
09/20/04 Quimby for Quality 5MB 20 Paul Vlasveld
09/27/04 Quimby for Quality 5MB 20 Paul Vlasveld
06/15/04 WDM - 5LM 25 Steve Sloan
08/24/04 W&D Mellow - 3LM 15 Steve Sloan
06/17/04 Quimby Mauler, Mt.Pleasant 6M 30 Don Axtell
06/17/04 To Lake Cunningham - Coffee 4LM 20 Larry Brandt
11/22/04 Crankin' - Coffee 2LM 25 Larry Brandt
12/27/04 Crankin' - Coffee 2LM 25 Larry Brandt
06/23/04 Hills'R Us - 5MB 50 Roger Coombes
08/25/04 Hills R Us 5M 50 Roger Coombes
07/05/04 Mt.Ham-Low,Q-E,Mt.P 5M 20 Art Cruz
09/27/04 Mt.Ham.Low,Q-E,Mt.P 5M 20 Art Cruz
10/04/04 LowHam,Q-E,Mt.P 5M 20 Art Cruz
07/13/04 Almaden Explorer-Hellyer 1LM 20 Bob Yeomans
12/13/04 Almaden Explorer 2LM 25 Bob Yeomans
08/22/04 Brunch in Stinson Beach 3LM 30 Margaret Barnes
09/04/04 Breakfast Ride 1L 14 Ralph Coole
12/26/04 Four Corners Ride 1L 15 Ralph Coole
09/11/04 Singles Social - 3LM 40 Gene Lytle
09/18/04 Tahoe Roundabout 3M 73 Richard Brunner
09/19/04 Cheese to Oysters to Cheese 5LM 45 Naomi Bloom
10/23/04 Apple Pie - Hazel Dell 3LM 40 Naomi Bloom
09/23/04 Thurs.Trek - Lunch 1LM 18 Stephanie Metz
12/08/04 Light A Candle - Hanukkah 1LM 12 Stephanie Metz
10/10/04 Blessings - Special Occasion 1LM 12 Michael Curtis
11/07/04 Sierra,Suncrest,Lower,Kincai 5MB 75 Michael Curtis
11/21/04 OLH,Pescadero,Alp-W,Portola 5MB 80 Michael Curtis
11/26/04 Soda Springs 5M 20 Michael Curtis
10/13/04 Reverse Explorer - Coffee 3LM 20 Karen Bishop
12/30/04 Reverse Explorer - Coffee 3LM 20 Karen Bishop
10/17/04 Steroids - Los Alamitos Path 2MB 50 Joanne Grimaldi
12/26/04 Steroids - Reservoirs 2MB 50 Joanne Grimaldi
10/17/04 Epicenter - Eureka,NiseneMar 5LM 50 Paul Greene
10/23/04 Academy Grad. - Canada Loop 4LM 62 Jayme James
10/28/04 Thursday Mora 5MB 35 Tyler French
11/10/04 Wednesday Mora 5MB 35 Tyler French
12/08/04 Wednesday Tour 5M 30 Tyler French
11/10/04 Hills R Us - 5M 50 Van Whitis
11/16/04 Sh/Kennedy Coffee Ride 3MB 25 Pamela Downs
11/23/04 Sh/Kennedy Coffee Ride 3MB 25 Pamela Downs
11/30/04 Sh/Kennedy Coffee Ride 3MB 25 Pamela Downs
12/07/04 Sh/Kennedy Coffee Ride 3MB 25 Pamela Downs
12/14/04 Sh/Kennedy Coffee Ride 3MB 25 Pamela Downs
12/21/04 Sh/Kennedy Coffee Ride 3MB 25 Pamela Downs
11/16/04 Autumn Amble - Coffee 2LM 44 Pat Grilione
11/20/04 Academy Training - Lunch 1LM 15 Harry Lichtbach
11/27/04 EmeraldHills - PortolaLoop 3LM 58 Jerry Schonewille
12/30/04 EmeraldHills - PortolaLoop 3LM 40 Jerry Schonewille
12/07/04 Twosday Tuesday - Lunch 2LM 30 Bob Thompson
12/27/04 MM Mocha Mooch - Coffee 1LM 25 Don Burnett
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Sunday, January 02, 2005
Larsen, Karen (2004). Breaking the Limit. New York: Hyperion. (ISBN 9-7868-6870-8)
[My Rating, 9] If you liked Robyn Davidson's book, Tracks, you will like this book. In my opinion this is a great adventure book, a great feminists book and a great travel book. It is about one woman's two-wheeled trip from New Jersey to California to Alaska and return on a motorcycle. One her journey she met fellow travelers (including bicyclists), local folks and her birth family. Larsen is an excellent writer and her trip, like all good journeys, led her to a lot of self-revelations. If you can't make the journey yourself you should at least read the book. It is a great trip!