Pilgrimage On A Steel Ride

Pilgrimage On A Steel Ride

A Memoir About Men And Motorcycles

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
The author describes his motorcycle journey through Minnesota and the Rockies to the Alaskan Highway, recalling the events in his life that have made him the man he is today

Blackwell North Amer
This is a book about the things that save a man's life, beginning with a motorcycle. At the age of fifty-seven, looking over his shoulder at heart disease, increasingly surrounded by his career as a writer, Gary Paulsen acquires his first Harley-Davidson. He decides to ride long - from his home in New Mexico to Alaska - and it turns out to be a trip in time as well as space.
Through Minnesota and the Rockies to the Alaska Highway, Paulsen, the author of Winterdance, about running the Iditarod, travels through the landmarks of his life. There were the people who wouldn't let him give in, from the tough cop who kept him from becoming a juvenile delinquent to the whore who told him not to leave the army. There were the challenges that pushed him to the limit, such as high-stakes poker, wrangling a dogsled through the Alaskan wilderness, and packing horses into the foothills of Montana. And there were the days of pure sweat and muscle on farms in Minnesota or at the bottom of septic-tank pits in Colorado. Amid the silence and beauty of running the road on his Harley, Paulsen celebrates hard work, constant challenge, and ultimately the process rather than the product - not the destination but the ride.

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& Taylor

The author describes his motorcycle journey through Minnesota to the Alaskan Highway, recalling the events in his life that have made him the man he is today, from the tough cop who saved him from delinquency to wrangling a dogsled through the Alaskan wilderness, and other challenges he has faced on the road of life. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace & Co., c1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780151930937
0151930937
Branch Call Number: B PAU
Characteristics: 179 p. : ill, maps ; 22 cm

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jasonkarb
Aug 16, 2011

Not what I expected. I thought I would be reading a book about a motorcycle adventure and although the story took place on a motorcycle road trip to Alaska...it was more about life, memories, and life experiences. Good read. Probably not for young adults.

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