I know I've been quiet lately but I have a good excuse...really! I finally finished the print version of the American Borders travelogue, and it's launching this month with a few events, starting with a reading in San Francisco, then a motorcycle show in Chicago, then the SF Writer's Conference, then a motorcycle show in Atlanta. My 2007 schedule is on the website. Below is the official press release, I hope you'll come say hi at one of the events, buy a book, or order the book online at http://www.MotorcycleMisadventures.com, or just click here.
New book describes a woman’s solo journey around the USA on a cranky Russian motorcycle
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Breakdowns in small towns all around America is the theme of a new book titled AMERICAN BORDERS by Carla King, about her solo journey around the United States on a Russian Ural sidecar motorcycle.
A motorcycle journey to explore the borders between the United States with Canada and Mexico quickly becomes a comedy of mechanical, social, and natural disasters. King’s four-month, ten-thousand-mile solo test ride of the newly-imported Russian Ural sidecar motorcycle is punctuated by cracked welds and electrical gremlins, evil tow truck drivers, roadside romances, tornadoes and hurricanes.
Woven into the narrative are the intensely personal reflections of a woman traveling alone, the Zen of motorcycle maintenance, and keen observations of America's diverse landscape and population. From B.C. to the Blue Ridge, Tecate to Beverly Hills, American Borders is a unique and intimate exploration of the United States and its neighbors.
"A great read!" says Lonely Planet. "Carla takes every breakdown, every weird encounter in her stride with a sense of humor, an eye for the ridiculous, and incredible stoicism. All this, and sex and relationships, too!"
Meet the author at upcoming events across the USA and in the UK. Details and a complete calendar on MotorcycleMisadventures.com.
American Borders: A solo-circumnavigation of the United States on a Russian sidecar motorcycle by Carla King
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Paperback; 246 pages ($16.95) ISBN: 0964644509
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Email: carla @ carlaking.com