THE UNIVERSITY OF GRAVEL ROADS: Global Lessons from a Four-Year Motorcycle Adventure
By Rene Cormier
Winner of the 2010 Independent Publisher Bronze Medal for Travel Essay
Winner of the 2011 DaVinci Eye Award
New ISBN for second printing: 978-0-981337-11-1
Paperback with flaps • CAD$40, USD$35
11" x 8.5", 160 pages, Colour photos
Author's home: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
BISAC: TRV010000: TRAVEL/Essays & Travelogues
At the end of a great day of riding and exploring, have you ever wanted nothing more than to fall asleep, exhausted from new experiences, only to wake up the next day and do it all again? And again? And again?
Join the adventure as 33-year-old Rene Cormier politely removes himself from the working world that surrounds him and cashes in what few possessions he has to finance a three-year-long motorcycle journey around the world. Never one to let excessive planning get in the way of a good ride, Rene runs out of money half way through the tour and ultimately takes five years to cover his 41-country, 154,000-kilometre (95,000 mile) route. Written with equal measure of cultural insight and travel logistics, this light travelogue brings you alongside Rene as he pulls off the ride of a lifetime, doing it the old-fashioned way; no sponsors, no support vehicles, and no idea about what he is going to learn along the way.
(From the front flap)
It's the second year for The University of Gravel Roads on the bookshelves and we are already into our second printing. 2011 also signals the start of a welcomed agreement with Heritage Group Distribution to get the books onto the shelves of your favorite bookstores. Heritage Group has exclusive distribution rights for bookstores in Canada, the United States (via Ingram Book Company), and the UK (via Gazelle).
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