Ron Ayres is a nationally recognized motorcycle endurance rider who has completed numerous endurance competitions, including two Iron Butt rallies. His first book, Against the Wind, chronicles his participation in the 1995 Iron Butt Rally, which he finished in sixth place after riding more than 12,000 miles in eleven days. Against the Wind has been widely acclaimed among motorcyclists and non-riders alike and is now in its third printing.
In 1998, Ron shattered a Guinness World Record when he visited all 48 contiguous states by motorcycle in just six days. After completing his 48-state journey in Washington, he continued to Hyder, Alaska, and set a record as the first motorcyclist to visit all 49 North American states in seven days.
In 1999, Ron and his wife Barbara relocated to Johannesburg, South Africa. Ron is Chief Executive Officer of EDS Africa, a global firm which provides information technology services to companies in sub-Saharan Africa. Ron continues his motorcycle adventures in Africa. In March 2000, he and South African rider Shaun Powell will lead a group of experienced motorcyclists on an "8 Flags" ride through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Mozambique. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fantastic in depth log of Ron Ayres 1995 Iron Butt Rally.Many stories of his experiences and of many of his fellow riders. Read morePublished on June 10 2011 by Dougie
Having ridden three Iron Butt rallies myself, I find that this is THE BOOK to describe this unique sport to others. It gives the reader an insight into the challenge of the ride. Read morePublished on Feb. 7 2003
I, as an Harley Davidson enthusiast from Istanbul Chapter in Turkey, found Ron Ayres book very inspiring. Read morePublished on Dec 19 2000 by Taner Celik
Ayres carries the reader along on an extraordinary adventure. Wonderfully capturing the sense of freedom, perseverance, danger, and courage, this book inspires readers to overcome... Read morePublished on April 28 1999
This book could have been inspired by "Songs of Innocence", "Songs of Experience". Read morePublished on Nov. 21 1998
Ron is a consummate gentleman who has, without any bravado or macho BS, brought to life the trials and tribulations of a rider competing in the Iron Butt motorcycle rally. Read morePublished on Nov. 8 1998 by email@example.com