Jared Greenstone

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Riding With Rilke by Ted Bishop
Riding With Rilke by Ted Bishop
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The book's sections on riding and his journey to Texas (and return) are great (albiet with a long pause in the journey to fly home for other work...he really lost me on that)...his stories of interacting wtih small town folks in the lower 48 is really bang on and had me laughing. He timelines messed me up more than once. If you are not interested in the literary world, you may find the ramblings about James Joyce and other authors a bit tedious...but hold your breath, he does accellerate out of analytical stuff eventually and gets back on the road...where the book definitely shines brightest. I would liken it to a version of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" for English… Read more
The Road to Gobblers Knob: From Chile to Alaska on&hellip by Geoff Hill
PIcked up the book recently, excited by the title. I am a biker myself and always enjoy good road and adventure travel stories. This story mind you is a bit misleading. The cover says "the biker who conquered the Pan American Highway". Well, first things first. He didn't do it alone, so it really is bikers..plural. Not to mention that he takes much of the credit of the story with the appearance that he did it alone, his sidekick Clifford is definitely mentioned, but you wouldn't know it by the cover. Conquered...well, he crashes in Colombia hard on the road surface because of poor rider awarness and speed (not due to bandits or sacred cows), doesn't sound too much like conquering to… Read more