SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ — Breakdowns in small towns all around America is the theme of a new book titled AMERICAN BORDERS by Carla King, which describes her solo journey around the United States on a Russian Ural sidecar motorcycle.
A motorcycle journey to explore the borders between the United States, 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 landscapes and population. From B.C. to the Blue Ridge, Boquillas to Beverly Hills, American Borders is a unique and intimate exploration of the United States and its neighbors.
“A great read!” says Lonely Planet founder Maureen Wheeler. “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!
“Heartwarming and revealing, readers get to know and love Carla, and get to know themselves a little more in the process,” says Genevieve Schmitt, founder of WomenRidersNow.com. “She’s a true hero, smiling every mile of the way and finding humor in the worst of circumstances.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Carla King is the author of the popular realtime Internet dispatches American Borders, China Road, and Indian Sunset. Her writing has been published in Wild Writing Women: Stories of World Travel, Travelers’ Tales anthologies, and In Search of Adventure. Her book, American Borders, is the first in a series of Motorcycle Misadventures travelogues. She lives in San Francisco.
American Borders: A solo-circumnavigation of the United States on a
Russian sidecar motorcycle
Author: Carla King
Paperback; 228 pages ($16.95)
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Currently the USA tour includes Chicago, Atlanta, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, San Francisco and the Pacific Northwest. More cities will be added later in the year. See calendar for details.
Please contact the author for a review copy of the book or personal interview (including motorcycle ride with interviewer).
Phone: (415) 379-7372
Fax: (415) 520-5749
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CONTACT: Carla King, +1-415-379-7372, or Fax, +1-415-520-5749, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: http://www.motorcyclemisadventures.com/
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