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Lights on the Water/Impressions in the Sand
A Motorcycling Odyssey
by Jack Lyndon Thomas

Overview


Lights on the Water/Impressions in the Sand: A Motorcycling Odyssey chronicles a 105-day motorcycling adventure I undertook in 2003 that covered 18,000 miles, often under difficult road situations. Weather conditions ranged from electric-vest-cold to suffocating heat. This journey roams from Texas through the Dakotas, three Canadian Provinces, on to Alaska, then south along North America’s west coast, Death Valley, Arizona, and New Mexico, culminating in the Texas Big Bend Country.

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Lights on the Water/Impressions in the Sand: A Motorcycling Odyssey chronicles a 105-day motorcycling adventure I undertook in 2003 that covered 18,000 miles, often under difficult road situations. Weather conditions ranged from electric-vest-cold to suffocating heat. This journey roams from Texas through the Dakotas, three Canadian Provinces, on to Alaska, then south along North America’s west coast, Death Valley, Arizona, and New Mexico, culminating in the Texas Big Bend Country. The work is laced with significant personal events from the Vietnam War as well as consequences from a ravaging flood, all woven within the tapestry of vivid, poetic descriptions of land and seascapes, rivers carving canyons, the haunting lure of expansive deserts, and “gifts” received from encounters along the way. You also will meet The War Horse, a BMW K1200 RS, whose personification adds levity and occasional wisdom to this lone rider’s excursion.

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About the author


Jack Lyndon Thomas has published an illustrated book of poetry, Whirling Fire (1997), and memoir, Coyote Jack: Drawing Meaning from Life and Vietnam (2006), based upon his Vietnam experiences—which included earning The Bronze Star Medal for Heroism in Ground Combat, The Bronze Star Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster) for Meritorious Achievement in Ground Operations Against Hostile Forces, and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge—while serving as an infantry officer/advisor to South Vietnamese militia. He has completed his first novel, The Monsoon Killed the Tiger, a suspense/thriller, which is ePublished, and is nearing completion on the first draft of Border Slot, also a suspense/thriller. Jack has been interviewed on both radio and television and has appeared as a paid performer reading selections from Whirling Fire. He has exhibited photography in juried art shows in Round Top and Salado, Texas. A retired CPA, Jack is divorced, has two grown daughters and two grandchildren.

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Book details

Genre:TRAVEL

Subgenre:Special Interest / Adventure

Language:English

Pages:301

eBook ISBN:9780965984355


Overview


Lights on the Water/Impressions in the Sand: A Motorcycling Odyssey chronicles a 105-day motorcycling adventure I undertook in 2003 that covered 18,000 miles, often under difficult road situations. Weather conditions ranged from electric-vest-cold to suffocating heat. This journey roams from Texas through the Dakotas, three Canadian Provinces, on to Alaska, then south along North America’s west coast, Death Valley, Arizona, and New Mexico, culminating in the Texas Big Bend Country.

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Description


Lights on the Water/Impressions in the Sand: A Motorcycling Odyssey chronicles a 105-day motorcycling adventure I undertook in 2003 that covered 18,000 miles, often under difficult road situations. Weather conditions ranged from electric-vest-cold to suffocating heat. This journey roams from Texas through the Dakotas, three Canadian Provinces, on to Alaska, then south along North America’s west coast, Death Valley, Arizona, and New Mexico, culminating in the Texas Big Bend Country. The work is laced with significant personal events from the Vietnam War as well as consequences from a ravaging flood, all woven within the tapestry of vivid, poetic descriptions of land and seascapes, rivers carving canyons, the haunting lure of expansive deserts, and “gifts” received from encounters along the way. You also will meet The War Horse, a BMW K1200 RS, whose personification adds levity and occasional wisdom to this lone rider’s excursion.

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About the author


Jack Lyndon Thomas has published an illustrated book of poetry, Whirling Fire (1997), and memoir, Coyote Jack: Drawing Meaning from Life and Vietnam (2006), based upon his Vietnam experiences—which included earning The Bronze Star Medal for Heroism in Ground Combat, The Bronze Star Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster) for Meritorious Achievement in Ground Operations Against Hostile Forces, and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge—while serving as an infantry officer/advisor to South Vietnamese militia. He has completed his first novel, The Monsoon Killed the Tiger, a suspense/thriller, which is ePublished, and is nearing completion on the first draft of Border Slot, also a suspense/thriller. Jack has been interviewed on both radio and television and has appeared as a paid performer reading selections from Whirling Fire. He has exhibited photography in juried art shows in Round Top and Salado, Texas. A retired CPA, Jack is divorced, has two grown daughters and two grandchildren.

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