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  • Genre:SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SubGenre:Cycling
  • Language:English
  • Pages:286
  • eBook ISBN:9781098394912
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098394905

One Ride at a Time

Life Lessons Learned on a Cross-Country Bicycle Ride

by Rob Leachman View author's profile page

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Overview
Get ready for the ride of a lifetime. At an age when most people are slowing down, Rob Leachman set off on an unforgettable adventure. In 2017, Rob and his wife had just turned sixty years old and were recreational cyclists at best. But they refused to let their age prevent them from pursuing their goals and dreams. Instead, they embarked from San Diego on a 3,000-mile bicycle tour across the southern United States, hoping to reach the Atlantic Ocean forty-six days later. "One Ride at a Time: Life Lessons Learned on a Cross-Country Bicycle Ride" is part memoir, part travel story about their amazing journey, and part a guidebook for living a more fulfilling life. Whether you're an avid cyclist or an armchair adventurer, you're sure to find this unique perspective on America and tale of personal growth a ride worth taking.
Description
Get ready for the ride of a lifetime . . . At an age when most people are slowing down, Rob Leachman set off on the adventure of a lifetime. In 2017, Rob and his wife, Bev, had just turned sixty years old and were recreational cyclists at best. But they refused to let their age prevent them from pursuing their goals and dreams. Instead, they embarked from San Diego on a 3,000-mile bicycle tour across the southern United States, hoping to reach the Atlantic Ocean forty-six days later. As they prepared to begin their journey, Rob and his wife found themselves nervous and more than a little fearful of what was to come. Unsure of their chances of success, they departed with seven other riders on what would become the adventure of their lives. Averaging seventy miles a day riding on busy highways and isolated country roads, through cities and deserts and over mountains, pushed them far outside their comfort zone and drove them to exceed their limitations in ways they never thought possible. They reached their destination in Florida shortly after experiencing a profound tragedy that came to define the entire journey. Now, Rob invites you to join him as he recounts this incredible adventure and the many life lessons he learned along the way, lessons that can help you to . . . • Stretch yourself and achieve goals you thought were out of reach. • Follow your heart and find your own adventure. • Break through limitations to live your best life. Written with humor and deep reflection, "One Ride at a Time: Life Lessons Learned on a Cross-Country Bicycle Ride" will leave readers captivated by the story of these cyclists pursuing a life-long dream and enchanted by such a unique viewpoint of this vast nation. And like these adventurers, it may leave you yearning to pursue that long-time goal you've always wanted to attain. Whether you're an avid cyclist or an armchair adventurer, you're sure to find this unique perspective of America and tale of personal growth a ride worth taking.
About the author
An educator, author, and occasional adventurer, Rob Leachman is a retired school district superintendent and university instructor and the author of One Ride at a Time: Life Lessons Learned on a Cross-Country Bicycle Ride. Rob and his wife, Bev, completed numerous "adventure travel" trips, including a bicycle trip across Missouri on the "Katy Trail" and a rim-to-rim hike across the Grand Canyon, before riding their bicycles across the United States. Rob earned a doctoral degree from the University of Missouri and lives and works in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. He currently writes about areas of lifelong interest to him, including the history of track and field, leadership and goal setting, and an area he calls "ageless adventure and fitness." He and Bev can often be seen hiking on area roads and trails. He can be reached at RobLeachman.com.
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