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.