"You'll never make it!"
With encouragement like that, author Mickey Thomas, in a fit of youthful testosterone, and with meticulous inattention to detail, decided to embark on a once-in-a lifetime 3,400 mile bicycle trek from Montana to Alaska.
While riding through knee problems, illness, homesickness, infatuation, bad weather, and meeting a host of quirky and hilarious characters, Mickey, and his group rides over some of the roughest roads and most desolate scenery in North America. Along the way, he discovers an inner strength as well as a new physical stamina he never had.
The book is laugh-out-loud funny, but it is also a celebration of the human spirit, and of the last great North American wilderness.