American Borders (Paperback)

Breakdowns in Small Towns All Around the U.S.A.

By Carla King

Motorcycle Misadventures, 9780964644519, 240pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2008

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Description

An exploration of the borders between the United States, Canada, and Mexico on an unreliable Russian Ural motorcycle with sidecar becomes a comedy of breakdowns in small towns all around America. This four-month, 10,000-mile adventure spans moments of blissful backroads freedom, cultural connection, and roadside romance—interrupted by cracked welds, electrical gremlins, evil tow-truck drivers, tornadoes, and hurricanes. From British Columbia to the Blue Ridge, Boquillas to Beverly Hills, this is an intimate exploration of the United States and its neighbors.



About the Author

Carla King is the author of the real-time internet dispatches "American" "Borders," "China Road," and "Indian Sunset." Her work has appeared in "Wild Writing" "Women: Stories of World Travel," "Travelers'Tales" anthologies, and "In Search of" "Adventure." She lives in Richmond, California."


Praise For American Borders: Breakdowns in Small Towns All Around the U.S.A.

"Finally, an entertaining book written by an experienced and well-traveled woman motorcyclist. Motorcyclists, non-motorcyclists, women, and men will find Carla's story both heartwarming and revealing as she tiptoes the lines between feminine woman and hardcore biker, flirty and reserved, and carefree and responsible, knowing right when to use each persona to her advantage."  —Genevieve Schmitt, founder, WomenRidersNow.com