A thousand miles in under twenty-four hours? In a plane, sure. A car, maybe. On a motorcycle? That’s crazy. But that’s what it takes to earn membership in the Iron Butt Association, the world’s foremost organization for long-distance motorcycle riders. For these elite riders thousand-mile days in the saddle are so routine that for fun they turn them into cross-country scavenger hunts, awarding points for bonus locations along the way. The biggest of them all is the eleven-day Iron Butt Rally. When Lynda asked Terry to take her for a ride on his motorcycle on their third date, she knew his passion was long distance riding. What she didn't know was that within a few short months they would be navigating the complexities of falling in love, blending families and building a life together. Becoming partners both on and off the bike, they found themselves charting a course through intense heat, bitter cold, exhaustion, disappointment, and exhilaration in the world of competitive riding, culminating in their entry into “The World's Toughest Motorcycle Competition.”
About the Author
Combining over 30 years of experience as a Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in sport and performance psychology, Lynda brings a unique perspective to the world of long-distance motorcycle riding. Along with her husband Terry, they have competed in two Iron Butt Rallies and numerous other endurance events. Lynda currently writes a regular column, “A Pillion's Perspective,” for the Iron Butt Magazine.