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Against the Wind: A Rider's Account of the Incredible Iron Butt Rally
by Ron Ayres
Ten consecutive thousand-mile days on two wheels in a mental race against imponderable odds and a ceaselessly ticking clock--welcome to the legendary Iron Butt Rally. Against the Wind is a riveting new book, written by sixth-place 1995 finisher Ron Ayres, telling the story of what many call the most grueling test of human endurance in all of motorcycling. With guts and she ...more
Paperback, 237 pages
Published August 29th 1997 by Whitehorse Press
(first published June 1st 1997)
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Entertaining and instructive autobiographical account of Ron Ayres 1995 ride in the Iron Butt Rally. The IBR is a grueling eleven day, typically 10,000+ mile endurance rally traversing the United States and Canada by motorcycle. Ayres finished sixth in this, his first attempt at the IBR. With a gripping writing style, he gives readers a rare glimpse into this test of human endurance.
This is a real interesting account of a mid 90's Iron Butt Rally. Targeted to impress the "motorcycle enthusiast", it's a good account of what to expect from a IBA rally. Being an IBA member this kept me captivated and I could relate to the mayhem. Johnny T (IBA member #27342)
The best story yet told of the Iron Butt Rally, an 11-day, 11,000 mile competition between the world's greatest motorcycle riders. One day I want to rally with them. The Rally has changed since Ayres wrote his book, but it's never been told better.