Good new book - KLR 650 road trip.

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  1. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    I just finished reading this book and really enjoyed it and figured the KLR guys would really like it, and enjoy reading what kind of miles these bikes are really capable of, and the 2 maniacs riding them in the book !!!
    The book is called -PASSION IN THE WIND by Alan Leduc and it is about him and Tim Yow riding their KLR 650's on a circumnavigation of the USA and Canada riding 23,000+ miles with 2,700+ miles of gravel in 48 days and certifying it with the Iron Butt Association, and Alan is 60 years old and Tim Yow is 68 years old !!!!
    It is available on Kindle and Nook and the book can be ordered from Alan.There is a link on the MTF (motorcycle tourers forum) website in one of the forums to order the hard copy.
    I downloaded it off kindle for 2.99, a bargain read.
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  2. GAS GUY

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    What, not one response ??Doesn't anybody read real books anymore !!?? LOL
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  3. Benjava

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    not that fast, maybe wait a little more than 15 hours :wink:

    Thanks for mentioning it here though, I'll likely check it out sometime.
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  4. squidhunter

    squidhunter suck-squeeze-bang-blow

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    I always enjoy a good ride report, I'll put the book in my Que.
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  5. georgej

    georgej Been here awhile

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    I do.I don't own a Klr,but I enjoy reading,especially anything to do with motorcycles.So I will download it ,it will make the winter go by a little quicker.
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  6. drklr

    drklr MotoTrvlr

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    Thanks for the info. Just downloaded the book.
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  7. sweeper

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    just got if for my kindle, thanks for the tip. K
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  8. Kainic

    Kainic Almost there

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    Another book to add to my list. Thanks for the heads up
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  9. GAS GUY

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    Your all welcome, its a great ride report.
    Also, you may want to check out the Motorcycle Tourers Forum website, which Alan Leduc started in 2001 and Tim Yow is a big part of it.
    All the members are excellant and they put together alot of interesting rides every year.
    I went to their founders feast at Iron Horse lodge in North Carolina this past september and had a great time.
    Alot of the members frequent Advrider also.
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  10. Dirtbiker

    Dirtbiker Been here awhile

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    Man, that sounds just great, for someone like me who hasn't riden street bikes only dirt and I just started at age 43. These guys do inspire me. And for that matter alot of YOU GOOD FOLKS, have done the same. For me it's the FEAR FACTOR. though I'm thinking of getting a KLR, maybe this year.
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  11. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    Yeah, it seems our limitations are almost always mental.
    You will really enjoy the book, it is inspiring.
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  12. AL2000

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    Thanks for the recommendation of my book!

    We rode 23,000 miles in 48 days with about 2,700 miles of gravel.

    If you want a print version: http://www.bopisolutions.com/passion.htm you can get a signed copy at this link. If you order a print version and Kindle or Nook version, order the combo and the electronic version is price is reimbursed.
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  13. GAS GUY

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    New years bump.
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  14. Kankujoe

    Kankujoe Adventure Traveller

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    Thanks for the recommendation. I just downloaded it. Looks like a good read.
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  15. Kankujoe

    Kankujoe Adventure Traveller

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    Sounds like all of you is made out of iron, not just you butt!

    You da man!
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  16. BigChris99

    BigChris99 Been here awhile

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    Old thread I know, but I just found this book on the IBA site. Really got my attention, I'll be ordering a copy soon. Yes I still read books. Seems like the KLR is truly a do anything bike. I know I really like mine. Can't wait to read about this adventure!
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  17. turbomax

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    Just ordered it for the nook. Think it can be done on a Dr,I would love to go on an epic trip.
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  18. GAS GUY

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    It can be done on any bike, it only takes 2 things.
    Time and money.
    I just can't seem to get both of them at the same time !!! Lol.
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  19. GAS GUY

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    Bump for a good read !!
    Has anybody read it, what do you think ??
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  20. RandoCommando

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    I read it and enjoyed it.
    It's more like a ride report than an actual book.
    I was kind of upset that he lost his camera in Florida.
    I was really hoping to see the pictures.
    I even went so far as to try and see if anyone had posted the camera on Craigslist or elsewhere.
    The book gives you a lot to think about if you plan on doing iron butt rides or cross country travel to Alaska and Canada.
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