The University of Gravel Roads - Global Lessons from a Four Year Motorcycle Adventure

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  1. Renedian

    Renedian saving for the next round

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    Four years, 95000 miles, and one bullet hole turns into 160 full color, 8.5" x 11" pages of rambling travelogue dealing with the how's, where's, and why's. Follow the linky to read sections of the book and ordering details. USD$35 + shipping from Canada which is USD$12 for ground service. PayPal friendly. Link to The University of Gravel Roads book site.
    Thanks.
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  2. Bill 310

    Bill 310 Poser Emeritus

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    I met Rene at the Vancouver Motorcycle Show, very nice guy. I bought his book which he autographed for me. The photography and story and very good.

    This is a nice book for your M/C book shelf and would make a great gift.
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  3. Rdy2Trvl

    Rdy2Trvl Adventurer

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    Thanks for sharing your adventure with us!
    I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Rene, then reading his book, which I purchased at the Calgary show. Great adventure, nice photography, and the best part, he LIVED our dream. Hats off to you RENE!:freaky
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  4. Mike_G

    Mike_G Exasperated

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    Just wanted to give this a bump. My wife & I met Rene a few years back in Mexico while we were on vacation and he was riding through. Great guy, great photographer (Rene, are you going to produce any more calendars?) and I can't wait to buy a copy of his book. He inspired me to make my own (all too brief and nothing like his adventure) trip down into Mexico and you've got to support a fellow rider like him. :thumb

    Mike
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  5. lopaca

    lopaca Been here awhile

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    Amazon is out "Currently Unavailable".

    Does anyone have suggestions of where I can get a copy of the book?

    Thanks in advance.
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  6. lopaca

    lopaca Been here awhile

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  7. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Friendly bump.

    Congrats, it was a great read. Very nice photo's and a fun, honest writing style. I'd highly recommend it to others.
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  8. Tracknod

    Tracknod Been here awhile

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    Just bought a copy... Anything to support someone that lives my dream is money well spent.
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  9. bikyto

    bikyto Dans le doute...gaz!

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    Great read and very friendly guy. I read it a few times actually and was in touch with the author.

    Refreshing and well put together:clap
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  10. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Hey Rene, I attended your presentation last night in Ottawa, well done :). I felt bad for you having to answer some of those "odd" questions, lol. Suppose your getting used to it though.

    Good luck in your future endeavours, they sound exciting.
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  11. ctoc123

    ctoc123 Adventurer

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    Just finished the book, excellent read. It really builds to a true adventure throughout the book.

    Definitely recommend it!:clap
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  12. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    Hey Rene! It was nice to have a coffee with you when you were in town! And great to hear that the Kanata Chapters agreed to give you some shelf space...it will save some Ottawa buys the shipping fee.

    Hope to see you if you come back next year!
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  13. Sugar Pig

    Sugar Pig almost certain...

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    Just wanted to say this is a great read and a coffee-table quality made book.

    Just so folks know it is available directly from Rene at his website. BMWMOA incorrectly said it was available from Amazon.

    Thanks Rene!
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  14. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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  15. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    Bumped into Rene at the Montreal motorcycle show, was nice to see him again. Pulled his book out to read it again, was as good a read as the first time!
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  16. mommer

    mommer bring on the world!!!!

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    just sent my order. can't wait for some big reading for the small island im on!
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  17. Racerboy000

    Racerboy000 Canuck

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    Met Rene at the mtl bike show! he did a 45 min talk on his trip. Enjoy it a lot, now need to start reading his book.
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  18. Am.E

    Am.E Been here awhile

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    Met Renee and saw his presentation at the BMW dealer in Roanoke yesterday. Thoroughly enjoyed the talk, bought the book. Very cool story. Book is great so far. Highly recommended, the talk is a really fun way to spend a bit of time.
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