Breaking the Limit: One Woman's Motorcycle Journey Through North America (2020)

Breaking the Limit: One Woman's Motorcycle Journey Through North America Karen Larsen Breaking the Limit One Woman s Motorcycle Journey Through North America Breaking the Limit is one woman s account of riding her motorcycle from New Jersey to Alaska and back Realizing that years of work and travel in other people s countries made her a stranger in her own
  • Title: Breaking the Limit: One Woman's Motorcycle Journey Through North America
  • Author: Karen Larsen
  • ISBN: 9780786868704
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Hardcover
Breaking the Limit: One Woman's Motorcycle Journey Through North America Karen Larsen Breaking the Limit is one woman s account of riding her motorcycle from New Jersey to Alaska and back Realizing that years of work and travel in other people s countries made her a stranger in her own, and with an invitation to meet her biological father for the first time, Karen Larsen set out on a fifteen thousand mile trip with nothing but her motorcycle and the barestBreaking the Limit is one woman s account of riding her motorcycle from New Jersey to Alaska and back Realizing that years of work and travel in other people s countries made her a stranger in her own, and with an invitation to meet her biological father for the first time, Karen Larsen set out on a fifteen thousand mile trip with nothing but her motorcycle and the barest of essentials.Larsen s journey tests the limits of her own endurance, challenges her long held beliefs and values, and asks what it means to belong to a family Through the the fields of Iowa and the deserts of the Southwest, over the Rockies and across Alaska s Kenai Peninsula, Larsen confronts questions of femininity, family, independence, and personal identity.Her journey speaks to the immense space and over whelming beauty of North America, as well as to the diversity and vitality of the people she meets along the way Breaking the Limit invites you to join her as she braces against the wind, trades security for freedom, sacrifices stability for motion, and opens herself up to the vast canopy of a continent.
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  1. Kelly

    When my dad gave me this book, I was immediately interested For several reasons, I fell in love with this book pretty quickly First, I have seen and traveled little in my own country particularly west , so to experience a little westward travel vicariously through Karen s journey was thrilling for me I soaked it up thanks to great story telling, description, and dialogue Second, I m a sucker for great quotes, and there are some gems within these pages Third, I relate fairly well to Karen as a ju [...]

  2. Greg

    This is an account of Karen Larsen s solo motorcycle ride around the US, from NJ to Alaska and back Along the way, she meets her biological father for the first time, and her extended family During her fifteen thousand miles of riding, she learns to be comfortable with only the essentials of life plus her motorcycle Along the way, we get to peer into her thoughts on such issues as her beliefs and values and challenges to them , notions of family, femininity, and independence Another book that ma [...]

  3. Sherri

    While reading this book I decided to sit down at a computer so I could track her adventure and view some of the places she wrote about It made it much real that way I would not ride across the US with a few t shirts and a tent, but enjoyed her free spirit and the spirit of the other rides she came in contact with As a female rider I found the book empowering and inspiring One of these years I hope to do a ride like this with a group of my friends, but we ll stay in hotels

  4. Brittany

    This book was okay, but it could have been about 100 pages shorter It s about one woman s experience driving from NJ through parts of the continental US Canada Alaska on her own As well as dealing with the drive, she s also stopping to meet her birth parents and then spend time with the adoptive parents who raised her near the end of her trip The family issues were interesting, and I wish that had been of a focus Instead, it was a lot of Wow this scenery is beautiful, aw this little town is dyi [...]

  5. Joyce

    My husband read this book first, and really enjoyed it Kept telling me I had to read it when he was finished as it brought back memories of rides we have taken together on his BMWs and rides he has gone on with his buddies I really enjoyed it also We especially remember our trip to Crater Lake and we shared her feelings as she saw the lake for the first time We both wished there had been a map or maps included My husband read with a large atlas nearby Thanks Karen for the road trip you took us o [...]

  6. Vera

    The story of Karen Larsen s trip across parts of the US and Canada to Alaska was a great read I enjoyed the discussions of problems she had with the weather, roads, and her fellow travelers Her insight into the different areas she went through was well written and easily understandable Her interactions with those surprised or astonished that a woman would go cross country on a motorcycle were sometimes encouraging and at others infuriating Good read.

  7. Linda

    I enjoyed this book Karen was adopted as a baby and needs to find herself and meet her biological father due to a health scare She rides her Harley, Lucy from New Jersey to Alaska and back The book is about the people she meets on her journey, the places she stays, the beauty and brutality of nature and search for self This is a book to be added to my keep shelf.

  8. Allison Brophy

    As a newly licensed motorcyclist, I found this book extremely inspiring The way she describes her journey made me feel as if I were riding on the back of her sportster I had fun googling the different locations she visited with each chapter Great read

  9. Mariah

    Great traveling book A lot of very detailed scenic beauty is in this book and that made me have to take a break quite a bit to soak everything up I love the reasoning behind jumping on her bike and deciding to travel across the United States.

  10. SouthWestZippy

    Plain and simple, I Love this book.It is a I can do it, not just for anyone but for myself book Well written for a easy read.

  11. Julie

    I absolutely loved this book I have a longing to see Crater Lake for myself after having read this I m glad she cut the loser loose

  12. Diane Hess

    After reading this book I decided I wanted to a Harley riding grandma It s a dream of mine and just reading that a young woman can make this journey anyone can.cially me.

  13. Alma

    Really enjoyed the detailed explanations of each stop she made on her way to Alaska from New Jersey and to Canada.

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