Excuse me, which way is the Baja 1000? by Airborne Andy

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“The everyday man out in the working world does something incredible and against all odds and advice. No one expected him to go through with it, everyone tried to talk him out of it, and NO ONE except Andy expected him to make it this far” -Brennan Dates “Excuse me, which way is the Baja 1000?” is a story about seizing the moment, pushing back the hands of time, and chasing a dream. It’s about an aging working man, an avid motorcycle enthusiast, who finds himself with one more chance at real adventure. With off-road riding skills developed as a teenager but unused for several decades, no desert racing experience, and a general purpose motorcycle suited more for commuting and dual sport rides than off-road racing, Andy throws caution to the wind and reaches for the brass ring – the longest non-stop, point to point, off-road race in the world – The Baja 1000! The story unfolds as the author dives head first into the challenging and dangerous world of off-road motorcycle racing, overcoming obstacle after obstacle along the way, and learning as he goes. With limited skills and a less than competitive motorcycle his chances for success look bleak. But, a stubborn “never say die” attitude and an unquenchable thirst for adventure keeps our unlikely hero in the hunt as he tenaciously pushes forward to realize his dream.

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Airborne Andy aka Andrew Vela (1959-) grew up riding off-road motorcycles in the Northwest United States. As a young man he served as a Paratrooper in the U.S. Army before moving to California where he attended college and studied computer programming. For the next 23 years he worked in Information Technologies for various large corporations before beginning a second career as a dream chaser, adventure traveler, and author.Andy has traveled extensively by motorcycle throughout the Americas and competed in the longest point-to-point, off-road race in the world - the Baja 1000. He has also won 9 Pulitzer Prize's for his acclaimed writings in the field of... just kidding about the Pulitzers! But he has developed a unique sense of humor and written a couple very interesting books about his first few motorcycling adventures in North America. And, he is currently writing another book about his journeys across the United States: the initial trip was on small 2-lane, country roads and the second was a 4,500 mile, off-road motorcycle excursion across the USA over an obscure, unpaved route known as the Trans-America Trail. Andy has also traveled throughout Central and South America by motorcycle, and he still entertains notions of competing in the world famous Dakar Rally and traveling around the rest of the world by motorcycle.
Published April 25, 2012 by Andrew Vela. 218 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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