A thousand miles in under twenty-four hours?
Two-Up: Navigating a Relationship 1,000 Miles at a Time
In a plane, sure. A car, maybe. On a motorcycle? That's crazy. But that's what it takes to earn membership in the Iron Butt Association, the world's foremost organization for long-distance motorcycle riders. For these elite riders thousand-mile days in the saddle are so routine that for fun they turn them into cross-country scavenger hunts, awarding points for bonus locations along the way. The biggest of them all is the eleven-day Iron Butt Rally.
When Lynda asked Terry to take her for a ride on his motorcycle on their third date, she knew his passion was long-distance riding. What she didn't know was that within a few short months they would be navigating the complexities of falling in love, blending families and building a life together. Becoming partners both on and off the bike, they found themselves charting a course through intense heat, bitter cold, exhaustion, disappointment, and exhilaration in the world of competitive riding, culminating in their entry into "The World's Toughest Motorcycle Competition."
Refusing to let the challenges of a debilitating disease affect his future...
From Iron Lung to Iron Butt: Riding Polio Into History
Diagnosed when he was not even a year old, Bob Mutchler understands firsthand how life-altering polio can be. Yet he and his family refused to let the challenges of this debilitating disease affect his future. As an adult Bob combined his membership in Rotary International and his love of motorcycle riding to help with The Rotary Foundation’s commitment to provide polio immunization to children everywhere through a program called PolioPlus. This is the gripping story of a man who knows from his own experiences exactly what a “world without polio” can mean to children and families. Crisscrossing Australia and North America on his motorcycle, “Motorcycle Bob” shares his own personal struggles as he tirelessly dedicates himself to the eradication of polio worldwide. All proceeds from the sale of this book are being donated to The Rotary Foundation's PolioPlus program.
Every athlete experiences twinges of doubt, fear, and more...
The Winner's Mind: Strengthening Mental Skills in Athletes
Every athlete experiences twinges of doubt, fear, self-consciousness, frustration and distraction. If yours last for moments, hours, or even days, here's good news: practicing proven mental skills can help you master the mental game of sport–and in the process, have you enjoying your game more than you ever thought possible. Mental skills training seeks to teach the already high-performing athlete how to use the mind as skillfully as the body in responding to the challenges of any demanding sports activity. Based on the principles of ACT – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy- this book takes you through a series of easy to understand exercises to help you explore what truly motivates you–what fires you up to push for excellence–and then create an action plan that will fuel that fire and sustain your passion for your game.
Lynda was born in New York and grew up in Los Angeles, moving to Washington State in 1985. She spent over thirty years as a Marriage and Family Therapist, and is currently a Mental Skills Coach for Athletes with a special interest in equestrians, endurance athletes, and golfers.
Two-Up, her first book, recounts her first three years together with Terry, a second marriage for both of them. Lynda moves from novice to experienced passenger as they build their relationship while simultaneously learning to ride together as a team in the world of long distance motorcycling. Her unique perspective as both a therapist and competitor adds a new dimension to motorcycling literature. Lynda's column, "Perspective," appears in the Iron Butt Magazine, a publication dedicated to the sport of safe long distance riding.
Lynda resides in Snoqualmie, Washington with her husband, Terry, where she now rides her own bike alongside him rather than as pillion.