Description of the Book
After 18 months of following one-size-fits-all advice for a 57-year-old new widow, Linda Crill is still miserable. In a moment of rebellion, she trades her corporate suits for motorcycle leathers and commits herself to a 2,500-mile road trip down America’s Pacific Northwest coast riding a motorcycle. The problem—she doesn’t know how to ride and had only 30 days to learn.
With less than a month to learn, Linda enrolls in a beginner’s motorcycle course at a Harley dealership. Overwhelmed by the complexities of an 800-pound touring motorcycle and unsure if she can work the biker babe persona, she considers bailing on the trip to retreat into a life of quiet widowhood. But neither option—staying or going—offers the comfort she craves. With little to lose she chooses the road trip, hoping she’ll find answers for rebuilding her life around this blind curve.
From Vancouver, Canada, to the wine country of California, this out-of-character choice became a catalyst for discovering answers to “What Now?” By heading into the unknown—the blind curve—she faces her fears, tests old beliefs, and discovers not only a broader horizon of possibilities to use in building the next phase of her life but also the fuel to make it happen.
Funny, irreverent, and extraordinarily honest, it’s the perfect read for people looking for ways to reinvent themselves, and anyone asking: “What now?”
How It’s Different from Other Travel Memoirs
Blind Curves’ story includes:
- Halston to Harley story of a former Fortune 100 corporate executive who trades her business suits for motorcycle leathers, high heels for steel-toed boots, and designer scarves for a faded railroad bandana.
- America’s Pacific Northwest where the author embarks on a 2,500-mile road trip with a take-you-there travel narrative to one of America’s most popular destinations from Vancouver, Canada, to the wine-country of California.
- Baby Boomer Female Linda Crill is spokes-person for how “women of a certain age” can take a ride on the wild side and turn boredom into bliss, security into sizzle, and quiet desperation into a meaningful calling.
- Answers the Question: “What now?” that many of us are asking in this hyper-changing world ” as the unknown, unwanted, and unexpected touches all of our lives in multiple ways. Blind Curve’s story proves that opening doors labeled “not me” broadens one’s possibilities for reinventing a future filled with new possibilities.
- Vicarious Harley Thrill that taps into the cachet, allure and vicarious thrill of driving a motorcycle. (Who hasn’t watched a motorcycle ride by and thought to themselves, “Wow, that looks like fun!”).
- Graphic Appeal the narrative is sprinkled with forty-one original illustrations that add humor and visual appeal to the book.