Blind Curves is an excellent travel memoir. It reminds me not to be afraid of the unknown and to attack challenges in life. Motorcycle riders can experience extreme joy and sudden sorrow as well. Linda Crill went on a ten day 2500 mile road trip through the Pacific Northwest with three other people. I really enjoyed the friendship that develops between these people. I admire her accomplishment because of how difficult it is. Crill is very honest in explaining how difficult is to do things like shifting gears and braking on a motorcycle. I really admire the coordination it takes to operate a motorcycle. Motorcycle riding requires mental and physical concentration. This is a theme that Crill communicates well. This road trip helps Linda rediscover happiness after her husband passes away from cancer. She experiences ten days of mostly pure happiness. A sense of prolonged happiness is something I am always trying to achieve.
I like reading about things like riding through snow and up hills and mountains. This is because I have a physical disability. I will probably never get to do these things by myself. There is a visual quality in Linda Crill's writing. She makes me feel like I am riding a motorcycle with her. I would love to see and do some of things that she describes in this book. I would love to visit the town of Leavenworth in Washington State just to eat some German food. I would love to see the giant redwood trees in Eureka and the beautiful Crater Lake in Oregon. This book is beautifully illustrated by an artist named Kevin Miller. I love his illustrations of a biker woman with long flowing hair on a motorcycle. There is another illustration of a computer blowing up. I like the caption under the illustration that failures facilitate change. This is a saying I will remember the next time I fail at something. The illustrations in the book really compliment the text well. Blind Curves is an excellent read.
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