Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New e-book review

We are happy to announce that PAC Tours will host an interview with author David Rowe about his newly released eBook, The Ride of Your Life. It will be available to readers on February 4 on Lon's Blog.

The Ride of Your Life is a book for sport-recreational cyclists who want to increase their mileage and their enjoyment of events of 100 miles or more.

What should you know about David Rowe?

David Rowe is a road bike rider who lives, works and rides in the Pacific Northwest.

His goal-centered approach helped him break the 100-mile-barrier and attempt routes in the remote Cascade Range and Columbia Plateau with cyclists called randonneurs. What he learned while riding with these highly skilled cyclists helped him complete some of the most challenging road biking events in the Northwest, including the Cascade 1200, the Portland-to-Glacier 1000, and the Rocky Mountain 1200.

With his son Evan, David created Ready to Ride® in 2005 with the goal of helping cyclists who, like himself, do not have a background in road racing, but want to excel at long distance riding. Ready To Ride® is a Web site for sport-recreational cyclists who want to balance the demands of career and family with the physical, mental, and equipment demands of long distance cycling.

How can you participate in the virtual book tour?

David will be discussing the sport of endurance cycling, particularly how riders can prepare mentally for completing rides of 100 or more miles in a single day. He is also happy to discuss his own experiences riding in the Pacific Northwest, particularly in the Oregon and Washington Cascade Range.

So if you have questions for David, simply post a reply here. If you want to explore his book more carefully beforehand, you can visit RoadBikeRider.com to get more information, including a free, 34-page preview edition. The Ride of Your Life page at RoadBikeRider.com is located at http://www.roadbikerider.com/royl_page.htm.

Why not visit the web site now while it's still fresh in your mind, then shoot me your questions so I can include them in my interview on February 4.

How you can win a free copy of The Ride of Your Life

David is collecting stories from readers who overcame physical, mental, or equipment challenges to finish a challenging ride. Readers of Lon's PAC Tour Blog can win a free copy of the Ride of Your Life, simply by telling their story in 200 words or less.

David is going to publish a compilation of the best stories in an eBook, which he will make available free in the Spring of this year. If your story is selected for publication, you’ll win a free eBook. It’s that easy.

You can download an entry form here: http://www.rideofyourlife.biz/my_ride.zip. Be sure to mention that you learned about the eBook giveaway on Lon's PAC Tour Blog.