Keep The Shiny Side Up: A Motorcycle Adventure Memoir From Germany To Turkey And Back is finally finished!
With a brand new license and craving adventure, they hit the road.
Sherrie and Patrick were no strangers to overland motorcycle travel. They met on Patrick’s first around the world motorcycle trip. After joining him in Argentina to ride pillion Sherrie was hooked – both on Patrick and motorcycle travel. And so a dream was born. Their next trip would have them each riding their own motorbike. However, as the months turned to years that dream seemed ever distant. Soon it became apparent that saving for an around the world trip would take longer than either was willing to wait. Realizing that there was more to life than working and saving, they switched plans and decided to ride from Germany to Turkey and back via the Balkans.
Sherrie’s first trip riding solo, Keep The Shiny Side Up is an intimate account of why someone with a week old motorcycle license would jump on their bike and ride away. (Hint: It helps if staying means your homeless.) And as Sherrie was to find out, self-awareness is where the real zen of motorcycle travel occurs.
This is the story of their 3-month trip which included Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey. Greece, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Slovenia. From the majesty of Mt. Nemrut to the wonderful and open people they met along the way, Sherrie writes candidly about the ups, downs and pure bliss that is motorcycle travel. Food, mountain top crashes, and horny deer are all just part of this trip.
The Happiness Project meets The Motorcycle Diaries, the book is for anyone who dreams of packing it in and riding off into the sunset – or for anyone who just likes to read about it. Join in on the adventure today.
Publisher’s Note: Unleash Your Motorcycle Adventure Series is written by an adult and is intended for adults and therefore on occasion (and sometimes even more often than that) adult language is used. If you have a strong aversion to the use of the F-bomb, particularly when the person slinging that “type of language” is the female of the duo, you may find your enjoyment of the book somewhat diminished on occasion. Unleash Your Adventure has made an effort to remove unnecessarily foul language from the book. There are points though where we feel the integrity of the scene and Sherrie’s general personality require the occasional swear word. Otherwise, if you ever meet her in real life, say at a Horizon’s Unlimited meeting or in some random port, you will not be horrified. At the very least you can not say we did not warn you.