It took Lois eight and a half months, over 16,798 miles, to get from Alaska to the end of South America on a dirt bike. Sound like fun? Not for me but she quit her job and drove all the way. Most of the ride was solo but she met fellow bikers along the way. The North American part was easiest since the language was no problem. But once she hit Mexico and had to deal with the paper work of crossing borders the language barrier was a problem. The usual set backs were the weather, illness and mechanical problems. But Lois had the right attitude and enjoyed herself along the way. It was a fun read but I still wouldn’t do it.