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Sports & Recreation Cycling

A Purpose Ridden - Updated Edition

by (author) Ryan Correy

Publisher
RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
Initial publish date
Mar 2018
Category
Cycling, Extreme Sports, Sports
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781771602648
    Publish Date
    Mar 2018
    List Price
    $30.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781771602860
    Publish Date
    May 2018
    List Price
    $14.99

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Description

An honest memoir that deconstructs an evolving father–son relationship, uncovers the struggles in becoming one of Canada’s most respected adventure cyclists and the dramatic impact of a recent cancer diagnosis.

In the summer of 1996, a father and his 13-year-old son embarked on a 3400 kilometre bicycle tour across Canada. Affectionately known as “Manhood Training,” this unique bonding experience became the inspiration for Ryan Correy to break away from convention and turn a passion for cycling into his purpose in life.

The world’s most extreme cycling challenges serve as an evolving proving ground for the young rider – including self-doubt on a solo tour to Arizona after high school, falling asleep and crashing into a cemetery gate on the gruelling Race Across America (“The toughest sporting event in the world”), murder and robbery along the Pan American Highway (“The longest road in the world”), a near mountaintop helicopter rescue while traversing the infamous Tour Divide (“The longest mountain bike race in the world”), cashing in after being hit by a car in California, hallucinations and foot-crippling pain on a six-day, 20-hour stationary-cycling world record attempt, and plenty more.

With a new afterword by the author detailing his move to Western Canada, eventual marriage and more recent colon cancer diagnosis, A Purpose Ridden is a riveting and emotional memoir that will appeal to cyclists and non-cyclists alike.

About the author

Ryan Correy is an Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership graduate who has taken on many of the world’s toughest cycling challenges, including a 25,000 km tour from Alaska to Argentina; the grueling 4828 km Race Across America; the 4418 km of remote mountain terrain on the Tour Divide; and a crippling 6 day, 20 hour stationary cycling World Record attempt. In between planning his next adventure, Ryan regularly speaks to groups of athletes about endurance and how to turn passion into purpose. He also serves as the Fueling Guru for Hammer Nutrition Canada—giving advice to amateur and professional athletes alike. Ryan lives in Burlington, Ontario, with his equally ambitious girlfriend, Sarah.

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Editorial Reviews

...what makes A Purpose Ridden uniquely rewarding is Correy’s ability as a writer to explore with insight, candour, and humour, the source of his ambition, and the hunger that drives him.

Crowfoot Media

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