Book: Get Up And Ride
Author: Jim Shea
This is my 57th read for the year
This is the story of the author. He and his brother in law, Marty, decided to ride the Great Allegheny Passage one summer. They traveled from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington DC over the course of a week on their bikes - staying and stopping in variouis towns along the trail. The book covers their time on the trail, the history of some of the towns they passed, and the story of Jim, Marty and their families. Jim spins the story of what it was like to travel in this part of the country - describing the scenery over the 335 miles they traveled.
This was a good book. I love picking up books in my old home town of Connellsville, Pa when I visit. Any book that mentions our small town is worth checking out and this one did not disappoint. Jim does a good job recounting the history of many of the towns he traveled through - I even learned things that I did not know. There are quite a few parts that gave me a chuckle as he recounted his relationship with his brother-in-law Marty. And while Jim states right from the beginning that he isn't a writer, I still think he does a nice job with his story.