Jim Oliver had a lifelong dream of going around the world. He took up motorcycling in his teen years and ultimately motorcycled through 49 states, Canada, and Mexico. At age 60 he put the dream with the passion-going around the world by motorcycle. Jim describes how he planned every detail of the 60-day trip, prepared his mind and body, and executed the trip of a lifetime while overcoming numerous hurdles and disappointments. He describes some extremely dangerous motorcycle riding on ice and snow, over long stretches of jagged rock, and through muddy roads and rivers.
Jim, and his riding partner, Dennis O'Neil spent 26 days crossing Russia, sleeping in the wild, and surviving on Borscht soup and coffee. The two adventurers were told by Russian locals that they were the first two motorcyclists to cross the infamous, 1,300 mile long, Amur section of Siberia without using the train.