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Downhills Don’t Come Free

ISBN: 9781634899420
Binding: Paperback
Author: Jerry Holl
Trim: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Published: 6/27/2017


Book Excellence Award Finalist -- Adventure

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One man. One bike. One tent. One hell of an adventure.

Biking from Alaska to Mexico solo is hard enough. But when you throw in bad weather flat tires hair-raising roadways and unpredictable grizzly bears only a fool would keep going.

Fortunately Jerry Holl was just the fool for this particular two-wheeled odyssey. Coming off a lifetime of corporate positions he wasn't exactly prepared-his most trusted companion on the trip was a bike he didn't know how to fix. But inexperience and lack of a concrete plan didn't stop him. For fifty-one days Holl pedaled his way across two countries encountering everything weird and wondrous North America had to offer.

Downhills Don't Come Free takes you through the ups and downs (literal and figurative) of Holl's ride. By turns amusing and reflective self-deprecating and self-assured it chronicles every aspect of the journey from the breathtaking vastness of the Alaskan-Canadian wilderness to the fortitude generosity and eccentricity of the people he met along the way.


Jerry Holl is an independent business consultant professional speaker and weekend warrior. He holds an engineering degree an MBA and has over three decades of sales and leadership experience. Jerry resides in Minnesota with his wife and has three grown children. This book is evidence of the fact that he has never been one to shy away from big risks and adventures connect with him about it at