Rocky Mountain Books, 479pp. 2016
A Purpose Ridden is the inspirational story of an ambitious cyclist in search for purpose in his ride through life. This book kept me enthralled as I found myself night after night up until midnight, jumping from one fascinating chapter to the next.
Ryan Correy, is an avid outdoorsman who has challenged himself with many of the world’s most demanding challenges. Not only are these challenges simply amazing, but through Ryan’s amazing storytelling, I found myself travelling in my mind to the many locations he has cycled; and at times felt as if I was riding beside him. From the Race Across America to the Tour Divide Mountain Bike Race to his attempt at the fastest ride from Alaska to Argentina, I was simply impressed by Ryan’s ambition and endurance.
As a 13 year old boy, Ryan was confronted with “Manhood Training”, a bicycle tour across Canada. And thus began the journey of a boy into a man, along with the intricacies of family relationships, friendships, sponsorships, training and racing, raising money for charities, tragedy and self-discovery.
Although this book is very much a piece of cycling literature, it dives deeper into the complicated process of maturing and finding oneself in direct conflict with one’s ego.
I highly recommend diving into this extraordinary collection of stories and adventure of self-discovery and amazing endurance.
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