reviewed by jason
The story took place in the summer of 1972, a group of scouts and their leaders undertook a planned bicycle trip that was over 1400 miles long. They started in Wood Dale, Illinois, went through eight states to end up in Jacksonville, Florida. The author was fortunate enough to be one of the scouts on this journey and this book is a series of his personal recollections of this adventure. Once the reader makes it to the actual journey he or she will find it very interesting and engaging for it explored the hopes and goals behind the excursion, as well as the challenges and unexpected surprises that the troop encountered along the way.
Unfortunately it took me a long time to finish this book for it just didn’t keep my interest until I got past about 1/3 of the book. After that, I almost couldn’t put it down for that is when they were finally on their bike trip. I think this is an excellent book for someone who enjoys the Boy Scouts and biking. I would like to give this book 5 stars but due to it taking such a long time to get past the introduction and into the story itself, I will give this book 4 stars.
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