Join Richard Sharp as he embarks on an epic coast to coast road trip across the USA astride a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, taking in the full length of the legendary Route 66 along the way.
Emotional highs and lows, dramatic scenery, extreme weather, colourful characters, and the kindness of strangers (even the one who lives with a convicted murderer) all play their part in showing him not just the spirit of small-town America, but who he really is himself.
This Must Be The Place takes the reader on a fascinating journey across this much-misunderstood continent, and shares with them the author’s thoughts and insights as he learns about the real America, about himself, and his relationship with the world and the people around him.
Share first-hand the harsh desolation of Death Valley and the pulsating heart of Las Vegas, the countless lonely miles of arrow-straight desert highway, eerie abandoned ghost towns, and mind-boggling natural wonders. Meet the remarkable people who live and work along the road, scraping a meagre living from the route which was once the Main Street of America and still refuses to be beaten by ‘progress’.
This 6,500 mile odyssey is no mere travel journal. It’s the story of a man taking a huge step outside his comfort zone; of setting out into the unknown and ploughing his own uniquely curious, contemplative, and exciting furrow through the adventure that unfolds. This Must Be The Place is a beautifully observed account of life on the road, complete with all its drama, hilarious moments, and inevitable mishaps; from a writer with a keen eye for detail, a wry sense of humour, and a healthy ability to laugh at himself and the world around him.