Steve A. Anderson's 'The Alternate Compass - A Craft Course On An Ironhorse' does away with Route 66 and the Pacific Coast Highway, instead empowering readers to ride a unique 21-stage journey of lesser traveled roads, while exploring America at your own pace. Anderson has already driven the length of the routes he's mapped out and, in his new book, engrosses readers in the breath-taking scenery, fascinating history and nightly trips to an eclectic array of microbreweries; experiences that could only be had on these less-travelled roads. Readers can now follow in his footsteps, and critics have already hailed the volume "A must-have guide for all riders". The journey from the saddle consists of 21 unique stages that cover much of the Lower 48, averaging roughly two hundred fifty miles each: 3 North Central, 8 Mountain, 4 Pacific, 3 Northeast, 2 Southeast, and 1 South Central. The twenty-one Alternate Compass stages can be selectively chosen to support a weekend adventure, a longer vacation, and can also be logged until you have completed all twenty-one stages. Should you complete all twenty-one stages, you are deemed worthy of the coveted Alternate Compass Jersey.