These stories and thoughts of the author's travels around the western US capture the experience of long-distance motorcycle riding in an incredibly great way. I found myself nodding in agreement so often, having had many of the same thoughts, encounters, and feelings on my trips.
A lot of the writing is very good--so expressive, yet there are a few instances where some camp or amateurishness pokes through. I guess many editors would fix that, but would it lose some authenticity in the process? I think so, and I think overall the result is great.
There are philosophical sections, and the first thing that comes to mind when I heard motorcycles combined with philosophy is Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. I recommend Freedom's Rush 100x more unless you are a philosophy major. Long ramblings about Phaedrus are out and replaced with relatively simple wonderings and views inside the author's head. That's all I need. And the ratio of motorcycle to philosophy is much better too.