Take a BMW motorcycle, one million miles, and Mark Edmonds. Combine and distill them for over forty years and you'll get an insightful, compassionate (and passionate!) view of America and what it means to all of us who are, after all, "only passing through." From a slum in Detroit to a backwoods church in Alabama, you'll breathe the air of what it means to be American -- the lovely and the not so lovely. Edmonds' assessment of America and the changes it's undergone is as unswerving as his assessment of himself. He is, after all, tiding his own pilgrimage -- just passin' through.