The Longest Ride

Author: Emilio Scotto
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760346501
Format: PDF, Docs
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For his eighth birthday, Emilio Scotto received a World Atlas. Promptly he announced his plan to make a route that would pass through all the countries of the world, a route he named BLUE ROAD ONE. When, some years later, he found himself astride a black 1100 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle, Blue Road One beckoned, and Scotto set off on a journey that would last more than a decade, take him virtually everywhere in the world, and land him in the Guinness Book of World Records. This is his story, a thrill ride that begins in his native Argentina, crosses Panama in the tumultuous time of Noriega, Mexico in the midst of an earthquake, and finds him broke in L.A. where, in a chance meeting, Muhammad Ali gives him fifty dollars and a signed book. Breaching the Iron Curtain, crossing the Berlin Wall at Checkpoint Charlie, being blessed by the Pope, set upon by cannibals in Sierra Leone, fleeing Somalia on a freighter, Scotto's adventures would be unbelievable if they weren't true. His tale of touring the world from Tunisia to Turkey, Petra to Afghanistan, Yugoslavia to Singapore, traveling miles enough to take him to the moon and back, is unlike any ever told. Come along, for the ride of a lifetime.

One Man Caravan

Author: Robert Edison Fulton
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760353301
Format: PDF
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This adventurous work records Robert Edison Fulton's solo round-the-world tour on a two-cylinder Douglas motorcycle between July, 1932 and December, 1933. First published in 1937.

One More Day Everywhere

Author: Glen Heggstad
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 1770903283
Format: PDF
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In 2001, martial arts–trained biker Glen Heggstad began a journey from California to the tip of South America on his motorcycle and made it as far as Colombia, where he was kidnapped by local rebels and held captive. Undeterred by more than a month of traumatic incarceration, the “Striking Viking” finished his trip after being released. Three years later he set out into the world on his bike again, this time searching for truth on his own terms in a world that had become strangled by a climate of fear. Starting his trip in Japan, he traveled through Siberia, Mongolia, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia, and Africa, stopping in more than 30 countries to deliver his message of the real United States, as he knew it. Unique stories and gritty adventure fill this quest for new sights and insights amongst extreme temperatures, knee-deep mud, bureaucratic roadblocks, health problems, and loneliness.

Lois on the Loose

Author: Lois Pryce
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312352219
Format: PDF, Docs
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Traces the author's Pacific Coast motorcycle trek from Alaska to the far end of Argentina, a journey during which she shared whimsical misadventures with a series of fellow bikers, bribed her way through Central America, and spent a night in a Mexican brothel. 20,000 first printing.

Motorcycling For Dummies

Author: Bill Kresnak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118068427
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Few activities offer more fun and excitement than motorcycling, but to get the most out of it, there’s a lot you need to know. From buying and maintaining a bike, to riding safely, to finding great places to ride, Motorcycling For Dummies puts you on the road with savvy and style, whether you’re male or female, new to riding or an experienced vet. This fun, practical, and informative guide gets you geared up and ready to ride! You’ll get plenty of help in selecting the right bike and step-by-step instructions on performing routing maintenance tasks. You’ll also find out how to develop safe riding habits and, maybe most important of all, fit in with the biker crowd. Plus, this indispensable resource shows you advanced riding techniques, offers travel tips for long-distance rides, and even helps you get your kids started in motorcycling. Discover how to: Buy a new or used bike Select safe, tough riding gear, from helmet and jacket to boots and pants Get proper training and learn essential riding skills Insure your bike Pass even the toughest licensing test Try your hand at cruising, touring, sports biking, and more Get involved in motorcycle clubs and events Deal with dangers on the road Customize your bike to improve both style and performance Complete with lists of great biking events, organizations, people, and even movies, Motorcycling For Dummies gives a whole new meaning to the term “easy rider.”

The Real Way Round

Author: Jonathan Yates
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845842944
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A pictorial diary of a once-in-a-lifetime motorbike trip across 35 countries, and a practical guide to motorcycling round the world - what to do first, what to plan for, and how to cope with the unexpected.

The Rugged Road

Author: Theresa Wallach
Publisher: Panther Publications
ISBN: 9780956497529
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In 1934, two remarkable women in London decide to visit friends in South Africa - travelling by motorcycle and sidecar London to Cape Town overland, pulling a trailer. No roads, no back-up - just straight across the Sahara through equatorial Africa and south to the Cape - without even a compass. This book tells the story.

Jupiter s Travels

Author: Ted Simon
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141929294
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Jupiter's Travels -Ted Simon's astonishing 4 year motorbike journey around the world The book that inspired Ewan McGregor's Long Way Round In the late 1970s Ted Simon set off on a Triumph and rode 63,000 miles over four years through fifty-four countries in a journey that took him around the world. Through breakdowns, prison, war, revolutions, disasters and a Californian commune, he travelled into the depths of fear and reached the heights of euphoria. He met astonishing people and was treated as a spy, a welcome stranger and even a god. For Simon the trip became a journey into his own soul, and for many others - including bikers Charley Boorman and Ewan McGrergor - it provides an inspiration they will never forget. This classic text, which has informed a whole genre of travel writing in the thirty years since it was first published, will never be bettered for sheer adventure, passion, humour and honesty. Brought up in England by a German mother and a Romanian father, Ted Simon found himself impelled by an insatiable desire to explore the world. It led him to abandon an early scientific career in favour of journalism, and he has worked for several newspapers and magazines on Fleet Street and elsewhere. Ted Simon is also the author of Riding Home and The Gypsy in Me.

Japan s Motorcycle Wars

Author: Jeffrey W. Alexander
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774858443
Format: PDF
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For decades the crown jewels of Japan's postwar manufacturing industry, motorcycles remain one of Japan's top exports. Japan's Motorcycle Wars assesses the historical development and societal impact of the motorcycle industry, from the influence of motor sports on vehicle sales in the early 1900s to the postwar developments that led to the massive wave of motorization sweeping the Asia-Pacific region today. Jeffrey Alexander brings a wealth of information to light, providing English translations of transcripts, industry publications, and company histories that have until now been available only in Japanese. By exploring the industry as a whole, he reveals that Japan's motorcycle industry was characterized not by communitarian success but by misplaced loyalties, technical disasters, and brutal competition.