Lone Rider

The First British Woman to Motorcycle Around the World

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Author: Elspeth Beard

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 178243805X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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In 1982, at the age of just twenty-three and halfway through her architecture studies, Elspeth Beard left her family and friends in London and set off on a 35,000-mile solo adventure around the world on her 1974 BMW R60/6. Reeling from a recent breakup and with only limited savings from her pub job, a tent, a few clothes and some tools, all packed on the back of her bike, she was determined to prove herself. She had ridden bikes since her teens and was well travelled. But nothing could prepare her for what lay ahead. When she returned to London nearly two and a half years later she was stones lighter and decades wiser. She'd ridden through unforgiving landscapes and countries ravaged by war, witnessed civil uprisings that forced her to fake documents, and fended off sexual attacks, biker gangs and corrupt police convinced she was trafficking drugs. She'd survived life-threatening illnesses, personal loss and brutal accidents that had left permanent scars and a black hole in her memory. And she'd fallen in love with two very different men. In an age before email, the internet, mobile phones, satnavs and, in some parts of the world, readily available and reliable maps, Elspeth achieved something that would still seem remarkable today. Told with honesty and wit, this is the extraordinary and moving story of a unique and life-changing adventure.

Lone Rider

The First British Woman to Motorcycle Around the World

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Author: Elspeth Beard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782439622

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Page: 320

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Lone Rider

The First British Woman to Motorcycle Around the World

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Author: Elspeth Beard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937747985

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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In 1982, at the age of just twenty-three and halfway through her architecture studies, Elspeth Beard left her family and friends in London and set off on a 35,000-mile solo adventure around the world on her 1974 BMW R60/6. Reeling from a recent breakup and with only limited savings from her pub job, a tent, a few clothes and some tools, all packed on the back of her bike, she was determined to prove herself. She had ridden bikes since her teens and was well travelled. But nothing could prepare her for what lay ahead. When she returned to London nearly two and a half years later she was stones lighter and decades wiser. She'd ridden through unforgiving landscapes and countries ravaged by war, witnessed civil uprisings that forced her to fake documents, and fended off sexual attacks, biker gangs and corrupt police convinced she was trafficking drugs. She'd survived life-threatening illnesses, personal loss and brutal accidents that had left permanent scars and a black hole in her memory. And she'd fallen in love with two very different men. In an age before email, the internet, mobile phones, satnavs and, in some parts of the world, readily available and reliable maps, Elspeth achieved something that would still seem remarkable today. Told with honesty and wit, this is the extraordinary and moving story of a unique and life-changing adventure.

Lois on the Loose

One Woman, One Motorcycle, 20,000 Miles Across the Americas

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Author: Lois Pryce

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312352219

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 294

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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.

Endless Horizon

A Very Messy Motorcycle Journey Around the World

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Author: Dan Walsh

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760336040

Category: Transportation

Page: 384

View: 8710

Reports from the gonzo frontier of motorcycle travel--from Dakar to Ghana to South Africa, then on to North and South America--from the pre-eminent biker-rebel writer of our generation.

Bearback

The World Overland

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Author: Pat Garrod

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788034287

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Imagine jacking it all in, packing your life into a 41-litre pannier and riding into the sunset. BEARBACK is the story of two GPs who did just that, downing stethoscopes to take off on their motorcycle, The Bear, to see the world.

Revolutionary Ride

On the Road to Shiraz, the Heart of Iran

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Author: Lois Pryce

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 1473644895

Category: Travel

Page: 228

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In 2011, at the height of tension between the British and Iranian governments, travel writer Lois Pryce found a note left on her motorcycle outside the Iranian Embassy in London: ... I wish that you will visit Iran so you will see for yourself about my country. WE ARE NOT TERRORISTS!!! Please come to my city, Shiraz. It is very famous as the friendliest city in Iran, it is the city of poetry and gardens and wine!!! Your Persian friend, Habib Intrigued, Lois decides to ignore the official warnings against travel (and the warnings of her friends and family) and sets off alone on a 3,000 mile ride from Tabriz to Shiraz, to try to uncover the heart of this most complex and incongruous country. Along the way, she meets carpet sellers and drug addicts, war veterans and housewives, doctors and teachers - people living ordinary lives under the rule of an extraordinarily strict Islamic government. Revolutionary Ride is the story of a people and a country. Religious and hedonistic, practical and poetic, modern and rooted in tradition - and with a wild sense of humour and appreciation of beauty despite the comparative lack of freedom - this is real contemporary Iran.

Leanings 3

On the Road and in the Garage with Cycle World's Peter Egan

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Author: Peter Egan,Cycle World

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760346429

Category: Transportation

Page: 304

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"Cycle World Columnist Peter Egan shares his tales from the road, motorcycling philosophy, and keen observations about the two-wheeled life in this fresh collection of motorcycle musings delivered in his signature wise but amusing style"--

Jupiter's Travels

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Author: Ted Simon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141929294

Category: Travel

Page: 464

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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.

Breaking the Limit

One Woman's Motorcycle Journey Through North America

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Author: Karen Larsen

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9780786868704

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Recounts the author's experiences while riding a motorcycle from New Jersey to Alaska and back, a journey during which she tested the limits of her endurance and conscience, considered her identity as a family member and an American, and encountered a wide range of natural wonders and people. 40,000 first printing.

Ubuntu

One Woman's Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa

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Author: Heather Ellis

Publisher: Nero

ISBN: 1863958207

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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As you travel Africa, you will find the way of ubuntu – the universal bond that connects all of humanity as one. At the age of twenty-eight, while sitting in a friend’s backyard in the remote mining township of Jabiru, Heather Ellis has a light-bulb moment: she is going to ride a motorcycle across Africa. The idea just feels right – no matter that she’s never done any long-distance motorcycle travelling before, and has never even set foot on the African continent. Twelve months later, Heather unloads her Yamaha TT600 at the docks in Durban, South Africa, and her adventure begins. Her travels take her to the dizzying heights of Mt Kilimanjaro and the Rwenzori Mountains, to the deserts of northern Kenya where she is befriended by armed bandits and rescued by Turkana fishermen, to a stand-off with four Ugandan men intent on harm, and to a voyage on a ‘floating village’ on the mighty Zaire River. Everywhere she goes Heather is aided by locals and travellers alike, who take her into their homes and hearts, helping her to truly understand the spirit of ubuntu – a Bantu word meaning ‘I am because you are’. Ubuntu is the extraordinary story of a young woman who, alone and against all odds, rode a motorcycle to some of the world’s most remote, beautiful and dangerous places.

Around the World on a Motorcycle

1928 to 1936

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Author: Zoltan Sulkowsky

Publisher: Whitehorse Press

ISBN: 9781884313554

Category: Travel

Page: 413

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The year was 1928 when two young Hungarians decided to travel around the world on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle with sidecar. Like Robert Fulton, whose circumnavigation of the globe is chronicled in his popular 1937 book One Man Caravan, Sulkowsky thought his was the first around-the-world journey on a motorcycle. This account of his trip with friend Gyula Bartha gives a very clear-eyed view of the world in the 1930s -- a world where the colonizing influence of Europe had affected much of Africa and Asia but not all. The two experienced the riches of sultans, witnessed remote cultures and extreme poverty in far-flung villages, travelled through wilderness with the ever-present danger of wild animals, and traversed roads of all descriptions. They dealt with mud, sand, extreme heat and cold, and rivers where the motorcycle had to be taken apart to cross in a small boat. This intelligent and engaging book, now in a paperback edition, offers a unique world view between the World Wars, flavored by the great diversity of cultures and the wide variety of human life that exists on the planet.

Motorcycle Porn

Portraits and Stories

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Author: Frank J. Bott

Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc

ISBN: 1682033074

Category: Transportation

Page: N.A

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Motorcycle Porn: Portraits and Stories is a book of images by photographer and motorcycle aficionado Frank J. Bott. These amazing images is an extensive project of Franks J. Bott to document unique bikes. When he photographs his gigantic softbox wraps light around the bike accentuating its every shape and texture. He captures the details of each bike in a way the motorcycle lover will appreciate. His mastery of photography and light shows off each bike's machinery––the reader will declare they're looking at rare mechanical jewels. Each set of motorcycle portraits speaks a story about its history, customizing or restoring, engineering, its beauty, or rider experience. If you are a rider, owner, dreamer, mechanic, a designer, a collector, and an enthusiast of motorcycles, this book is for you. -- Frank J. Bott

India, the Shimmering Dream

The First Overland Journey to India by Motorcycle in 1933

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Author: Max Reisch

Publisher: Panther Publications

ISBN: 9780955659591

Category: Asia

Page: 216

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MOTORCYCLES: GENERAL INTEREST. This is a truly great travel adventure through Iraq, Iran and Baluchistan to India in 1933. But what really sets this book apart are the wonderful descriptions of the people and cultures, now nearly forgotten, but still hugely relevant in today's age: all brought evocatively to life by the wonderful photos from 1933. At that time, the idea of traveling to India on a motorbike through the deserts was considered impossible; there were no roads and they were attempting to cross the burning deserts in the middle of August, on a tiny two-stroke motorcycle with barely enough power for the bike and rider, let alone a pillion passenger! Gripping stuff, yet perceptive and full of drama - definitely a must for all travel and motorcycle enthusiasts.

Red Tape and White Knuckles

One Woman's Adventure Through Africa

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Author: Lois Pryce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937747138

Category: Transportation

Page: 410

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To most thirty-something women, walking across the street to get a skinny latte and the latest copy of heat in excruciating high heels is an all-terrain task in itself. But Lois Pryce isn't just any woman - nine to five and post-work white wine spritzers have never been her thing. Unafraid of a challenge - having already ridden her motorbike from Alaska to the southernmost tip of South America - she decided she could never be one to settle for a last minute package holiday in Viva Espana. So, she began the kind of adventure most of us could only ever dream of.

Old Man on a Bike

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Author: Simon Gandolfi

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007557795

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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A Septuagenarian Odyssey

Epic Bike Rides of the World

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Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1760341878

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Discover 200 of the best places to ride a bike in this beautifully illustrated book. From family-friendly, sightseeing urban rides to epic adventures off the beaten track. Destinations range from France and Italy, for the world's great bike races, to the wilds of Mongolia and Patagonia. These journeys will inspire - whether you are an experienced cyclist or just getting started. The book is organised by continent. In the Americas we join a family bikepacking trip in Ecuador; we pedal the Natchez Trace Parkway and stop at legendary music spots; we ride the Pacific Coast Highway in Oregon and California; go mountain biking in Moab and Canada; and explore the cities of Buenos Aires and New York by bicycle. European rides include easy-going trips around Lake Constance, along the Danube and the Loire, and coast-to-coast routes; routes in Tuscany, Spain and Corsica; and professional journeys up Mt Ventoux and around the Tour of Flanders. In Asia, we venture through Vietnam's valleys; complete the Mae Hong Son circuit in northern Thailand; cross the Indian Himalayas; and pedal through Bhutan. And in Australia and New Zealand we take in Tasmania and Queensland by mountain bike; cycle into Victoria's high country and around Adelaide on road bikes; and try some of New Zealand's celebrated cycle trails. Each ride is illustrated with stunning photography and a map. A toolkit of practical details - where to start and finish, how to get there, where to stay and more - helps riders plan their own trips. There are also suggestions for three more similar rides around the world for each story. Each piece shows how cycling is a fantastic way to get to know a place, a people and their culture. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

Way to Go

Two of the World's Great Motorcycle Journeys

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Author: Geoff Hill

Publisher: Blackstaff Press

ISBN: 9780856407659

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 235

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Way to Go brings together two epic motorcycle journeys, from Belfast to Delhi on a loyal Enfield, and from Chicago to LA on a Harley Davidson. A thoughtful, hilarious, off-beat adventure story by award-winning travel journalist Geoff Hill.

One Day

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Author: David Nicholls

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307739308

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring ANNE HATHAWAY and JIM STURGESS It’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day—July 15th—of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself. "One of the most hilarious and emotionally riveting love stories you'll ever encounter." —People #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER