Originally Posted by hondated
.But now I will seek out his book and as I am reading it, if I am lucky enough to find a copy
Quoted from: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/books/books2.shtml
World Understanding on Two Wheels
An introduction to Overland Travel
by Paul Pratt,
3rd Edition 2001
Paul Pratt (1926-2010) rode around the world over 13 years, from 1966 -1979, and rode through 48 countries on 5 continents. Riding a Triumph Thunderbird, he rode 164,000km, plus another 20,000km on a Kawasaki 125.
The subtitle says it all - "An Introduction to Overland Travel" - Paul has given a great deal of information of use to the beginning traveller, covering subjects from climate through photography and route planning, documentation and preparing and maintaining the bike.
Colour and black and white prints from his trip. A very limited supply is still available from Paul's heirs at:
15, Brockley Ave.
Derbyshire S 44 6 RB.
Also by email to James Pinniger
14 main chapters. 87 pp. 60 b&w-fotos. 47 colour-pictures. 1 world-map with his routes. 21 cm H x 15 cm W. Softcover. 1st edition in 1976. 2nd edition in 1980 much more detailed. 3rd edition in 2001. Totally overworked with colour prints as well. Self published. ISBN 0950735302 Recommended
If you can't get a copy via the above, I have a copy you can borrow.