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Old 27 Feb 2007
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Iv just finished reading LOIS ON THE LOOSE...

Bloody fantastic.. Im gonna rate it in my top 3 books !!

Amazon.co.uk: Lois on the Loose: Books: Lois Pryce

Less than a fiver too !!
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Wink another decent book....

Another good book that deserves a mention is 'Smith & Son' - an account of father and son trip across Africa on a pair of Triumph Tiger cubs.
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I'm just reading "Zen and the art of Motorcycle Maintenance", and I'm loving it.
The unabridged audio version as read by Michael Kramer is fantastic. I couldn't stand listening to the Laurence Pressman narration.
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not about bikes and can't remember who it is by but 'The bone man of Benares' had a bigger impact on me than any other travel book I have read. funny but also tragic, it goes deep into the psychology of travel. if it doesn't bring a tear to your eye you really are a heartless bxxxxxx!!

also the perfect vehicle by melissa holbrook peterson. about her love of motorcycling, guzzies in particular and the occassional man! a companion story for women, an eye opener for men.

then of course there is 'me, dad and the Plymouth to Dakar' my own book about me not quite killing my dad on the pdc!! it's available through my ebay shop at
eBay UK Shop - Captain Moggy's Surplus Store: The QM's Store -miscellaneous, QM's Store -military Trousers

The Bone man of Benares is by Terry Tarnoff, who did the hippy trail thing back in the '70s I think. Truly fabulous despite the lack of bikes. I'm halfway through "Mondo Enduro" and it's brilliant! Really don't-want-it-to-end-good.
I got it to pass the time while I recover from surgery and I'm almost scared to read it in case I split my stiches laughing!
I didn't think "Lois on the Loose" was available yet? Of to Amazon then, the excerpts in the AMH were hilarious.
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Greg Frazier's M/Cycle Touring

This is an interesting book if you're a beginner - if youre more experienced you'll like reading it but wont learn much. The price is way too high in the UK; I bought it and found it wasn't worth the £16. I should have spent the money on petrol instead. Chris Scott's Adventure M/Cycling is a much better buy.

Despite his travels, Greg says that laws in other countries like Venezuela are based on Napoleonic laws where you are guilty till proved innocent. I refute this. There is an occasional patronising thread throughout, but he has a good attitude to bike travel, and is healthily immune to the hysterical "latest model" mania which is so current.

It is a US book, so there is a lot of space given to those lumbering giant rolling armchairs of bikes which are so common there.
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Talking The Ghost of Scootertrash Past

I haven't sen this one mentioned. It's by an collage English proffessor that ride BMW's mostly around North America. Not so much a trip report as a lifelong rememerance.
Not for the politiclly correct movement.
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Iv just finished reading LOIS ON THE LOOSE...

Bloody fantastic.. Im gonna rate it in my top 3 books !!
+1 A good read.
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Lois on the Loose

Just finished it. Absolutely brilliant, witty and entertaining. One of the best motorcycle travel books I've read. Ranks alongside Jupiters Travels, Mondo Enduro and Out of Africa.
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The Longest Ride anyone?

Just enjoyed Lois' book also - hope it does well for her.

Has anyone read
The Longest Ride: My Ten-Year 500,000 Mile Motorcycle Journey
by Emilio Scotto?

(on amazon.com)

Sort of Danny Liska on a Gold Wing - looks kind of interesting.

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Just enjoyed Lois' book also - hope it does well for her.

Has anyone read
The Longest Ride: My Ten-Year 500,000 Mile Motorcycle Journey
by Emilio Scotto?

(on amazon.com)

Sort of Danny Liska on a Gold Wing - looks kind of interesting.

Chris S
I didnt know it was published - I only saw a bit (perhaps it was an extract)which had been automatically translated - it was quite amazing, but through the crazy translation, a good text tried to shine through.
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book : "une demoiselle sur une moto"
author : anne france dautheville
editor : flamarion
other book : "Et j'ai suivi le vent ..."

a beautiful and clever french girl riding the world in the 70's with a real adventurer spirit, a bit philosophical / intellectual ...

for the cover and comments on the book :
http://www.forum-auto.com/sqlforum/s...et55895-70.htm

see under for more details (in french sorry) :
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"Votre Web Scribe se demande parfois ce qu'est devenue Anne-France DAUTHEVILLE, frèle et charmante jeune fille, qui se lança dans un rallye mondial au guidon d'une bicylindre 850 GUZZI, qui pesait bien trois fois son propre poids ... !
Eh bien, elle en vint à bout, et en écrivit les péripéties dans un livre intitulé "Une Demoiselle sur une Moto", publiée chez Flammarion.
Puis, peu de temps après, plus sagement montée sur une petite 125 Japonaise, elle récidiva, et nous offrit: "Et j'ai suivi le vent ... " (Un titre qui a toujours fait rêver mon côté marin breton à voile)
Depuis Anne-France DAUTHEVILLE a écrit bien d'autres livres tous aussi succulents, qui ne roulent plus à moto, mais qui méritent eux aussi les heures que vous passerez à les lire."

other old books, mainly in french :
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Thanks Vincent - I'll buy her book and enjoy her travels as I work on my French. What a great way to learn a language.
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I read the book Lois on the loose, its fantastic. Really witty and shows the differences in cultures with humor.
Deffenetly recomendable.
It's also the reason I found this fantastic site, there is a link to it on her Homepage.
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