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Re: Books that have inspired you to travel
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2018, 09:17:34 PM »
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Re: Books that have inspired you to travel
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2018, 09:22:39 PM »
I enjoyed - 'Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road' by Neil Peart

"In the late-90s, Peart suffered a pair of life-changing tragedies: he lost his daughter and his wife of 20 years within a 10 month period. In the fall of 1998, in an effort to distract himself from grief and reevaluate his life, he embarked on a trip that took him across Canada and through the U.S. and Mexico..."

The book has great descriptions of towns, roads, hotels, restaurants, and the people he encountered but is also a kind of pilgrimage. Not that Neil would use that word.  I think when you ride and pay attention to the road and bike your mind is kind of forced to stay in the present and not wander... and I think that creates space for healing...

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Re: Books that have inspired you to travel
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2018, 03:28:58 PM »
Good suggestion. I will add it to the list.  :821:

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Re: Books that have inspired you to travel
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2018, 05:28:27 PM »
As an update, I re-read Jupiter's Travels and then paired it up with Riding High, both by Mr. Ted Simon. I still think he is one of the best wordsmiths out there in this genre. I finished Lone Rider by Elspeth Beard a few days ago and found her book very engaging. She went through some crazy experiences on her trip.

I began Sam Manicom's Into Africa but didn't mesh with it. I tried a few others and eventually settled on The Long Ride Home by Nathan Millward. Guy rode a postie from Australia to London. Millward has a good sense of humor and I enjoy his reflective writing. I guess with a max speed of 68km/h you have plenty of time to reflect.  :008:

The nice thing about a Kindle is that you can usually download a sample chapter for free. Really enjoying that little device.

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Re: Books that have inspired you to travel
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2018, 10:06:27 PM »

Adventure Motorcycling Handbook by Chris Scott  (met him, a really nice guy)
Morocco Overland by Chris Scott
In Search of Greener Grass by Graham Field (met him, a really nice guy)
Dan Walsh in Bike Magazine (a while ago)
Adventure Bike Rider Magazine (most articles)
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Re: Books that have inspired you to travel
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2018, 10:10:24 PM »
*Originally Posted by slowrider [+]
Adventure Motorcycling Handbook by Chris Scott  (met him, a really nice guy)
Morocco Overland by Chris Scott
In Search of Greener Grass by Graham Field (met him, a really nice guy)
Dan Walsh in Bike Magazine (a while ago)
Adventure Bike Rider Magazine (most articles)

Funny you should mention Dan Walsh. He published a book and it's available as an eBook if you buy through Amazon Uk. The Amazon USA site doesn't have it. So I went to buy through the UK site and they said that I couldn't purchase it! I ordered a second-hand paperback and it should arrive to my parent's house in the USA next week. Now I need to decide if I'll forward it to Honduras.

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Re: Books that have inspired you to travel
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2018, 11:54:21 PM »
The one that started it all for me,:
"Going The Extra Mike" -  Insider Tops For Long-Distance Motorcycle and Endurance Riding by Ron Ayres

Others that I've greatly enjoyed:
"Against the Clock" & Against the Wind" also by Ron Ayres
"Two Wheels Through Terror" by Glen Heggstad aka the Striking Viking
"Riding the Edge" by Dave Barr
"Odyssey to Ushuaia" by Andres Carlstein
'Purple Mountains" by Notch Miyake
"Riding the World" & "Alaska by Motorcycle" by Dr. Gregory Frazier
"Motorcycle Journeys Through Asia" by Clement Salvadori

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Re: Books that have inspired you to travel
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2018, 01:42:35 AM »
*Originally Posted by Delta88 [+]
The one that started it all for me,:
"Going The Extra Mike" -  Insider Tops For Long-Distance Motorcycle and Endurance Riding by Ron Ayres

Others that I've greatly enjoyed:
"Against the Clock" & Against the Wind" also by Ron Ayres
"Two Wheels Through Terror" by Glen Heggstad aka the Striking Viking
"Riding the Edge" by Dave Barr
"Odyssey to Ushuaia" by Andres Carlstein
'Purple Mountains" by Notch Miyake
"Riding the World" & "Alaska by Motorcycle" by Dr. Gregory Frazier
"Motorcycle Journeys Through Asia" by Clement Salvadori

Nice list. I read Two Wheels Through Terror a few years ago. Man, they really put him through hell didn't they? That's some story.

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Re: Books that have inspired you to travel
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2018, 02:19:18 AM »
*Originally Posted by ThirtyOne [+]
Nice list. I read Two Wheels Through Terror a few years ago. Man, they really put him through hell didn't they? That's some story.
Yep. I remember a point, embarrassingly early on in his captivity, where I thought, "Okay. I'd be dead by now".

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Re: Books that have inspired you to travel
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2018, 03:24:28 AM »
*Originally Posted by Delta88 [+]
Yep. I remember a point, embarrassingly early on in his captivity, where I thought, "Okay. I'd be dead by now".

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