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Adventure Motorcycling Handbook

Author : Chris Scott
ISBN : 1905864469
Genre : Travel
File Size : 83. 28 MB
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Presents a guide to planning and executing a selection of motorcycling adventures around the world, offering advice on dealing with culture shock, off-road riding, navigation, medical emergencies, and other issues that could arise.

Adventure Motorcycling Handbook

Author : Chris Scott
ISBN : 1905864736
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 43. 11 MB
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25th anniversary edition of the Adventure Motorcycling Handbook The first thing we did was buy Chris Scott's 'Adventure Motorcycling Handbook Ewan McGregor, The Long Way Round Adventure motorcycling (a term Chris was credited with coining in the late 90s)has grown massively since the last edition of AMH. Now in itsfourth decade, the much revised and expanded AMH7 catches up with all of it, coveringamong other things: planning, sponsorship, riding seasons, fuel prices bike choice and recommended models the gear: what youneed, not what you can buy Life on the Road: borders, comms, police trouble, satnav, filming and moto troubleshooting Comprehensive overland route outlines in Africa, Asia and Latin America aka: theAdventure Motorcycling Zone Contributions from among others: Lois Pryce, Walter Colebatch, Gaurav Jani, Grant Johnsonand many other two-wheel adventurers.Maps byNick Hill Now at400 pages, the book no longer assumes you re an experienced tourer who s decided to take off to the outer limits. Many AM riders are much like Ted Simon was in 1970s; individuals in search of adventure and who happen to choose a motorcycle. Readers aren t expected to have an in-depth knowledge of mechanics, travel health or navigation, so there are fuller explanationsof how things work and why certain choices are worthwhile, as well as a comprehensive listing on troubleshooting. This now makes AMH7 as much a take-with book as one to consult during the planning stage. What really makes the AMH special, however, is that it capitalizes on the knowledge and experience ofover 30 globetrotting contributors covering regions, topics or their specialist knowledge in added detail. These contributors as well as a light touch is what s helped make Trailblazer sAdventure Motorcycling Handbookthe legendary manual after 25 years in print. .AMH6: everything you need to know, in one book"

Overlanders Handbook

Author : Chris Scott
ISBN : 1905864876
Genre : Adventure travel
File Size : 86. 18 MB
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The definitive manual for planning and undertaking a vehicle-dependent overlanding adventure across the wilds of Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Overlanders' Handbook is written in the same entertaining yet clear jargon-free English for which Chris Scott's other books are known - it doesn't assume you know your plug gap from a radiator cap.

Adventure Cycle Touring Handbook

Author : Neil Pike
ISBN : 190586468X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 56. 93 MB
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Practical guidebook for those planning a long cycle-touring trip. Part 1 deals with choosing a bike and preparation; Part 2 covers suggested routes around the world and within each continent; Part 3 is a selection of trip reports from round the world cyclist tourists. The book that has become the cycle-tourist's Bible and inspiration has been re-researched by Neil and Harriet Pike, who are well known online for their intrepid cycle journeys and entertaining blogs.

Shifting Gears At 50

Author : Philip Buonpastore
ISBN : 9781937049768
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 48. 69 MB
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From the publishers of Motorcycle Consumer News, Shifting Gears at 50 is a one-of-a-kind motorcycling manual for returning and late-entry riders, essentially anyone 40 years old and up who’s looking to hit the road on two wheels. Author Philip Buonpastore, a motorcycle journalist and retired US Air Force photographer, helps readers gear up to get back on a motorcycle (or get on one for the first time). In Part 1, “Becoming a Motorcyclist,” Buonpastore discusses the basics of buying the right bike, gear, and equipment and getting the bike up to speed. The book continues with a good overview of learning to ride, the importance of taking a road course, venturing out on the first ride, and extending rides to long-distance jaunts. Throughout Part 1 are sidebars by riding- safety instructor and expert Walt Fulton, offering sound advice on safety precautions and execution for every leg of the new and returning rider’s journey. The author emphasizes what older riders should be aware of and which factors can affect their rides. Adding lots of great firsthand advice are humorous and helpful stories collected by the author and related by returning riders at various ages, from their late 30s to 60s. In Part 2, Buonpastore shares five of his favorite travelogues covering his long-distance tours around the US, from the American South to the west coasts. This section is illustrated by over 100 of the author’s breathtaking photographs of the various locations he toured on his bike. The foreword to the book is provided by best-selling motorcycle author David Hough (author of I-5 Press’s Proficient Motorcycling and Mastering the Ride). Hough writes, “If you’re getting into today’s motorcycling at an age your doctor would describe as ‘middle aged’ or ‘senior,’ do you yourself a clever favor and read Phil’s book.”

Africa Overland

Author : Siân Pritchard-Jones
ISBN : 1841622834
Genre : Travel
File Size : 47. 43 MB
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Be vigilant when driving through Africa: camels are careless when crossing the road, and women carrying waterpots are little more watchful. So warn the authors of this fifth edition of Africa Overland. They also give updated information on each country’s political and security situation (Angola, Sierra Leone and Liberia are on the up; since this guide’s last edition, security in Western Sudan and Eastern Chad has turned sour); provide an expanded Route Outlines section including information on border crossings; and offer revised recommendations on vehicles including practical coverage on buying a vehicle, maintenance and driving. ‘This is the ultimate roadies' guide to traversing the wilderness of Africa. An indispensable guide to negotiating the unchartered perils of Africa's vast plains.’ Daily Express (UK)

Adventure Cycle Touring Handbook

Author : Stephen Lord
ISBN : 1905864256
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 77. 72 MB
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Worldwide Cycling Route & Planning Guide Every cyclist dreams of making the Big Trip, the Grand Cycle Tour abroad. The Adventure Cycling Handbook is the comprehensive manual that will make that dream a reality whether it’s riding the Karakoram Highway, cycling in Tibet or pedalling from Patagonia to Alaska. So whether you're planning your own Big Trip or just enjoy reading about other people's adventures, the Handbook is guaranteed to illuminate, entertain and above all, inspire. Practical information – Which bike to take, Top ten internationally-available bikes, Setting up your bike for the Big Ride, Load carrying, Bike Equipment Checklist (Tools, Spares & Repairs), Clothing, Camping Gear , Health and Survival Trans-continental route outlines – across Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America. Tales from the Saddle – first-hand accounts of spoke-bending biking adventures worldwide; battling against the elements on epic journeys. 10 new tales for this new edition.

Sahara Overland

Author : Chris Scott
ISBN : 1873756763
Genre : Travel
File Size : 60. 53 MB
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Whether readers are traveling by 4WD or camel, this acclaimed guide covers all aspects Saharan and includes 10,000 miles of itineraries in Morocco, Mauritania, Libya, Mali, Tunisia, Algeria, Niger, Chad, and Egypt.

Rough Guide To Australia

Author : Margo Daly
ISBN : 1843530902
Genre : Travel
File Size : 54. 13 MB
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The Rough Guide to Australia is the essential guide to the continent. Features include: bull;Full-colour section introducing Australia's highlights. bull;In-depth coverage of all the attractions, from glamorous Sydney and the east coast's stunning beaches to the rugged grandeur of the Red Centre. bull;Up-to-date reviews of the best places to stay, eat and drink, for every budget. bull;Practical details on everything from exploring the wilderness of Kakadu and diving the reefs to braving an Outback drive. bull;Informed background on history, film, Aboriginal culture and Australia's unique fauna and flora. bull;Maps and plans for every region.

Chile The Carretera Austral

Author : Doug Tomkins
ISBN : 9781784770037
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This is the first guidebook focussed entirely on the magnificent and historic road uniting northern and southern Patagonia. The few hardy travellers that embark on this journey struggle to find even basic information about the region. The book provides visitors to the often-visited Bariloche and Chilean Lake District with a spectacular alternative means to reach the southern extremes of Patagonia.The road passes through world-class national parks. It stretches from the high Andes to the remote Pacific coast, fed by five great rivers, countless fjords and the largest ice fields outside of Antarctica and Greenland. Trekking options abound, including to and from neighbouring Argentina through pristine wilderness. The region is home to a sub-tropical rainforest, secluded villages without vehicles, picturesque lakes, dramatic and often active volcanoes, and sufficient activities to satisfy even the most adventurous visitors. In addition to practical advice, the book explores the mythical history of a region cut-off from the outside world, and the social and economic impact of the relatively recent connectivity to both mainland Chile and Argentina. Travelling in one of the last unknown regions of South America is challenging, and this book facilitates such travel for those wishing to escape the "gringo trail".

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