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American Motorcyclist Association ride guide to America. Volume 2
by  American Motorcyclist Association. Details
From the corkscrew roads of California to the scenic mountain notches of New England, this second AMA Ride Guide to America from the American Motorcyclist Association reveals more enticing backroads that motorcyclists everywhere dream about. With topographic road maps and point-to-point route outlines for more than 40 different trips nationwide, riders can explore rocky shorelines, breathtaking canyonlands, majestic mountain peaks, and everything in between. Each trip is supplemented with descriptions of attractions along the way and recommendations for interesting places to stay and eat. Included are trips in the Pacific Northwest, California, the Rocky Mountains, the Southwest, the Midwest, Texas, the Appalachian Mountains, the American South, the mid-Atlantic region, and New England.
Down and out in Patagonia, Kamchatka, and Timbuktu : Greg Frazier's round and round and round the world motorcycle journey
by Gregory W. Frazier Details
The first-ever, first-hand chronicle of Dr. Gregory W. Frazier's never-ending motorcycle ride. A little over 40 years ago, a man named Gregory W. Frazier got on his motorcycle, went for a ride, and never returned. He's still out there, circumnavigating the globe: exploring the jungles of Asia in the winter, trout fishing in Alaska in the summer, and covering all points in between during the rest of the year. He's been shot at by rebels, jailed by unfriendly authorities, bitten by snakes, run over by Pamplona bulls, and smitten by a product of Adam's rib. He's circled the globe five times and has covered well over one million miles (and counting).
Forks : a quest for culture, cuisine, and connection : three years, five continents, one motorcycle
by Allen Karl Details
Why would someone sell nearly everything he owns, pull roots, and travel for three years--alone--on a motorcycle? One day Allan Karl woke up to discover that he was unemployed and his marriage had ended in divorce. Allan looked at these forks in the road of his life as an opportunity to both follow a life-long dream and pursue his passions. He hopped on his motorcycle and traveled around the world--alone. After three years and 62,000 miles of riding, through 35 countries on 5 continents, he returned home only to set out on another journey--to share the truths he'd uncovered and the lessons learned during his adventure around the world. Between these pages, Allan shares the discoveries, cultures, and connections he made on this global adventure. Through stories, color photos, and the flavors of real local food, FORKS brings his adventure to life and the world to your table: the kindness of strangers, the beauty of humanity, the colors of culture, and the powerful gift of human connection.
In Clancy's Boots : the greatest ever round-the-world motorbike adventure
by Geoff Hill Details
In 1912, wearing a tweed three-piece suit and a flat cap, Carl Stearns Clancy undertook the longest, most difficult and most perilous journey ever attempted on a motorcycle. By June 1913 he had made history, becoming the first person ever to circumnavigate the globe on a motorbike. One hundred years on, bestselling author and motorcycle adventurer Geoff Hill recreates Clancy's historic journey. Following the route taken by his illustrious predecessor, and with Clancy's own account of his journey echoing in his head, Geoff rides down through Europe and north Africa, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and Japan, all the way to America and Clancy's hometown of San Francisco. Join Geoff on an epic motorbike adventure, as he relives Clancy's grand tour, discovering first-hand how the world has changed since Clancy's first motorbike journey over a century ago, and as he pays tribute to a motorcycling legend.
Kiwis might fly
by Polly. Evans Details
Polly Evans was a woman with a mission. Before the traditional New Zealand male hung up his sheep shears for good, Polly wanted to see this vanishing species with her own eyes. Venturing into the land of giant kauri trees and smaller kiwi birds, she explores the country once inhabited by fierce Maori who carved their enemies' bones into cutlery, bushwhacking pioneers, and gold miners who lit their pipes with banknotes--and comes face-to-face with their surprisingly tame descendants. So what had become of the mighty Kiwi warrior? As Polly tears through the countryside at seventy-five miles an hour, she attempts to solve this mystery while pub-crawling in Hokitika, scaling the Southern Alps, and enduring a hair-raising stay in a mining town where the earth has been known to swallow houses whole. And as she chronicles the thrills and travails of her extraordinary odyssey, Polly's search for the elusive Kiwi comes full circle--teaching her some hilarious and surprising lessons about motorcycles, modern civilization, and men.
Live to ride : the rumbling, roaring world of speed, escape, and adventure on two wheels
by Wayne. Johnson Details
Wayne Johnson, a lifelong motorcycle-lover and acclaimed writer, takes us around the globe and onto the terrain where the most extreme, thrilling forms of riding happen. Johnson shows where it all began more than a hundred years ago when the first motorcycle evolved from the bicycle and lands us on the track today with some of the world's highest-paid athletes; professional motorcycle road racers. From there we go inside radically different competitions like the vertigo-inspiring "Widowmaker Hillclimb"; and the fastest land racing on the planet at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Johnson also offers an inside look at the legendarily secretive culture of biker clubs with firsthand accounts of his own wild rides with an outlaw club. In every one of these venues, you aren't just passing through as an observer;you are on a bike, racing across new and undiscovered country, the horizon your only destination.
Lois on the loose : one woman, one motorcycle, 20,000 miles across the Americas
by Lois. Pryce Details
Lois Pryce was working at the BBC in London, firmly set on the career track. But unbeknownst to her coworkers, Lois was leading a parallel life as well, that of a biker babe with an overwhelming case of wanderlust, one that couldn't be satisfied by a weekend holiday. Her days in a cubicle were numbered, and it wasn't long before she was back on her bike and looking for adventure. Armed only with the Spanish words for "caution" and "cheese," Lois set off to conquer America---both Americas, actually. Starting in Alaska and working her way down the Pacific Coast, she rode through snow, desert, and everything in between to reach the southernmost tip of Argentina. Lois tackled every type of fellow biker imaginable and endured everything the continents could throw at her with quick thinking and a vibrant sense of humor. Whether bribing her way through Central American borders, spending the night in a Mexican brothel, or crashing her bike in Patagonia, Lois's bright, funny travelogue will charm anyone who longs for adventure and a stretch of the open road.
Long Way Down : An Epic Journey by Motorcycle from Scotland to South Africa
by  Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman Details
This is the account of the authors' three month journey across two continents, over difficult terrain and in unpredictable conditions. Their route covers Britain, Italy, Switzerland, Tunisia, the Sudan, Rwanda, Botswana, and Namibia, among other countries; and they stop in cities and villages along the way to experience the European and African cultures firsthand.
Motorcycle touring : everything you need to know
by 1947- Frazier Details
The popularity of motorcycle tour riding is increasing steadily, but riders taking off on extended trips must realize there are unique hazards they can face when riding without support far from home. This book is a comprehensive "how-to-tour" guide that includes information on how to plan, what to pack, how to make emergency roadside motorcycle repairs, how to develop a "personal safety net" for when things go wrong, and how best to avoid having things go wrong.
Motorcycle touring bible
by Fred. Rau Details
Touring on a motorcycle is the best way to see the world, but doing so without the proper skills and information can turn the trip of a lifetime into a disaster.
The essential guide to motorcycle travel : tips, technology, advanced techniques
by Dale. Coyner Details
This book is written to help motorcyclists prepare themselves and their motorcycles for traveling long distances over extended periods. Whether you are getting ready for a weekend trip beyond your home turf or for a transcontinental odyssey lasting several years, Coyner's book details the fundamentals for riding in comfort, safety, and convenience. In three major sections, the book covers trip planning, rider preparation, and outfitting the motorcycle. An appropriate level of planning for a long motorcycle trip can help maximize enjoyment and minimize irritating annoyances on the road. Coyner lays out the steps for planning a worry-free, fun trip. Over 250 full-color photographs illustrate riding gear, accessories, and modifications that will make any motorcycle adventure the trip of a lifetime.
Updated 05/14/2015

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