Synopses & Reviews
Every red-blooded motorcyclist dreams of making the Big Trip - the Adventure Motorcycling Handbook is the comprehensive manual to make that idea a reality. This fully updated and re-designed sixth edition is packed with essential advice and practical know-how on the vital preparation for undertaking a long journey off the beaten track.
· Trans-continental route outlines - across Africa, Asia and Latin America, plus back-country riding in South-West USA, North-West Canada and the Australian Outback.
· Practical information - documentation, preparing your bike for touring off the beaten track, shipping and air-freighting, navigation and survival, off-road riding techniques in deserts, mountains and even rivers!
· Tales from the Saddle - a dozen first-hand accounts of spoke-bending biking adventures worldwide.
‘The first thing we did was buy the Adventure Motorcycling Handbook
Ewan McGregor, The Long Way Round
‘Bikers bible, packed with practical information.
THE TRAVELLER (UK)
‘Whether youre just dreaming of an adventure, or youve already started planning, you must read this book ... Chris Scotts a veteran of serious travel
Bike magazine (UK)
‘An absolute must for those who are thinking about seeing the world on their bike.
Inside Motorcycles (Canada)
‘As essential as a set of tyre levers, and as dependable as the sunshine in the Sahara. Highly recommended.
Trail Bike Magazine (UK)
THE TIMES (UK)
‘Does for adventure riding books what “Saving Private Ryan” does for war movies.
Motorcycle Consumer News (USA)
I remember the first time I met Chris Scott, on a cold Colorado morning near Durango. He had decided to fly all the way to the US to buy an inflatable kayak, a plan that would save him nearly the cost of the trip in taxes and shipping. I do suspect the decision was made partially for practical reasons, but I think Chris just wanted to get lost for a weekend- in reality, Chris has been trying to get lost his entire life. As a traveler and editor, Chris is infinitely likable, and not because of his extensive experience (which he has in spades), but because of his honest, genuine and simple approach to equipment, vehicles and travel. Even a casual review of Chris' travels show a fantastic diversity and infinite practicality. From traveling in Australia by BMW motorcycle to bouncing around Morocco in a Mercedes sedan, Chris has made a lifetime emphasis on the pursuit of approachable adventuring. It is that emphasis that makes the Adventure Motorcycling Handbook so incredibly valuable. It is not a glossy sales brochure for Triumph or BMW, but a gritty, honest, hard won review of what actually works and what you really need to ride a motorcycle overland.
The Adventure Motorcycle Handbook follows a logical review of pursuing moto travel, starting with planning and preparation before selecting a bike and then ultimately living on the road and selecting individual routes. Chris does a great job of interjecting the thoughts, musings and opinions of other experts, all lending to a broader perspective and more interesting read. The book also includes some important updates regarding new models, current route conditions and improved technologies for equipment. While the book is absolutely a definitive guide to praparing for a round-the-world expedition or even a short jaunt to Baja, it most importantly serves as an inspiration to the reader, an impetus to venture further.
- Scott Brady, Overland International
Every red-blooded motorcyclist dreams of making the Big Trip - the updated sixth edition of this bestseller shows you how. Choosing a bike, deciding on a destination, bike preparation, documentation and shipping, trans-continental route outlines across Africa, Asia and Latin America, and back-country riding in SW USA, NW Canada and Australia. Plus - first hand accounts of biking adventures worldwide.