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In 1982, at the age of just twenty-three and halfway through her architecture studies, Elspeth Beard left her family and friends in London and set off on a 35,000-mile solo adventure around the world on her 1974 BMW R60/6. Reeling from a recent breakup and with only limited savings from her pub job, a tent, a few clothes and some tools, all packed on the back of her bike, she was determined to prove herself. She had ridden bikes since her teens and was well travelled. But nothing could prepare her for what lay ahead. When she returned to London nearly two and a half years later she was stones lighter and decades wiser. She'd ridden through unforgiving landscapes and countries ravaged by war, witnessed civil uprisings that forced her to fake documents, and fended off sexual attacks, biker gangs and corrupt police convinced she was trafficking drugs. She'd survived life-threatening illnesses, personal loss and brutal accidents that had left permanent scars and a black hole in her memory. And she'd fallen in love with two very different men. In an age before email, the internet, mobile phones, satnavs and, in some parts of the world, readily available and reliable maps, Elspeth achieved something that would still seem remarkable today. Told with honesty and wit, this is the extraordinary and moving story of a unique and life-changing adventure.
The MotoLady's Book of Women Who Ride Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Alicia Mariah Elfving, founder of TheMotoLady.com and the Women’s Motorcycle Show, dishes profiles of more than 70 women past and present who ride and wrench as well as anyone, and in the process have proven every bit as indispensable to maintaining and growing a positive motorcycling culture.
Edgar Stoker uses wit and humor to navigate the social complexities of middle-school and vampire culture. From surviving Saturday Vampire Jamborees to school lunches, Edgar tries to win friends in both worlds, but when he's faced with angry vegetable-eaters, his troubles have just begun.
Jupiter's Travels -Ted Simon's astonishing 4 year motorbike journey around the world The book that inspired Ewan McGregor's Long Way Round In the late 1970s Ted Simon set off on a Triumph and rode 63,000 miles over four years through fifty-four countries in a journey that took him around the world. Through breakdowns, prison, war, revolutions, disasters and a Californian commune, he travelled into the depths of fear and reached the heights of euphoria. He met astonishing people and was treated as a spy, a welcome stranger and even a god. For Simon the trip became a journey into his own soul, and for many others - including bikers Charley Boorman and Ewan McGrergor - it provides an inspiration they will never forget. This classic text, which has informed a whole genre of travel writing in the thirty years since it was first published, will never be bettered for sheer adventure, passion, humour and honesty. Brought up in England by a German mother and a Romanian father, Ted Simon found himself impelled by an insatiable desire to explore the world. It led him to abandon an early scientific career in favour of journalism, and he has worked for several newspapers and magazines on Fleet Street and elsewhere. Ted Simon is also the author of Riding Home and The Gypsy in Me.
Show and Tell sucks when you have nothing to show and even less to tell! Taffy has no idea what she's going to do for her assignment, until her grandpa presents her with a gift. A very special motorcycle that he built just for her. But he won't let her bring it home until she learns how to ride it, and show and tell is tomorrow!Taffy decides to "borrow" the little motorcycle while her grandpa is asleep, knowing he'd be proud to see how much she's learned. But what he hadn't told her yet was that this motorcycle has special powers. When she twists the throttle, she finds herself whisked away to the rain forest of Costa Rica, and the bike won't let her return home until she's completed a scavenger hunt! From strange animals to plantains that taste like potatoes, Taffy is going to have to learn about the jungle, wilderness survival, and the local wildlife if she hopes to get home in time for school!A little educational and a lot of fun, if your child loves The Magic School Bus or Dora the Explorer, they'll love Taffy's Tales!
Give up the day job, buy an old bike and ride off into the sunset - a dream for most but reality for the author as he takes on the Landmark Challenge set by the Triumph Owners Club. But first build the bike, make peace with the family, then just go - meeting life head on. Often hilarious, always interesting, this is a book which brings home the joys of classic motorcycling as Daisy, a 1948 Triumph Speed Twin puts in some 5000 miles to win the Challenge - in spite of mechanical mayhem, fire, and just about everything else that can go wrong with an old bike.
Losing his spouse of nearly twenty-eight years to fast moving cancer the author found himself facing loneliness like never before. To combat this powerful malady, he took the most logical steps he could think of. Within eight months of her passing he had married a woman he barely knew, and decided to live life in the fast lane on a motorcycle. "Two Years on the Run" is the story of the author and his wife, also widowed, attempting to build a history together. As they travel to Alaska, Florida, and Maui, backpack Zion National Park and take many motorcycle trips in the first two years of their marriage, they face their painful pasts and build memories together.As you travel with the author and his spouse, you'll enjoy his self-deprecating humor as he describes his attempts to transition into this new life. You'll face the challenges with them as they travel four thousand miles in two weeks on their bikes, overcoming the elements and the author's mechanical ineptitude. Along the way you'll laugh with and at the author and learn interesting facts about the places they visit.
The Mammoth Book of Bikers Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
The definitive collection of first-hand accounts of the world's outlaw motorcycle gangs, with contributions by Sonny Barger, Hunter S. Thompson, Ed Winterhalder, William Queen and many more Outlaw bikers consider themselves 'the last free people in society', unconstrained by the regulations that hem in ordinary citizens. And they guard their privacy jealously. Drawing on seventeen years of studying and participating in biker culture, the author has compiled this one-of-a-kind collection of original biker writing. Here are insider accounts of landmark incidents in biker folklore, including reprints of classic writing from biker-originated magazines, handouts, websites and books. Gangs featured include the Bandidos, the Hells Angels, Henchmen MC, the Outlaws, the Mongols, the Annihilators, the Diablos, the Gypsy Jokers, the Rebels, the Straight Satans and the Vagos. And with contributors such as Freewheelin' Frank (one-time secretary of the Hells Angels), Edward Winterhalder (among the most powerful members of the Bandidos) and Sonny Barger (founder of the Hells Angels). Also included are those rare accounts by outsiders who have succeeded in 'looking in' on the gangs: Hunter S. Thompson's Hells Angels: A Strange and Terrible Modern Saga; writing by William Queen, the undercover agent who infiltrated America's violent outlaw motorcycle gang the Mongols; and Daniel R. Wolf's account of riding with the Rebels.