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Old 07-30-2008, 10:47 AM   #61
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Oh, and I was getting Lois mixed up with Elspeth Beard, fwiw.
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:51 AM   #62
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I'm just getting into the first Lois book....it's ok.
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Old 07-30-2008, 01:32 PM   #63
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Just wanted to add another plug for Dan Walsh's "These are the days that must happen to you". The best motorbiking book I've read, bar none. Better than Lois 1 and 2, better than Boorman & Co.; even better than Ted simon?
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Old 07-30-2008, 03:30 PM   #64
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Just wanted to add another plug for Dan Walsh's "These are the days that must happen to you". The best motorbiking book I've read, bar none. Better than Lois 1 and 2, better than Boorman & Co.; even better than Ted simon?
I like Dan W. Afaik he's holed up in Salford with a BMW XChallenge. Haven't seen him out on the roads though..
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Old 08-13-2008, 04:18 AM   #65
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Must agree about Dan Walsh, loved his style of writing, the world (in parts) through the bottom of a pint glass . I'm sure hardcore adventurers will be put off by it, but subjectively.....it works
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:00 AM   #66
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Read Lois's books and saw her talk at local bike club. She was an entertaining speaker and the books were easy reading. The first book I enjoyed because I wanted to know more about riding that route. The second book was fascinating because of the locations she managed to travel through and the harrowing conditions she encountered on the way. Not a trip I would want to do in its entirety but it is the first book I have read where a rider traversed Algeria North to South in recent times which was interesting info for me.

Liked LWR - made me want to go east
LWD - too densely populated I never got the same feeling of open spaces somehow.

Travel book I enjoyed most for writing style recently was The Road to Gobbler's Knob by Geoff Hill. Err - hang on. That's by a journalist sponsored by Triumph...

Sorry don't care - made oi larf

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Old 08-19-2008, 06:21 AM   #67
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Just wanted to add another plug for Dan Walsh's "These are the days that must happen to you". The best motorbiking book I've read, bar none. Better than Lois 1 and 2, better than Boorman & Co.; even better than Ted simon?
You're barking!

He is either a total twat, or writing the book in the style of a total twat. No respect for himself, his bike or other people. represents everything that I hate about 'travelling'.

(This statement based on reading half of the book, not sure I can be @rsed to read the other half, does it get better?)
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:28 AM   #68
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or writing the book in the style of a total twat
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:26 AM   #69
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You're barking!

He is either a total twat, or writing the book in the style of a total twat. No respect for himself, his bike or other people. represents everything that I hate about 'travelling'.

(This statement based on reading half of the book, not sure I can be @rsed to read the other half, does it get better?)
DW would probably admit he's no Jack Kerouac (he calls himself a fraud on many occassions), and I'm pretty sure he's drunk and/or high when he's writing .

But that makes it interesting, to me anyway; I like flawed writers..
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Old 08-19-2008, 01:20 PM   #70
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You're barking!

He is either a total twat, or writing the book in the style of a total twat. No respect for himself, his bike or other people. represents everything that I hate about 'travelling'.

(This statement based on reading half of the book, not sure I can be @rsed to read the other half, does it get better?)

Well, I enjoyed it (barking or not). But, I agree, and he dosen't deny that he is a twat; it isn't airbrushed to make him look like a heroic traveller. He is just a twat on a bike, but hey, aren't we all?
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:02 PM   #71
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Mike Carter.

Published a book about cycling.

linzi/boris; go fuck yourself

I'm still here. Still riding motorcycles worth 3000 or less, often 800 or less.

Yeah. let's hear it for Carter, uber-biker.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:22 AM   #72
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:11 PM   #73
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Go to Amazon stevo, it's still being discounted.
Brilliant read, you'll love it.
I agree totally about the 'slagging off' in the first book. I dread to think how i'd come accross if i wrote a book!

Well, WHERE would you like me to start ????????????????????????
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