Books, Web and DVD’s |
in no particular order...
Man Caravan, Robert Fulton
Anyone considering a
motorcycle journey must read this book. In fact, everyone should read this book regardless.
Part of the inspiration
for this trip.
(This is the only book
the Donkey has read in the last 20 years!)
and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig
An amazing book, more
to do with philosophy than motorcycles, but the Mule has read it several times. A hard read but worth
account of Allen and his partners ride around Europe.
To summarise - it
rained, She didn't like it, they argued.
Motorcycling, Chris Scott
Very Informative, good
resource. Non Fiction.
Trek, Dan Murdoch
Interesting account of
an unprepared group of people trying to get from Europe to Asia in plastic cars. A good read.
Biker, Jim Rogers
The Mule liked it, good
commentary on the rise and fall of empires, international investment, and how to get around the world on a bike
if you’re filthy rich.
Enduro / Terra Circa DVD, Austin Vince
These guys are great
fun. Get it, watch it, laugh.
The definitive online
resource for travelling motorcyclists. Unfortunately the site layout is a little dated and can be hard to
navigate, but it’s all there.
Way Around / Down, DVD, Ewan McGregor & Charlie Boorman
The Donkey loves them,
the Mule not so much. They both get a laugh out of doing Charlie impersonations whenever the going gets a little
“i was just so sad” “i
was crying in my helmet” etc
Tape and White Knuckles, Lois Pryce
Lois rode from England
to Cape Town,
a 250cc Yamaha. Well written, entertaining, and informative. Recommended.
Road Gets Better from Here, Adrian Scott
Interesting and very
informative, but not overly entertaining. Adrian rides the same route as the Quadrupeds, but in the opposite
direction, from Magadan to Turkey. Not terrible but not very engaging either.