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  • By Kenneth Porter
    Feb 2, 2017
    This is an easy, enjoyable read with plenty of physical and human geography about underdeveloped parts of Asia before their descent into conflict and terror. The journey is unlikely to be repeated like this. It is the dare-devil spirit of these two young 1960's Aussies that engages the reader. As an ex-biker, I can't believe their odyssey was done two-up aboard a primitive off-the-shelf 200cc Rabbit scooter....a machine designed for urban commuting! Even more surprising is that it suffered only one minor mechanical fault: a stripped sparkplug cylinderhead thread. "Ignorance is bliss" describes the naivety of their undertaking which compares with today's Dakar Rally. The great difference now is the modern technology and purpose-designed bikes with support crews. Not so for our two amateur adventurers who with only a sketch map, simple compass, some water, little fuel and a sense of direction, plunged from Sri Lanka northwards through India onto that most ancient of routes,... More > the Silk Road. Foolhardy? Yes. Lucky? Yes. Gutsy? Yes. Deserving members of that great Australian exploring tradition? Most definitely! K.P. Feb. 2017.< Less
    Jan 23, 2017
    A real life adventure through some tough territory and all on ONE tiny motor scooter. The determination shown by these me got them through some tricky and sometimes dangerous situations. I kept a good atlas at hand to follow their journey crossing over rivers, up mountain ranges, often on rough tracks that passed as roads. Is there a movie in here somewhere?
  • By Stewart bassett
    Jul 31, 2016
    A great book, every man will wish they did this trip, full of typical Australian sayings and humour, when given the choice of an easy or hard route they choose the hard one. Yes Keith in my uncle and Edsel is a friend but I have grown up on the stories from my uncle and Edsel has brought it to life in such a great read and its all true.
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Product Details

First Edition
June 4, 2016
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
1.14 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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