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The Adventure Motorbiking Handbook [Paperback]

Chris Scott
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  • Paperback: 347 pages
  • Publisher: Compass Star; 3rd edition (Nov 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0952090082
  • ISBN-13: 978-0952090083
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 12.4 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,165,572 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

After contributing to bike magazines in the 80s, I produced my first 'book' in the early 90s, a stapled A4 item called 'Desert Biking'. That evolved into the 'Adventure Motorcycling Handbook' (AMH), now in edition 6.1. While working at the Travellers' Bookshop in Covent Garden, I also researched the remoter half of Australia for Rough Guides and went on to update other RG titles. The Bookshop also published 'Desert Travels' about my my early Saharan adventures.
In 2000 I wrote 'Sahara Overland' for Trailblazer, as well as producing newer editions of AMH, the 700-page 'Overlanders Handbook' in 2011, and most recently 'Morocco Overland II'. I also occasionally enjoy updating Trailblazer's British walking guides.
In 2015 I'll reprint Desert Travels and publish 'Adventures in Motorcycling - Despatching through 80s London', an urban 'motobiography' paralleling the 'Desert Travels' era but telling quite a different story. More about that at adventuresinmotorcycling.com

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The only guide to overland travel by motorcycle. This book takes you through every aspect of planning for your trip, covering a selection of routes in Australia, Africa, Central and South America, and Asia. The Australian section outlines major overland routes and destinations in outback Australia, including Cape York, and the

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Chris Scott is a well known name in the field of adventure motorbiking. This book is a real catalogue of how to prepare and make the trip we all want to do. The book has made me think more constructively about my trip and ensure my preparation is right. But best of all the experiences related in the book have given me impetus not only to dream but to get on my bike and go......
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE book for motorcylce touring, on or off road 21 Oct 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I bought this book a year ago when the big trip seemed like just a dream. I have read and re-read this book countless times, and have found it to be comprehensively informative. Now, with 10 days to go until I ride off, it has been packed to take with me to Australia. Don't open a map without it!
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I HAVE NO INTENTION OF LEAVING MY LIFE BEHIND AND RIDING OFF INTO THE SUNSET, BUT EVEN THIS DID NOT STOP THE BOOK BEING A GOOD READ. IT WAS A THOUROUGHLY ENTERTAINING BOOK BECAUSE OF THE REAL LIFE STORIES IT CONTAINS.
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4.0 out of 5 stars LOTS OF STREET WISE INFO. NOT SO GOOD GRAPHICS 5 Dec 1998
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
CHRIS HAS DONE A DEEP RESEARCH. AS AN EXPERIENCED ENDURO BIKER I FOUND IT A MUST IF YOU'R GOING ON TWO WHEELS TO SEEK NEW HORIZONS. THE TINY TIP IS THE ONE THAT DO THE DIFFERENCE.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Visit the Adventure Motorbiking Website 6 July 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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You'll find updates for this book, latest trip reports from readers, a discussion forum and a whole lot more at[...]
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A practical guide to adventure travel 23 Aug 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is the best way to find out what it is like to ride your bike around the world without actually doing it. Great practical tips on bike setup, routes, what works and what doesn't. The last quarter of the book is full of interesting stories from those adventure bikers who have actually put the principles of this book to the test, including some great color pictures (my favorite image is one of Helge Pederson dragging his BMW through the Darien Gap in Panama). The appendix has a good list of Web sites and related readings.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Theory - Practical. 15 Jun 2000
By Heiko Stribl - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
A very helpfull book indeed. It gives you prcatical advice and touches all possible subjects that involve a motorbike trip. It even reminds you of the possible failure, or that one should reconcider the possible departure date. Very usefull are short stories written by teachers, workers etc who have done a long overland journey, even in a short time (as like most of us they have to get back to work! ) Most travels books are nice to read, but unfortuanetly we all cannot take months off from work. This really helps anyone planning a trip
If you want do a overland journey, this is a MUST !
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE bible for motorcycle travellers 13 April 2000
By Here and there - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I used this book for my own motorcycle travels - it, along with Asia Overland, was the only reference I truly needed. It was fantastic for both pre trip planning and for during the trip.
Chris highlights all of the things you need for a successful and fun journey, and provides enough excitement to build your motivation to buy & equip the bike and get on the road. If you think that you might like to do this the future - watch out, a few months after reading this book you may find yourself on a dirt track in a country you didn't know existed....
5.0 out of 5 stars A wealth of collected wisdom on overland bike trips 26 Feb 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Just the sort of book the rapidly increasing band of motorcycle explorer-adventurers need. If you like the feeling of long-distance independent motorcycle travel and want to take in more of the planet then this book will answer many of your questions and provide plenty of welcome advice.
Most of the practical information is geared towards exploring the more challenging parts of the world rather than the comparatively simple Western countries. Every adventurous touring motorcyclist is likely to benefit from reading this thoroughly.
Highly recommended.
David French, Chairman, Irish Motorcyclists Action Group
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