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Excess Baggage: One woman, one motorbike and a huge amount of luggage ride across Australia [Paperback]

Miss Jill Maden
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30 Mar 2013
In 2010, after the closure of her dream business, Jill Maden sets off to tour Australia - alone on a motorbike. Weighed down by seven stone of luggage and a crushing sense of failure, her riding skills rapidly deteriorate. Freezing weather, violent winds and treacherous road surfaces all add to her fright. Jill almost decides to give up and buy a car. But the need to overcome her fears pushes her on. Testing her resolve, Australia throws everything it has at her: the worst floods in living memory, extreme heat, plagues of insects, torrential downpours, hurricanes, isolation and her ultimate nightmare, gravel roads. But turning back is not an option. What results is an exciting and heart-warming adventure through a vast, staggeringly beautiful but unforgiving landscape.

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  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (30 Mar 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1481263331
  • ISBN-13: 978-1481263337
  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 12.6 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 353,909 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jill Maden is a travel writer and motorcycle adventurer.

She was born into a family that loved travelling and by the time she had left school she'd lived in America twice and travelled all over Europe. In 2004 she was taken down the Great Ocean Road in Australia on the back of a motorbike. She enjoyed the experience so much she decided to learn how to ride a motorbike. In 2006 she and a friend rode their bikes over to Finland and back. This was the start of a series of motorcycle adventures and in 2010 she rode a Suzuki SV650 solo across Australia. Her first book, "Excess Baggage" tells the story of this trip.

Jill lives in Glasgow and is currently riding her way around Scotland.

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5.0 out of 5 stars I am glad Jill allowed us to share her journey 28 Jun 2013
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Having only met Jill for a couple of days, and her account of that time was accurate, gives me confidence that the book is a brutally honest account of her trip. Jill opens up about her deep inner feelings, fear, despair, joy and the recognition that she was totally unprepared for the adventure which unfolded before her. She survived to tell an entertaining story which is much more than a dry travelogue, you are involved sharing the journey looking over her shoulder.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read (and ride) it 16 May 2013
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Fresh, funny, direct. I really enjoyed it. It offers a nice insight of Australia and, most important, of our common fears, hopes and joys.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a personal road trip through Oz 6 May 2013
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Format:Paperback
I am not a biker but I really enjoyed Jill's account of her adventures and misadventures as she toured parts of Australia. Embarking upon the "Heroine's Journey" Jill soon finds herself in the 'belly of the whale' - a 'why am I doing this?' moment with all its ups, and downs - and must be an inspiration for anyone who is thinking or dreaming about a life changing trip. It certainly inspired me as I was preparing another personal 'leap into the void'.
The journey is broken up into short 'post' like anecdotes making up each chapter - and hungry to know what happened next, I found myself speeding along page after page with her. This would also make a great gift for any female biker or traveller friends - and indeed any traveller who is interested in solo touring or taking the step of heading off to face the unknown and themselves.
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