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The Road to Gobblers Knob: From Chile to Alaska on a motorbike
 
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The Road to Gobblers Knob: From Chile to Alaska on a motorbike [Kindle Edition]

Geoff Hill
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A brilliant, very funny travel book about two blokes who ride the length of the American continent on a Triumph Tiger and an Aprilia Pegaso. It's enthralling, amusing, and an absolute must if you liked 'Jupiter's Travels'. -- 100% Biker Magazine

Geoff Hill is an experienced and witty travel writer ... amusing and entertaining. -- Classic Mechanics Magazine

Geoff Hill's incredible tale of his trek along the Pan-American Highway ... Inspiring Stuff. -- Motorcycle Sport and Leisure Magazine

Perfect holiday reading for beach or airport -- Octane Magazine

The most inspiring and laugh-out-loud funny travelogue of the last
fifty years. The yearning of an unmitigated adventurer leaps off every
line.
-- Verbal Magazine, 27 March 2007

This story is about the open road, the wind in your face and
what's around the next corner. Our two amigos pass through countries and
landscapes that most of us have only dreamt of . . . The clash of the
reality of biking and the romance of the journey is what I enjoyed most and
Hill's style, honed over years entertaining and surprising readers across
Northern Ireland, suited it perfectly. This is a great yarn. -- Irish Times, 11 April 2007

Very funny and entertaining ... it provides plenty of chuckles as well as moments of tension as the journey unfolds. --Nacelle, The Magazine of the Triumph Owners' Motorcycle Club, October 2007

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‘At 16,500 miles it was the world’s longest road: a road on which travellers faced being kidnapped and murdered by Colombian drug barons, buried under Peruvian avalanches, drowned by the Guatemalan rainy season, fleeced by eight-year-old Ecuadorean border touts, driven mad by blackflies in the Yukon, eaten by Alaskan grizzlies and, worst of all, limited to a glass of Chardonnay a day in California. The Pan-American Highway.


It sounded brilliant.


The next day, I went out to buy every book that I could find on it. And found that there weren’t any.


Then it’s about time I wrote one, I thought.’



About the Author

Geoff Hill is the author of In Clancy's Boots, Way to Go: Two of the World¹s Great Motorcycle Journeys, The Road To Gobblers Knob: From Chile to Alaska on a Motorbike, Oz: Around Australia on a Motorbike and Anyway, Where Was I? Geoff Hill¹s Alternative A to Z of the World. He has either won or been shortlisted for a UK Travel Writer of the Year award nine times and is a former Irish, European and World Travel Writer of the Year. He has written about travel and motorbikes for the Sunday Times, Irish Times, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Metro, Independent on Sunday and Motorcycle News.
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