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It Means So Much
It Means So Much
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5.0 out of 5 stars top notch, 5 May 2014
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Bought on recommendation and now looking at the rest of the album to add to the driving music collection - love it


Boccia Ladies Titanium Bracelet Watch B3141-08
Boccia Ladies Titanium Bracelet Watch B3141-08

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't trust the pictures, 22 Nov 2012
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Bought as a gift for my daughter as it also had a nice presentation box shown and I own other Boccia's that have come in similar presentation boxes.

Arrived with out the box in what looked like a sandwich bag. No apology from Amazon except that they would take the photo of the box down. They haven't!

Watch fine - typical Boccia quality. Amazon pants.


That Near Death Thing: Inside the Most Dangerous Race in the World
That Near Death Thing: Inside the Most Dangerous Race in the World
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow - heart stopping, 1 July 2012
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No exaggeration to say this is the best motorcycle book I've read and I have a shelf full of them. A totally absorbing and well constructed story. You feel like your stood in the Isle of Man listening to the racers talk and watching the racing. Even someone not interested in motorcycles will be hooked by the intensity and drama of the story. Life affirming and mad, thank god for the TT and this excellent record of why it acts as such a magnetic to racers and spectators a like.


In Search of Life: A Motorcycle Odyssey
In Search of Life: A Motorcycle Odyssey
by Leon Pang
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking read, 10 Feb 2011
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If you ever happen to meet Leon Pang buy the guy a beer and thank him for brightening your day with this cracking read. There is no pretentiousness or deep philosophy, just a guy on a bike having fun travelling. His style is light, modern and brutally honest and in the best Mondo Enduro tradition done on a shoe string. Best read on the underground in London on a miserable winters day where your giggling can disturb your fellow passengers. The typos and proof reading errors just add to the authenticity of the whole adventure. Brilliant.


The Road Gets Better from Here: A Novice Rides Solo From the Ring of Fire to the Cradle of Civilisation
The Road Gets Better from Here: A Novice Rides Solo From the Ring of Fire to the Cradle of Civilisation
by Adrian Scott
Edition: Perfect Paperback
Price: £17.57

7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars How not to travel by bike!, 17 July 2010
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Adrian travels with his bike rather than on it for the greater part of the journey. He is told by family and friends that by the end of the first day of his adventure he will need either (a) a hospital or (b) a welder and sure enough due to his jaw dropping lack of preparation he actually needs both within about 10 minutes. Breaking his ankle and his bike. No use choosing to travel on a motorbike if you don't take some basic instruction in how to ride it. A couple of days at an off road school and learning maintenance would have served him well also.

He does manage to stagger along the road of bones but to say he rode it is stretching the point. Due to his inability to both ride and maintain his bike (and now injured) he throws himself on the mercy of every local and passing traveller. The affluent westerner then proceeds to take advantage of the natural hospitality and generosity of all he meets. The bike is either on the back of a truck, a train or parked up waiting for spares whilst he lives off the locals. Yes, he has an adventure but at everyone else's expense.

His trip through China is with minders and a back up vehicle and only when he leaves there does he really begin to get going. His determination to finish does deserve some recognition. Read this book to show you how not to travel by bike and hope that his style of travelling doesn't ruin it for the rest of us.
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Adventure Riding Techniques: The Essential Guide to All the Skills You Need for Off-road Adventure Riding
Adventure Riding Techniques: The Essential Guide to All the Skills You Need for Off-road Adventure Riding
by Robert Wicks
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.99

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pictures nice but could do better, 8 Jun 2009
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I really wanted to like this book and even pre-ordered it but..... I have given it two stars. Two because I have huge respect for Simon Pavey and having attended his excellent offroad BMW training school (but take some body armour with you)and am now a regular green laner. The book starts weakly - what bike to choose? Well to keep the shelf life of the book the author appears to choose nothing except states the "different strokes for different folks" philosophy which isn't much help. Doesn't even try to weigh up the few main stream bikes available in this area. Try Adventure motorcycling handbook or TBM magazine. What luggage er - depends what you want but no real weighing of the pro's and con's of hard over soft etc. In fact two articles of about 900 words in the Jan and Feb edition of TBM covered more detail than the whole of this book on bike and luggage selection.

That could all be forgiven if the rest of the book was solid after all it is about riding techniques - but it isn't. Some good info initially and how to pick a bike up etc but - putting wieght on the handle bars if you ride ruts! That's not what they teach at the off road school if you do that the front tyre edge grips the rut edge twists the front tyre and spits you off. You lighten the front and steer through the foot pegs. Basically any book that trys to teach a physical sport is going to struggle but I think some aspects are basically misleading or not properly described. I got so frustrated with the thing that I gave it to my son (age 12- keen dirt biker) to look at the pictures which are ace. My recomendation is save your money and put it towards some off road training you won't learn riding skills through a book and if you want a good book on the subject of adventure riding then go for the Adventure Motorcycling Handbook by Chris Scott


Red Tape and White Knuckles: One Woman's Motorcycle Adventure through Africa
Red Tape and White Knuckles: One Woman's Motorcycle Adventure through Africa
by Lois Pryce
Edition: Paperback

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ride, great read, 18 July 2008
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Half way through this book I had the slightly surreal experience of actually meeting Lois (she of the sparkly crash helmet & sheepskin saddle) by accident on the M3 as she was riding to Spain for her next adventure with husband Austin Vince (of Mondo Enduro fame). I was able to whip the book out of my tank bag for an impromtu book signing. She was on the bike that made the trip from London to Cape town and she proudly proclaimed still on the same chain and sprokets. But what of the book?Well, even before I met Lois I thought it a superb read having devoured it to the 1/2 way point in one evening. She has an honest, self depricating style that completly captures the essence of the journey without taking herself too seriously in light of all the obvious poverty throughout Africa. Makes The Long Way Down look like an embarrassing, self-obsessed lovee in for complete wozzies. Cheap bike, minimal kit and a proper mental attitude -it's an adventure, so enjoy it for what it is and she does. Putting it down I felt I'd riden the whole way with her. Highly recomended as an antidote to the stale, nanny state, H&S concious world we live in. Can't wait for the next one. Recommended for motorcyclists and non-motorcyclists alike it is a very whitty non-pretentious tale.


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