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Geoff Hill "Author and adventurer" (Ireland)

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The Road Headed West: America Coast to Coast: A Cycling Odyssey
The Road Headed West: America Coast to Coast: A Cycling Odyssey
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5.0 out of 5 stars Life-enhancing, 5 Aug 2014
You can do two things in life: sit at a desk looking out the window and wishing you were out there, or get out there. Thank heavens for Leon and his readers that he did the latter, and realised several things: that the only thing holding us back from living a full life is fear, that once you make the decision to go, that fear disappears and is replaced by the hugely gratifying discovery that people are essentially good. Well, except maybe in Iowa.
He also discovered that the first time you go on an adventure, you take far too much stuff, but we all do that.
A great read; funny and heartwarming, and with some hilarious lines, like comparing the Midwest to instant coffee and the magnificently dull conversations of its farmers about how many cows and horses they have.
In fact, there's only one fundamental flaw in it: his love for peanut butter and jam sandwiches. Everyone knows that peanut butter and banana ones are much better.


The Long Ride 'Home'
The Long Ride 'Home'
Price: 4.62

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 6 Jun 2014
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Nathan is the real deal. No preparation, no planning, no kit and completely the wrong bike. Proof that if you want to go on an adventure, the answer is to just go and everything will work out. A perfect antidote to bike adventurers who spend years planning trips, including, er, possibly me...


The global suitcase
The global suitcase
by Mary J. Dinan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 11.89

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5.0 out of 5 stars An inspired idea, 22 April 2014
This review is from: The global suitcase (Hardcover)
We all read what great travel writers write, but we never get a chance to find out what makes them tick. Enter Mary Dinan, with the inspired idea to go and find out by asking them. The result, The Global Suitcase, is a unique and inspiring collection of interviews with travellers both famous and lesser known to find what they've seen, what they've loved, what they've hated and what's inspired them in their globetrotting. A fabulous idea. Roll on the sequel!


Chimsoc - Medium Rectangle - Balloon For Chimney Up To 60cm x 30cm (24" x 12")
Chimsoc - Medium Rectangle - Balloon For Chimney Up To 60cm x 30cm (24" x 12")
Offered by Chimsoc Limited
Price: 19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Sterling service from Chimsoc, 28 Mar 2014
I bought the large version of this from Chimsoc and it worked a treat for a couple of years, then started to deflate. I emailed Chimsoc to see if there was a fault, or if this was a reasonable lifespan, and Paul from the company wrote back to say there was a bit of a fault with the large ones which a new version would solve. Then, without being asked, he refunded the cost of the original and sent a new one free off charge. Incredibly good service.


Leprechauns In Latin America (Adventures In Yellow Book 1)
Leprechauns In Latin America (Adventures In Yellow Book 1)
Price: 3.77

5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff, 1 Jan 2014
Most bikers give up the rate race to go on an adventure. Norman gave up the space race, but it was worth it, for an inspiring and funny work which if there's any justice in the world will tempt others to stop dreaming and start riding.


Adventures in Yellow Leprechauns in Alaska by Magowan, Norman ( AUTHOR ) Aug-06-2011 Paperback
Adventures in Yellow Leprechauns in Alaska by Magowan, Norman ( AUTHOR ) Aug-06-2011 Paperback
by Norman Magowan
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring and hugely enjoyable, 1 Jan 2014
Norman and Maggie are living proof that if you dream of an adventure, the answer is to just make the decision to go, and the dream will happen. The result is a really enjoyable, funny and moving read as they face adventure and adversity alike with good humour, unquenchable optimism and faith in each other. An inspiring book.


Into Africa: Africa by Motorcycle - Every Day an Adventure
Into Africa: Africa by Motorcycle - Every Day an Adventure
by Sam Manicom
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Inspired, 28 Dec 2013
Intelligent, inquisitive, thoughtful and optimistic, Sam's a natural storyteller with a great turn of phrase, a deft line in self-effacement and a winning sense of humour. The result is one of the great motorbike adventure books which has its roots in the dreams of all bikers; to give up the day job, get on a bike and just go. The difference is that while most dream of the big adventure, Sam actually did it, and in spite of his self-confessed lack of experience, found that with the right spirit, everything is possible, and more importantly, that the big bad world out there is in fact a good place, mostly filled with good, helpful and friendly people. In doing so, I hope he's inspired more people, bikers or not, to turn their dreams into adventures. Well done that man. I've just bought Under Asian Skies, the sequel, and am looking forward to every page as much as I did with Into Africa.


Overland to India: An 8400 Mile Adventure on a 55-year-old Motorcycle
Overland to India: An 8400 Mile Adventure on a 55-year-old Motorcycle
by Gordon G. May
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars A ripping yarn, 24 Dec 2013
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A fascinating read. I've done the journey in the opposite direction with my mate Paddy Minne on two 1998 Royal Enfield Bullets, and this brought it all back - and since our contacts in Quetta said the road to the Iranian border was as dull as a wet Sunday in Skegness and we stuck the bikes on a train, glad to see Gordon took the road and proved it was just as our man in Quetta said.
His description of arriving at the Enfield factory is unforgettable.
As Gordon also says, modern Enfields such as the Classic and now the new Continental GT have all the looks and charm of the older versions, but without the grief!


Motorcycle Adventurer: Carl Stearns Clancy: First Motorcyclist To Ride Around The World 1912-1913
Motorcycle Adventurer: Carl Stearns Clancy: First Motorcyclist To Ride Around The World 1912-1913
by Dr. Gregory W. Frazier
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.50

5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing and little known story, 13 Dec 2013
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Very few people had heard of Clancy, including me, until a Dublin biker called Feargal O'Neill emailed me to tell me about him three years ago. Intrigued, I ordered a copy of Motorcycle Adventurer, and wasn't far into it when I thought it would be a brilliant idea to recreate Clancy's journey on the centenary. I got in touch with Dr Gregory Frazier, who apart from his own legendary round the world motorbike adventurers, deserves enormous credit for spending 16 years digging up Clancy's original articles and photographs and turning them into Motorcycle Adventurer.
Through him, I tracked down the original boots Clancy had worn 100 years and took them around the world a second time, and they now rest in the National Motorcycle Museum of Iowa along with Clancy's papers, his pith helmet and the only original 1912 Henderson in the world.
As I stood there with Dr Frazier and looked at the bike Clancy had used, with its 7hp, one gear, no front brake and no suspension apart from a bicycle saddle, we marvelled at Clancy's courage in tackling his trip on such a machine.
It was a remarkable feat, and this book is a remarkable record of that feat. If you buy In Clancy's Boots, my book on the recreation of Clancy's journey, you must buy Motorcycle Adventurer, the book which inspired it.
In Clancy's Boots


Microlight Airportheid
Microlight Airportheid
Price: 0.77

5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner from Deepak, 23 Feb 2013
More intelligent and thoughtful writing from one of the heavyweights of microlighting.
Highly recommended.

Geoff Hill
Editor
Microlight Flying magazine


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