C. Payne

Helpful votes received on reviews: 97% (34 of 35)
Location: London, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,963,267 - Total Helpful Votes: 34 of 35
Lois on the Loose by Lois Pryce
Lois on the Loose by Lois Pryce
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loose Bearings, 25 April 2007
"You're mad". "You'll get raped". "You'll kill yourself" were the just some of the words of encouragement Lois Pryce received when she announced she was going to motorcycle solo from the frozen wastes of northern Alaska to the fly blown tip of Argentina. Cheerfully straddling her underpowered Japanese trail bike, Lois sketches with forensic accuracy the real characters of the road: psychotic traffic cops, saintly mechanics, father and son Harley riders, jaded backpackers, strippers with make up tattooed onto their face and the deadliest of them all, the unsupervised South American male in a uniform. The pages turn as fast as the countryside - Lois' chatty prose is funny, warm and self… Read more
Mondo Enduro: The Ultimate Adventure on Two Wheels&hellip by Austin E. Vince
24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mondo A -Go -Go, 2 Dec 2006
In 1994, seven pals decide down the pub (where else?) to motorcycle around the world by the longest route possible. Before departure, not one of them has ever repaired a punctured tyre. They fail to get sponsorship, travel insurance, and most of their travel visas. Even a cursory glance at the map suggests that in Eastern Siberia the road is blocked by 400 miles of impassable swamp. When they ask a BBC journalist about Georgia, they are told - categorically - 'they will not last five minutes'.

Over the next year and a bit the bikers log their daily observations, gleefully recounting in classic British tradition every small discomfort, crash and humiliation to befall their fellow… Read more

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