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5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of laughs and some enlightenment, 16 May 2008
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This review is from: Uneasy Rider: Travels Through a Mid-life Crisis (Paperback)
I found Uneasy Rider not only to be very funny but also compelling reading. A clockwise journey around Europe is undertaken on a BMW R1200GS covering 20,000 miles over six months.
Mike is a (another) journalist (see also Geoff Hill) on a journey, who having decided on the trip must first learns to ride a motorcycle. The new bike is duly purchased and we set off on an amusing voyage into the mental state of middle aged men - Mike seems far more concerned with his own pulling power than that of his motorcycle - but of course there could be no doubts about the adequacy of the big BMW.
Towards the end of the book things don't seem so funny any more and I was left feeling rather cheated of France, Spain and Portugal. They were ridden through (and are to be thoroughly recommended by motorcycle) but don't get a mention; one minute he was in Corsica and the next back in London.
A jolly good read with lots of laughs and plenty for those of a certain age to think about. I am pleased to reflect now that I have a better understanding of the disillusionment of mid life. The book is probably aimed at male readers, and indeed I bought it for my husband but was hooked after the first few paragraphs, and as a middle aged female motorcyclist found it most entertaining.
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Initial post: 8 Jul 2009 16:39:46 BDT
Dr. Mabuse says:
" I am pleased to reflect now that I have a better understanding of the disillusionment of mid life. "

Being ditched by your partner because you're an egotistical blockhead does not equate to a mid-life crisis. Carter is a legend in his own kitchen!

Posted on 21 Apr 2011 11:51:03 BDT
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