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The Middle Kingdom Ride:  Two brothers, two motorcycles, one epic journey around China by [Pyle, Ryan, Pyle, Colin]
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BBC News Asia featured a lengthy interview with the authors, talking about their journey and their book. Colin Pyle took part in a fantastic long-form interview with London Real TV - April 2013. Reviewed and featured on www.euvue.co.uk.

About the Author

Colin Pyle: After graduating from Ryerson University, Toronto, with a degree in Finance, Colin Pyle established what was to become a very successful currency trading company, two years after he sold the company, he resigned in order to see the world and have experiences that will enable him to make informed choices about what he does with the rest of his life. www.colinpyle.com. Ryan Pyle: After graduating from the University of Toronto with a degree in Political Science, Ryan Pyle made his home in Shanghai, China, where he still lives today. Over the last 10 years, he has gained an international reputation as an award-winning documentary photographer and is regularly invited to give talks about his work and about China at universities and institutes around the world. www.ryanpyle.com.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1401 KB
  • Print Length: 307 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 146815981X
  • Publisher: G219 Productions (2 Dec. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AVCCLUY
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 35 customer reviews
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Having watched the DVD 2 disc set I thought reading the book would be a bit of a chore.
Surprisingly it wasn't as there's far more interesting bits and pieces in the book that isn't included in the DVD.
There's a lot more of the backbround to what is going on from the off and there's more consideration given to how the though process starts and how they go about trying to get sponsorship for their ride etc. I was glad to see they put this in as I've been considering a similar trip with my brother for some years now and this has awakened the idea but also made me consider how to do it and timeframes etc.
I especially like a lot of the 'footnotes' about what was happening to the support car for example and the diary entries are also a great idea as they add to the overall story being told.
I did mention in my DVD review that I would have liked an index or segment to go through all the kit they used and what they found worked well and what didn't and what they might do differently next time around.
I will however look forward to reading/watching their India trip.
Far better and grittier than the Top Gear adventures where you know unlimited resources, money and celebrity will allow them to overcome everything and the whole thing is then served up on a silver platter by the A Team of techs, editors and producers working in the background.
This was great and down to earth.
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*** Note: I was reimbursed for my purchase in return for my own, personal, honest review of this title. ***

First of all, I will say that I am not usually a reader of these kind of books! However, I started reading the title as soon as I received it and didn't put it down. What I usually find a bit hard in books it the size of the font. This book is printed in a decent size, easy to read font, and the two brothers dialogue is highlighted by background colouring. One brother is writing as a memory of the ride, whilst the other in more diary entry.

The book is a honest story of the journey around China on motor bike, detailing the obstacles that the two brothers had to over come (mainly weather!), however the book doesn't really show of the beautiful scenery & I would recommend the DVD as accompaniment to this book.

The whole book is well written, and although it might feel as its getting repetitive with regards to the problems encountered, you can not fault the guys as this is an accurate account of the issues that westerners would encounter in rural China. I look forward to reading their next adventure in India.
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I love motorcycle touring, and this is not just a great book about a HUGE bike tour, but many other things besides -- a story of the loyal friendship of two brothers, a vision of an alternative lifestyle, a travelogue, a brilliant photo-essay about China, an escapist fantasy.

I dipped into this over several weeks, and it rewarded me with lots of happy winter dreams.

Well done to Colin and Ryan. I envy you guys!
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By P on 2 April 2015
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This book was given to me by the publisher in return for a free, impartial and honest review. Here is said review:

I watched the DVD that accompanies this book, (The Middle Kingdom Ride) before reading which I found really helped build a better image of the journey that Chris and Ryan Pyle took around China. Don't get me wrong, the book did a great job at painting the picture of all of the up's and down's that the two brothers had.
I found that the DVD did not cover 100% of what occurred on their travels (however the major details were included.) and this book really did expand on that.

The format of the book is very easy to read with the inclusion of the odd diary style pages. The writing style is very easy to read (even for someone who rarely reads a book from start to finish, like myself.) Ryan Pyle has been very successful in documenting his travels in a way that is both engaging and complete. I didn't feel as though he had left information out, I just wish there was more to read. At only 276 pages, this book should take you a week of bedtime reading.

The only thing I would like to see improved with this book is the inclusion of more photo's. The book only has 24 photo's, situated in the middle of the book. The photo's are very high quality, printed in full colour with a glossy finish.

This book left me wanting to read more and I ended up rewatching the six episodes which documented this amazing journey. I would highly recommend it to anyone that like motorcycles, traveling, China or even those that love a good story.
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I read this book on 3 short haul plane journeys over about 4 hours so its not a long book but is probably about the right length. I enjoyed the book for the most part. The format is a bit odd with both brothers writing about the same events one after the other which becomes a bit tedious unless one brother missed out on something. The book started out a little politically correct and I thought it was going to be a bit too much of a groan but thankfully as the book went on the brothers didn't hold any punches.

A few tricks were missed such as they mention that they had their first Muslim meal and I looked forward to hearing what it was made of or at least what it was called but was left waiting. There is a bit too much talk about miles covered and the sole aim of the brothers seems to be to get ground covered on motorways without engaging with the country. The insights into chinese life are interesting with the strict following of rules sometimes when it makes no sense to the breaking of the law while driving when that also make no sense to the brilliance and inteligence of locals able to repair motorcycles or clear a road block much faster than would ever happen in my own country.

A very readable book which is easy to get through and gives some insight into China. Possibly most suited to someone with a general interest in motorcycles.
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