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Adventure Motorcycling Handbook : A Route & Planning Guide - Asia, Africa and Latin America - Chris Scott

Adventure Motorcycling Handbook

A Route & Planning Guide - Asia, Africa and Latin America

Paperback Published: 22nd February 2016
ISBN: 9781905864737
Number Of Pages: 384

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25th anniversary edition of the Adventure Motorcycling Handbook . 'The first thing we did was buy Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook Ewan McGregor, The Long Way Round. 'Adventure motorcycling' (a term Chris was credited with coining in the late 90s) has grown massively since the last edition of AMH.

Now in its fourth decade, the much revised and expanded AMH7 catches up with all of it, covering among other things:

  • planning, sponsorship, riding seasons, fuel prices
  • bike choice and recommended models
  • the gear: what you need, not what you can buy
  • Life on the Road: borders, comms, police trouble, satnav, filming and moto troubleshooting
  • Comprehensive overland route outlines in Africa, Asia and Latin America - aka: the Adventure Motorcycling Zone
  • Contributions from among others: Lois Pryce, Walter Colebatch, Gaurav Jani, Grant Johnson and many other two-wheel adventurers.
Maps by Nick Hill.

Now at 400 pages, the book no longer assumes you're an experienced tourer who's decided to take off to the outer limits. Many AM riders are much like Ted Simon was in 1970s; individuals in search of adventure and who happen to choose a motorcycle. Readers aren't expected to have an in-depth knowledge of mechanics, travel health or navigation, so there are fuller explanations of how things work and why certain choices are worthwhile, as well as a comprehensive listing on troubleshooting.

This now makes AMH7 as much a take-with book as one to consult during the planning stage.What really makes the AMH special, however, is that it capitalises on the knowledge and experience of over 30 globetrotting contributors covering regions, topics or their specialist knowledge in added detail.These contributors-as well as a light touch-is what's helped make Trailblazer's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook the legendary manual after 25 years in print. AMH7: everything you need to know, in one book.

About the Author

Chris Scott is a veteran travel guide author, adventurer and tour leader. He's the author of Sahara Overland, Morocco Overland and the Overlanders Handbook, also for Trailblazer. He's made films of his rides in the Yukon, Desert Riders in the central Sahara and Gorge Riders in north-western Australia. He occasionally runs motorcycle tours in North Africa.

Industry Reviews

The first thing we did was buy Chris Scott's 'Adventure Motorcycling Handbook' -- Ewan McGregor The Long Way Round Does for adventure riding books what Saving Private Ryan" does for war movies. Motorcycle Consumer News (USA) A gritty, honest, hard won review of what actually works and what you really need to ride a motorcycle overland. Overland International (USA An absolute must for those who are thinking about seeing the world on their bike. Inside Motorcycles (Canada) Vital reading for anyone contemplating an overland adventure. Motorcycle Mojo (USA) Whether you're just dreaming of an adventure, or you've already started planning, you must read this book ... Chris Scott's a veteran of serious travel. Bike Magazine (UK) As essential as a set of tyre levers, and as dependable as the sunshine in the Sahara. Highly recommended. Trail Bike Magazine (UK) Invaluable. The Times (UK)

INTRODUCTION

PART 1: PLANNING & PREPARATION
A plan
Which continent?
Seasons and climate
Time and budget
Getting information
Travel documents
Vehicle documents
Money and sponsorship
Travelling companions

PART 2: BIKE CHOICE & BIKE PREPARATION
Which bike: factors to consider
Ten overlanders
Bike preparation
Carrying extra fuel
Protection, seats and screens
Equipment and spares checklists
Wheels and tyres
Puncture repairs
Load carrying: boxes, bags and racks
A question of quads (Jamie Keynon)
Clothing for the long ride

PART 3: LIFE ON THE ROAD
Setting off
Riding abroad
Borders and checkpoints
Changing money and bargaining
Keeping in touch (Nick Taylor)
Maps and route finding
Wild camping
Off-highway riding
Health and medical emergencies (Dr Paul Rowe)
When things go wrong
Bike maintenance and troubleshooting
Adventure motorcycling - the bird's eye view (Lois Pryce)
Filming your trip
Shipping overseas (Grant Johnson)

PART 4: ASIA ROUTE OUTLINES Middle East and Caucasus
Iran and Pakistan
India, Nepal, Tibet
Russia
Central Asia
Mongolia
Southeast Asia
China

PART 5: AFRICA ROUTE OUTLINES
North Africa and the Sahara
West Africa
Western route via DRC
The Nile route
East and Southern Africa

PART 6: LATIN AMERICA ROUTE OUTLINES
Mexico and Central America
Panama
South America
Colombia
Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
Chile and Argentina
Venezuela and the Guianas
Brazil

PART 7: TALES FROM THE SADDLE

APPENDIX
Contributors
Suppliers' directory
INDEX

ISBN: 9781905864737
ISBN-10: 1905864736
Series: Trailblazer
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 22nd February 2016
Publisher: Trailblazer Publications
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 7
Edition Type: Revised

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