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Is That Thing Diesel? : One man, one bike and the first lap around Australia on used cooking oil - Paul Carter

Is That Thing Diesel?

One man, one bike and the first lap around Australia on used cooking oil

Paperback Published: 27th October 2010
ISBN: 9781741757026
Number Of Pages: 276

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At forty years old, a successful writer, husband and father, no longer toiling on offshore drilling rigs, was Paul Carter happily nestled in the cotton wool of suburban life enjoying the fruits of his labour? Was he f**k!

With his manic life left far behind and the perfect opportunity to take it easy stretched before him what else would a middle-aged, bike obsessed, man want?

Yes, that's right, he'd want to be the first guy to ride around Australia on an underpowered experimental motorcycle that runs on used cooking oil, wouldn't he? Preferably without getting hit by a semi-trailer full of bridge parts. Is he out of his mind? Quite possibly. Embark on a rollickingly, downright dangerous and often unhinged quest that starts on an environmentally friendly motorcycle built on a shoestring budget by students, and ends with a plan to break the motorcycle land speed record for bio fuel.

Carter is back to his old balls-to-the-wall style of writing, prepare to laugh out loud.

About The Author

Paul Carter was born in England in 1969. His father's military career had the family moving all over the world, re-locating every few years. Paul has worked in the oil industry now for fifteen years, re-locating every few years (old habits). Paul has lived, worked, gotten into trouble and been given a serious talking to in England, Scotland, Germany, France, Holland, Norway, Portugal, Tunisia, Australia, Nigeria, Russia, Singapore, Malaysia, Borneo, Columbia, Vietnam, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Sumatra, the Philippines, Korea, Japan, China, USA and Saudi Arabia. Today he lives in Perth with his wife, baby daughter and two motorbikes. But who knows where he'll be tomorrow ... Paul's first two books are stories from his life on the rigs, Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse (A+U, 2005) and This Is Not a Drill (A+U, 2007).

Industry Reviews

""Relentlessly funny and obsessively readable." --Phillip Noyce, director of" The Quiet American "and" Clear and Present Danger "on" Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs: She Thinks I Play Piano in a Whorehouse
""Great two-fisted writing from the far side of hell." John Birmingham, author, " Weapons of Choice "on" Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs: She Thinks I Play Piano in a Whorehouse"
""Relentlessly funny and obsessively readable." Phillip Noyce, director of" The Quiet American "and" Clear and Present Danger "on" Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs: She Thinks I Play Piano in a Whorehouse"

Love Paul's writing

5

Easy to bust out in a week- then read again...

Mandurah, WA

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Love the Author.

4

Love all Paul's books. Funny and descriptive.

Macksville NSW

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Is That Thing Diesel?

4.5 2

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Prologuep. 1
Derrick the Manp. 5
Cover your Arsep. 14
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?p. 20
Panic Festp. 27
Bio what?p. 48
The Bike the Universe Landedp. 59
Bettyp. 69
Getting to Know youp. 79
There is no Plan Bp. 90
PPPPPPp. 99
To Adelaide and Beyondp. 109
Stage One: Green Fuel, White Knucklesp. 125
Stage Two: Spidersp. 139
Walletp. 151
Stage Three: Life Cyclep. 161
Stage Four: Follow the Blood-Splattered Brick Roadp. 167
The Long Reachp. 189
It only hurts When I Laughp. 208
Stage Five: Uneasy Riderp. 229
Stage Six: Numbp. 243
Stage Seven: Harder than you Thinkp. 248
Epiloguep. 259
Acknowledgementsp. 261
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781741757026
ISBN-10: 1741757029
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 27th October 2010
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1

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Paul Carter

About the Author


Paul Carter has been working in the oil exploration industry since he was eighteen years old, in that time he has accumulated a wealth of hilarious and often terrifying stories. At 36 he wrote his first book, a best seller here in Australia and with its release in the United States and Europe in mid 2006 he has established himself in a new writing career as well as continuing to work on drilling rigs.

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