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    DescriptionAt 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 chip fat, wouldn't he? (Preferably without getting hit by an articulated lorry full of bridge parts along the way - ) Is he out of his mind? Quite possibly - Embark on a rollickingly funny, 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 land speed record for biofuel-powered motorcycle. Carter is at his balls-to-the-wall best: prepare to laugh out loud.


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    Title
    Is That Bike Diesel, Mate?
    Subtitle
    One Man, One Bike and the First Lap Around Australia on Used Cooking Oil
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Carter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 362 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781857885620
    ISBN 10: 1857885627
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    Libri: I-SR
    BISAC V2.8: SPO028000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    DC22: 919.4047
    BIC subject category V2: 1MBF
    Thema V1.0: WTL
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, 1 map
    Publisher
    NICHOLAS BREALEY PUBLISHING
    Imprint name
    NICHOLAS BREALEY PUBLISHING
    Publication date
    02 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Paul Carter was born in England in 1969. His father's military career had the family moving all over the world, relocating every few years. Paul has worked in the oil industry now for fifteen years, relocating 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 ...