Is That Bike Diesel, Mate?

Is That Bike Diesel, Mate? : One Man, One Bike and the First Lap Around Australia on Used Cooking Oil

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Oi, mate, is that monstrosity diesel? From the author of the bestsellers Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse and This Is Not a Drill, this is the eagerly awaited next installment of Paul Carter's rollicking life. Take one mad adventurer and a motorbike that runs on bio fuel (cooking oil i.e. chip fat to you and me) and send them with one filmmaker on a road trip around Australia just to see what happens. What you get is a story full of outback characters, implausible (but true) situations, unlikely events and unfortunate breakdowns, all at a break neck pace. Never one to sit still for long, this is what Paul Carter did next. Whether you've been shocked, delighted, entertained, horrified - or all of the above - by Paul's stories whether from oil rigs or the road one thing is for sure, they are always high octane adventures.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 134 x 212 x 28mm | 358.34g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • NICHOLAS BREALEY PUBLISHING
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, 1 map
  • 1857885627
  • 9781857885620
  • 75,159

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When Carter eases off on the profanity and throttles up on the wit, he gets the chequered flag every time. The book is funny, entertaining and - for rev heads - informative. Sunday Herald Sun There is so much more to his stories than simply getting from A to B. If Carter can have a crazy adventure on the way, he will. If he can make things difficult, he will without even trying. Add to this a few whiskies and a great bunch of mates, and you get the idea of what to expect from this trip... a fascinating story... what will Carter do next? Bookseller and Publisher Some people cure boredom by going shopping; Carter does it by taking a bio-diesel motorbike around Australia... don't buy this book if you're offended by seriously bad language: we're talking direct quotes from hardened oil riggers. Sun Herald I laughed so hard I cried - but there is also poignancy here... Carter captures the moment with pithy observations that achieve an almost transcendent lucidity at times, and is funny enough to frame. Western Australianshow more

About Paul Carter

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 ...show more

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When Carter eases off on the profanity and throttles up on the wit, he gets the chequered flag every time. The book is funny, entertaining and - for rev heads - informative. Sunday Herald Sunshow more