Adventure Motorcycling Handbook

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

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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 capitalizes 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 bookshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 135 x 210 x 23mm | 544g
  • Trailblazer Publications
  • Hindhead, Surrey, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 7th Revised edition
  • 40 colour photos, 120 b&w photos, 10 b&w illustrations
  • 1905864736
  • 9781905864737
  • 31,361

About Chris Scott

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 (Call of the Wild), Desert Riders in the central Sahara (featured on National Geographic Channel) and Gorge Riders in north-western Australia. He occasionally runs motorcycle tours in North more

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'not just essential motorcycle adventure research, it's essential motorcycle adventure literature reading.' - The Rider's, Autumn 2016; 'There is simply no other resource with such a broad spectrum of traveling wisdom - mechanical, cultural, and anecdotal.' - Adventure Motorcycle Magazine (USA) Sept - Oct 2016; 'if you only ever buy one book on adventure riding then make it this one.' - Rust 8, April 2016; 'Top 10 of greatest moments in adventure motorcycling' - Adventure Bike Rider, April 2016; 'hugely inspirational and always gives me a little shiver of excitement when I open it' - Overland Magazine, April 2016; 'A fountain of knowledge' - Adventure Bike Rider, 2016; 'The book the serious travellers refer to' - Ride, April 2016; '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); '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);show more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION PART 1: PLANNING & PREPARATION A plan 10 Which continent? 11 Seasons and climate 12 Time and budget 14 Getting information 16 Travel documents 18 Vehicle documents 22 Money and sponsorship 26 Travelling companions 29 PART 2: BIKE CHOICE & BIKE PREPARATION Which bike: factors to consider 33 Ten overlanders 44 Bike preparation 56 Carrying extra fuel 63 Protection, seats and screens 65 Equipment and spares checklists 70 Wheels and tyres 72 Puncture repairs 80 Load carrying: boxes, bags and racks 85 A question of quads (Jamie Keynon) 103 Clothing for the long ride 107 PART 3: LIFE ON THE ROAD Setting off 112 Riding abroad 115 Borders and checkpoints 118 Changing money and bargaining 121 Keeping in touch (Nick Taylor) 123 Maps and route finding 127 Wild camping 138 Off-highway riding 144 Health and medical emergencies (Dr Paul Rowe) 151 When things go wrong 165 Bike maintenance and troubleshooting 170Adventure motorcycling - the bird's eye view (Lois Pryce) 180 Filming your trip 184 Shipping overseas (Grant Johnson) 190 PART 4: ASIA ROUTE OUTLINES Middle East and Caucasus 195 Iran and Pakistan 202 India, Nepal, Tibet 211 Russia 222 Central Asia 236 Mongolia 239 Southeast Asia 242 China 246 PART 5: AFRICA ROUTE OUTLINES North Africa and the Sahara 253 West Africa 257 Western route via DRC 264 The Nile route 272 East and Southern Africa 279 PART 6: LATIN AMERICA ROUTE OUTLINES Mexico and Central America 295 Panama 306 South America 309 Colombia 310 Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia 315 Chile and Argentina 325 Venezuela and the Guianas 334 Brazil 338 PART 7: TALES FROM THE SADDLE APPENDIX Contributors 367 Suppliers' directory 368INDEX 379show more

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