The Moment Collectors

The Moment Collectors : Twenty Travellers' Tales from Around the World

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In a celebration of motorcycle overlanding, twenty authors share the surprises and all the natural drama of travel; the fun, the laughter, the high points and the lows, the challenges and the outcomes.
Woven into these tales you'll discover a moment from each author where the reason they are out there living their dreams, suddenly and wonderfully comes to life.
Travel with them to the big sky plains of Mongolia, African Deserts, the majesty of the Pamir Highway, the far reaches of Alaska, the breath-taking drama of Andean backroads and the rugged Trans-Labrador Highway. Delve into the intriguing world of the Sinai, meet surfers in Mexico and be hosted by Iron Angels in Russia. Meet Slavic the jaw-dropping Polish streaker, hike a turquoise glacier in Argentina, explore a desert forest, stay in a love motel, ride the top of the world with Golden Eagles, and much more.
Along with 80+ illustrations (line drawings and black & white watercolour paintings), and 20 colour photographs, The Moment Collectors vividly brings to life the magic of long distance motorcycle travel.
This anthology of international travel retains the clear identity of each contributor. From seven countries, be they published authors of books, magazine articles, blogs, or first-time writers, their styles, spelling, slang and the quirks of their nationalities are alive within the chapters. Several ride two up, some ride in pairs and there are solo riders too. Some are hugely experienced globe-riders, and others are relatively new to wandering and exploring on two wheels. This is how things are on the open road-the full mix.
"Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."-Maya Angelou
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Product details

  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 26mm | 500g
  • Adventure Motorcycle Travel Books by Sam Manicom
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 67 x Line drawings, 20 x Black and white watercolour paintings, 20 colour photos
  • 0955657393
  • 9780955657399
  • 13,829

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The following publications have confirmed forthcoming reviews: Road Runner; Motorcycle Mojo; Australian Road Rider; Expedition Portal; The Road. The review comments now coming in are as follows; The sort of read that will stoke your wanderlust and have you packing your panniers to hit the road OVERLAND EXPO; Each chapter is rich in detail and emblazoned with the travelers' unique style. It's a genuine portal to adventure ADVPULSE; A horizon-expanding book, remarkable encounters, fascinating, inspiring EVENING STANDARD; A wealth of motorcycle travel writing which is highly recommended MOTORCYCLE SPORT AND LEISURE; This is a cracking collection of stories OVERLAND MAGAZINE; Adventure motorcycle inspiration UPSHIFT; I'm delighted by the authors' individuality of style, travel and perspective MOTOGUSTO; A fresh collection of tales from the world's roads with a wide variety of perspectives on what adventure motorcycling is all about ADVMOTO magazine; An intoxicating mix of storytelling VISORCAT; It's an outstanding read TRAVERSE; Riveting narratives that capture the essence of travel ADVENTURE RIDER RADIO; Read it have your heart warmed and maybe inspired to head off MIRROR ONLINE
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About Lois Pryce

Sam Manicom, overlander, traveller and author of 4 previously published motorcycle books, was born in the Congo in Central West Africa where his parents worked. His family returned to the UK when he was 10 and he has been travelling for much of his life.
His first solo trip was age 16 by bicycle into Europe. Many backpacking, hiking, cycling and hitch hiking journeys later, and back in the UK but wanting to do something completely different, Sam learned to ride a motorcycle. Within 3 months of starting to ride, he set off to travel the length of Africa. This 1-year trip turned into an 8-year, 200,000 mile, around the world motorcycle adventure across 55 countries.
Sam's 4 books take the reader travelling through the different sections of the eight-year journey. Africa - 'Into Africa', Asia and the Middle East - 'Under Asian Skies', Southern Africa and South America - 'Distant Suns', and North America - 'Tortillas to Totems'.
He now works full time in the world of adventure travel. He's a keen advocate of motorcycle travel in particular and when not writing his books, magazine articles and conducting multimedia travel presentations within Europe and the USA, he's very much involved with travel related organisations. Sam is a co-host for Adventure Rider Radio RAW. He was the first Adventure Bike TV 'Under the Visor' interviewee.
In 2017 he was awarded the Overland Magazine 'Spirit of Adventure' Award for his contribution to Overlanding.
When he isn't writing or presenting, Sam and his partner Birgit are usually off riding somewhere.
Sam's latest book 'The Moment Collectors' - released in February 2022.
Catch up with Sam on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
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