What are the best books about motorcycle trips?

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    #1Long Way Down

    Long Way Down

    After their first trip in 2004, best friends, actors and bike enthusiasts Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman decided to start another trip, this time from Scotland to South Africa. This time, they had to overcome extreme weather conditions, as the African desert put their resistance to test. 




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    Austin Morrison
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "Tossing care to the wind and hitting the road is a time honored wish. A dream. Not all of us are capable of carrying through, but we can live vicariously through others who are. McGregor and Boorman rode across multiple continents on their motorcycles, and had a fantastic adventure doing it. I loved their tale, it was so freeing. One day, I'm going to do the same."
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    #2In Search of Greener Grass

    In Search of Greener Grass
    This book describes Graham Field's many travels with his bike, a perfect read for those preparing for a travel on their own. Graham includes lots of observation, tips and anecdotes from every place he has been in, what makes this book a good source of knowledge in many life topics. 




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    Arnav Saxena
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "This book made me want to take a road trip on my own. The best part about it wasn't just a description of his trip, but he gives all sorts of tips and ideas from his travels across the country and his writing is every entertaining."
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    #3Lois on the Loose: One Woman, One Motorcycle, 20,000 Miles Across the Americas

    Lois on the Loose: One Woman, One Motorcycle, 20,000 Miles Across the Americas
    Lois Pryce got tired of her monotonous life working at the BBC in London, so one day, she decided to satisfy her wanderlust and travel America, literally: starting in Alaska, she went all the way down to the southernmost place of Argentina, a 20.000 mile travel with lots of adventures and experiences. 





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    Matthew Martinez
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "This seems like a good companion piece when it comes to taking this kind of trip."
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    #4Long Way Round: Chasing Shadows Across the World

    Long Way Round: Chasing Shadows Across the World
    This book is the result of the 20.000 mile trip around the world of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, two best friends and bike enthusiasts that decided to take a journey that would change their lives. In it, you will find adventures in the most remote countries, and of course, personal thoughts of the protagonists of this four-months adventure.




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    Justin Johnson
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "This is the illustrated version of the amazing story of two friends traveling around the world together. It is a demonstration of the will of individuals to make it to their goal. More importantly it is also an illustration of the generosity, the kindness, the sadness, the humor and the beauty they found along the way"
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    #5One Brit, One Bike, One Big Country

    One Brit, One Bike, One Big Country

    John McKay traveled across USA back in 2002, and this book narrates everything he lived, the people he met and all the amazing experiences he had. This book emphasizes in the kindness of the american people he met, with many anecdotes and stories about human generosity.  

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    Vibhore Chauhan
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "Nice book"
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    #6Jupiters Travels: Four Years Around the World on a Triumph

    Jupiters Travels: Four Years Around the World on a Triumph
    This book is the story of Ted Simon's journey around the world, a four-year long trip entirely done while riding his Triumph motorcycle. Once a scientist, Ted Simon decided to embrace the journalist life and he started exploring the world, meeting amazing people and discovering new cultures. 




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    Douglas Foster
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "nice article and also came with the audio version,so we can enjoy the listening"
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    #7Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    A father and his son start a motorcycle trip across the Northwest of America, the starting point of a moving and penetration meditation about the lives they, and we all, live. 




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    Emily Silva
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "My mother in law is in a motorcycle group in Cincinnati so naturally I figured this book would be great for her! I did read it first to see how I would like it and it gets very deep and philosophical. There is a story intertwined with it about a father and son traveling through the states to the west so partially it talks about trips but I would say the overall feel is far more deep from a trip."
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    #8Touching the World: A Blind Woman, Two Wheels and 25,000 Miles

    Touching the World: A Blind Woman, Two Wheels and 25,000 Miles

    Join Cathy Birchall and her companion Bernard in their travel around the world. As Cathy is blind, Bernard and everyone they meet help her, so this book is a story about human kindness and of course adventure, as they both travel through the planet's most dangerous environments. 

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    Christina Walsh
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "A very interesting read about a blind woman who travels on a motorcycle. I brought it to the beach and finished it in the course of 2 days. While it is mostly about traveling by motorcycle it really touches upon the human conditions and disabilities. It held my attention as I wanted to know how the story ended with them traveling and the bike breaking down in foreign countries. Very unusual read for me but I did enjoy it."
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    #9MC Chronicles: The Diary of Bink Cummings

    MC Chronicles: The Diary of Bink Cummings
    Eva "Bink" Cummings is a member of the Sacred Sinners, a well-known biker family. Being a woman in a biker environment is hard: testosterone levels are pretty high, but she manages to be respected, and this books explains how. 
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    Parakram Sen
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "I have never read The Diary of Bink Cummings so I can't recommend it. I might recommend On The Road by Jack Keroauc. It is an inspiring coming-of-age tale involving a boy riding a motorcycle across the country. It is a well-written American classic. "
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    #10The Perfect Vehicle: What It Is About Motorcycles

    The Perfect Vehicle: What It Is About Motorcycles

    This book digs deep on what makes riding a motorbike something so special. Written under a woman's perspective, it talks about its dangers, the beginnings of the machine and of course, the pioneer woman who started riding a bike when it was a man's world. 




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    Tyler Delgado
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "If you ever wondered why someone would want to ride a motorcycle you should give this book a read. It helps to see both sides and to experience the feeling of the open road and the wind in your hair. Just a great book."
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    #11Billy Connolly's Route 66

    Billy Connolly's Route 66

    Billy Connolly's Route 66 is a memoir written by the British comedian, Billy Connolly, first published in 2011. It tells the story of his motorcycle trip along the historic Route 66 as he goes on a journey across America.

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    Rosa María Alvarado
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I honestly expected something more from this author, the only thing that I liked was the informative and historical aspect of the book and the restlessness of traveling on Route 66, on a motorcycle"
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