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on November 28, 2004
The author has wisely involved a number of other very experienced adventure travel riders in what has come to be regarded as perhaps the best of the very few books on the subject of international/adventure riding. There are some faults, though, to which many similar travel guides are heir. One is that circumstances change, and that what may have been correct or useful 3 or 4 years ago when the research or experience was current, are no longer valid. To address this, there is mention of websites which tend to stay more current than the once-written-now-obsolete paper books. In general there is a good technical comparison of the relative values and utility of certain features and brand models, but there is also a detactable bias against some models which ironically are among the most commonly and successfully employed in international adventure riding. If your interests lie in the territory covered by this book, then by all means obtain a copy, bearing in mind that a great deal of independent research and thought is also in order. Think of this guide, and many others like it, as simply a point of departure for further study. If I had relied upon it as my principal data source before departing the US for Argentina on a motorcycle, I would have been woefully underprepared and misinformed.
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on July 4, 2013
There's a lot to be said for this book, but I didn't realize how old it was or I might have not purchased it. Much of the information is still valid, but things have changed a lot in the last 8 years - web sites, motorcycles, and even places. This book is from 2005, probably written slightly before that. Overall, in spite of the age, the book is written by someone with a lot of direct experience touring the world on an adventure motorcycle and it feeds my wanderlust.
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on September 17, 2014
This book does have many good points but is not very well written. I found a considerable number of grammatical errors and "typo's"
If I were Chris Scott I would certainly find a new editor.
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on June 26, 2001
This book has a lot of good pointers, especially if you have never travelled on a motorcycle before. I have done quite a bit of traveling and was looking for help in foreign motorcycle travel. I live in the USA and will be travelling south of the border so this book didn't offer much help. It would be helpful if you were in Europe and planning to travel around Europe or into Africa by motorcycle. For New Worlders, however, this book is quite lacking. There are better books out there for travelling in Central and South America.
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on May 23, 2008
and one of them left bad taste... the guy was riding in Africa with the author of the book and a buddy and had tire problem (tubes he put in were getting punctured after some miles). He was simply left out by his partners to deal with his problem and had some hard time when run out of spares .. It makes me wonder if author consider this story is good for his book what are the other ones..

there is some useful info in the book though... especially bike comparison
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