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Product Details

  • Paperback: 42 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1469941848
  • ISBN-13: 978-1469941844
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,475,830 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Andrew Pain is an endurance and adventure motorcyclist who recently spent six months riding a small, vintage motorcycle from Alaska to South America.

More About the Author

Andrew Pain (1972- ) is a paramedic and adventure motorcyclist in the Midwest. Have taken several year long motorcycle journeys he has written several books on how to travel on a small motorcycle, how to choose a motorcycle for travel, and where you should go. The Pain, Curiosity and a Bear series covers his journey from Alaska to Chile on a 30 year old motorcycle with a stuffed blue bear.

In additioon to his motorcycle books, Andrew has written several fiction novels including The Fall of Awesome (A Tale of Super City). He is working on a sequal to this popular Superhero Fiction Novel which should be available in early 2013 title Staying Under the Radar.

Customer Reviews

Very poor information.
stargazer352
It was a complete waste of time, I originally thought it was a book on somebody actually travelling on a small motorcyle & was dissapointed.
Nigel Hanford
If you are new to motorcycling, back to motorcycling, or new to traveling by motorcycle, I highly recommend this book.
CLAY

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. Burham on January 17, 2013
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The content is bad. The writing is bad. It was a waste of time.
This would be so so as a forum post or free website but completely below the level required for a paid book.
Contacting Amazon for a refund.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Skypilot on February 23, 2012
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In an age where economy has become so important in our lives and many people cant afford the adventurous life they desire, Andrew pain has laid out a well thought out introduction to affordable motorcycle adventure and travel

I would like to see a little more about the maintenance and repair aspect of travel but people probably need to learn that for them selves anyways. This is otherwise the perfect booklet for anybody considering motorcycle travel for the first time or considering stretching out a little further than they have experienced. It is well written with no fluff and give the reader a good outline of what is needed,what is not, and what they can do with it.

This book should serve as an essential first step for anybody considering motorcycle travel, cost efficient adventure or just stepping out further than they have before on their existing bikes. It also serves as an excellent review for those who have traveled by bike already as it offer well supported advice on simplifying what we already do. It includes many points that most experienced riders already understood but have forgotten or overlooked in their enthusiasm to get out there.

This should be on every motorcyclists shelf, whether a new rider or experienced rider to whom new riders look for information.
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Format: Paperback
I enjoyed this book. Some other readers commented that it doesn't give a lot of "how to."

I suppose this is a true statement, but maybe not accurate either.

I ride a heavy duty HD cruiser, I have saddle bags and a nifty sissy bar bag.

But when I got the opportunity to take my first trip to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (including a camping portion) the read was good because it allowed me to approach the packing and equipment selection task in a relatively organized way. I still ended up taking too much, (what I had versus what I used) but it sure helped me reduce even further what I initially planned to take, versus what I ended up taking.

Wheels down, kick stands up. Motor on.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tebor Snomis on February 10, 2013
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By far the best book on actual lightweight touring this book is for the guy or gal with a small bike who wants to spend more time on the road than polishing chrome.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By CLAY on March 21, 2012
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If you are new to motorcycling, back to motorcycling, or new to traveling by motorcycle, I highly recommend this book. As a guy that has covered many miles and camped off my bike many times, this was a great read. A reminder for me to GO SMALL, which is a chronic problem I have.

Yes, my name is CLAY, and I'm an over-packer. This book reminded me how to do it right, and how to do it cheap. Yes, you can do both. Thank you Mr. Pain!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By TWH on May 27, 2012
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This is a great little book if you're interested in lightweight, inexpensive motorcycle touring and camping. It's like the motorcycling equivalent of backpacking your way around Europe. That's what I was looking for, and the book delivered.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 29, 2013
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Easy reading and mostly common sense, but helpful from someone who has been there.

I recommend it to someone planning a small motorcycle cross country adventure.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By stargazer352 on March 17, 2013
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Thought book was just warming up and it just ended. Very poor information. Really left everything up to you to figure out
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