Another review for you. Helge is probably the most famous
bike adventurer of modern times, he only took ten years to
complete his round the world trip.
The pic of the Africa Twin bike in Portugal. Stick it in with a title
something like...." Girls, I only go adventuring to exotic
countries on my bike for the girls! Fuck the culture I say!"...
That could almost be a pun there...Fuck the culture...that's
I0 Years on Two Wheels by Helge Pedersen
A coffee table book filled with the most wonderful
photography of Helge's ten year journey around the world.
Yes, he really did take ten years to see the world on a BMW
Unlike a lot of modern bike travelers he did not just ride
through other peoples countries with nothing more than a quick
hello. He stopped and worked with them, lived with them,
gained an insight into how they lived.
As I understand it, he was the first person with a motorcycle
to cross the Darien Gap in the jungle around Panama. This fact is
recorded in the Road Knights (the local USA Marine detachment
bike club) visitor’s book.
You want adversity...Helge lived it, weeks of rain, days of
mud, snow, desert heat, few bikers could really put up with the
trials that this man suffered in his ten-year odyssey.
He rode in places some of us have never heard of.
This is the kind of adventure that all motorcyclists dream of
doing, but few ever will. As a book of great photos and
insightful observations this is a must for armchair adventurers
and riders who have that " Big Dream Ride".
Highly recommended, available from www.amazon.com it's not cheap, but you
pay for what you get.
Helge now runs bikers tours in different parts of the world,
so you can have the adventure without the hardship if you are
keen to try adventure biking yourself
Reading for the winter months
Absolutely nothing to do with Mobikes but...
Good old-fashioned adventure tales.
I found this site a while ago, thought I'd share it with you
Over 18,000 free to read online books and stories.
Many of the old classics like Alexander Dumas and Rafeal
Sabatini are archived. That's The Three Musketeers and Captain
But also the great pulp tales of the 30's and 40's like Robert
E Howard's Conan and Edgar Rice Burroughs John Carter of Mars
and Tarzan. Doc Savage is also there. Modern authors also write
many stories as well. Every genre you can think of, Action,
Adventure, Suspense, Horror, Detective, Romance, Children’s
I could spend months on this site. And most of the
stories can be saved to Microsoft word if you copy from Black
mask and paste to word, and then save in a file on your PC.
Great way to pass those winter months.
Also at www.baen.com are free sci-fi
and fantasy books by such well-known authors as David Drake
(Hammers Slammers) and other noted writers.
This is like being a kid a candy shop to me.