Adventure Motorcycling Handbook: A Route & Planning Guide by Chris ScottAdventure Motorcycling Handbook: A Route & Planning Guide by Chris Scott

Adventure Motorcycling Handbook: A Route & Planning Guide

byChris Scott

Paperback | May 7, 2016

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25th anniversary edition of the Adventure Motorcycling Handbook
‘The first thing we did was buy Chris Scott's 'Adventure Motorcycling Handbook’ Ewan McGregor, The Long Way Round

‘Adventure motorcycling’ (a term Chris was credited with coining in the late 90s) has grown massively since the last edition of AMH. Now in its fourth decade, the much revised and expanded AMH7 catches up with all of it, covering among other things:
need, not what you can buy
• Life on the Road: borders, comms, police trouble, satnav, filming and moto troubleshooting
• Comprehensive overland route outlines in Africa, Asia and Latin America – aka: the Adventure Motorcycling Zone
• Contributions from among others: Lois Pryce
, Walter Colebatch, Gaurav Jani, Grant Johnson and many other two-wheel adventurers. Maps by Nick Hill
Readers aren’t expected to have an in-depth knowledge of mechanics, travel health or navigation, so there are fuller explanations of how things work and why certain choices are worthwhile, as well as a comprehensive listing on troubleshooting. This now makes AMH7 as much a take-with book as one to consult during the planning stage.
Adventure Motorcycling Handbook the legendary manual after 25 years in print.

AMH6: everything you need to know, in one book

About The Author

Chris Scott is a veteran travel guide author, adventurer and tour leader. He’s made films of his rides in the Yukon (Call of the Wild), Desert Riders in the central Sahara (featured on National Geographic Channel) and Gorge Riders in north-western Australia.

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Title:Adventure Motorcycling Handbook: A Route & Planning GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.36 × 5.36 × 1.02 inPublished:May 7, 2016Publisher:Trailblazer PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1905864736

ISBN - 13:9781905864737

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

PART 1: PLANNING & PREPARATION

A plan 10
Which continent? 11
Seasons and climate 12
Time and budget 14
Getting information 16
Travel documents 18
Vehicle documents 22
Money and sponsorship 26
Travelling companions 29

PART 2: BIKE CHOICE & BIKE PREPARATION

Which bike: factors to consider 33
Ten overlanders 44
Bike preparation 56
Carrying extra fuel 63
Protection, seats and screens 65
Equipment and spares checklists 70
Wheels and tyres 72
Puncture repairs 80
Load carrying: boxes, bags and racks 85
A question of quads (Jamie Keynon) 103
Clothing for the long ride 107

PART 3: LIFE ON THE ROAD

Setting off 112
Riding abroad 115
Borders and checkpoints 118
Changing money and bargaining 121
Keeping in touch (Nick Taylor) 123
Maps and route finding 127
Wild camping 138
Off-highway riding 144
Health and medical emergencies (Dr Paul Rowe) 151
When things go wrong 165
Bike maintenance and troubleshooting 170
Adventure motorcycling - the bird's eye view (Lois Pryce) 180
Filming your trip 184
Shipping overseas (Grant Johnson) 190

PART 4: ASIA ROUTE OUTLINES

Middle East and Caucasus195
Iran and Pakistan202
India, Nepal, Tibet211
Russia222
Central Asia236
Mongolia239
Southeast Asia242
China246

PART 5: AFRICA ROUTE OUTLINES

North Africa and the Sahara253
West Africa257
Western route via DRC264
The Nile route272
East and Southern Africa279

PART 6: LATIN AMERICA ROUTE OUTLINES

Mexico and Central America295
Panama306
South America309
Colombia310
Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia315
Chile and Argentina325
Venezuela and the Guianas334
Brazil338

PART 7: TALES FROM THE SADDLE


APPENDIX

Contributors367
Suppliers' directory368

INDEX379

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