A compelling narrative that moves, sometimes at breakneck speed, over some of the world's most beautiful and mysterious terrain ? packed with fascinating detail, splendid characterizations, and hair-raising adventures. (Boston Globe )
Vivid description of driving under conditions that were often ferocious. (NY Times )
Extremely readable, full of keen observation, perceptive insight ? conveying action, drama, tension and danger. (LA Times )
The best motorcycle travel book ever written. (Motorcycle Sport )
By all means TAKE THE PLUNGE. (Rider Magazine )
About the Author
Born 1931 and raised in London he emerged from World War II with a desperate urge to travel. Was a newspaper and magazine editor, and foreign correspondent, personally restored a 13th century French ruin, pioneered organic agriculture in California, and wrote an authoritative book on water politics. Has just repeated the "Jupiter" journey aged 72. He resides in Round Valley, CA.