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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. (The 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. (Los Angeles Times)
The best motorcycle travel book ever written. (Motorcycle Sport)
By all means TAKE THE PLUNGE. (Rider Magazine) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Ted Simon was raised in London, studied chemical engineering but went to Paris where he fell into journalism. He has ridden twice around the world on a motorcycle, and published five books on travel and other matters. He now lives in northern California. He has one son. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
I read Dreaming of Jupiter first so was rather unprepared for the real poetry found in Jupiter's Travels. Mr. Simon, like all of us, becomes less ethereal with age. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Brent Boyd
Ted is startlingly open and honest about the hardships of such a trip. His highs are stratospheric, his lows are abysmal, but he doesn't shy away from any of them. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Tim King
This book is for anyone who has ever dreamed of leaving it all behind and setting out to see what the world has to offer. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Boogie
Thanks for the book, one of the best reads I've had in a long time. Should be required reading for anyone planning a long, multi-country trip.Published 20 months ago by Norman Gunderson
Way more than expected. Mr. Simon asked questions that cannot be properly answered. Any one can ride around the world but very few can bring it back with them. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Michael Ryder
I rode a 650 triumph in the early 70s and always thought about a long ride, this ride is something else, a great read.Published 23 months ago by Paul L
Overall I liked the book, I didn't care for the "forward" I didn't think it invited one to keep reading.Published on Aug. 8 2013 by Jan