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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Piet W. Boonstra (March 3 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 097185890X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971858909
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #533,648 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By sseale on May 6 2004
Format: Paperback
This book is basically a diary of Boonstra's long adventure tours. Some of the conditions he rides in are extremely harsh, and made me think that he was crazy for continuing. I read this book cover to cover, but you don't need to. Each of his trips is a separate chapter. I would definitely recommend reading the first two Alaska trips; it is during these trips that he is learning about adventure touring and he has the most interesting experiences (from a riding standpoint). On his second trip, he gets cought in a blizzard and also does quite a bit of riding in the snow! It was worth the read and really opened my eyes to what you can do on a motorcycle.
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By judie howes on Nov. 17 2014
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Great account of his travels. Using it to plan some of my own adventures....thank you.
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This guy is CRAZY! May 6 2004
By sseale - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is basically a diary of Boonstra's long adventure tours. Some of the conditions he rides in are extremely harsh, and made me think that he was crazy for continuing. I read this book cover to cover, but you don't need to. Each of his trips is a separate chapter. I would definitely recommend reading the first two Alaska trips; it is during these trips that he is learning about adventure touring and he has the most interesting experiences (from a riding standpoint). On his second trip, he gets cought in a blizzard and also does quite a bit of riding in the snow! It was worth the read and really opened my eyes to what you can do on a motorcycle.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
best motorcycling book i read Sept. 16 2008
By Hsugres - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
this guy is amazing - seven trips to Alaska on dirt roads after retiring from enduro racing

from 1100 cc goldwing to last trip on 225 CC serow

p. 247" it is amazing how much that little machine can take , not to mention my 72-years-old body. I bounced along the ground and heard my helmet hit the dirt road three times before I finally came to rest. As Jake was picking me up, he said I was lucky I landed on my head; otherwise, I might have really gotten hurt!"

p.272 " I hate airplanes. Besides, they can be dangerous"
It's an inspiration for me Oct. 23 2012
By Sukie - Published on Amazon.com
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I started riding a motorcycle at 56 yrs old and am now pushing 63. At times, I have thought maybe I need to think about giving up the sport even though I have no physical limitations yet. I read this book and thought, if he can keep going on riding adventures into his 80's, so can I.
Piet is the real deal Dec 26 2013
By Galen B Royer - Published on Amazon.com
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Whatever kind of riding you do or plan to do, this book is a must read. Piet is not shy about revealing his mistakes and miscalculations. Reading this can save you a lot of trouble if you want to go North. A great book.
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He's crazy! And he writes a great story!! Oct. 26 2014
By C. S. Huddle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I've been riding since a sophomore in college. Started on a Honda step-thru Honda 90 with automatic clutch. I took my first long trip (11,000 miles) in 1973 with an ex-boyfriend who was a Honda mechanic. We both had Honda CB750s. After buying a 2002 Connie 5 years ago, I just had to do a long ride - the one to Quebec province (from Harpers Ferry WV) just wasn't enough. So I took my second, third and fourth long trips - solo, camping out, to a jazz camp (with m soprano sax) in California from my home in WV via the northwest of the US. Each trip around 8,000 miles. This year I did the Gaspe Peninsula. I'm 65 and adore riding. Piet's book is inspirational - it inspires me to NEVER do that kind of riding!! I prefer back roads at safe (for me) speeds. I've had too many close calls during 20 years of injury-free hang gliding all over the world to want to chance it on my motorcycle. It is fun reading his stories, especially where he's moving down a road that I've taken on one of my many trips.


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