Friction Zone, July 2007
“Scotto is a natural born story-teller who is able to effectively relate much of the excitement of his trip into the Longest Ride.”
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“The following list is in no special order of preference, except for one book in particular that topped the list hands down: The Longest Ride.”
Cycle World, May 2007
“If you are only going to read one book this year, it should be this one … I have just read the first few chapters, but I'm totally hooked. Scotto is a great story-teller ... I definitely recommend it.”“Motorcycle travel writer Emilio Scotto’s book The Longest Ride chronicles his amazing 10-year, 500,000-mile journey around the world on the 1980 Honda Gold Wing he dubbed ‘The Black Princess.’ In his native
Hopping aboard the Black Princess, his 1980 Honda Gold Wing, Emilio Scotto set out on a record-breaking world tour that lasted more than a decade. He began by exploring his native South America, followed by Central America, Mexico, and the United States. From there he went to Europe, from there the Soviet Union, and from there on to Africa.
The list of countries Emilio toured in the following years--Tunisia, Libya, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone (where he was set upon by cannibals), Liberia, Congo, Zaire, Mozambique, Tanzania, Somalia (which he escaped from on an old freighter), Petra, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Nepal, China, Tibet, Singapore-- is practically endless, matched only by the list of adventures he had during his journey.
With over 300 photos, The Longest Ride takes the reader along on Emilio’s ride as he relives this amazing, record-breaking adventure of a lifetime.