- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: UK General Books (Nov. 17 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1906321663
- ISBN-13: 978-1906321666
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 259 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #164,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Old Man On A Bike Paperback – Nov 17 2008
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About the Author
Simon Gandolfi has travelled widely through the East and the Americas and has lived for periods in a variety of countries and cultures. He is author of 10 books and now lives (when not travelling) in Herefordshire with his wife, Bernadette.
Top Customer Reviews
This book is essentially his daily journal of the trip south. He offers many candid comments about his journey, both good and bad. The only fault I can really find with the book is that it could use more photos of his discoveries, and I would like to know more about his preparations before he started. All in all, I think it's an excellent reference for others planning a similar motorcycle journey. I find the story very inspiration - if a 73-year old grandpa can do it, so can I!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com
Political diatribes aren't new in travel essay, but his ignorance of North America's role in Latin American history is overwhelming. He spills anti USA vermin like an old tenured, hippie, freshman social science professor working in an inner city. What is really ironic, the Brit would be speaking German now if not for the USA.
Instead of riding a 125 cc motorcycle through bankrupt, corrupt Third World South American Countries that have all the potential resources contained in the US, he should ride a real motorcycle like his maligned friends in Texas ride and discover what America is really like.
He does have the ability to spin a good tale, but his talent is spoiled by his need to pontificate on ignorant political theory.