Favorite "ADV" Books?

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  1. FishrCutB8

    FishrCutB8 Oh HAI!

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    So, what are your favorite adventure cycling books? Looking for a good read....
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  2. jsg161968

    jsg161968 daydreamer

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    FWIW, Jupiter's Travels is pretty good by Ted Simon. His other ones are decent too..he's a reflective cat at times. His blog in engaging too.
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  3. Cousteau

    Cousteau ...seeking adventure

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    Investment Biker by Jim Rogers ... Great read and provides as interesting perspective to post soviet countries
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  4. conchscooter

    conchscooter Long timer

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    The Rugged Road -Theresa Wallach

    One Man Caravan - Robert Fulton

    Lois On The Loose - Lois Pryce

    Motorcycle Adventurer - Gregory Frazier
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  5. Comrade Art

    Comrade Art Working stiff

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    "Two Wheels Through Terror" and "One More Day Everywhere"- Glen Heggstad
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    BerserkerBlue n00b

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    Riding the Edge - Dave Barr
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  7. glenn2926

    glenn2926 Been here awhile

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  8. himv

    himv n00b

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    "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" - Robert M. Pirsig
    full of philosophical pondering.
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  9. bighoss550

    bighoss550 Grade "A" fancy

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  10. Marine By Choice

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    Great coffee table book. Beautiful pictures.
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  11. Frey Bentos

    Frey Bentos not listening

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    Mondo Enduro. Austin Vince and chums.
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  12. Running Bear

    Running Bear Been here awhile

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    Jupiter's Travels, Enjoyed that book greatly. Easy to read, page turner.
    Read the second one, which I believe was "out takes" from the first, wasn't as good.
    Been meaning to get the third.

    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Enjoyed the heck out of that one too. Deeper, heavier, but unlike anything else I've read. (Think "Catcher in the Rye").
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  13. Brent T

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    By Rush drummer, Neil Peart.
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  14. XDragRacer

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    A good ADV book? Obsessions Die Hard; author Ed Culberson actually crossed the Darien jungle with a motorcycle. Notice, I don't say "on" a motorcycle; the bike rested as cargo aboard many native canoes for much of the journey.
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  15. Cosmic_Jumper

    Cosmic_Jumper Been here awhile

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    The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing
    Melissa Holbrook Pierson


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  16. KG6BWS

    KG6BWS Been here awhile

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    Jupiters Travels

    Going to start reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance as soon as Im done with a Tad Williams novel Im reading.
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  17. GP MX Fan

    GP MX Fan Adventurer

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  18. crtahoe

    crtahoe Been here awhile

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    Not necessarily a mc book but the classic Travels with Charlie by John Steinbeck here is a sample:

    “ A trip, a safari, an exploration, is an entity, different from all other journeys. It has personality, temperament, individuality, uniqueness. A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike.”
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  19. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Lots of good books above that i'd second. I've been on an Adventure Riding Book kick for the last few years my favorites are:

    - Two Wheels Through Terror and One Day at a Time by Glenn (Aka Striking Viking here on ADV)
    - Jupiters Travels - Ted Simons books are some of my favorites.
    - Mondo Enduro - Great adventure, not quite the way I would want to tour, and the writing style is a bit interesting, but still a great read
    - Into Africa - This is Sam Manicom's first book out of a four that are really good reads. Just finished the last one.
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  20. Frey Bentos

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    These are the days that must happen to you. Dan Walsh.
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