There & Back Again To See How Far It Is: Cultural Observations of an Englishman Aboard a Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Acro

By Tim Watson

14 ratings - 3.5* vote

Vultures wheeled overhead as Tim Watson found himself running out of fuel in the desert. Indeed he had many hair-raising encounters in his 8,000-mile ride across small-town America – severe dust storms, mountain snow, an angry rattlesnake and even angrier racoon, not to mention weird folk, and the novice rider’s struggles with a huge motorcycle. His account, informative an Vultures wheeled overhead as Tim Watson found himself running out of fuel in the desert. Indeed he had many

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Book details

Hardcover, 352 pages
November 1st 2011 by Haynes Publishing UK

(first published August 1st 2011)

ISBN
1844259579 (ISBN13: 9781844259571)
Edition Language
English

Community Reviews

Jonathan

It's on my bookshelf next to 'Long way Down' and 'Long way Round'. Enjoyable and humourous account of English rider capturing the Easy Rider feel (without the gruesome and somewhat unsatisfactory end to the film !). I loved the bit when Tim was describing the event when he was swamped by a notable motorcycle gang at some junction, and the fact that he seems to meet and visit some unusual characters and venues. I must admit I thought riding in the states would be an easy venture - (America being modern and all available and the only way to live!). Turn's out that's not the case, and it's still a big country to explore. Well done Tim and Anne I say ! If you are a rider, or like me an ex-rider, give it a read.

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