Tales from the Road by Writers Who Ride

Oscillator Press

Motorcycle Messengers 2 is another collection of stories from some of the leading writers in the motorcycle travel genre … plus a few people you’ve never heard of. Consider it a sample pack of travel tales. Rekindle memories of your own trips, find inspiration for new rides, or learn a few lessons from those who have done things the hard way. Above all, enjoy the journey.

Charley Boorman expounds on the benefits of motorcycle travel in his foreword.

Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent sidesteps “death by hubris” on her solo ride through the jungles of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.

Billy Ward spends a night out beside a broken motorcycle, considering defense strategies against hungry lions and lascivious hippos in Africa.

Sam Manicom battles bulldust and heat exhaustion in the outback of Australia.

Jeremy Kroeker discovers that his days of crashing motorcycles are not yet behind him as he rushes a ride in Colombia.

Lois Pryce bonds with a one-legged retired army General while singing “The Final Countdown” in Iran.

Allan Karl pushes his luck by asking for change when he is forced to bribe a police officer in Guatemala.

Paddy Tyson surrenders to fate, gets pummeled by a barber, and finds himself caught up in a high-speed chase in Nepal.

Carla King wrestles with conflicting emotions after crashing her motorcycle in India.

Ed March gets a drunken idea for a stupid, pointless adventure and, in spite of sobering up later, still carries on with it in Mongolia.

Ted Simon encounters a healer, of sorts, who helps restore in him a sense of wonder for the journey in Thailand.

Chris Scott attempts to become the first man astride a Honda SS50 to break the coveted “Mach 0.0525” barrier in England.

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