David Newman is a former computer programmer who decides to leave behind his career, home and family to take on an epic motorcycle travel adventure. Arriving at the end of his twenties still working in the north east of England he gambles on finding a new perspective from the seat of a bike.
Expecting the experience of a lifetime, with route planned he sets off into the unknown with a fellow rider. Everything doesn't go to plan for David though, the problems come right from the start of his journey and get bigger from there. Mechanical disasters, corrupt officials and armed bandits all threaten to derail the journey, but even greater threats to the adventure are still to come.
Follow the progress as the unlikely adventure unfolds across Europe, Central Asia, China and the USA. 'Mongolia or Bust' is a warts and all account of one man's adventure motorcycle experience, minus the TV glamour and sponsorship money!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Needed some grammatical editing but really enjoyed the tremendous injection of trivia all thru the trip. I identified with the tribulations of having a travel companion and also the pain of not having someone to share with at the end if the day. Good effort.
There are good points and bad points to this book. Taking a junk heap bike across Asia with few mechanical skills is not very smart. Traveling by car in the western USA in not a motorcycle adventure either. Ten pages or so on The history of Jack Daniels was overkill.
This book was full of errors and missing words. While it was an interesting story, the author relied heavily upon Wikipedia to fill in large areas of the book.
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