The Road to Gobblers Knob: From Chile to Alaska on a Triumph, Motorbike Adventures 2

The Road to Gobblers Knob: From Chile to Alaska on a Triumph, Motorbike Adventures 2

by Geoff Hill
     
 

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'At 16,000 miles, it was the world’s longest road: a road on which travellers faced being kidnapped and murdered by Colombian drug barons, buried under Peruvian avalanches, drowned by the Guatemalan rainy season, fleeced by eight-year-old Ecuadorian border touts, driven mad by blackflies in the Yukon, eaten by Alaskan grizzlies and, worst of all, limited

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'At 16,000 miles, it was the world’s longest road: a road on which travellers faced being kidnapped and murdered by Colombian drug barons, buried under Peruvian avalanches, drowned by the Guatemalan rainy season, fleeced by eight-year-old Ecuadorian border touts, driven mad by blackflies in the Yukon, eaten by Alaskan grizzlies and, worst of all, limited to a glass of Chardonnay a day in California. The Pan-American Highway. It sounded brilliant. The next day, I went out to buy every book that I could find on it. And found that there weren’t any. Then it’s about time I wrote one, I thought.’

Biker Geoff Hill heads off into the sunset, this time aboard a trusty Triumph. Join him as he faces the perils and pitfalls of the Pan-American Highway, from Chile to Alaska, via Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico and the Yukon.

If you enjoyed this book, you might also enjoy Geoff Hill’s other motorbike adventure books: Way to Go: Delhi to Belfast on a Royal Enfield and Route 66 on a Harley Davidson; Oz: Around Australia on a Triumph; and In Clancy’s Boots: The Greatest Ever Round-the-World Motorbike Adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780856408960
Publisher:
Blackstaff Press, The
Publication date:
11/24/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
984,989
File size:
4 MB

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‘At 16,500 miles it was the world’s longest road: a road on which travellers faced being kidnapped and murdered by Colombian drug barons, buried under Peruvian avalanches, drowned by the Guatemalan rainy season, fleeced by eight-year-old Ecuadorean border touts, driven mad by blackflies in the Yukon, eaten by Alaskan grizzlies and, worst of all, limited to a glass of Chardonnay a day in California. The Pan-American Highway.


It sounded brilliant.


The next day, I went out to buy every book that I could find on it. And found that there weren’t any.


Then it’s about time I wrote one, I thought.’

Meet the Author

Geoff Hill is the author of Way to Go: Two of the World’s Great Motorcycle Journeys, The Road To Gobblers Knob: From Chile to Alaska on a Motorbike, Oz: Around Australia on a Motorbike, Anyway, Where Was I? Geoff Hill’s Alternative A to Z of the World and In Clancy's Boots: The Greatest Ever Round-the-World Motorbike Adventure.

He has either won or been shortlisted for a uk Travel Writer of the Year award nine times and is a former Irish, European and World Travel Writer of the Year. He has written about travel and motorbikes for the Sunday Times, Irish Times, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Metro, Independent on Sunday and Motorcycle News.

His travels have taken him through America, Europe and north Africa, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and Japan. His adventures have taken him along the world's most infamous and celebrated roads, including Route 66 and The Pan-American Highway, as he rides the world's most iconic motorbikes: BMWs, Royal Enfields, and Harley-Davidsons.

Follow Geoff on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/geoff.hill.792

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