The Long Ride ‘Home’ – Buy the bookFriday, January 20, 2012 9:01
Well, it’s taken some doing but I’m finally proud to announce the release of my book; The Long Ride ‘Home’.
The book is a tale of my adventure of my adventure from Sydney to London on a 105cc Honda called Dorothy. Together we covered 35,000 kilometres, passed through eighteen countries and took nine months to get from one side of the world to the other. It was adventure conducted on a whim, with no planning and only two days preparation. It was simply a case of saying, ‘well, I’m going to give it a go and see how far we get. And from there it was one day, month and mile at a time.
My favourite countries were Thailand, East tImor and Pakistan, and if you have a look at the ‘photo tab at the top you’ll be able to see all the images I took from those countries. There are also videos, maps and other things.
As for the book, well, it was originally published by HarperCollins in Australia under the title of ‘Going Postal’ where it’s currently sold around 4000 copies. This however is my own version, more widely available and retitled as I think the new name sums up better what the trip was about. I’ve also added more images, 140 in total, and weaved them throughout the book in order to help set the scene of where I am and what I’m up to at that particular point.
All in all, it’s not really a motorcycle book, or even a travel book, it’s just my story, a personal one, of how I came to be in Austalia and how I subsequently ended up riding ‘home’ again.
Thanks for visiting my site.
Nathan (and Dorothy)