UK to Australia
...and everywhere in between
Overland by Motorcycle
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Adventure Motorcycling, Chris Scott
The basics of planning, from choosing a bike, to deciding where to go, to understanding the paperwork involved. Also, quite a few handy tips for life on the road.
Riding the World, Greg Frazier
Detail on equipping and modifying the bike for the trip as well as useful 'on the road' experience.
Bugs, Bites & Bowels, Cadogan Guides
Recommended by my doctor as an excellent guide to tropical diseases, illness on the road and how to keep in good health.
An ingenious idea! Passport sized book (5mm thick) containing 60 pages and images of thousands of objects from food to hotels (with single/double beds) to batteries. No need to know the non-English word for everything. Just point (of course, learning some local language to supplement will help!).
Explains the cultures and interaction in locations around the world. What's polite to do/say, what's rude etc.
This book gently introduces the Russian language and alphabet. Most other books seem to drop you in at the deep end. A tough language to learn, but easier with the right encouragement.
Investment Biker, Jim Rogers
Adventure Capitalist, Jim Rogers
Jupiter's Travels, Ted Simon
Sorebums, Rattling Around Asia, Simon McCarthy
Long Way Round Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman go RTW
www.horizonsunlimited.com Adventure travel website with huge community
www.advrider.com Adventure travel website
www.ukgser.com General information and forum for BMW bikes
http://faq.f650.com Detailed questions & answers on the BMW F650
www.smellybiker.com/maps Garmin compatible high detail world maps
MPG Calculator Works out your Miles per Gallon
Merck Health Online Full online guide to health
Links to other travellers websites
www.panomoto.com Bjorn travelling to Oz via Turkey and Iran (2008)
www.lonebiker.net Matt rides through the Stans to China (2007)
www.franglais-riders.com Maria and Alistair in South America (2007-2008)