Better than her first book You betExcellent read from start to finish Lois has a way of keeping a story simple but manages to place the reader right there with her riding pillion all the way Scary parts Humorous parts Oh my goodness parts And Damn I wish I was there too parts They re all there to make one helluva story that ranks right up there with the very best motorcycle adventure stories I hope Lois and Austin continue their motorcycle journeys together for a very ong time A compelling page turner providing interesting insights about developing Africa and illustrating how things that we ve readheard about a country can play with our mindsOut of the desert and on her own you are genuinely worried for her in the scary edgy moments Eliciting that heart in mouth emotional response in the reader is one of the hallmarks of punchy travel writing And that s what this is for great sectionsThe cross Sahara chapters could have stood ess focus on the group dynamics but I understand how in a sometimes featureless andscape the writings in a travel diary might
steer towards recording such engagements However there s much inspiration to be found here along towards recording such engagements However there s much inspiration to be found here along a thoughtful honest tone and chutzpah in spades Gutsy Lois
taking on Africa on her Serow on steroids or a Yamaha XT 220 with a sheepskin seat cover and on Africa on her Serow on steroids or a Yamaha XT 220 with a sheepskin seat cover and suspension and knobbly tyres Lois crosses the Sahara boards a train full of heavily armed soldiers and who makes the Angolan border with Namibia with minutes to spare before her visa runs out In Angola she has to camp by the side of the road as further off the road there is the dan. Unafraid of a challenge Lois Pryce began the kind of adventure most of us could only ever dream of She put on her sparkly crash helmet armed herself with maps and a baffling array of visas and got on her bike Destinatio. ,
Evoured I almost gave up on this one a couple of times but not through any fault of the author It was because of the adventure itself Africa was hostile to Lois and it s not a continent I would have any interest in conuering on two wheels It s not a challenge I would undertake but that s part of the th This book promised so much a woman riding a motorbike through Africa What an adventure I thought Unfortunately somehow I was actually bored while reading this The author did not have to constantly remind me that she was a woman riding a motorbike solo through Africa I got that from the blurb It s why I got the book
*so get on with the story and tell *get on with the story and tell about Africa The writing was also terrible and predictable which didn t help the story More ike Red Hair White Privilege Had a hard time choking down the author s catty remarks about other women her blatant prejudice and her in case you forgot I m a woman Riding Alone Through Africa script I picked up this book because I wanted to hear about the motorcycling You know because it s a book about a motorcycle trip Besides hearing that she dropped it
a handful of times there was nothing of interest for motorcyclists to get into No mention of a flat tirehandful of times there was nothing of interest for motorcyclists to get into No mention of a flat tire busted chain a dirty carb She alluded to a future oil change at one point Are we to believe she rode from England to South Africa with zero bike drama She never ran out of gas Not once It sputtered 50m from the southern tip of the continent but she shook it and it started up again That s all we get This book should come with a disclaimer on the cover Move along motorcyclists Nothing to see here. VentureColourful and hilarious Red Tape and White Knuckles is an action packed tale about following your dreams that will have you packing your bags and jetting off into the sunset on your own adventure before you know. The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velazquez lightweight account of a pale faced red haired Brit who naively rides her motorbike across Africa A very gutsy effort but withittle to say of much worth Lois needs to check her ego and her motivations The next time you are in the mood for some chic Easy Breezy Miracle lit pick up this instead It will give you the sameight tone of a girlfriend but delivers it from the pen of an observent adventurer Lois describes the people the clothing the shopping accommodations and the culture of every country she goes through but all in the most un pretentious way She s in it a part of it She observes her fellow travelers and how they react to their shared experiences and surroundings You may even recognize yourself If not in Lois then perhaps in one of the travelers she encounters I m totally a Val or a LizFor Angie s complete review visit WanderLit at This is the second one of Lois Pryce s adventures I ve N Cape Town and the small matter of tackling the Sahara war torn Angola and the Congo Basin along the way this feisty independent woman's grand trek through the Dark Continent of Africa is the definitive motorcycling ad.