Butterflies and Flat Tyres: From Zurich to Singapore Via Siberia

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Butterflies and Flat Tyres: From Zurich to Singapore Via Siberia

Butterflies and Flat Tyres From Zurich to Singapore Via Siberia Butterflies and Flat Tyres Zurich to Singapore via Siberia is Lorraine Spence s remarkable often hilarious travelling memoir detailing her extraordinary trip from Zurich on first a Suzuki DRZ

  • Title: Butterflies and Flat Tyres: From Zurich to Singapore Via Siberia
  • Author: Lorraine Spence
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Butterflies and Flat Tyres Zurich to Singapore via Siberia, is Lorraine Spence s remarkable, often hilarious, travelling memoir detailing her extraordinary trip from Zurich, on first a Suzuki DRZ 400 aka, Dizzy , and when Dizzy died, a Suzuki DR650 SE aka, Dozer Lorraine journeyed for six months, over 33,000 kilometres, spending fifty percent of her time riding with tButterflies and Flat Tyres Zurich to Singapore via Siberia, is Lorraine Spence s remarkable, often hilarious, travelling memoir detailing her extraordinary trip from Zurich, on first a Suzuki DRZ 400 aka, Dizzy , and when Dizzy died, a Suzuki DR650 SE aka, Dozer Lorraine journeyed for six months, over 33,000 kilometres, spending fifty percent of her time riding with three different groups of adventure motorcyclists on various legs of her journey, and fifty percent riding completely solo, unsupported Prior to this, Lorraine had done a reasonable amount of trail biking, but was not what you would call the world s most experienced adventure motorcyclist Lorraine s account of life on the road or thing that possibly once vaguely resembled a road veers between moments of comedy, days of difficulty, great challenges, and often, scary situations One of the pinnacles of her trip, Lorraine became the second woman the other being a local Russian lady , to ride the western half of the BAM Road, which is considered to be one of the toughest adventure motorbike routes The Baikal Amur Mainline is a Russian railway line traversing Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East It runs 4,324 kilometres, and is parallel to the Trans Siberian railway about 700kms distant , to which it was built as a strategic alternative It has a fascinating and rather gruesome history, mostly having been built by prisoners The BAM Road is the railway s service track and is in exceedingly poor condition, with collapsed bridges, bogs, dangerous river crossings and ridiculous potholes The BAM is only passable by off road vehicles and adventure motorcycles, and indeed, very few people have ridden this trail Even Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman in Long Way Round shied from the challenge, diverting by train As a testament to Lorraine s courage and incredible spirit, she chose to ride the Vitim Bridge, one of the most notorious bridges along the BAM high up, narrow, rotting timber, no rails, with a raging and very wide river beneath Lesser men dismount, and walk their bikes across, but according to Lorraine It s not that scary if you don t look down To quote the Tough Miles adventure motorcycle dudes who dismounted for the Vitim crossing To ride that, you must have balls of steel That s Lorraine Jeff Kill, the owner of Kudu Expeditions, with whom Lorraine traversed the western half of the BAM Road as well as other parts of her trip, clearly admires Lorraine, saying Lorraine should be an inspiration to any woman wanting to do it adventure motorcycling , and should be a lesson to all guys on how to By Cerian Griffiths author of Jade the Deva

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    One thought on “Butterflies and Flat Tyres: From Zurich to Singapore Via Siberia

    1. Delaine on said:

      she took me on the ride with hetWhat great fun to ride along for 6 months! As other reviewers have pointed out the spell check and editing is incomplete, but none of that matters. The adventure and riding and scenery take over instantly and transport you, which is the point after all.

    2. Sarath Thampi on said:

      As the writer says, it's a blog turned book thing. So it was kinda hard getting into rhythm initially but as the reading progressed, the book became interesting. It is safe to say it's an enjoyable book.

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