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Way to Go: Two of the World's Great Motorcycle Journeys
by Geoff Hill
Way to Go brings together two epic motorcycle journeys, from Belfast to Delhi on a loyal Enfield, and from Chicago to LA on a Harley Davidson. A thoughtful, hilarious, off-beat adventure story by award-winning travel journalist Geoff Hill.
Paperback, 235 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by Blackstaff Press
(first published April 4th 2005)
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Part one of the book was quite good; an interesting ride from Delhi to Belfast on a Royal Enfield that was manufactured in India. Part two of the book covered a ride on Route 66, from Chicago to LA, on a Harley, a story that was uninspiring and spoilt by the introduction of an imaginary rabbit on the pillion seat. Only recommended if you stop after part one.
Non-fiction, but definitely humorous. Geoff Hill is a newspaper humorist in the UK, and his experience comes through Way to Go. He had me chuckling often, partly because I have experienced some of what he did on two wheels, but hadn't quite seen the humor in it at the time. Like another reviewer, I thought the first of his two accounts was better than the second. I began to think that he might have a little chip on his shoulder about the U.S. and its culture...that came through in the occasional ...more
OK, so I enjoyed Geoff Hill's book The Road to Gobbler's Knob enough that I had to go back and read his previous book, Way To Go. In this one, he covers two different trips, the first from India back to Ireland on an Enfield, the second along Route 66 on a Harley. I definitely enjoyed the description of the first trip more than the second, possibly just because it was more exotic. Also, there wasn't as much complaining about loss fo local color in the American landscape. Still he's fun to read, ...more