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    Books for touring riders

    This is a list of books that people might find helpful. All books are available on Amazon.com. Please note that none of these books have been reviewed by any member of Kiwibiker so if you would like to provide a review please do so in this thread.

    Any other suggested books can be added to the list as well. Please post suggested books in this thread.

    Please keep posts in this thread to reviews or suggested additions only. All other posts will be removed.

    Ron Ayres
    Going the Extra Mile: Insider Tips for Long-Distance Motorcycling and Endurance Rallies
    Paperback: 144 pages
    Publisher: Whitehorse Press (December 19, 2002)
    ISBN-10: 1884313396
    ISBN-13: 978-1884313394

    Dr Gregory W Frazier
    Motorcycle Touring: Everything You Need to Know
    Paperback: 160 pages
    Publisher: Motorbooks (September 5, 2005)
    ISBN-10: 0760320357
    ISBN-13: 978-0760320358

    Riding the World: The Biker's Road Map for a Seven Continent Adventure
    Paperback: 160 pages
    Publisher: BowTie Press (April 25, 2005)
    ISBN-10: 1931993246
    ISBN-13: 978-1931993241

    Dale Coyner
    The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Travel: Tips, Technology, Advanced Techniques
    Paperback: 192 pages
    Publisher: Whitehorse Press (March 15, 2007)
    ISBN-10: 1884313590
    ISBN-13: 978-1884313592

    Adventure oriented books may also be of interest
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    Peter Mitchell
    New Zealand Motorcycle Atlas
    Paperback: Unstated but 200ish
    Publisher: HEMA maps
    ISBN-10: 1-977302-32-5
    ISBN-13: 978-1-877302-32-9

    Great Escapes
    Spiral-bound: 184 pages
    Publisher: Longacre Press (November 11, 2000)
    ISBN-10: 1877135453
    ISBN-13: 978-1877135453

    Camping New Zealand: Campsite Listing
    Map: 176 pages
    Publisher: Hema Maps Pty.Ltd (April 2007)
    ISBN-10: 1877302392
    ISBN-13: 978-1877302398

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    Not a book, but I've found it handy...

    Have used this site to plan a trip around the South Island, in conjunction with the NZ Motorcycle Atlas, of course.

    http://www.top10.co.nz/times_distances.html
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    Mike Hyde

    Twisting Throttle
    Paperback: 240 Pages
    Publisher: Harper Collins
    IBSN 10: 1 86950 660 X
    IBSN 13: 978 1 86950 660 5

    Have read this book. Kiwi guy who rides right round Oz. Not too bad, good guy who doesn't take himself or anything else too seriously. Entertaining read.

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    just finished twisting throttle... awesme read! usually hate travel books because they end up complaining about everything... he just finds anything worth complaining about and makes it into a joke...

    now.... klx 250, round aussie... how far you rekon id get? :P

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    I have the NZ Motorcycle Atlas, a good read and a must if you are doing long rides top or bottom Island.
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    Anyone know of a shop I can purchase a copy of following: The Scrapbook Series - Triumph.. also next issue out in May, (BSA) printed by Mortonsbooks ,UK
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    NZ motorcycle atlas

    Anyone know who stocks a copy of this and Great Escapes
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    we have headlys book shop in masterton, could get you a copy and mail to you if you like.
    i brought mine from there.

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    If inspiration is what you're after:

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...ters%20travels

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