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The result is a very dry look at the Big Dry Country told with self-deprecating wit by a first time author. A large market has been established for blokes on bikes doing things to recapture their long lost youth, following the exploits of multi-millionaire Gareth Morgan and his friends, who go to exotic places on luxury bikes. Mike's endearing and funny tale is at the other end of the scale - the ordinary bloke doing it on the modest bike and smell of an oily rag - with some wonderfully seat of the pants escapades along the way. A naturally funny man, Mike pokes fun at himself and Aussies in an equally merciless way, providing a travel book with a real heart and a real difference. Definitely a book for every middle-aged man you know - and their wives! Since his trip Mike has been speaking to a large number of bike clubs in the South Island and will be using these contacts to help promote the book.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781869506605
ISBN-10: 186950660X
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 160mm x 16mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Author Biography - Mike Hyde

Mike Hyde is an ordinary family guy, just turned 50, except he likes riding long distances solo on his motorcycle. The lap of Australia is his first epic conquest and represents just the start of his two-wheeled mid-life crisis. He lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, with his wife Sandy and has two grown-up children Robert & Sophie.

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