From a unique perspective 'A View from the Pillion' relates Jean's hair raising and fun filled adventures as she endures blizzards, howling gales, freezing fog, downpours and blistering heat whilst perched uncomfortably on the pillion of a motorcycle. Read about her exploits as she travels to rallies in Britain and in Europe. The breakdowns, the spills, the moments of terror, the discomfort and the laughter. Travel with Jean on the Alaska Highway and share the excitement of encountering bears and other wild life only yards away. Cross Canada East to West alongside vast lakes, through mountains and across prairies. Revel in the sun and scenery along the Cote d'Azur as Jean and Lionel ride along the beautiful coast road in the South of France or negotiate the swoops and curves of the traffic free roads in New Zealand. Learn a little about the history of the places they pass through. Meet the many fellow travellers and enjoy the stories they have to tell.
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BORN AGAIN BIKERS A VIEW FROM THE PILLION. Front Cover.
Author: Jean Duncalf
Category: Sports & Recreation
The Shetland Islands sit where the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea meet, closer to the Arctic Circle than to London. Over the centuries they have been a vital staging post for Vikings, Hanseatic traders and merchant sailors from faraway lands. Yet somehow, the same islands remain 'off the map' of British consciousness. Ron McMillan spent weeks on the unbeaten Shetland tourist path, braving the weathers to explore scenic landmarks, archaeological treasure troves and remote islands so under populated that for centuries they have lived with the threat of abandonment. A travel writer for more than twenty years, McMillan cast an inquisitive and witty eye over present-day Shetland to interweave the Islands' history, archaeology and 400-million-year-old geology with observations of a remarkably hospitable society that remains intricately connected to the outside world. His warm and generous narrative is the first original Shetland travelogue since 1869. Set amidst fascinating locations and soaked in history, filled with stories skilfully told, this is a book for lovers of lyrical travel writing delivered with informed authority and irresistible humour.
So well-chosen is the site of the Laird's lair that became the Sumburgh Hotel that
it offers views deep into the ... It is decades since I last owned a motorcycle, but
like most former bikers, born-again status is never more than a whiff ... Mere
minutes after we meet up in the hotel car park, I am smiling from the pillion seat of
Colin Fraser's behemoth of a Harley-Davidson Road King (hence the 'King'in '
Author: Ron MacMillan
Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd