Book One in the Petrolhead Travelogues.
A Fast Bike to Byzantium
The year is 1986. The destination is Istanbul. No smartphones, no GPS, no Google maps, and not an ounce of common sense.
Dead horses, armed border guards and furious Slavs stand in the way. Join Andy on his battered old Suzuki GS1000G as we cross Europe, and ride together through the Iron Curtain to reach the very edge of Asia. Filled with adventure and humor, poignant and accidentally informative, this true-life story tells of travel in an era long gone, when we read paper maps like pirates on the high seas, and friends were made and lost along roads less traveled.