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The folks at Vintage British Bikes British Bikes asked me to do a guest post for their site.  Of course I agreed to that request. 🙂

Turns out that I was reading a book, “Shooting Star – The Rise and Fall of the British Motorcycle Industry” when the request arrived!  Fortunate happenstance as I do not own a vintage British Bike!

Check out my review of the book HERE!! out my review of the book HERE!!

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I have just completed reading the latest book from Lois Pryce, “Revolutionary Ride”, recording her solo motorcycle expedition to and through Iran.  The book vividly recounts her story of finding the truth about the “real” Iran while also accounting to why some of the stereotypes of the theocratic regime exists.  All in all a well-balanced story of modern Iran while also a great motorcycle adventure story!

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Lois Pryce at Timonium Motorcycle Show 2017

While I thoroughly enjoyed the writing style and prose in her last book, Revolutionary Rides is even more polished.  At many points in the book I could sense Lois’ excitement of the moment and of the people she met. Her story telling ability also allowed me to feel the palpable trepidation and fear when things went askew. 

Regardless of your affinity for motorcycles this is a good adventure story.  You will be doing yourself a disservice should you not purchase and read Lois Pryce’s latest effort.  I am giving Revolutionary Ride five stars.

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This is the second of her books that I have read.  Check out my review of “Red Tape & White Knuckles”.

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I bought this book from Ms.Pryce directly at the 2015 Timonium Motorcycle Show. She has written several motorcycle adventure books but  I choose this book over her others because I have been to Africa (for work) and this interested me more than the others.  Lois most assuredly fails into the category of adventurer and “long rider” now having ridden from London to Cape Town and from Alaska to the tip of South America .

I am happy to say I completely enjoyed every chapter of her story.  She is a writer who just happens to be a motorcycle adventurer!  Lois mixed a near perfect blend of riding, tourism, motorcycle, glee and fear in to something that I think other adventure writers should aspire.

What makes this book a great read and sets it apart from many in this genre, is her brilliant sense of humor.  Throughout the book she is poking good fun at herself and some of the others she sees during the trek (VPLs anyone). Her moments of fear and doubt are well balanced by the stories of success and luck. For the record….Ms. Pryce I do think you must have had a guardian angel following along for the ride.

You can check out her website here.

I am giving this book 5 stars and I will be purchasing more of her books in the future.

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