Odyssey to Ushuaia: A Motorcycling Adventure from New York to Tierra Del Fuego

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Chicago Review Press, 2002 - Transportation - 348 pages
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What makes a man sell all he owns and ride a motorcycle 22,000 miles from his hometown in upstate New York to the southernmost tip of South America? Some call it craziness; Latinos call it “cojones.” This funny, fast-paced narrative follows a young man in his search for meaning, adventure, and the best rum in Latin America. Battling rough roads, careening buses, and bribe-taking cops in 14 countries, he discovers breathtaking beauty as well as what it feels like to hit a truck head-on. He and his companions for much of the trip—two bikers he met over the Internet—form an unlikely and amusing trio. In the tradition of Road Fever and Motorcycle Diaries, Odyssey to Ushuaia is a riot for every reader, and absolutely essential for those planning a similar trip. Loaded with insider information such as how to bribe cops and not lose one’s savings, how to cross a border without going crazy, how to handle an accident, and much more, it also features an appendix with the detailed trip lists from all three riders.

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Contents

To Boldly Go Where Other People Already Live
1
The Welding Prodigy
21
Attack of the FleshEating Minnows
45
Moto Monks and Border Bastards
63
Tramitadores in the Mist
77
Riding the Whore of Babylon
93
The Quest for the Kawasaki Dealer
107
Beauty and Bogota
119
How Peter and Robert Plunged into a Volcanic Crater
139
The Desecrator of Chan Chan
159
Zen and the Art of the Inelastic Collision
191
Beware of Falling Tourists
213
The Worlds Most Dangerous Road
233
Detailed Trip Lists
323
Index
337
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About the author (2002)

Andrés Carlstein is a technical writer for a computer software company in New York City. He lives in Cliffside Park, New Jersey.

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