Welcome to the Adventure Motorcycling Handbook (#AMH) website. These days – or a few months’ will be the best time to be into travel bikes, so use your time well and getting planning!
I’ve been travelling on bikes since 1982 and the late 1990s coined the term ‘adventure motorcycling’.
Read about #AMH8.
Otherwise, there’s plenty to read here without buying anything. Back in 1981, my very first travel bike was a Yamaha XT500 (below left) and lately I’ve run a different project bike most years. See the ‘Bikes‘ menu above; I’ve owned over sixty. I had one of the first Rally Raid CB500Xs, then adapted a Yamaha XSR 700. For 2019 I used Enfield’s Himalayan and in 2020 picked up an Africa Twin for a desert trip. Late 2021 I finally managed to ride it back via France as the doors slammed shut behind me.
I write other books on the same theme: the 3rd edition of Morocco Overland (left) covers roads and tracks in Morocco’s Atlas mountains and Saharan fringe. Buy Morocco 3.
Reissued for 2021 in paperback, Desert Travels is a Sahara travelogue spanning my early years on XT600s as well as my first disastrous desert tour.
And The Street Riding Years is my urban memoirs also set in the 1980s. It was RIDE magazine’s ‘Book of the Year’.