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 am the guy who coined the term ‘adventure motorcycling’ in the late 1990s
Otherwise, there’s plenty to read here without buying anything. Back in 1981, my very first travel bike was a Yamaha XT500 (left) and lately I’ve run a different project bike each year. See the ‘Bikes‘ menu above. 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. Unfortunately I got caught up in the Covid-19 shutdown and as of 2021 it’s still out there.
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 my urban memoirs also set in the 1980s, was RIDE magazine’s ‘Book of the Year’.