Last night I attended a talk at Brands Hatch
, courtesy of the Kent Advanced Motorcycling Group
The speaker was Lois Pryce
, who in 2003 jacked in her boring desk job at the BBC and set off to ride a 225cc motorcycle from the northern tip of Alaska to the most southerly point of Argentina, along the Pan-American Highway. When she returned she wrote it all down as Lois on the Loose
, available from Amazon and all good booksellers.
Lois was a fun, bubbly speaker who managed to come across as a very normal, one-of-us sort of person. Hearing her describe her adventures and her reactions to them, it was very easy to imagine yourself in her shoes...giving up a London office in favour of riding bikes and writing about it afterwards...
Of course, I don't own a houseboat on the Thames which I could rent out to help cover the cost of my travels. But, but. There must be a way.