This book definitely is not for the average reader, or traveler. It is an account of one man's life-long obsession to ride a motorcycle through the most impenetrable land mass on the face of the planet. If you have no interest in what endurance motorcycle riders call "adventure touring," skip Mr. Culberson's book. But if you ride, and sometimes ride hard and long, or off-road, and have wondered what it might be like to ride where no man has gone before, you will find this both a riveting adventure story and a practical guide to this exotic and dangerous sport. I myself am a motorcycle adventurer (though definitely not of Ed's stature), author, editor and former friend of Ed Culberson. Ed passed away recently, and the bike he made this monumental journey on, a BMW GS he named "Amigo," now sits in a place of honor in the museum at the BMW manufacturing plant in Greenville, South Carolina. His account of his two-wheeled adventures have inspired many other motorcyclists to follow their dreams, and a national award for the betterment of the sport of motorcycling has been renamed the Ed Culberson Memorial Award in his honor.