Lois on the Loose by Lois Pryce
One woman, one motorbike, 20,000 miles across the Americas.
Young and beautiful, Lois Pryce was a rising star at the BBC. Unbeknownst to her co-workers, Lois lived a parallel life as a biker babe with an overwhelming sense of wanderlust.
So she packed in her career to ride her motorcycle on her own from the northernmost tip of Alaska to the southernmost tip of South America. Alone. Armed only with the Spanish words for 'caution' and 'cheese', Lois was rather under-prepared for multiple bear sightings, bribing her way through borders, spending a night in a Mexican brothel and crashing her bike in the wilds of Patagonia.
She most certainly got the adventure she craved, and her pulse-pounding, soul-searching adventure has already attracted fans worldwide - a weblog that she kept whilst on her travels was receiving more than two-thousand hits a day. Her hilarious, brilliantly written travelog will appeal to anyone who's ever dreamt of jacking-it-all-in and running away to see the world.
From the Back Cover
Lois Pryce has one big passion in life: motorcycling. This is the story of how she threw in the day job and followed her dream of escaping. But she didn’t escape a little bit. She rode her motorcycle from the northernmost corner of Alaska to the southernmost tip of South America. Alone. Armed only with the Spanish words for 'caution' and 'cheese', Lois was rather under-prepared for multiple bear sightings, bribing her way through borders, spending a night in a Mexican brothel and crashing her bike in the wilds of Patagonia. She most certainly got the adventure she craved. Her hilarious, brilliantly written travelogue will appeal to everyone who's ever dreamt of jacking-it-all-in and running away to see the world.
Take a woman verging on insanity, a motorbike verging on dangerous and the
length of two entire continents, and you have the makings of an intrepid
fantasy adventure...If you've ever had an eccentric dream of doing
something seemingly crazy, and yet haven't quite plucked up the courage to
do it, then read Lois on the Loose - it may well give you the inspiration
you require. Real Travel
A brilliantly entertaining book. British Motorcyclists Federation
She writes well, moving lightly over her story with a deft touch and a calm
wit. An easy read, and a very 21st century tale. Motorcycle.co.uk
This fun travelogue follows Lois from the north of Alaska to the
southernmost tip of South America, a journey she undertook alone, bribing
border guards and even spending a night in a Mexican brothel along the way. In the Know
Irreverent humour and great storytelling from a woman with more balls than
most men. Adventure Travel Northern Echo
'Lois makes merry work of a rough road. She knows how to tell a good story, and her light-hearted account almost disguises the rit, resilience and the brave independence that lay bahind her choices.' Ted Simon
About the Author
Torn between the career paths of two illustrious relatives, Max Born, the Nobel Prize Winner in Physics and his granddaughter, Olivia Newton-John, Lois Pryce abandoned her interest in Quantum Theory at the age of 16, left school and spent the next couple of years as a carrot picker, painter and decorator and failing an audition as a kiss-o-gram before bowing to the inevitable and going into rock 'n roll. After various underpaid jobs in record shops and as a product manager in the Beeb, she decided to jack it all in and ride her trail bike from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. Her on-line diary of her journey became a cult hit and led to her first book, Lois on the Loose.
She is currently writing her second, about her trip from Tangiers to the Cape of Good Hope. When not on her bike she is at home on her houseboat with husband Austin.
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd (1 Mar 2007)
Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.6 cm