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No Thru Road: Confessions of a Traveling Man

Wed, 10 Sep 2014

Author of five books and thousands of articles, Clement Salvadori’s newest tome takes its reader on 30 varying trips around the world. From kick-starting a 500cc Single at 17,200 feet in the Tibetan Himalayas to riding to Pamplona, Spain, in 1960 to run with the bulls, the 416-page book is an adventure-travel enthusiast’s dream.

An excerpt from chapter one, Afghanistan 1973, reads: “While working at the American embassy in Rome I decided that after five years I did not want to continue my career as a diplomat. After tendering my letter of resignation I sent my personal belongings to my parents in Massachusetts, got on my BMW R75/5 and headed east. A ferry took me and the bike across the Adriatic Sea to Greece, and then a road led over the top of the Aegean Sea to Istanbul, where Europe meets the East.”

Other chapters include Bavaria 1964, Brazil 2002, Europe, Grand Tour 1957, Guatemala 1975, Kashmir, India 1973, South Africa 2006 and many more.

Lots of adventures, lots of good reading, lots of photos and illustrations. This book promises excellent entertainment and a glimpse into life as a moto-journalist.

No Thru Road: Confessions of a Traveling Man is available for purchase in paperback ($20.04) and Kindle ($9.99) versions at

By Tom Roderick

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