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Motorcycle Diary of Sydney to San Francisco: 29,000 miles and 19 countries


Traversing across the oceans from Sydney, Australia to San Francisco, US, Englishman Nathan Millward carries on his adventures over a total of 29,000 miles astride a retired Australian post bike. Travelling at an averade speed of 37 mph and across 19 countries, Millward was 9 months into his adventures when he was informed that he needed to return to England as his visa was coming to an end.

The journey which commenced in Sydney saw Millward travel through East Timor, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Nepal, India, and Pakistan, where he met with visa constraints which did not allow him to travel through Iran. Hence, he had to bypass the area and continue his journeys through Northern Pakistan, across the Himalayas and the second highest motorable road at 18,000 feet. He then went on to China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Belgium, France and finally reaching England.

His adventures have prompted Millward to write a book ‘The Long Ride Home”. The story winds around his travels and travail while undertaking this enjoyable, but sometimes arduous journey. In spring of 2013, Millward and his bike which he has named ‘Dorothy’ will take a trip to North Alaska. His travels will not stop here and he has already made future plans and hopefully his bike will continue to be in good condition to see these plans through.


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Sagar Patel

Sagar Patel

A first drive in a manual rickety old van was enough to pave the road forward for Sagar Patel. When not driving or riding, his dexterity shifts gear to voice passion through words via reviews, and news, all the while, closely monitoring updates from the auto industry.

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