Lois on the Loose

Lois on the Loose

One Woman, One Motorcycle, 20,000 Miles Across the Americas

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Traces the author's Pacific Coast motorcycle trek from Alaska to the far end of Argentina, a journey during which she shared whimsical misadventures with a series of fellow bikers, bribed her way through Central America, and spent a night in a Mexican brothel. 20,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
Lois Pryce was working at the BBC in London, firmly set on the career track. But unbeknownst to her coworkers, Lois was leading a parallel life as well, that of a biker babe with an overwhelming case of wanderlust, one that couldn't be satisfied by a weekend holiday. Her days in a cubicle were numbered, and it wasn't long before she was back on her bike and looking for adventure.
Armed only with the Spanish words for "caution" and "cheese," Lois set off to conquer America---both Americas, actually. Starting in Alaska and working her way down the Pacific Coast, she rode through snow, desert, and everything in between to reach the southernmost tip of Argentina.
Lois tackled every type of fellow biker imaginable and endured everything the continents could throw at her with quick thinking and a vibrant sense of humor. Whether bribing her way through Central American borders, spending the night in a Mexican brothel, or crashing her bike in Patagonia, Lois's bright, funny travelogue will charm anyone who longs for adventure and a stretch of the open road.


Book News
There is not much difference between a llama and a moose when either could festoon one's handlebars suddenly at any moment. However, the people at both ends of the spectrum and at all points between are distinct, as Pryce found out when she chucked her dull BBC job and fulfilled her destiny as a motorcyclist riding from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. Along the way she maintained an online diary that attained cult hit status and encountered situations that range from the magnificent (getting a seriously seditious kick starter put on in Oregon) to the truly nasty (finding a stripper who stopped spending money on medical cosmetics only when it came to her teeth). The result is mud-splattered, bug-splattered and hilarious, and we envy Pryce's courage and blissful enjoyment of the people by the side of the road. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Holtzbrinck
Lois Pryce was working at the BBC in London, firmly set on the career track. But unbeknownst to her coworkers, Lois was leading a parallel life as well, that of a biker babe with an overwhelming case of wanderlust, one that couldn’t be satisfied by a weekend holiday. Her days in a cubicle were numbered, and it wasn’t long before she was back on her bike and looking for adventure.
Armed only with the Spanish words for “caution” and “cheese,” Lois set off to conquer America---both Americas, actually. Starting in Alaska and working her way down the Pacific Coast, she rode through snow, desert, and everything in between to reach the southernmost tip of Argentina.
Lois tackled every type of fellow biker imaginable and endured everything the continents could throw at her with quick thinking and a vibrant sense of humor. Whether bribing her way through Central American borders, spending the night in a Mexican brothel, or crashing her bike in Patagonia, Lois’s bright, funny travelogue will charm anyone who longs for adventure and a stretch of the open road.


Blackwell North Amer
Lois was working at the BBC in London, firmly set on the career track. But unbeknownst to her coworkers, she was leading a parallel life as well, that of a biker babe with an overwhelming case of wanderlust, one that couldn't be satisfied by a weekend holiday. Her days in a cubicle were numbered, and it wasn't long before she was on her bike and looking for adventure.
Armed only with the Spanish words for "caution" and "cheese," Lois set off to conquer America - both Americas, actually. Starting in Alaska and working her way down the Pacific Coast, she rode through snow, desert, and everything in between to reach the southernmost tip of Argentina.
Lois encountered every type of fellow biker imaginable and endured everything the continents could throw at her with quick thinking and a vibrant sense of humor.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312352219
0312352212
Branch Call Number: 917.0154 PRY
Characteristics: 294 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.

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jeannecrisp
Aug 03, 2017

OK, this one looks good so I've placed my hold. But I was curious about when this ride happened, so I learned she rode Alaska - Argentina in 2003 when she was 29 years old. And since then she's also ridden through Africa (2006) and Iran (2013-14) - and written about those travels as well. Her blog [http://www.loisontheloose.com/about-me/ ] might be of interest to anyone who's in the queue...

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clarelink
May 30, 2007

This book has inspired me to trek out on my own adventure - not like Lois, but anything is possible!

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