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  • Author:
    Mike Carter
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    0091923263
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    978-0091923266
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    Ebury Press (March 5, 2009)
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    352 pages
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A midlife crisis (undoubtably excarbated by a recent divorce) finds Mike Carter longing for adventure and change of pace

Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). A midlife crisis (undoubtably excarbated by a recent divorce) finds Mike Carter longing for adventure and change of pace. Feeling a little jaded with life in general, the writer embarks on a motorcycle journey from his native London and sets off for a trip around Europe on his recently purchased BMW motorcycle. Early on in the trip, he decides to ditch his map and follow the open road. This takes him through France, Holland, most of Scandanavia and eastern Europe.

Uneasy Rider: Travels Through a Mid-Life Crisis. Ebury Press £1. 9, pp352. Judging by the self-help section of bookshops, men are in crisis. Male readers won't know whether to close their legs in self-protection, or imagine themselves riding pillion.

In Uneasy Rider, Carter plays a middle aged journo with a middle class newspaper column, tootling around middle of the road Europe

In Uneasy Rider, Carter plays a middle aged journo with a middle class newspaper column, tootling around middle of the road Europe. Yes, it is as dull as it sounds  . Mike Carter grew up in Birmingham and now lives in south-west London, from where he commutes to his freelance shifts at the Guardian and Observer on a bicycle.

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Uneasy Rider: Travels Through A Midlife Crisis, Mike Carter, 2008. So You’re Having a Midlife Crisis! Mike Haskins and Clive Whichelow, 2009. In the 70s and 80s, books about the angst of the middle years took the topic seriously. Why are there so many funny midlife books these days? Has midlife crisis become so ingrained as a cultural joke that it’s hard not to mention it without us laughing? It’s like saying ‘farty poo bum’ to a five-year-old, or showing a picture of a dial-phone to a teenager. Ho ho, I know this one. The very concept is hilarious.

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Self-deprecating, poetic, and utterly engaging, Mike’s is a heroic and inspiring journey for anyone who ever wanted to leave the nine-to-five in the dust. Paperback published March 2009 in United Kingdom. A broken heart and a moment of drunken bravado inspired middle-aged, typically cautious journalist Mike Carter to embark on a six-month-long motorcycle trip around Europe. After completing a brief residential motorcycle course and hastily remortgaging his apartment, Mike set off alone, resolving to go wherever the road took him.

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A broken heart and a moment of drunken bravado inspired middle-aged, typically cautious journalist Mike Carter to embark on a six-month-long motorcycle trip around Europe. After completing a brief residential motorcycle course and hastily remortgaging his apartment, Mike set off alone, resolving to go wherever the road took him. By the end of his journey, Mike had traveled nearly 20,000 miles and had roamed from the Arctic Circle in the north of Europe to the Mediterranean coast in the south, and from the Portuguese Atlantic coast in the west to the Iraqi border of Turkey in the east. This humorous and insightful account follows Mike through his adventures into nations and towns of every variety, as well as into his own mind as he finds his post-divorce scars starting to heal and attempts to discover his purpose in life. Self-deprecating, poetic, and utterly engaging, Mike’s is a heroic and inspiring journey for anyone who ever wanted to leave the nine-to-five in the dust.

Zulkigis
Easy rider is the title of the famous movie featuring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper. Though I haven't seen the movie, a good look at the poster tells you it is about men, motorbikes and riding. So when Mike Carter names his book as Uneasy rider, you pretty well know where it is leading to. First, this book is about bikes. Second, this book has an unusual way of looking at things, topped with generous dollops of humor. Thankfully, the book is enjoyable because of the second factor. Although the humor comes in the form of self-deprecating type, it is thoroughly enjoyable.

After hitting forty and a divorce, even though he is unsure which is the hardest hitter, Mike Carter decides to take alcohol-induced challenge. Go on a bike trip all over Europe. Possessing neither a motorbike nor a license, he has to acquire these two before setting out on this adventure. He not only does these two but also goes on a course for riding in Wales. Then, he sets out on a road trip from Britain. The trip lasts six months, and it also takes him all over Europe, Scandinavian countries, Eastern Bloc countries and finally reaches Turkey where he turns around to head back home. During this trip, he finds out more about the middle age crisis, the necessity of human contact, countries and their customs, and finally how to reconcile with the past.

The book is for men. What is the big thing with 40? Why do men feel chained after marriage? Why is it important to buy material possessions like a big ugly motorbike to boost your ego? Why do men after a certain age wants to lock their eyes with young things a little longer than necessary even though it is not leading anywhere except an instant ego massage? Why does thinning hair trouble men? These are some of the many questions asked in the book. Brace yourself. There are no answers in the book. The author frames these questions in a funny manner making you think harder and finally lets you reach the futility of this line of questioning. This style makes the book very enjoyable. These are the very questions which pop up in your mind at the most inopportune times. Mike Carter has written it down in black and white.

Throughout the book, Mike Carter teases himself on why he is doing what he is doing. Who in the right mind will embark on a journey like this? Despite all the self-flagellation, Mike Carter finally finds peace. Most importantly, he makes new memories. He can move on. But, does this book serve as a solution to all men undergoing similar uncertainties in life? No, I don't think so. At the same time, the book confirms the fact you may not be the only one having self-doubts, and you are the only one who can solve the conundrum.

As a bonus material, here is an article published by Mike Carter on the most beautiful motorbike rides in Europe. http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2008/mar/24/europe.top10motorbikerides
Malogamand
I found this book enjoyable and an interesting read. I'm a motorcyclist myself and have always dreamed of taking off an adventure ride through strange and remote countries. It seems that a lot of motorcycle adventure books are written by people who do not have a long history of riding motorcycles and are, it seems, novice or beginning bikers. Strange. As it is with the author of this book who completes a safety course and obtains his license just before departing on his "adventure". Its refreshing that the author doesn't seem to take himself too seriously but his joking manner does get a bit tiring sometimes.All in all I enjoyed this book and I think it stands up well to most of the motorcycle adventure books out there.
Wal
Hilariously funny - self depreciating humor with a touch of lament, Carter has it in spades.

A midlife crisis (undoubtably excarbated by a recent divorce) finds Mike Carter longing for adventure and change of pace. Feeling a little jaded with life in general, the writer embarks on a motorcycle journey from his native London and sets off for a trip around Europe on his recently purchased BMW motorcycle. Early on in the trip, he decides to ditch his map and follow the open road. This takes him through France, Holland, most of Scandanavia and eastern Europe. He writes about the people he meets, the places he visits and battles with his own personal demons. Carter is unapologetic and, at times, overly candid about his vices, fears and failures. Without sounding despondant and melancholy, Carter manages to convey humor in his escapades and will have the reader laughing along with him. His descriptions of the landscape, countries and cultures are rich and well written.

When I started reading this book it became quickly evident that Mike Carter is a skilled writer (confirmed by his acknowledgement that he is/was a journalist for the Observer and Guardian newspapers) - this put me in the mind of one of my other favorite travel writers; Bill Bryson, who strikes a similar prose in his books. I would give this a 5 star rating, but like one of the other reviewers I longed for some pictures and maps. But come to think of it... the map was discarded by the end of chapter three...
Akisame
Really enjoyable. There are only so many motorcycle memoirs, but this is a good one for the touring rider. Carter has a very british turn of phrase and a lot of personal humility- which makes for a nice combination.. I don't want to get into the class thing, but, he's a middle class guy, and a touring rider has a certian distance from his subject matter- which oddly enough, ought to make his adventures seem pretty accessible for many people. He's a likable guy and his adventures are relatable. He's not Che on his Norton or Burt Munro- but he's honest about who he is. He admits to the places where he makes his mistakes, and the book is a good read.
JoJogar
I bought this book looking for motorcycle related reading. I've been wanting to get back into biking, after being out of it some 20+ years, and have been jumping into all things motorcycle touring!

I picked up the book just to read the prologue at first, but put it down after 19 chapters! I picked it up the next morning and finished it! The writing style is very descriptive and flows at a good pace. There does seem to be missing pieces between 2 or 3 chapters, but it is just the author takes you between locations with chapter breaks, and not bore you with minute details. There is much insight into the mid-life crisis that most men in that age would very well relate to. The humor, and there's plenty, is self effacing and spot on funny. The drama has you feeling as though you are there! Really!

I can EASILY recommend this book to anyone, but especially those who are close with travel, motorcycles, or both.