Jupiter's Travels (Revised)

Ted Simon (Author)


On October 6, 1973, Ted Simon knew there was no going back. He loaded up his 500cc Triumph Tiger in the pouring rain and said goodbye to London. Over four years he rode 64,000 miles around the world. Breakdowns, revolutions, war, a spell in prison, and a Californian commune were all part of his experience, which was colored variously by utter despair and unimaginable joy. He was treated as a spy, a god, a welcome stranger, and a curiosity.

The extraordinary trip became a journey into his own soul, and for many others--including the bikers Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor--it is a pure inspiration.

Rupert Degas, called "the most versatile of narrators" by the Times (London), captures all the thrills and spills of Simon's experience and the timeless charm of his writing.

Product Details

$24.95  $22.95
Jupitalia Productions
Publish Date
July 01, 2005
6.64 X 0.98 X 8.38 inches | 1.15 pounds
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About the Author

Born 1931 and raised in London he emerged from World War II with a desperate urge to travel. Was a newspaper and magazine editor, and foreign correspondent, personally restored a 13th century French ruin, pioneered organic agriculture in California, and wrote an authoritative book on water politics. Has just repeated the "Jupiter" journey aged 72. He resides in Round Valley, CA.


The best motorcycle travel book ever written.--Motorcycle Sport
Extremely readable, full of keen observation, perceptive insight ? conveying action, drama, tension and danger.--LA Times
Vivid description of driving under conditions that were often ferocious.--NY Times
A compelling narrative that moves, sometimes at breakneck speed, over some of the world's most beautiful and mysterious terrain ? packed with fascinating detail, splendid characterizations, and hair-raising adventures.--Boston Globe
By all means TAKE THE PLUNGE.--Rider Magazine