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 good-bye to London. Over four years he rode 64,000 miles round the world. Breakdowns, revolutions, war, a spell in prison, and a Californian commune ..
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Jupiter's Travels (Unabridged)
by Rupert Degas
Length: 16:50 h
03:47 Introduction by Ted Simon 09:09 Jupiter's Travels 09:50 And they brought on the dancing girls. 08:01 Chapter Two: Trouble with Mars 09:11 The Workshop was slung on either side… 11:40 Generally the great overland journeys follow… 11:36 Why does my mind dwell so much on… 09:25 Chapter Three: Africa 10:08 Arriving in Africa was, after all, pretty much… 08:19 He was a fine old man and his nonsense… 09:07 When does the 'B' movie become…? 10:31 Tripoli looks as though it were recently bombed. 08:48 I feel as though I'm going to the front… 07:17 I set off with the maximum of nonchalance… 09:48 So sure had I been that I would not… 12:32 On the road, the new war and the old one … 09:13 The episode dragged on, however… 09:12 During the first night we cross… 09:21 He is wrong. The Blue Nile joins the White Nile… 07:08 Just as I was beginning to feel that I had… 10:24 I tried to describe the bird to my friends… 07:32 The bus came at midnight. 08:06 Chapter Four: Falling and Rising 08:18 There are four Bescharyin here… 05:44 Something wakes me from my sleep. 09:29 The morning passes in effort and short stops. 08:37 The fifth day out of Kassala, and the slopes… 11:16 At the bar on my right, on a high stool… 09:27 Next day I'm in Nairobi! Halfway through Africa. 05:51 It is hot in Lodwar, excessively hot. 07:24 My people are a treacherous, conceited, idle… 07:17 I wanted to get to Mombasa and drink a beer. 06:30 Beyond the low vegetation, where the land… 10:09 Pius took me back to the BP station… 08:45 Pius was enlarging, meanwhile… 09:05 Riding down the road to Mombasa… 10:51 He showed no signs of any ordeals… 07:39 The route swung back to the coast… 09:23 Those who find romance in communications… 08:02 The engineers were informative about Tanzania. 08:27 If Africa has never belonged to the White Man… 06:55 What we have here, I see, is a White Tribe. 07:31 The South African Immigration and Customs… 09:29 I am now only 280 miles from Johannesburg… 11:24 The weather played tag with me… 09:47 I strip off my waterproofs and bundle them… 08:40 Among bright flowers and flights… 07:29 Next day, Amade the clerk and I returned… 05:10 The next day was clear and blue… 10:57 Chapter Five: America 07:59 My passport kindled some interest. 09:44 In the morning, over an oily egg fried in garlic… 09:59 When I was finally ejected onto the pavement… 09:21 I took pictures of Dos Santos and his wife… 09:22 I saw peasants coming from hand-made… 09:51 The telex was tucked inside my working passport. 08:42 Naturally such a government would watch… 07:39 As Ian left he tried to encourage me again… 06:02 From then on a dramatic change came over… 06:16 Dutifully Matthews toiled out… 07:38 It also marked the beginning of a new phase… 08:43 By Thursday morning, things had progressed… 08:35 The unnatural calm lasted until midday… 08:49 The silence lasted only half an hour, if that. 09:38 So they demonstrated their power to me… 08:00 The priests had all been summoned… 09:15 The thing drifted past at walking pace… 09:25 Looking over the bushes in front of the mock… 08:04 The fire – it was really more like an oven… 07:50 Antoine usually did the shopping… 08:06 But at night it was fine to share a meal… 10:09 It was not my appetite for cold beer… 09:07 The man with the spots asked me to wait… 07:28 The mountain got steeper… 07:55 Bruno and Antoine found me there later… 09:47 Bruno lost his passenger, Antoine, at Lima… 08:54 We rode on to Paita, which surprised me… 08:34 From that beach the road led almost directly… 08:01 We moved into one of the most beautiful… 09:26 It was March when Bruno took the bus. 06:14 The important thing for Pete was to have… 07:36 Nicaragua has a volcano called Santiago. 08:35 By the time I got to Mexico City… 10:37 Going to the United States… 08:59 The hotel was on the inland edge… 07:38 The sun of California is like white wine… 08:12 I learned that the ranch was a commune… 10:28 There was no doubting Carol's energy. 10:19 Chapter Six: Australia and Malaysia 06:53 There were two others in the restaurant… 08:01 Cars were still coming in over Lotus Creek… 07:42 Soon afterwards the first car came through… 08:37 That night the rain drummed on the tin roof… 07:48 The Coburg tram took me down… 11:48 And to make any resistance impossible… 09:35 The most natural way to leave Australia… 09:00 Next door to the hotel was a shop… 06:48 The degeneration followed, it seemed… 07:39 Chapter Seven: India 07:10 With no religion of my own, I had always… 08:27 The blow fell that morning. A telegram arrived… 09:53 I'm not really thinking all this stuff now, though. 08:08 I'm riding awkwardly through a thicket… 09:04 The ferry to Sri Lanka crosses… 07:22 Back at the rest house, convinced at least…… 09:01 The southern hills were a great surprise… 08:37 Heat, cold, pain, pleasure… 06:47 On my way up the coast from Mangalore… 07:56 In Khanpur (or Cawnpore as the British spelled…) 07:54 My suite had two rooms, both huge. 08:12 Ten miles beyond Gaya is Boddhgaya… 07:46 The route I had planned took me back… 07:24 I walked around the grounds, talked to some… 10:34 Chapter Eight: The Prophecy Fulfilled 08:45 It was an illusion, and I knew it. 07:58 I put on more underclothes for the last… 09:05 During this bad, mad time, the wedding… ▶ Listen now for free (provided by Deezer Gratis)
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