This book is proof that you really do meet the nicest people on a motorbike. A timeless traveler story taking you through that quaint long-ago simpler time known as ‘the Jet Age’. Riding through 31 countries, using only bicycle and motor scooter for transportation, Gerald Rooney set out to meet, live with and learn from the common people of the diverse cultures of the world. Thanks to generous hospitality of countless new friends, he was welcomed into homes and families along each leg of his journey. An extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime sojourn inside not-so-long-ago, not-so-far-away places, among some pretty nice fellow citizens of this planet. By Gerry Rooney. Softbound, 6"×9", 318 pp., b/w illus.