Kurtis Murphy and his childhood friend Dave (better known as ‘Numbskull’) climbed aboard their motorbikes one fine summer morning and set out on an ambitious expedition that would take them across the barren wastes of Siberia and the searing deserts of Kazakhstan – not to mention all the bits in between – with not a spare tyre between them and only a couple of cheap tents for shelter.
Along the way they were helped by the Russian Mafia, robbed at gunpoint by corrupt Eastern European officials and met complete strangers who showed them more kindness and generosity than they had ever experienced.
Some of the situations the two young men found themselves in were frightening, some were exhilarating, and some were the kind of experiences that change one’s way of thinking forever. All are engagingly described by Kurtis with honesty, warmth and humour.
This is the real story of two boys who wanted excitement and fun; and got a coming of age adventure that neither of them will ever forget.