At forty years old, a successful writer, husband and father, no longertoiling on offshore drilling rigs, was Paul Carter happily nestled inthe cotton wool of suburban life enjoying the fruits of his labour? Washe f**k! With his manic life left far behind and the perfect opportunity to takeit easy stretched before him what else would a middle-aged, bikeobsessed, man want? Yes, that's right, he'd want to be the first guy to ride aroundAustralia on an underpowered experimental motorcycle that runs on usedcooking oil, wouldn't he? Preferably without getting hit by asemi-trailer full of bridge parts. Is he out of his mind? Quitepossibly. Embark on a rollickingly, downright dangerous and oftenunhinged quest that starts on an environmentally friendly motorcyclebuilt on a shoestring budget by students, and ends with a plan to breakthe motorcycle land speed record for bio fuel. Carter is back to his old balls-to-the-wall style of writing, prepareto laugh out loud. About The Author Paul Carter was born in England in 1969. His father's militarycareer had the family moving all over the world, re-locating every fewyears. Paul has worked in the oil industry now for fifteen years,re-locating every few years (old habits). Paul has lived, worked,gotten into trouble and been given a serious talking to in England,Scotland, Germany, France, Holland, Norway, Portugal, Tunisia,Australia, Nigeria, Russia, Singapore, Malaysia, Borneo, Columbia,Vietnam, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Sumatra, the Philippines, Korea,Japan, China, USA and Saudi Arabia. Today he lives in Perth with hiswife, baby daughter and two motorbikes. But who knows where he'll betomorrow ... Paul's first two books are stories from his life on therigs, Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a PianoPlayer in a Whorehouse (A+U, 2005) and This Is Not a Drill (A+U, 2007).