Imagine this: In the Boer War of 1899-1902, Koos de la Rey, an uneducated farmer and part-time general in the Boer army played havoc with the British military machine, the most sophisticated and powerful in the world, led by the privileged scions of aristocratic families. This is one of many remarkable facts explored by the author in the course of a motorcycle journey across South Africa. The ostensible object of the journey is to attend a rally for older bikers at a small Karoo town, but the tale amounts to much more than that. The author refers to himself as a 'unrehabilitated and unrepentant biker'. What soon emerges is that he is also an opinionated and articulate observer of the life and times of both pre- and post-apartheid South Africa. This entertaining account will appeal to all who have an appreciation for travel and for exploring the great and small issues of everyday life. It will also appeal to anyone with an interest in the literature, peoples and affairs of South Africa.