Tuesday, September 14, 2010



The sensational Deus ex Machina headquarters on Parramatta Road, Camperdown, in central Sydney tonight played host to the official launch of adventurer Steve Crombie's new book, Lost On Earth.

Quite clearly a master self-promoter, Crombie drew a very sizeable throng of industry supporters (including AdventureMoto's Steve Smith and ORE's Lance 'Russ' Turnley -- pictured), family, friends and fans to celebrate his latest literary work, which has been a whopping four years in the making and is now available in bookstores around the country.

A one-man adventurer who actually lists his full-time profession as exactly that -- 'Adventurer' -- on his business card, Lost On Earth is the story of Crombie's 90,000km journey from Australia to the Arctic Circle via South America.

It took Crombie two years to get the epic journey done, and along the way he suffered dehydration, starvation and disease. He also had to rebuild his motorcycle four times, dodged bullets in Nicaragua, woke up in jail in Tierra Del Fuego and evaded pumas in Guyana.

It was a hell of a ride, leading Crombie to famously predict: "The only way I am coming home is by bike or by box"

Thankfully he got the job done on two wheels.

If you've ever dreamed of taking the road less travelled and seeing the world from behind a set of handlebars, grab yourself a copy of Steve Crombie's Lost On Earth book and check out his www.loston.com web site.

-- Clubby, www.trailzone.com.au

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