By Allyssa Lee
Updated March 08, 2007 at 05:00 AM EST

Bored with her office job in London, motorcycle enthusiast Lois Pryce quits her dronelike 9-to-5 gig in pursuit of the endless highway: biking solo from Alaska to South America?s southernmost tip. Her 20,000-mile journey, chronicled in Lois on the Loose, is more breezy than badass, less a travel guide than a paean to the ultimate ride. Latin America zips by in a blur, and little is revealed about the author aside from witty quips on unfortunate weather conditions, shady border control, and booze-fueled biker rest stops. While it’s hard not to get caught up in the breathless momentum of racing towards a final destination, there’s a letdown once it’s reached.