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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-25-2010, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Good Books?

i just read "Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road" by neil peart about his travels on his motorcycle after some really hard times. i really loved it. so my question is (since i am brand new to motorcycles) - what are the must read books about motorcycles? any suggestions? i like to ride my bike around and stop for a good long read on my days off so let me know what i should be reading....

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-25-2010, 09:59 PM
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Before he was a communist rebel, Che Gueverra rode a bike extensively in South America and wrote a book about it. I hear it is a good one.


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I haven't read it but, if the book reads as well as Neil rocks then you won't be disappointed.

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I read Ghost Rider too, mainly because I am a big Rush fan. Neil Peart, in addition to writing most of the band's lyrics also writes books. Most of them center around motorcyles and music. Try a few of his other books ( Traveling Music, or Roadshow). They are hard to put down once you start reading them, he writes as well as he plays drums. Another good moto-writer is David Hough (Proficient Motorcylcling), good stuff for staying alive. Rock on!
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I am currently reading Ted Simons "Jupiter's Travels", its supposed to be a classic work. The guy went around the world on his Triumph 500cc back in the 70's.

x2 on the Proficient Motorcycling..its a must.

and the Hurt Study which is referenced in the same book.

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I'll second the Daniel Meyer series. He is an excellent writer. You can read a bunch of his stuff at www.lifeisaroad.com. Click on "Road Stories" or "Alaska Trip".

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Try "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" for some biker philosphy. Its not existential or anything, just about being in the moment. Cool read.
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