Riding a Straight and Twisty Road
Motorcycles, Fellowship, and Personal Journeys
Paperback ISBN: 1936290057
A celebration of motorcycle culture and of lives recovered from active addiction Before Easy Rider, there was The Wild One. From these films sprang the indelible image of the American biker-wanton, daring, and lawless. Seemingly dedicated only to their own freedom and pleasure, these road rebels tore through the complacency of the suburban American mid-century, with a roar that has yet to die down. Yet something has changed. Author and avid motorcyclist James Hesketh takes you with him on the 'straight and twisty' road he's traveled from addiction to recovery-his motorcycle with him every inch of the way. Drawing from archival information, cultural references, and interviews, Hesketh chronicles the changing history of motorcycle culture, beginning with the infamous 1947 Hollister Rally that inspired the 'biker image,' and progressing to the recovery lifestyle and motorcycling. Featuring 'insider' accounts by clean and sober riders, and illustrated with vivid photographs, this book is a must-read, not just for those who ride, but for anyone interested in recovery.
Triumph 350 and 500 Unit Twins Owners Workshop Manual, No. 137
Paperback ISBN: 085696137x
Haynes disassembles every subject vehicle and documents every step with thorough instructions and clear photos. Haynes repair manuals are used by the pros, but written for the do-it-yourselfer.
A Strange and Terrible Saga
Paperback ISBN: 0345410084
"California, Labor Day weekend . . . early, with ocean fog still in the streets, outlaw motorcyclists wearing chains, shades and greasy Levis roll out from damp garages, all-night diners and cast-off one-night pads in Frisco, Hollywood, Berdoo and East Oakland, heading for the Monterey peninsula, north of Big Sur. . . The Menace is loose again." Thus begins Hunter S. Thompson's vivid account of his experiences with California's most no-torious motorcycle gang, the Hell's Angels. In the mid-1960s, Thompson spent almost two years living with the controversial An-gels, cycling up and down the coast, reveling in the anarchic spirit of their clan, and, as befits their name, raising hell. His book successfully captures a singular moment in American history, when the biker lifestyle was first defined, and when such countercultural movements were electrifying and horrifying America. Thompson, the creator of Gonzo journalism, writes with his usual bravado, energy, and brutal honesty, and with a nuanced and incisive eye; as The New Yorker pointed out, "For all its uninhibited and sardonic humor, Thompson's book is a thoughtful piece of work." As illuminating now as when originally published in 1967, Hell's Angels is a gripping portrait, and the best account we have of the truth behind an American legend. From the Hardcover edition.
The Art of Ducati
Hardcover ISBN: 0760345449
"Ian Falloon's The Art of Ducati profiles over 20 historic and contemporary Ducati-brand motorcycles. The photo sets are accompanied by profiles and tech specs, detailing how and why these bikes in particular represent the best of the brand"--
The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle
Hardcover ISBN: 0789401509
An extensive reference features a photograph gallery of classic motorcycles, a manufacturer listing that profiles every maker in the industry, design blueprints for special models, and production histories. 40,000 first printing.