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420sendit 420sendit
7/1/2018 1:06 AM

Just wondering if anyone has read Jeremy McGrath’s biography ‘Wide Open’? and can tell me if it was a interesting worth while read or not?

Also if anyone has any other moto related biographies they could recommend that would be great ??

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shuggs shuggs
7/1/2018 2:16 AM

Yes was pretty good, only thing was I would have expected it to be longer. Got mine from Amazon cheap and passed it onto fellow motohead at work

Now a member of the Orange brigade

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enketchum enketchum
7/1/2018 2:36 AM

I read that while I was in middle school. Very good to a 12 year old me

"What happens to your hands when you crash?"
"I put my hands up real quick to protect my sunglasses"

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Aussie_power_sports Aussie_power_sports
7/1/2018 3:13 AM

Awesome book. I have read it about 10 times over the years.

If only we could get one from rc, JS and chad as well

There are two kinds of people against dirt bikes, those who never tried and those who weren't good at them.

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420sendit 420sendit
7/1/2018 3:24 AM

Awesome, thanks for the reviews. I will pull the trigger on buying a copy. Yeah I really hope Chad will do one in the near future when he wraps his career up.

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Helder Helder
7/1/2018 3:24 AM

I remember reading it about 10 years ago and when i started i couldn't put it down read right through until 3 or 4am i was about 22 but loved it!

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420sendit 420sendit
7/1/2018 4:01 AM

Really looking forward to this book now. So many great personalities in the last 20 or so years, hopefully we will see more biographies put out one day.

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jason486 jason486
7/1/2018 7:04 AM

Let me see if I can find it at home I’ll send it to you

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Matthew_Merrill Matthew_Merrill
7/1/2018 9:55 AM

I have read it multiple times over the years and have loved it! Does anybody know if there are any other good Moto autobiographies out there?

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NorCal 50+ NorCal 50+
7/1/2018 10:22 AM
Matthew_Merrill wrote:

I have read it multiple ...more

David Bailey's. Unfortunately, it has yet to be written.

It's impossible for a corporation or government to love you or care about you.

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PTECH PTECH
7/1/2018 10:50 AM

I bought it on amazon used for like 3 bucks. Its entertaining but short.

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Sideways Sideways
7/1/2018 10:59 AM
Aussie_power_sports wrote:

Awesome book. I have read ...more

Js7 would be REALLY interesting! From the struggles the family had when james was young to his suspension who led to the end of his career.

A book like that has to come right!? smile

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JM485 JM485
7/1/2018 11:49 AM
Matthew_Merrill wrote:

I have read it multiple ...more

Travis Pastrana has a great also, I read it a bunch as a kid. Give you a good insight into what really makes him tick and why he does the things he does. Definitely had a huge impact on me growing up.

Make Hillclimb Great Again

Ratbeach Racing

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woody woodpecker woody woodpecker
7/1/2018 11:56 AM
Sideways wrote:

Js7 would be REALLY ...more

He can't even write a social media update nevermind a book.

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SwingHard SwingHard
7/1/2018 11:58 AM
Matthew_Merrill wrote:

I have read it multiple ...more

NorCal 50+ wrote:

David Bailey's. ...more

Agree on David Bailey except,a book wont due it justice, David Bailey needs a Movie!

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adjentleman adjentleman
7/1/2018 12:01 PM
420sendit wrote:

Just wondering if anyone ...more

Amazing book have read it 3 times. First time I picked it up I read it cover to cover no joke. Definitely a must read.

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dimetime dimetime
7/1/2018 1:18 PM
420sendit wrote:

Just wondering if anyone ...more

adjentleman wrote:

Amazing book have read it ...more

Agreed. Read one copy so many times between me and my boy that l had to buy a freshie for Jeremy to sign.

Definitely a must read for motoheads.



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crowe176 crowe176
7/1/2018 2:15 PM

I haven't read it, but when I do, it sounds like cover to cover is the way to go.

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Spudnut Spudnut
7/1/2018 2:36 PM

Super cool book i read it over and over until it fell apart in 8th grade. I’ll always be a huge McGrath fan

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adjentleman adjentleman
7/1/2018 4:07 PM
420sendit wrote:

Just wondering if anyone ...more

Another great read I just finished is Catching The Sky by Colton Moore and Keith O'Brien. Idk if you're familiar with the Moore Brothers and their story but it is a very inspirational story.

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Squirrelings Squirrelings
7/1/2018 4:17 PM

Have always been meaning to read it. This thread reminded me so I finally bought one off Amazon. Looking forward to it's arrival after reading the comments here.

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inthebadboycorner inthebadboycorner
7/1/2018 5:31 PM

Stefan Everts book.

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MattyVicious MattyVicious
7/1/2018 6:38 PM
420sendit wrote:

Just wondering if anyone ...more

Yes it was a great read.

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r.sal923 r.sal923
7/1/2018 7:54 PM

Hahah. I called in sick to work to read it

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devindavisphoto devindavisphoto
7/1/2018 7:59 PM

I read it a while back. I'm not much of a reader, but I thought it was interesting. I'd recommend it.

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Sunhouse Sunhouse
7/1/2018 10:40 PM

It’s an ok book to read if you’re a fan og MC or the 90’s mx/sx scene. Loved what we got. However, it is very poorly written, and I felt like there were things missing or not enough in depth. Also, the language used in it is pretty simple. It was cheap and I liked it enogh to finish it. Kind of wanted more though

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scott_nz scott_nz
7/1/2018 11:24 PM

there is a Josh Coppins book written by Andy McGechan that is pretty good,

I have read the McGrath one, and it is good,

no sure what ever happened to the Chad Reed book that was in the making,

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jemcee jemcee
7/1/2018 11:44 PM
scott_nz wrote:

there is a Josh Coppins ...more

He's waiting to finish the final chapter haha

why am I reading this? ..... Oh christ, now I'm posting...... shiiiiiiiit!!

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shuggs shuggs
7/2/2018 1:06 AM
JM485 wrote:

Travis Pastrana has a ...more

What’s the title of his book?

Now a member of the Orange brigade

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420sendit 420sendit
7/2/2018 1:34 AM
420sendit wrote:

Just wondering if anyone ...more

adjentleman wrote:

Another great read I just ...more

Nah haven’t heard of him before, snowmobiles aren’t really around in Australia hahaha. But always keen for a good book so I’ll try grab a copy thanks for the recommendation.

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