What’s your favorite Motorcycle inspired book.

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5/18/2021 5:17 PM

Looking for a few good reads.
Sometimes the internet just doesn’t do the old brain justice and I just want an old fashioned book to read.
So what’s out there? What’s your favorite?
I know I’m asking for a lot k owing good and well the majority of vitards can’t or won’t read books but hey might as well try right ?

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5/18/2021 5:22 PM

I enjoyed Jeremy McGrath and Jamie Dobbs autobiographies. I be surprised if either are still available though.

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5/18/2021 5:29 PM

I’m sure Amazon or eBay has a few copies somewhere

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5/18/2021 5:31 PM

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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5/18/2021 5:37 PM

Hell's Angels by Hunter S. Thompson

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5/18/2021 5:40 PM

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5/18/2021 5:45 PM

Turbo Cowboys

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5/18/2021 5:46 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/18/2021 5:48 PM

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5/18/2021 5:48 PM

If you have kids The Mouse and The Motorcycle is good.

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5/18/2021 7:22 PM

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5/18/2021 7:26 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/18/2021 7:27 PM

Jeremy’s book is awesome, I have a signed first edition.

Race Tech suspension Bible is good, as are Cudby’s Motocross Exposure books

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Alright Lunger, Let's Do It

5/18/2021 7:32 PM

The Inside Line by Rob Andrews. It's a fantastic book about the World MXGP scene from an insider's perspective.

https://theinsidelinebook.com/

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5/18/2021 7:39 PM

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I'm 40 years old now, when I was a little kid growing up in a moto family my grandpa had this book in the magazine holder. I must have read it 100 times.
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5/18/2021 8:07 PM

Rocket Man Andrews and the Ashby Gap gang
If anyone recognizes this book it will be amazing.

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The poster formerly known as Sir Roostsalot.

5/18/2021 8:35 PM

Johnny Lock wrote:

If you have kids The Mouse and The Motorcycle is good.

My kids read that this year in their 3rd grade class

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5/18/2021 8:40 PM

I'm a simple man...

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5/18/2021 8:40 PM

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I had this one, but lost it.

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5/18/2021 9:03 PM

"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"

“What kind of a story is this?” he asked.

“The Mint 400,” I said. “It’s the richest off-the-road race for motorcycles and dune-buggies in the history of organized sport – a fantastic spectacle in honor of some fatback grossero named Del Webb, who owns the luxurious Mint Hotel in the heart of downtown Las Vegas … at least that’s what the press release says; my man in New York just read it to me.”
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5/18/2021 9:07 PM

Chasing Dakar

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5/19/2021 12:06 AM

The lessons learnt here can be used on bikes also.

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btw. Has anyone find a clutch pin on their oil drain plug lately?

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the ultimate MX renegade from the east shore of the big cold pond

5/19/2021 2:53 AM

jbonemalone wrote:

Looking for a few good reads.
Sometimes the internet just doesn’t do the old brain justice and I just want an old fashioned ...more

You need this: https://theinsidelinebook.com/

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5/19/2021 3:41 AM

I’ve not read it as an adult so it could be terrible, but as a kid I couldn’t believe when I found a book about motocross or scrambles as they called it, in “Fast from the Gate”.

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Cheers, Crush
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5/19/2021 7:28 AM

I've read a few of the books listed above, Hunter S. Thompson's and Neil Peart's, are great books with motorcycles as a topic or theme inside them.

I checked these out and read them at least half a dozen times at the elementary school library. Recently bought a copy of each for my kid.

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My wife got me a signed copy of this for my birthday a few years ago. Without question, the best gift she's ever given me.

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If you're looking for something to read other than motorcycles, and like sci-fi stuff, I recommend John Scalzi's Old Man's War series or Pierce Brown's Red Rising series.

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5/19/2021 7:51 AM

The author still has a stash of these. Do you guys think there is still enough interest in them ?

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5/19/2021 8:52 AM

Halfway to Berdoo

This book is an oral history of the Hell's Angels from 1961 to 1965 complete with photos. It's a lot of fun to look into and learn about that era of motorcycle clubs. It's currently sold out, but he does a couple print runs a year.
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5/19/2021 8:56 AM

Crash217 wrote:

I've read a few of the books listed above, Hunter S. Thompson's and Neil Peart's, are great books with motorcycles as a topic ...more

Man I absolutely loved that book On the left I read it about 10 times in elementary school, if I remember right the kids dad found a rm80 at the bottom of a lake then he restored it and got into racing! Might just have to order a copy and re read it. I literally clicked on this thread to mention this book!!

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5/19/2021 9:41 AM

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5/19/2021 9:54 AM

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5/19/2021 9:58 AM

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Already mentioned above but this one is worth reading twice.
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5/19/2021 10:34 AM

1) Valentino Rossi "What if I had never tried".
2) Evel Knievel / Gary Wells autobiography

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