Live to Ride

Live to Ride

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Live to Ride is pure adrenalinea€”a full-throttle exploration of motorcycles that pushes to the limit, with heart-pounding accounts of riding the greatest bikes of all time, all over the world. a€œLive to ride, ride to live.a€ For many motorcycle riders, these words express lifea€™s guiding principle. Just take a look at the patch emblazoned on the jackets of legions of riders. Whether theya€™re roaring down an empty highway on two wheels at an insane speed, hopping on for a few mind-boggling loops of motocross, joining in the a€œrolling thundera€ of a veritable outlaw motorcycle club, or just cruising on a Harley on a Sunday afternoon, motorcyclists of all stripes share a common love of the freedom that is riding. Wayne Johnson, a lifelong motorcycle-lover and acclaimed writer, takes us around the globe and onto the terrain where the most extreme, thrilling forms of riding happen. Johnson shows where it all began more than a hundred years ago when the first motorcycle evolved from the bicycle and lands us on the track today with some of the worlda€™s highest-paid athletesa€” professional motorcycle road racers. From there we go inside radically different competitions like the vertigo-inspiring a€œWidowmaker Hillclimba€ and the fastest land racing on the planet at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Johnson also offers an inside look at the legendarily secretive culture of biker clubs with firsthand accounts of his own wild rides with an outlaw club. In every one of these venues, you arena€™t just passing through as an observera€”you are on a bike, racing across new and undiscovered country, the horizon your only destination. If you have ever wondered what ita€™s like to climb on a motorcycle and feel its engine roar to life, or have actually done it and felt the rush of flying off into the wild blue yonder, or have simply been intrigued by this iconic part of American culture and history, hold on tight for this irresistible, one-of-a-kind journey into motorcycling.Your love is BMWs? ... Jesusa€), and Jewish rider clubs, such as the King David Bikers in South Florida, Montreal, and Philadelphia (Rabbi Zig Zag is there to answer questions), and the Jewish Motorcycle Alliance. ... Motorcycles, in this picture, account for a mere 2.37 percent of all passenger vehicles in the United States.

Title:Live to Ride
Author:Wayne Johnson
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2010-06-15


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