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Soul Rider: Challenge to the psyche

Facing Fear and Finding Redemption on a Harley by Carolyn Fox Skyhorse Publishing, $11.55, 263pp. Available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and independent booksellers In the course of every life, few dodge the ups, downs and points between. It can be a wild ride, regardless of conveyance. The difference between the baggage author Carolyn Fox packed for the road and ...

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Harley-Davidson Knucklehead: Eighty Years: An expert’s perspective on perfection

By Greg Field Motorbooks Hardbound, 200 pages $50 (but available for less). Available now from quality book sellers and the usual internet sources www.quartoknows.com Reviewed by Kip Woodring “Anorak” /ˈænəræk/ is British slang which refers to a person who has a very strong interest, perhaps obsessive, in niche subjects. This interest may be unacknowledged or not understood by the general ...

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The Amazing Victor McLaglen Motor Corps: Trophies and thrills

The Amazing Victor McLaglen Motor Corps: The History of the Oldest Motorcycle Stunt and Drill Team in the World 1935–2014 by Ruth H. Fisher thevmmc.com $18.47 Reviewed by Wendell Perry Who was Victor McLaglen and how did he become involved with a motorcycle stunt team? What is it like to ride a speeding motorcycle through a tunnel of fire? How ...

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The Women’s Guide to Motorcycling Review: Grab bag of facts, fun and sound advice

by Lynda Lahman Luminamedia.com $24.95 With the 35 percent growth of women motorcyclists between 2003 and 2012, companies are finally taking notice and letting women ride on their own terms. The Women’s Guide to Motorcycling: Everything a Woman Needs to Know about Bikes, Equipment, Riding, and Safety by Lynda Lahman takes the past, the present and the future of women ...

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Harley-Davidson Family Memories: Digging up a dynasty’s past

Written by Jean Davidson and Jon Davidson Oeflein $35, includes tax and shipping www.jeandavidson.com If you’re born into a family as famous as the Davidson side of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company dynasty, it stands to reason that you’d have plenty of stories to share with the world. In the case of Jean Davidson and her son Jon Davidson Oeflein, you ...

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‘Phil Cross: Gypsy Joker to a Hells Angel’ Book Review

As a 40-plus-year member of the Hell’s Angels MC, Phil Cross decided now was a good time to put his wild, lifelong motorcycling adventures down on paper. With the help of his wife of almost 30 years, he laid it all out for us to consume in this engrossing tale of the rough-and-tumble times between motorcycle clubs, cops and citizens ...

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Book Review: 2012 Motorcycle Cannonball II Endurance Run

2012 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run, by Gary Haynes

The Motorcycle Cannonball is a coast-to-coast run of antique motorcycles of varying vintage that’s staged from a different location every other year. The inaugural run was held in 2010 and included pre-1916 machines, the second was held in 2012, and the third is scheduled for this September. It’s a different group of riders and staff with each event, though some ...

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Book Review: 1000 Biker Tattoos

1000 Biker Tattoos, Sara Liberte, Chad Lemme

Bikers and tattoos go together like bacon and eggs, so a book about biker tattoos had to be written. Accomplished photojournalist Sara Liberte has taken on the task, supplementing her abilities with the artistry and experience of co-author Chad Lemme. As you might expect, the book opens with a point of view on what a biker is. Let’s face it, ...

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