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post #1 of 8 Old Nov 19th, 2008, 7:43 pm Thread Starter
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Any book recommendations?

Ok so I parked the bike for the winter and am feeling blue. With Christmas coming around the corner am wondering if there are any good book recommendations on motorcycles? What's your favorite motorcycle book?


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post #2 of 8 Old Nov 19th, 2008, 8:02 pm
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Proficient Motorcycling by David Hough. I read my copy at least twice every riding season.

Leanings by Peter Eagan. A compilation of Peter's best columns about motorcycles and riding. Great book!

Top Dead Center by Kevin Cameron. An engineer's wonderful musings about motorcycle racing, building, design and assorted techinical trivia.

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post #4 of 8 Old Nov 20th, 2008, 9:39 am
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"Total Control" by Lee Parks

"Sport Riding Techniques" by Nick Ienatsch


"Deep Survival ... who lives, who dies & why" by Laurence Gonzales

"Deep Survival" isn't a motorcycle book per se, but it gives some great insights into why accidents happen to both novices and experienced veterans of various sports & activities. Sort of a dry read, but it definitely applies to motorcycling.

Finally, I would recommend the DVD, "Ride Like A Pro" by Jerry Palladino. you can find it at .

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post #5 of 8 Old Nov 20th, 2008, 11:01 am
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The Long Way Down and The Long Way Round
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post #6 of 8 Old Nov 20th, 2008, 5:00 pm
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There are several books about living in the South.Still riding and temp today mid to upper 60's.Anything beats parking the bike.

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"Lois on the Loose", a great read. Get it used from
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