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    Posted: 06 Oct 2017 at 12:26
I read Guy Martins autobiography recently - I quite enjoyed it.

What bike related books have you read and would recommend?
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Jamie whitham's what a good do, been out a long time but it's funny.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote andyisavinit Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Oct 2017 at 12:43
Originally posted by 426hemi 426hemi wrote:

Jamie whitham's what a good do, been out a long time but it's funny.

That sounds promising. Good to see him back at bsb too after his illness.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bladebod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Oct 2017 at 12:47
Pocket Rocket by Haslam, very good, also Rossi autobiography, Guy Martins books always good. Ive read a few, Barry Sheenes book is excellent...

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tin Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Oct 2017 at 14:08
Michael Dunlops is alright
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote redratbike Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Oct 2017 at 14:44
I enjoyed these 2
 
The Long Ride Home and Running Towards the Light
 
met the author at the bike show and bought a copy off him of the first book thenn bought the 2nd a while later .
 
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Nathan and Dorothy have enjoyed a special relationship over the years. Dorothy is getting up there in years, but after she retired from the Australian Postal service, she was still going strong and joined Nathan as he traversed around the world. They’ve been very close, travelling together from Sydney to London, covering 23,000 miles, through 18 countries in 9 months, with only THREE DAYS PLANNING! How is that even possible? Then a few years later, Dorothy put her trust in Nathan again and they rode across America in 3 and a half months, through Canada and the United States travelling 8,000 miles. Oh, did we mention that Dorothy is a ‘postie bike’, a 2004 Honda CT110 used to deliver the mail in Australia? That’s right. In this story about a guy who seems to like to jump in with both feet and just go for it, we hear all about Nathan Millward’s adventures with dependable Dorothy


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Zen and the art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tifa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Oct 2017 at 20:12
Originally posted by FTM FTM wrote:

Zen and the art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

hahahaaaa..you'll be disappointed if you expect to find any serious reference to motorcycles LOL
Good read though.

Catch 22's alright.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pantata Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Oct 2017 at 20:14
Had 2 goes at reading Zen.... but found it hard going, might just give it another go next holiday.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tifa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Oct 2017 at 20:50
Nah...don't.
Heavy going, and after struggling my way through, not sure I  understood what Pursig was getting at, other than rediscovering his past alter ego. 

Scores on the doors...5/10
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FTM Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Oct 2017 at 10:01
Loved it meself, read it many times. Pirsig (forget his name in the book) has a Honda and his mate with the dripping tap has a BMW. Wink
 
His next book though, Lila or Layla or summat, now that is heavy going and I never finished it after many attempts.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RSV Stefan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Oct 2017 at 18:16
I read Ian Hutchinson's autobiography when on holiday recently, quite enjoyed it.....probably dramatised to a degree but jeez he has had some tough times with his inuries over the years.
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Originally posted by RSV Stefan RSV Stefan wrote:

I read Ian Hutchinson's autobiography when on holiday recently, quite enjoyed it.....probably dramatised to a degree but jeez he has had some tough times with his inuries over the years.

yeh there was a good documentary about hutchy too. After watching it I have even more appreciation and respect for what he does on a bike.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote legend88 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Oct 2017 at 21:49
Originally posted by andyisavinit andyisavinit wrote:

yeh there was a good documentary about hutchy too. After watching it I have even more appreciation and respect for what he does on a bike.


+1

Completely agree. After watching what he went through to recover from the leg injuries he deserves top respect.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kawaman21 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Oct 2017 at 20:59
Feel by Freddie Spencer was a good read,not the normal racers bio,more of a look at the man's mental outlook,amd bit of a breakdown,sounds bad but it was interesting.
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Stealing Speed is a good and easy read; about a guy applying 2-stroke technology to WW2 rockets and vice versa.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 426hemi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Oct 2017 at 11:00
I have that book but look how much it's going for now.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote roboxm3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Oct 2017 at 11:38
What's that all about??
I enjoyed it but I didn't expect to be able to profit from it!! haha
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 426hemi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Oct 2017 at 12:13
Hard back is £20 upwards, seen some people asking £60+ depending if it's in print or not.
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Is that the book by Matt Oxley?

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That's the one...
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Might have to look in to that then.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lammy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Nov 2017 at 14:49
I know I'm a bit late to the party, but if you wish to get Mat Oxley's work, the going straight to him gets you a new book at list price. Top notch!
http://matoxley.bigcartel.com/
Also, bit of a curveball but Damon Hill's autobiography is interesting; started out on bikes doing racing at brands, a bit of proam etc, all good stuff.
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