The Biker Code: Wisdom for the Ride

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Truthfully and gracefully depicting the clannish, unconventional world of leather fringes and sacred steel, The Biker Code is a perfect gift book for the merely curious, and illuminated scripture for the true disciple.

Perhaps no American subculture is as consistently fascinating and serially misunderstood as the biker movement. Both feared and lionized by the mainstream, the insular, fiercely defiant community of hardcore hog devotees is notoriously difficult to infiltrate. But...

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Overview

Truthfully and gracefully depicting the clannish, unconventional world of leather fringes and sacred steel, The Biker Code is a perfect gift book for the merely curious, and illuminated scripture for the true disciple.

Perhaps no American subculture is as consistently fascinating and serially misunderstood as the biker movement. Both feared and lionized by the mainstream, the insular, fiercely defiant community of hardcore hog devotees is notoriously difficult to infiltrate. But here comes The Biker Code, affording a revealing, knowing, and warm glimpse of the biker lifestyle for the lifelong rider and the uninitiated alike. With fifty photographs in elegant, spare black and white, The Biker Code captures the iconoclasts, free spirits, and born-to-ride outlaws of Planet Harley. Unlike any book that has come before it, The Biker Code quietly understands and affectionately celebrates the Harley life. The Biker Code features original photographs, artwork, and quotes that honestly depict and cleverly celebrate American motorcycle culture.

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Beautifully produced, this pictorial of bikers -- accompanied by first-person quotes -- is a must for anyone with a love of the open road. The creators of the book, both artists, aren't stereotypical bikers, though both have been riding for decades: Stuart Miller, a.k.a. Zooky from Brooklyn, took these photographs over a seven-year period, and Geoffrey Moss has won Pulitzer nominations. They present vivid portraits of their fellow motorcycle enthusiasts and allow them to share their stories: among them is "Amazing Grace," who could have spent thousands on therapy to combat her depression but decided to buy a Harley Sportster instead.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743225960
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 5/7/2002
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Stuart Miller is an artist, illustrator, photographer, celebrity interviewer, and advertising entrepreneur. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Geoffrey Moss is recognized for his political satirical drawings, paintings, set design, photography, and children’s books. He lives in New York City.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2002

    A true portrait

    We generally fear the unknown. If someone is different, it tends to scare us. To most a 'biker' is someone that is unknown and different, hence feared - irrationally. 'The Biker Code - Wisdom For The Ride' is a unique opportunity for those who are not bikers to get a rare peek into the lives and views of those who are bikers. We get to see the bikers and read in the their own words, who they are and why they ride these machines. Carpenters, psychiatrists, artists, mechanics, dikes, a salesman, chef, funeral director, medical assistant, moms and retirees; perhaps not the boy or girl next door but fellow Americans, fellow humans. Different? Perhaps, but after reading this book we find them less different than we may have imagined. Or at least they are no longer unknown and while they may be different, we can respect their individuality and their way of expressing it. Stuart Miller and Geoffrey Moss are to be commended for an exceptional book, beautifully done, providing for those who are afraid to go there in person, an insight into the biker's world and for those who ride, an extraordinary canvas to paint a true picture of themselves. Saddle up!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Do not buy

    28 pages not worth it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2004

    Big Disappointment

    I really looked forward to this book but was greatly disappointed when I read it. Each 'personal' quote seemed somewhat forced, or perhaps coached. Most included some reference to safety while riding; not that I'm against safety, just that I wasn't looking for a politically correct view of biking. First time in years that I've thrown a book in the trash after reading it...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2003

    By Bikers For Bikers

    I really enjoyed the artistic photos taken of the bikers myself included, Rueben 'Gypsy' Rivera. All the pics are in Black and White and Sepia format which tend to capture the soul better. Great Words of Wisdom by the Plethora of bikers featured in the book.

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