Biker's Handbook: Becoming Part of the Motorcycle Culture

Biker's Handbook: Becoming Part of the Motorcycle Culture

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by Jay Barbieri, Michele Smith
     
 

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There are millions of new motorcyclists hitting the blacktop every year. But being part of the American motorcycle culture takes more than just wanting to be cool. It takes a passion for the open road, freedom, and a lifestyle that even the best financing cant buy. This book, by someone who knows motorcycles as few do, provides a road map to biker culture for

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There are millions of new motorcyclists hitting the blacktop every year. But being part of the American motorcycle culture takes more than just wanting to be cool. It takes a passion for the open road, freedom, and a lifestyle that even the best financing cant buy. This book, by someone who knows motorcycles as few do, provides a road map to biker culture for anyone new to the experience. Jay Barbieri explains everything a new rider needs to know to become a real biker. He begins with a brief history of motorcycles, and draws on his twenty-five years of riding experience for examples of what works and doesn't in this heady world. Most of all, he aims to spare new bikers the bad decisions neophytes typically make. With hundreds of motorcycle trips under his belt, there is not a mistake Barbieri hasn't made or a situation he hasn't encountered. By sharing the sometimes comical outcomes, he gives the new biker a head start to become more comfortable, credible, and knowledgeable about joining a community that is as much a part of American culture as baseball, hotdogs and apple pie.

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Editorial Reviews

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Advance praise:
“Just about everybody in the V-twin motorcycle aftermarket knows Jay Barbieri. Besides being a TV producer for American Thunder on SPEED Channel, Jay is genuinely into motorcycles. What you may not know if that Jay has a very quick wit and a great, though twisted sense of humor. He puts his many years of riding experience and a good dollop of that sense of humor to work in his Biker’s Handbook: Becoming Part of the Motorcycle Culture. If you are new to the two-wheeled lifestyle, do what Jay tells you and you'll be fine. If you're already a biker, you'll laugh your butt off because Jay’s accounts of the good, bad and ugly experiences of living the lifestyle ring hilariously true.”
Dave Nichols, editor of Easyriders and V-Twin magazines

New York Daily News, Dec. 23. 2007

Nydailynews.com, Dec. 22, 2007

“For anyone who wants to take to the open road, these tips should save you some of the pain of learning from your mistakes.”

Petersen.org, October 2007

“With sometimes comical anecdotes from his 25 years of riding experience, Biker’s Handbook is full of useful tips on how to be part of the fun in the American motorcycle culture.”

Motorcycle-USA.com

“Readers are provided a sound foundation of dos and don’ts between vignettes of moto history … What helps bring Barbieri’s work to life are the abundant black and white photos. It was a smart move to give the reader a visual foundation of the friends and faces and places that have helped shape his past. They add validity to his stories. Toss in tons of cartoons and caricatures of him and his buddies in different predicaments and you’ve got a book that is visually entertaining and fun to read.”

“Having worked and partied with Jay for the last few years, I can attest to the fact that he’s a crazy bastard. As for his book, I heartily recommend it. It’s a great read, being both informative and entertaining. In his own free-wheeling way, Jay tells you what you need to know about bike events and the motorcycle subculture to fit right in and enjoy the ride. Definitely read it with a cold one at hand, in a place where you can laugh as loud as you want.”
Chris Maida, editor of American Iron Magazine

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 18, 2007

JSOnline.com (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel), Nov. 19, 2007

“Even excluding the cheesecake picture of Michele Smith … bike enthusiasts will enjoy paging through the handbook.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610600385
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
11/15/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
366,417
File size:
26 MB
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From the Publisher
New York Daily News, Dec. 23. 2007

Nydailynews.com, Dec. 22, 2007

“For anyone who wants to take to the open road, these tips should save you some of the pain of learning from your mistakes.”

   
Petersen.org, October 2007

“With sometimes comical anecdotes from his 25 years of riding experience, Biker’s Handbook is full of useful tips on how to be part of the fun in the American motorcycle culture.”

                                                                                                                                           
Motorcycle-USA.com

“Readers are provided a sound foundation of dos and don’ts between vignettes of moto history … What helps bring Barbieri’s work to life are the abundant black and white photos. It was a smart move to give the reader a visual foundation of the friends and faces and places that have helped shape his past. They add validity to his stories. Toss in tons of cartoons and caricatures of him and his buddies in different predicaments and you’ve got a book that is visually entertaining and fun to read.”

“Having worked and partied with Jay for the last few years, I can attest to the fact that he’s a crazy bastard. As for his book, I heartily recommend it. It’s a great read, being both informative and entertaining. In his own free-wheeling way, Jay tells you what you need to know about bike events and the motorcycle subculture to fit right in and enjoy the ride. Definitely read it with a cold one at hand, in a place where you can laugh as loud as you want.”
Chris Maida, editor of American Iron Magazine

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 18, 2007

JSOnline.com (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel), Nov. 19, 2007

“Even excluding the cheesecake picture of Michele Smith … bike enthusiasts will enjoy paging through the handbook.”

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