Sit Down, Shut Up and Hang On!: A Biker's Guide to Life

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This book is equal parts true grit, road grit, and grits and gravy. Consume and enjoy!

Ever been out of gas on a lonely country road? Ever seen a Rocky Mountain sunrise through the spokes of a bike?

Ever had to depend on your own skill and determination just to get from here to there?

Both hilarious and insightful, this collection of ...

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Overview

This book is equal parts true grit, road grit, and grits and gravy. Consume and enjoy!

Ever been out of gas on a lonely country road? Ever seen a Rocky Mountain sunrise through the spokes of a bike?

Ever had to depend on your own skill and determination just to get from here to there?

Both hilarious and insightful, this collection of one-liners relates not only to motorcycling but more broadly to life. It represents a philosophy that will be instantly recognizable whether or not you ride a motorcycle.

A few bikerisms:

Two-lane blacktop isn't a highway--it's an attitude.

Whatever it is, it's better done in the wind.

Bikes don't leak, they mark their territory.

The twisties--not the superslabs--separate the bikers from the squids.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879057817
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 3/12/1997
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Penny Powers is the author of Sit Down, Shut Up & Hang On: A Biker's Guide to Life, also published by Gibbs Smith, Publisher.

Chuck Hayes has spent the past twenty years as a journalist and writer. He is currently finishing a Ph.D at University of Iowa, where he also teaches newspaper and magazine writing. He divides his time between Iowa and South Dakota.

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Midnight bugs taste best.

Saddlebags can never hold everything you want, but they can hold everything you need.

Wear heavy boots. You can't kick things when you're wearing sneakers.

Never argue with a woman holdin' a torque wrench.

If you're a complainer, ride at the back of the pack so you won't contaminate the rest of the group.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2008

    If you ride much, you'll laugh much.

    It's just right, so read it! It is as refreshing as a weekday ride, as fun as a dry, broad corner, as funny as your buddy's new chrome geegaw falling off, and as real as the rear tire cutting loose in the rain. I do not agree with some of it, and some feels stretched for the joke, but overall you end up nodding your head halfway down the page. Maybe your experiences will have you laughing at the ones I have not experienced. It is a fun read that you can do 1 page at time without losing or missing anything.

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