The Devil Can Ride: The World's Best Motorcycle Writing

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Authors such as Hunter Thompson, Robert Pirsig, and Mark Singer have written about the motorcycle, that icon for outlaws, rebels, thieves, and beat poets. This collection of motorcycle tales features the best of the vast collection of motorcycle writing created since old Gottlieb Daimler first bolted a crude internal-combustion engine to his wooden two-wheeled Einspur in 1876. In addition to essays from Thompson and Pirsig, The Devil Can Ride features works by Peter Egan, T.E. Lawrence, James Stevenson, Jamie ...

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Overview

Authors such as Hunter Thompson, Robert Pirsig, and Mark Singer have written about the motorcycle, that icon for outlaws, rebels, thieves, and beat poets. This collection of motorcycle tales features the best of the vast collection of motorcycle writing created since old Gottlieb Daimler first bolted a crude internal-combustion engine to his wooden two-wheeled Einspur in 1876. In addition to essays from Thompson and Pirsig, The Devil Can Ride features works by Peter Egan, T.E. Lawrence, James Stevenson, Jamie Elvidge, John Hall, and Kevin Cameron.

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“This is a book that can be opened to almost any page and deliver the kind of inspiration that fuels our passion for the people and machines in motorcycling.” – Cycle World, October 2010

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760334775
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 6/12/2010
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Cameron is one of the premier motorcycle writers. His feature stories and monthly column have been appearing in the industry's largest-circulation magazine, Cycle World, for more than 20 years. Kevin lives in Gill, Massachusetts. www.cycleworld.com

Edited by magazine journalist and author Lee Klancher. KlancherÆs work has appeared in Motorcyclist, Dirt Rider, Motorcycle Cruiser, ATV Rider, and Motorcycle Escape magazines. Motorbooks published his most recent work, Motorcycle Dream Garages in 2009. Klancher has been riding, racing, and crashing motorcycles since he was 11 years old, and reading since he was three. He lives in Austin, TX. Edited by magazine journalist and author Lee Klancher. KlancherÆs work has appeared in Motorcyclist, Dirt Rider, Motorcycle Cruiser, ATV Rider, and Motorcycle Escape magazines. Motorbooks published his most recent work, Motorcycle Dream Garages in 2009. Klancher has been riding, racing, and crashing motorcycles since he was 11 years old, and reading since he was three. He lives in Austin, TX.

Born and raised on the banks of the Brill River in northern Wisconsin, Lee Klancher (Austin, Texas) has been chronicling motorcycle and outdoor adventures big and small since the early 1990s. His favorite adventure articles have covered riding the treacherous 300-mile track that crosses the Bolivian portion of the Amazon jungle, scaring himself senseless on Slovenia's Mount Triglav, and crossing the northeast Australian Outback on Honda XRs. Lee's other interests include mountain biking, dive bars, racquetball, and college hockey. His writing and photography appear regularly in Men's Journal, Motorcyclist, and Motorcycle Escape.

Edited by magazine journalist and author Lee Klancher. KlancherÆs work has appeared in Motorcyclist, Dirt Rider, Motorcycle Cruiser, ATV Rider, and Motorcycle Escape magazines. Motorbooks published his most recent work, Motorcycle Dream Garages in 2009. Klancher has been riding, racing, and crashing motorcycles since he was 11 years old, and reading since he was three. He lives in Austin, TX.

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