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Old 11-06-2012, 10:33 AM   #1
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Old School book thread...

Now there are many great "old school" adventure books out there, you don't need me to mention them all, but I am sure a few of you could recomend some that you have read.

Also I guess a few of you know I knock around and ride out with Graham Ham, of Daisy's Diaries fame, he and his old speedtwin have done nearly 200 thousand miles together, but his book has been out of print for a while now.
Well fear not dear reader, as it has now gone all new school, and electronicified, and is available for Kindles and e-readers (No! I don't know either) and can be found here...



http://www.amazon.co.uk/Daisys-Diari...1017184&sr=1-1

So go on have a read, if you love old bikes, and the reasons we ride them, then I am sure you will enjoy it. I might even get a beer for promoting this?

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Old 11-06-2012, 10:37 AM   #2
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Overland to India

This is another great book, and an Enfield 350 to boot.
Christmas is coming, time to drop a few hints...

http://www.overlandtoindia.co.uk/

Something good to read while your bikes are snowed in.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:45 PM   #3
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I will second your recommendation for Daisy's Diaries - it's easily one of the best motorcycling books I've ever read. Part of what makes it memorable, for me, is that it is also a very good story about his relationship with his family. I have often thought (don't laugh!) that someone could make a really good film of this book.

I am picturing Ewan McGregor as Graham (ok now you can laugh).

I didn't realize it was out of print, so I went to Amazon and saw new ones selling for $150 and used starting at $100 . High price was around $270 for a used copy.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:42 PM   #4
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I remember thinking 'rebuilding the indian' as a good book.
It's almost winter, so I reckon I'll be rereading that one.



Zen and art of course.

The perfect vehicle.

Steeling Speed.

Anything by Tiger Edmonds

Are some of my favorites.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:42 PM   #5
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:40 AM   #6
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I tried to read Simon's book 3 or 4 times.
Never made it past the first 1/3.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:18 AM   #7
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"One Man Caravan" by Robert Fulton. This is an account of his round the world trip in the 1930s on a Douglas motorcycle.

http://www.amazon.com/One-Caravan-In...2308322&sr=1-1
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:28 PM   #8
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I tried to read Simon's book 3 or 4 times.
Never made it past the first 1/3.
I had the same problem, so I put the book aside fro a few years. I enjoyed it the next time. I met Simon at the BMWBMW's annual rally several years ago. He was a pleasure to talk to.

I never got over the absurdity of someone who knew next to nothing about bikes choosing a 500 Triumph to tour the world.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:04 AM   #9
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I tried to read Simon's book 3 or 4 times.
Never made it past the first 1/3.
Same here. Tried "Zen and the Art" a couple of times but never made any sense of it.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:24 PM   #10
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http://www.tomswift.info/homepage/mcycle.html

Go really old school.
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