Old School book thread...

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by England-Kev, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    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...

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    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Daisys-Diar...?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1351017184&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.:deal I might even get a beer for promoting this?
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  2. England-Kev

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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.:evil
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  3. zataomm

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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 :eek1. High price was around $270 for a used copy.
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  6. Bloodweiser

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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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  8. bmwrench

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    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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  9. Rob Farmer

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    Same here. Tried "Zen and the Art" a couple of times but never made any sense of it.
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