Live to Ride

Live to Ride


  • Author : Wayne Johnson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-06-15
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1439177155


Live to Ride Book Description :

Live to Ride is pure adrenaline—a full-throttle exploration of motorcycles that pushes to the limit, with heart-pounding accounts of riding the greatest bikes of all time, all over the world. “Live to ride, ride to live.” For many motorcycle riders, these words express life’s guiding principle. Just take a look at the patch emblazoned on the jackets of legions of riders. Whether they’re roaring down an empty highway on two wheels at an insane speed, hopping on for a few mind-boggling loops of motocross, joining in the “rolling thunder” of a veritable outlaw motorcycle club, or just cruising on a Harley on a Sunday afternoon, motorcyclists of all stripes share a common love of the freedom that is riding. Wayne Johnson, a lifelong motorcy...

A Bike Ride Through My Life

A Bike Ride Through My Life


  • Author : Frank Clements
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-06-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781426963186


A Bike Ride Through My Life Book Description :

A Bike Ride through My Life chronicles the life of author Frank Clements with bicyclesfollowing the twists and turns that his life has taken in pursuit of his passion for riding. Clements is the younger brother of Ernie Clements, winner of several British Cycling Championships and a Silver Medal in the 1948 Olympic Games Bicycle Race. Despite his love of cycling, he first chose to join National Service in the RAF to establish a unique place for himselfand spent virtually all of his final twelve months of service riding a bike. After his tour of duty ended, he began training to become the best cyclist in the world, his lifes ambition since his success as a potential world class cyclist as a teen. Clements has had many ups and downs in his cycling life...

The Fools in Town Are on Our Side
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Fools in Town Are on Our Side


  • Author : Ross Thomas
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1429981679


The Fools in Town Are on Our Side Book Description :

"Hain't we got all the fools in town on our side? And ain't that a big enough majority in any town?" -- Mark Twain Ross Thomas chose the quotation from Huckleberry Finn as the text of his post World War II story as well as for the title. When Lucifer Dye is released from three months in a Hong Kong prison, debriefed, handed a false passport, a new wardrobe and a $20,000 check, his haughty control makes it clear that Dye's career with his country has been permanently terminated. But a good agent is always in demand, and just a few hours later Dye is being interviewed for a highly ingenious position. Victor Orcutt, although a not very good imitation of a British pre-war gent, has creative talents of his own. He has his sights a small southern city, wit...

Long Ride Home

Long Ride Home


  • Author : W. Michael Gear
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2008-10-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466818514


Long Ride Home Book Description :

Theo Belk is the quintessential gunfighter: rootless, ruthless, and deadly. In the fierce and lawless Western frontier of 1874 these traits were what was needed to stay alive. Haunted by the ghosts of the men he's killed, there is one man he has set out to destroy...Louis Gasceaux, the man who murdered his parents while a younger Theo watched. But the trail Theo's following is long and bloody...and Louis always seems to stay a few steps ahead. This is how it was--from gritty buffalo and gold camps to brawling, building towns like Denver, Cheyenne, and Dodge City, populated with ambitious dreamers, deluded fools, and pragmatic women. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied....

A Carpet Ride to Khiva
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

A Carpet Ride to Khiva


  • Author : Christopher Alexander
  • Publisher : Icon Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2010-07-01
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848312715


A Carpet Ride to Khiva Book Description :

The Silk Road conjures images of the exotic and the unknown. Most travellers simply pass along it. Brit Chris Alexander chose to live there. Ostensibly writing a guidebook, Alexander found life at the heart of the glittering madrassahs, mosques and minarets of the walled city of Khiva - a remote desert oasis in Uzbekistan - immensely alluring, and stayed. Immersing himself in the language and rich cultural traditions Alexander discovers a world torn between Marx and Mohammed - a place where veils and vodka, pork and polygamy freely mingle - against a backdrop of forgotten carpet designs, crumbling but magnificent Islamic architecture and scenes drawn straight from "The Arabian Nights". Accompanied by a large green parrot, a ginger cat and his adoptiv...

A Decent Ride
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

A Decent Ride


  • Author : Irvine Welsh
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2015-04-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473520974


A Decent Ride Book Description :

Shortlisted for the 2015 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction A rampaging force of nature is wreaking havoc on the streets of Edinburgh, but has top shagger, drug-dealer, gonzo-porn-star and taxi-driver, ‘Juice’ Terry Lawson, finally met his match in Hurricane ‘Bawbag’? Can Terry discover the fate of the missing beauty, Jinty Magdalen, and keep her idiot-savant lover, the man-child Wee Jonty, out of prison? Will he find out the real motives of unscrupulous American businessman and reality-TV star, Ronald Checker? And, crucially, will Terry be able to negotiate life after a terrible event robs him of his sexual virility, and can a new fascination for the game of golf help him to live without... A DECENT RIDE? A Decent Ride sees...

Ticket to Ride  The Promise of America
Score: 2.5
From 7 Ratings

Ticket to Ride The Promise of America


  • Author : Don Hussey
  • Publisher : Don Hussey
  • Release Date : 2013-09-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780989332415


Ticket to Ride The Promise of America Book Description :

Hussey's memior begins with a letter to his son, Gregory written a few weeks before his first deployment to Iraq as a officer in the U.S. Army. Hussey flew to Ft. Hood, Texas to be with his son, meet his commanding officers, attend the briefing sessions, and meet the other soldiers as they prepared for the long journey to the deadly Anbar Province of western Iraq. Hussey handed his letter to his son as he exited the barracks for the short bus ride to the flight line. "I wanted to share my life, my growing-up years, with my son because I feared I may never see him again." Hussey's letter details a story of a young boy growing up in relentless poverty and abuse. "There were stories from my childhood that I had never shared with him, and he never asked....