Thursday, August 4, 2016

Hammer Down Reads: Motorcycling

Classic Indian Motorcycles, Anthony Butera, (b.20th C.), Watercolor . Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 23 Jul 2016.

Motorcycles! They have long captured the American imagination, since the first motorcycle appeared in the 1800s to the days of Easy Rider and beyond. Are you a follower of motorcycle trends? Were you an avid watcher of Sons of Anarchy? Do you own your own chopper or would you consider renting one for a motorcycle tour? Do you belong to a motorcycle riding group, like the Rarebreed Chapter of the Iron Order MC or the Duke City Motorcyclists? Do you like to watch motorcycle road racing? Did you catch the Motor Maids convention in Santa Fe last month? We confess that we're no experts, but we have compiled a list of books from the library catalog motorcycle enthusiasts might enjoy - some history, a couple of guides, and some travelogues.

Hottest Motorcycles by Bob Woods [eAudiobook]

American Outlaw by Jesse James with Sam Benjamin

Ridin' High, Livin' Free: Hell-Raising Motorcycle Stories by Ralph "Sonny" Barger with Keith and Kent Zimmerman [eBook] 

Long Way Down: An Epic Journey By Motorcycle From Scotland to South Africa by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman 

American Biker [videorecording (DVD)] 

If you are going to start riding a motorcycle, don't forget safety! Visit MVD Express or the New Mexico Motorcycle Safety Program for tips about learning to ride, improving your skills, and information about getting your license. Or, is a scooter more your speed? Because you can rent one of those too.

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