With the weather turning nicer everyday, we find ourselves outside relaxing more and more, and often this will involve a book. Now you may think because your interests are of the 2-wheeled variety there aren’t many titles out there for you, but K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) has a pretty extensive library to prove otherwise. So now you can enjoy what interests you.
Here are a few of K and G Cycles favorites:
Renowned motorcycle expert Mick Walker profiles the exciting range of nostalgic ’60s cafe racers in this easy reading book. Includes chapters on Goldie, Triton, Dunstall, Rockers, Homebrew, Cottage Industry, and Foreigners. A leading authority on all forms of motorcycle sport, Mick Walker has been a successful racer, tuner and team manager, and still rides regularly. He was a former editor of Motorcycle Enthusiast, and published over 100 books including in this series, Derek Minter: The King of Brands, Geoff Duke: The Stylish Champion, Bob McIntyre: The Flying Scot and Mike Hailwood: The Fans’ Favourite. Publisher: Crowood. Format: Trade Paper. Pages: 96 Illustrations: B&W Ill: 114. Publ.Date: 09/18/1994
The latest edition of this highly acclaimed motorcyclists’ guide to touring New England (the 3rd book in the series from Martin C.Berke) offers more suggested routes than ever along with fully updated listings of motorcycle-friendly lodging and great out-of-the-way restaurants. The author leads two-wheeled travelers through the twisties to scenic, intriguing destinations in six key regions: the rugged Maine coast, the high notches of the White Mountains, the lush gaps of the Green Mountains of Vermont, the lakes region of upstate New York, the rolling Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts, and the coastal areas of Rhode Island and Connecticut. Among the routes are favorite roads like Vermont’s Route 100, or the Lake George area near the New York-Vermont border (site of the hugely popular Americade rally that attracts some 25,000 touring motorcyclists each June). Altogether, Berke has carefully plotted 24 trips for motorcyclists, most of them taking one day to complete. Each trip includes a detailed map and specific route directions. The trips are designed to accommodate various riding styles and audiences, from two-up travelers sightseeing, to sport riders riding the curves. Publisher: Whitehorse Press. Format: Trade Paper. Pages: 256 Publ.Date: 10/13/2003
No check list for great reads would be complete without The Bible. The Motorcycle Touring Bible that is. This good book teaches the valuable skills and information you need to survive when traveling aboard a motorcycle. Touring on a motorcycle has never been more popular than it is today, but with more and more people hitting the open road, a growing number are doing so without the proper skills and information they need to survive the ordeal. Too often the trip of a lifetime turns into a disaster, leading to expensive breakdowns, arrests, lost wages, broken limbs, death, and even, on more than one occasion, divorce. Most people who travel aboard motorcycles have had to learn these lessons the hard way, if they’ve survived long enough. Now readers of the Motorcycle Touring Bible can learn an easier way; they can learn from author Fred Raus mistakes rather than through the school of hard knocks. Publisher: Motorbooks. Format: Flexibound. Pages: 224 Illustrations: 238 color and 4 b/w images. Publ.Date: 01/08/2011
Of course there are many more offerings in The Library at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com). Everything from repair manuals, motorcycle history, brand stories, instructional guides, and even biographies. Now you have no reason not to relax with a good book because we have the ones that interest you.