By Sonny Barger, Darwin Holmstrom
The last word bike advisor through the writer Of The New York Times Bestselling Memoir Hell's Angel
Let's Ride is a nuts-and-bolts consultant to studying the paintings of motorcycling. From selecting the best motorbike to polishing driving innovations, Sonny Barger mines his life of adventure to supply recommendation and knowledge that might aid fellow riders—new and veteran alike—survive the risks of motorcycling.
Let's Ride is the one ebook of its style: a necessary source overlaying each point of motorbike using and possession. Chapters contain:
* Why Ride?
* Dissecting the Beast: the Anatomy of a Motorcycle
* kinds of Bikes
* basics of Riding
* comparing a Used bike
* procuring a motorbike
* complicated driving Techniques
* residing with a Motorcycle
the best way to ride—the right way—from an American legend.
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