The Perfect Vehicle: What It Is About Motorcycles

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The Perfect Vehicle: What It Is About Motorcycles

In a book that is "a must for anyone who has loved a motorcycle" (Oliver Sacks), Melissa Pierson captures in vivid, writerly prose the mysterious attractions of motorcycling. She sifts through myth and hyperbole: misrepresentations about danger, about the type of people who ride and why they do so. The Perfect Vehicle is not a mere recitation of facts, nor is it a polemic or apologia. Its vivid historical accounts -- the beginnings of the machine, the often hidden tradition of women who ride, the tale of the defiant ones who taunt death on the racetrack -- are intertwined with Pierson's won story, which, in itself, shows that although you may think you know what kind of person rides a motorcycle, you probably don't.

Specifications of The Perfect Vehicle: What It Is About Motorcycles

GENERAL
AuthorMelissa Holbrook Pierson
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1st
ISBN-10039304064X
ISBN-139780393040647
PublisherW W Norton & Co Inc
Number Of Pages240
Publication Date1997-04
DIMENSIONS
Height8.75 inch.
Length1 inch.
Width6.5 inch.
Weight1 pounds.

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