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A bumper collection of yarns from motorcyclist enthusiasts around Australia. Get out on the highway and into this new collection of all-Australian motorcycle stories - the latest addition to ABC Books' bestselling Great Australian series. Edited by John Bryant and full of laconic Aussie humour, the collection features 40 stories that capture the freedom, fun, independence and adventure that comes with having a bike - no matter how big or small. Meet tex and his blue heeler Bundy who have ridden over 600,000km together for charity; Neil Collier who crafted a Chopper out of camphor laurel wood; and the unforgettable paramedic who saved the day and walked away with a great dinner party story.
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About the Author
John Bryant became addicted to motorcycles at 15 after bolting an old motorised wheelchair engine to his push bike. Nearly half a century later he has owned them all: mopeds, scooters, dirt bikes, sports rockets, cruisers, and tourers. His two-wheeled adventures have led him into the volcanoes of NZ, across the prairies and deserts of USA, and around a lot of Oz. John started Australia’s first motorcycle wedding escort service by importing six the world’s biggest road bikes, dressing his riders in tux jackets, bow ties and white gauntlets. After surviving several wipeouts, he is now growing old disgracefully on two wheels.