New PDF release: Bike Fever: On Motorcycle Culture

By Lee Gutkind

Lee Gutkind’s memoir of motorcycling, and an ode to the solitude, independence, and excitement of the open road


Few issues loom as huge in our imaginations because the notion of a cross-country journey, uncovered to the weather and open to no matter what demanding situations lie round the bend. within the early Seventies, trying to event and clarify the attract of the line journey, Lee Gutkind launched into a protracted bike street journey, documenting the misadventures and magic that he chanced on alongside the best way. He writes of the lads whose trips proceed to resonate, from Lawrence of Arabia to the Hell’s Angels. He explores the charm of the motorcycle—his automobile of choice—and its traditionally loaded position within the American mind's eye. And he revels within the country’s assorted and notable landscapes, as visible whereas relocating via woods, plains, mountains, and deserts.


An inspiring and evocative tribute to the facility of the journey, Bike Fever is a vintage rendering of the original freedom wrought through a bike and an extended highway.

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