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When Oscar Wilde talked about how ‘most people are other people,’ how their ‘thoughts are someone else’s opinions’ that their lives are a ‘mimicry,’ and their ‘passions a quotation,’ he was right. I could never start a book by myself. Being rather timorous I need to borrow a strong line to overcome my shyness. How do you start a book? Drink a bottle of whisky like an Irish poet or just start writing? It’s the same way you might begin a journey; drift into it and just start, one step after another until your pace picks up into a run. Put your key into the ignition and switch on your motorcycle. Look in the mirror, engage into gear and ease away from the side of the road quickly gathering speed until you’re screaming through the wind. This is a beautiful book – totally unique in motorcycle publishing. Fantastic photography, great text.


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