Planning, Outfitting, and Accessorizing
Author: Dale Coyner
Publisher: Essential Guide
Explains how to plan a motorcycle trip, recommends clothing and accessories, and offers tips on safety.
Author: Fred Rau
Touring on a motorcycle has never been more popular than it is today, but with more and more people hitting the open road, a growing number are doing so without the proper skills and information they need to survive the ordeal. Far too often the trip of a lifetime turns into an unmitigated disaster, leading to expensive breakdowns, arrests, lost wages, broken limbs, death, and even, on more than one occasion, divorce. Most people who travel aboard motorcycles have learned these lessons the hard way, if they’ve survived long enough, but now readers of the Motorcycle Touring Bible can learn an easier way; they can learn from author Fred Rau’s mistakes rather than through the school of hard knocks.
A guide for choosing and planning unforgettable motorcycle journeys
Author: Dale Coyner
Publisher: Whitehorse Press
Whether considering an ocean-to-ocean cross-country journey, a vacation ride through the Canadian Rockes, a full length tour of the Blue Ridge Parkway, or an ambitious Four-Corners ride, this new "big idea" guidebook provides the head start everyone needs to plan fun-filled motorcycle tours through the continental United States and Canada, with an emphasis on the very best roads and expert advice on when to go, what routes to select, areas to avoid, must-see attractions along the way, places to stay and eat, and of course, plenty of first-hand stories and hard-earned lessons.
Author: Mario Orsini
Have you ever dreamed about getting on your motorcycle and traveling across the country? Are you envious when you see motorcyclists with far away out-of-state plates and wish that could be you? Are you tired of fantasizing about taking that dream motorcycle trip and want to turn that dream into a reality? Since I began sharing my motorcycle travel photos and videos on social media, I've received countless emails and questions from people interested in motorcycle touring but with no idea where to begin. That's why I decided to write Motorcyclist's Guide to Travel. I want to be able to share this information with as many motorcyclists as possible. This book isn't about motorcycle travel theory or philosophy. I share with you the exact same methods and steps I use to plan and execute my own motorcycle trips all throughout the US. I cover how to plan and prepare for the trip, what to do during the trip as well as what to do after you return home. I go over different types of bikes and modifications you can make to them to make them more "touring worthy." I also cover all the different types of riding safety gear and what to look for when purchasing. And finally for those of you who don't know where you want to ride; that's ok. I also show you how come up with your own travel ideas. Motorcyclist's Guide to Travel will give you all the information you'll need to finally take that epic trip you've been dreaming about.
Author: Bob Woofter
Publisher: Whitehorse Press
More and more motorcyclists have taken to camping, both to reduce travel costs and to add an extremely enjoyable dimension to their adventures. This new second edition is loaded with up-to-date and practical information on how to plan a two-wheel camping trip, such as evaluating the bike for space and load-carrying capacity, what and where to look for in gear and how to use it, finding motorcycle-only campgrounds, planning and packing for the ultimate trip, dealing with "critters" at camp, learning the newest campfire cooking techniques, and even has some easy, tasty recipes to try. An extensive resource directory lists dozens of equipment suppliers to orient riders in the overwhelming sea of information available today on gear, luggage, clothing, and even trailers.
20 Top Motorcycle Tours
Author: Fox Chapel Publishing
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Category: Motorcycle touring
This collection offers the results of years spent scouting the highways and byways of all 50 states--determining a final list of the 20 best motorcycle travel routes across the country. With rich text complementing breathtaking photography, this definitive resource details the premier sights, sounds, and activities of motorcycle travel.
The Science of Shopping--Updated and Revised for the Internet, the Global Consumer, and Beyond
Author: Paco Underhill
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
A revised edition of a best-selling work on America's consumer culture makes observations about the retail practices of other cultures, describes the latest trends in online retail, and makes recommendations for how major companies can dramatically improve customer service practices. Original.
More Favorite Motorcycle Tours in the USA
Author: American Motorcyclist Association
Publisher: Whitehorse Press
From the corkscrew roads of California to the scenic mountain notches of New England, this second AMA Ride Guide to America from the American Motorcyclist Association reveals more enticing backroads that motorcyclists everywhere dream about. With topographic road maps and point-to-point route outlines for more than 40 different trips nationwide, riders can explore rocky shorelines, breathtaking canyonlands, majestic mountain peaks, and everything in between. Each trip is supplemented with descriptions of attractions along the way and recommendations for interesting places to stay and eat. Included are trips in the Pacific Northwest, California, the Rocky Mountains, the Southwest, the Midwest, Texas, the Appalachian Mountains, the American South, the mid-Atlantic region, and New England. Like Volume 1, this is a must-have travel book for those riders who long to take two wheels to the best of America's open roads.
The Militarization of America's Police Forces
Author: Radley Balko
Category: Social Science
The last days of colonialism taught America's revolutionaries that soldiers in the streets bring conflict and tyranny. As a result, our country has generally worked to keep the military out of law enforcement. But according to investigative reporter Radley Balko, over the last several decades, America's cops have increasingly come to resemble ground troops. The consequences have been dire: the home is no longer a place of sanctuary, the Fourth Amendment has been gutted, and police today have been conditioned to see the citizens they serve as an other—an enemy. Today's armored-up policemen are a far cry from the constables of early America. The unrest of the 1960s brought about the invention of the SWAT unit—which in turn led to the debut of military tactics in the ranks of police officers. Nixon's War on Drugs, Reagan's War on Poverty, Clinton's COPS program, the post–9/11 security state under Bush and Obama: by degrees, each of these innovations expanded and empowered police forces, always at the expense of civil liberties. And these are just four among a slew of reckless programs. In Rise of the Warrior Cop, Balko shows how politicians' ill-considered policies and relentless declarations of war against vague enemies like crime, drugs, and terror have blurred the distinction between cop and soldier. His fascinating, frightening narrative shows how over a generation, a creeping battlefield mentality has isolated and alienated American police officers and put them on a collision course with the values of a free society.
Consumer Behavior and Fashion Marketing
Author: Patricia Mink Rath,Stefani Bay,Penny Gill,Richard Petrizzi
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Business & Economics
Consumer behavior affects the fashion industry in design, production, merchandising and promotion at all levels as much as it affects retailing. The Second Edition of Why of the Buy: Consumer Behavior and Fashion Marketing continues to address how psychology, sociology, and culture all influence the how, what, when, where, and why of the buy. The unifying element of this text is its presentation of current knowledge of consumer behavior applied to the fields of fashion and design in an enthusiastic and relevant way that will attract and engage students. New to this Edition -New What Do I Need to Know About ? feature lists the objectives of each chapter, providing a roadmap for study - New Chapter 11, Social Media and the Fashion Consumer, explores how the relationship between marketers, retailers, and consumers is aided by social media and the internet - New discussion of Omnichannel retailing in Ch. 13
A Tale of Redemption
Author: Gary R. Ryan
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Gary Ryan's life was no fairytale. His alcoholic father was gone for good and he hated his abusive stepfather! At twelve, he was stealing, fighting, and drinking, which led to jail, auto thefts, and robberies. Despite his attempts to work, attend school, and maintain good relationships, drugs and alcohol always led him back to crime and back to jail. Gary was a self-will run riot and it would be years before he discovered his problems stemmed from his disconnectedness with higher consciousness. Blessings in Disguise is the story of Gary's journey to recovery, which began when he successfully completed a two-year academic program at Camarillo State Mental Hospital as a student, not a patient. But through those years, he continued to struggle with his addictions as they got in the way of his relationships, his work and his ability to find happiness. Unsure of where to turn, he finally followed his ex-wife's suggestion to attend an AA meeting. It was her new husband that took Gary to his first meeting where he was introduced to the fellowship of AA, and soon came to believe that change was possible and that the life he had hoped for was within reach. Gary also credits A Course in Miracles for helping him grow in the understanding and peace of mind he discovered in this new life of sobriety and integrity. His remarkable story will inspire readers to find their own path to serenity and happiness!
Author: W. Meier
This book examines London's transformation from the mid-Victorian "miracle" of low crime to a high-crime society, treating six different types of misdeed as representative of phases in the evolution of crime to argue that lawbreaking must be explained by connecting all types of offenses to their social and economic contexts.
Author: Erin Gleeson
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Collects simple vegetarian recipes that use only a few ingredients, including beer-battered artichoke hearts, watermelon radish salad, roasted veggie gnocchi, and rosemary shortbread.
Author: Horst A. Friedrichs
Publisher: Prestel Pub
An acclaimed photographer introduces the incredible variety of stylish cyclists pedaling through city streets in this stunningly illustrated book. No city boasts of a more fashion-forward population of bicyclists than London. Photographer Horst Friedrichs meets his subjects in their own milieu: zooming around the city's streets on two wheels. There he encounters a dazzling array of style and a surprising amount of substance. In tweeds (both Harris and hipster) and Saville Row suits, in hightops and stilettos, in flowing skirts and the skinniest jeans, wildly tattooed and impeccably manicured, sporting bowler hats and racing caps, London's cyclists are jubilantly exercising their fashion freedom. Whether they're leisurely filling their baskets from market to home or pedaling purposefully to an important meeting, experiencing the city as cycling tourists, or getting from place to place in the most economical way possible, Friedrichs' subjects share a love of the bicycle culture that is sweeping the streets of London and the rest of the world.
The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well
Author: David L. Hough
Publisher: i5 Publishing
From the publishers of Motorcycle Consumer News, Shifting Gears at 50 is a one-of-a-kind motorcycling manual for returning and late-entry riders, essentially anyone 40 years old and up who’s looking to hit the road on two wheels. Author Philip Buonpastore, a motorcycle journalist and retired US Air Force photographer, helps readers gear up to get back on a motorcycle (or get on one for the first time). In Part 1, “Becoming a Motorcyclist,” Buonpastore discusses the basics of buying the right bike, gear, and equipment and getting the bike up to speed. The book continues with a good overview of learning to ride, the importance of taking a road course, venturing out on the first ride, and extending rides to long-distance jaunts. Throughout Part 1 are sidebars by riding- safety instructor and expert Walt Fulton, offering sound advice on safety precautions and execution for every leg of the new and returning rider’s journey. The author emphasizes what older riders should be aware of and which factors can affect their rides. Adding lots of great firsthand advice are humorous and helpful stories collected by the author and related by returning riders at various ages, from their late 30s to 60s. In Part 2, Buonpastore shares five of his favorite travelogues covering his long-distance tours around the US, from the American South to the west coasts. This section is illustrated by over 100 of the author’s breathtaking photographs of the various locations he toured on his bike. The foreword to the book is provided by best-selling motorcycle author David Hough (author of I-5 Press’s Proficient Motorcycling and Mastering the Ride). Hough writes, “If you’re getting into today’s motorcycling at an age your doctor would describe as ‘middle aged’ or ‘senior,’ do you yourself a clever favor and read Phil’s book.”
Author: Gary McKechnie
Publisher: Rick Steves
You're a rider…an independent spirit who's reluctant to follow someone else's road map. But there are thousands of miles of road out there, and you could spend months searching for the best ones. Gary McKechnie has spent years exploring the nation by bike, and these are his top rides, from the rocky New England coast to the wide-open West. McKechnie covers popular rides through Hudson River Valley, Amish Country, the Smoky Mountains and Georgia Hills, Washington State, the Pacific Coast, and everything in-between. In this fifth edition of his best-selling guide, McKechnie includes: Exciting new photographs of rides like the Hudson River Ralley Run, the Pacific Coast Run, and the Red Rocks Run New tips on the best food, shopping, and nightlife you'll experience along the way Don't waste your valuable two-wheeled vacation. Instead, let Great American Motorcycle Tours be your guide.
Author: Brett Halliday
Publisher: Open Road Media
Mike Shayne is accused of homicide after a dying man stumbles into his office When an old friend calls begging to see him immediately, Mike Shayne is surprised to say the least. He hasn’t set eyes on Jim Lacy in ten years, and time has not been kind. Jim’s face is deeply wrinkled, and his eyes are glazed. His skin is gray—and there is blood seeping through his shirt. Jim mutters a few last words as he collapses on Shayne’s office floor. His stomach is filled with lead and he is dead before he hits the ground. Shayne reaches into Lacy’s pocket and pulls out his wallet. Emptying it, he finds $200—enough for a retainer fee. Mike Shayne has never let a client’s murder go unpunished, and he will not rest until he catches the men who shot Jim Lacy and sent him to die. But first he will have to convince the police that he was not the man who pulled the trigger.