How to Stay Alive on a Motorcycle

A Funny Look at the World from Two Wheels

Author: Steve C. Holder

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform



Page: 60

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This book provides a humorous insight into the different types of road users observed during my years of commuting. The mix of characterizations to predict road behaviour and solid tips to safe are designed to shift the odds a little to stay alive on a motorbike. The insights are supported by data sourced from the Department for Transport and the Office for National Statistics. It will appeal to bikers, scooter riders, concerned mums and car drivers alike. Your journeys will never be the same again! Do not buy this book if you are easily offended.

A New Dawn

Your Favorite Authors on Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Series: Completely Unauthorized

Author: Ellen Hopkins

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 200

View: 182

Fans of the literary phenomenon known as the Twilight series can’t help wanting more. A New Dawn gives it to them, inviting readers to join some of their favorite YA authors as they look at the series with fresh eyes and fall in love with Edward, Bella and the rest of Forks, Wash., all over again. Edited by bestselling author Ellen Hopkins, A New Dawn is packed with the same debates readers engage in with friends: Should Bella have chosen Edward or Jacob? How much control do Meyer’s vampires and werewolves really have over their own lives? The collection also goes further: Is Edward a romantic or a (really hot) sociopath? How do the Quileute werewolves compare to other Native American wolf myths? What does the Twilight series have in common with Shakespeare? With contributions from Megan McCafferty, Cassandra Clare, Rachel Caine and many more, A New Dawn answers these questions and more for a teen (and adult!) audience hungry for clever, view-changing commentary on their favorite series.

Motorcycle Safety and Dynamics

Vol 1 - Color

Author: James R. Davis




Page: 178

View: 555

This is not just another How to Ride a Motorcycle book. It is a definitive book on how to survive the early stages of the motorcycling experience. It provides insights that will be valuable throughout your riding career. It covers virtually every aspect of your early riding career from your days as a wannabe through being a newbie at the sport, with lessons on the specific skills required to be a truly competent rider, and it explains why. Jim and Cash have distilled the results of over a half million miles of combined experience and have added Jim's detailed analysis of the physics of motorcycling. You'll ride smarter after reading and studying this.

The Flying Piano Roll Man

Author: Hi Babit

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 279

View: 696

The remarkable life and times of Hi Babit Now at ninety-three, author Hi Babit tells the story of his life from birth until present. His autobiographical book, The Flying Piano Roll Man, recounts his experiences mostly as a piano roll maker, a pilot, and an inventor. The Flying Piano Roll Man divides the author’s life into four time spans: 1917–1930, 1931–1940, 1941–1945, and 1946 – to the present time. In three different chapters, the author also highlights his piano-roll years, his flying years, and his invention ideas. In detailed description, this volume narrates the author’s experience with his first piano teacher, his first job, and other work experiences that molded him into the person he is today. A person who wears multiple hats, the author has composed music, written songs, written lyrics for songs, made the master arrangements for piano rolls, done artwork when he was young, written articles for magazines, had a photo business, had a leather craft business, had a nail head business for clothing, was a clothing cutter in the garment line, learned flying and became a land-sea-glider pilot with a commercial rating, tunes pianos every day, rehearses shows and conducts them, played with many bands and in many restaurants, and so much more. These interesting facts will engross readers in this book. As an added incentive to buy this book, there are many original musical compositions that were done by Hi Babit, which are located at the end of the book in the Appendix.

The Anatomy of Journey

A Soulquest

Author: Rohit K Nalluri

Publisher: Rohit K Nalluri


Category: Travel

Page: 252

View: 737

The Anatomy of Journey is a soul-quest, an essay into the secrets of nature, a journey into the mystic heights of Ladakh and into the depths of the mind. It is a narrative about four restless, young men, looking for adventure on the road. The novel follows their epic motorcycle road trip from Bangalore to Ladakh, over a total distance of six thousand kilometers and spanning fifteen days. The bikers discover an entire new world, riding from Delhi to Chandigarh to Manali to Leh - the capital of Ladakh. They cross five mountain passes, visit a beautiful, blue, mountain lake, and end up on what some call the highest motor-able road in the world, on one of the highest mountain passes - Khardung La [18,300 ft]. This is a journey into the romance of the Indian Himalayas, into the cold whispers of the Kullu valley, into the ancient trading route that connects Manali to Leh to Tibet and then to China over the Karakoram Pass. This is also a journey into the mind and spirit, into questions that are difficult to answer. It is a journey into long, unbroken silences. The readers will discover, as did the riders, that the elevation of mountains cause elevations in thought, and this elevation is sought and pursued as relentlessly as the open road. Through these and many other smaller journeys, the reader is invited to question their understanding of life, of what it has come to mean, of what we have been taught it means, of what we have been forced into believing. A fresh new perspective is born from these wanderings, and this perspective allows us - the reader and the rider - to question the anatomy of various things, including the journey itself. Come join us on this expanding walkabout, a pilgrimage into the very heart of mountains and rivers, and delve into the sinless seduction that only nature provides. This book, these words, these glimpses into the soul of everything will uplift, enchant and enthrall. All I ask is for you to spend a wonderful afternoon upon the motorcycle of the mind. I promise I am leaning into the curve of the blind road with you.

Heavy Neutral Particle Decays to Tau Pairs

Detected with CMS in Proton Collisions at \sqrt{s} = 7TeV

Author: Michail Bachtis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Science

Page: 152

View: 110

The work presented in this thesis spans a wide range of experimental particle physics subjects, starting from level-1 trigger electronics to the final results of the search for Higgs boson decay and to tau lepton pairs. The thesis describes an innovative reconstruction algorithm for tau decays and details how it was instrumental in providing a measurement of Z decay to tau lepton pairs. The reliability of the analysis is fully established by this measurement before the Higgs boson decay to tau lepton pairs is considered. The work described here continues to serve as a model for analysing CMS Higgs to tau leptons measurements.

The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Man Skills

Author: David Borgenicht

Publisher: Chronicle Books


Category: Reference

Page: 512

View: 853

Following the success of The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook, this ruggedly handsome hardcover collection brings together new and classic advice from Worst-Case experts to help readers master the manly artsfrom wrestling an alligator to calming a crying child to extinguishing backyard barbeque fires.

How to Survive Anywhere 2nd Edition

A Guide for Urban, Suburban, Rural, and Wilderness Environments

Author: Christopher Nyerges

Publisher: Stackpole Books


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 928

Whether you're in an urban, suburban, rural, or wilderness environment, this book has all the information you need to survive a disaster. This book contains practical tips for anyone, anywhere, in almost any survival situation. • Updated and expanded sections about weapons, fire, and shelter • New graphics to illustrate survival techniques • Real solutions for both everyday life and disaster scenarios • Reflections on what it means to survive


Author: R.L Mortenson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 129

View: 993

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