Fb2 Leanings 2 ePub

by Peter Egan

Category: Automotive
Subcategory: Engineering and Transport
Author: Peter Egan
ISBN: 0760321647
ISBN13: 978-0760321645
Language: English
Publisher: Motorbooks; 1st edition (November 7, 2005)
Pages: 320
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Peter Egan is an American writer specializing in automotive and motorcycle journalism - widely known for his monthly car-related column, Side Glances, in Road & Track magazine as well as his monthly motorcycle-related column, Leanings, in Cycle . .

Peter Egan is an American writer specializing in automotive and motorcycle journalism - widely known for his monthly car-related column, Side Glances, in Road & Track magazine as well as his monthly motorcycle-related column, Leanings, in Cycle World magazine - as well as road tests and occasional features in both magazines. Egan's columns are chiefly autobiographical and anecdotal.

Leanings 2 collects more of Egan's writing (4 features and 95 columns) into one volume, giving readers another taste .

Leanings 2 collects more of Egan's writing (4 features and 95 columns) into one volume, giving readers another taste of his best work. From a piece about a trip down the Mississippi to find blues artist Robert Johnson's grave to tips for rearranging a garage to achieve optimal motorcycle ikebana, Peter Egan's stories hit home with all of us who define our good times with motorcycles. Some may be disappointed in this, but I found it to be a much more fluid read as a result. Peter Egan writes with a grass-roots style that is description rich and highly enjoyable.

So in those moments away from that precious Triumph, Suzuki, or Harley, Cycle World columnist and writer Peter Egan comes to the rescue-taking all kinds of riders along with him on his journeys. Part self-effacing humor, part philosophy, part nostalgia, Egan's pieces remind us not only of all that matters in the motorcycle world, but in the world at large. In Leanings 2, more of his writing (four features and 95 columns) is collected into one volume, giving readers another taste of his best work.

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For legions of motorcyclists, the next best thing to riding or working on their bikes is reading the Cycle World columns of Peter Egan. ISBN13:9780760321645.

Leanings : The Best of Peter Egan from Cycle World Hardcover Book.

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Leanings 2. By: Peter Egan Hardcover: 320 pages Dimensions (in inches): . 25 x . 5 x . 625 Publisher . The second part of the book includes a full 95 Cycle World columns that appeared in Cycle World from 1988 to 2004

Leanings 2. 625 Publisher: Motorbooks, 2005 ISBN: 0760321647. I came to Peter Egan’s writings in a roundabout way. Roundabout, that is, from a motorcyclist’s point of view. The second part of the book includes a full 95 Cycle World columns that appeared in Cycle World from 1988 to 2004. But like classic films, Egan’s writings can be enjoyed over and over, and each time you will discover something new.

Peter Egan is one of the most readable writers in the motorcycle enthusiast world. His writing first appeared in Cycle World magazine in 1977, and he has been a regular fixture there ever since. He also writes features and a regular column, Side Glances, for Road & Track magazine. Peter lives near Madison, Wisconsin with his wife, Barb, a houseful of dogs and cats, and a garage filled with motorcycles, cars, and the sound set for his garage blues band.

For legions of motorcyclists, the next best thing to riding or working on their bikes is reading the Cycle World columns of Peter Egan. His conversational, self-effacing style and adroit use of the language make his writing appealing to all types of riders.
Comments to eBook Leanings 2
Made-with-Love
As with my other reviews of Egan's writings, most books are of his reprints of his magazine column in Cycle World and Road and Track, I thoroughly enjoy his material and especially his way of writing. Some articles are so funny that I can't hardly get through them due to laughing when sharing them with my wife (which I think she enjoys even more than the account itself). After one of his books, I've bought all his others (except the very expensive $60.00 one). Each article is short (a couple of pages; they are monthly magazine columns), and most do not relate to another, so you can pick up and read at any place in the book (and reread, as I have with some already). He nails the human condition, our idiosyncrasies and foibles, doing it with humor, usually with him on center stage,and not just re: MCs or old cars. I recommend them all.
Gajurus
If you love motorcycles, insightful reflections, easy reading, and like to chuckle out load now and then, get this book. A truly mid-western take from a man who has seen much of the world....from ground level (Literally, falling from a bike), to flying over it in his Piper Cub plane. It is un-pretentious and amusing. You'll love it even if you aren't a rider.
Alister
This book came out of LAX via Frankfurt to me in South Africa. It came quite quickly along with Nick Inestich's riding manual (don't have it with me so forgive the spelling please). The prequel, ordered at the same time came about a month later, at least it came, such is the way SA's post office works.
I am absolutely loving it, it makes me want to get out and ride, ride, ride! Could there be more that Peter would want? Maybe rescue an old cafe racer and restore it, I'm tempted.
He talks of toys and real bikes, most sport bikes are toys and real bikes are those you can use every day. Mine is one of the latter, it takes me to work every day yet I love corners so it has to double duty since it is my only ride. Where the highway is shorter I use the back roads, only because they are more interesting with a variety of traffic circles, off-camber sweeps. Keeps the tyres round longer. I tried to insert a pic but got stumped so briefly it is 2007 Bonneville Black with opened up pea shooters.
As a reader of Cycle World in a time when non-local mags were affordable I used to go straight to the columns - then the drought till next month. Now you can get all those evocative reads one after the other, I'm only dreading finishing it. (As an aside you Yanks are blessed: $10 a subscription post free from Amazon, that's 12 mags. Here they cost 150% of that for ONE, off the shelves).
Rocky Basilisk
A word of warning. If you love motorcycles, you will devour this book during a chilly night or two and be left wanting more. And you will be sad that Peter Egan is not your best friend. In short, magazine essay-length chapters, Egan evokes funny and warm and all-too-accurate images of motorcycling life and obsessiveness. Gratefully, he does not have the need to romanticize riding, as do so many writers who have followed Persig. No spirits, no transcendance, no self-actualization here, thank God. Egan comes across as a regular guy, with regular friends, and a very understanding wife, who loves a good motorcycle (or eight), Delta blues, and a cold Guiness. He is one of us, but he writes the story better. Read it slow and it will tide you over till spring.
cyrexoff
Peter is one of my two favorite enthusiast writers. He has a feel for bikes, cars, and the world in general and brings you into his world in a fine manner...He and I have wives named Barbara in common...although mine has gone on to heaven ahead. Peter is a fine writer who will capture your interest even if you aren't into motorcycles or cars...
Legend 33
Great book. Love Peter Egan's stories on life.
Burilar
After having devoured the first Leanings, (as well as the Side Glances collections)- I ordered Leanings 2 the moment it became available. This book focuses far more heavily on the columns of Peter Egan than the lengthier feature articles and color commentary. Some may be disappointed in this, but I found it to be a much more fluid read as a result.

Peter Egan writes with a grass-roots style that is description rich and highly enjoyable. Having his monthly columns organized chronologically maintains a rhythm that seems to get lost on a month to month basis in Cycle World. In other words, back to back the columns fuse into a nearly complete story in which the reader will begin to find attachment in the characters and the whereabouts of the various cycles occupying Peter's work shop.

The columns themselves are quick reads, in fact I polished the book off in a few nights (wishing there was more). Any fan of "slice of life" style writing will appreciate the witty antic-dotes and underlining passion Egan encompasses in his writing. It is immediately clear that Peter's travels and life experiences have integrated with his love for motorcycles and his ability to paint pictures with words. Fans of any facet of the motorcycling spectrum would do themselves justice in picking up this fine collection of tales from Cycle World's most enjoyable columnist.
A great collection of short stories (columns) about motorcycles and the author. They usually describe situations the author experienced with the maintenance, restoration or travel with motorcycles. Peter is a great story teller. If you enjoy motorcycles and motorcyclists and would like to read some enjoyable tales this book is for you.
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