The Carin' Sharin' Chronicles by Dave Gurman
Dave Gurman was editor of The Rider's Digest from Jan `06 until July '09 (issues 101 to 140) a period in which the circulation increased from around 6,000 to 32,000 per month, making it the third most widely read motorcycle magazine in the UK. Anyone who enjoys his take on the world of motorcycling - in particular the humorous, inclusive and decidedly humane way that he puts it across - is guaranteed to relish this collection of his earliest contributions (they date back to issues 30 - 58, a time when TRD's primary audience was London's despatch riders).
Although they were written with couriers in mind, this compilation covers subjects as diverse as parenthood, further education, despatch riding, depression, Ducatis and `Duracells'; and is guaranteed to provide an engaging, thought provoking and above all amusing read for anybody with even a passing interest in motorcycles - if not life itself.
Whether he is joking about the diabolical danger of distractions and the bad old mad old days of despatch riding; discussing the serious moral issues involved when you contemplate allowing a child on a motorcycle; presenting his own bastardised version of an ancient eastern philosophy; or proffering his take on the September 11th attacks (published a fortnight after the event), Dave has never been short of an opinion, nor the ability to express it in an engaging and entertaining manner.
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Digest Publishing; First edition (10 Nov 2008)
Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.6 x 1.2 cm