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By Lee Gutkind

Lee Gutkind’s memoir of motorcycling, and an ode to the solitude, independence, and excitement of the open road


Few issues loom as huge in our imaginations because the inspiration of a cross-country journey, uncovered to the weather and open to no matter what demanding situations lie round the bend. within the early Nineteen Seventies, trying to event and clarify the attract of the line journey, Lee Gutkind launched into an extended motorbike highway journey, documenting the misadventures and magic that he chanced on alongside the way in which. He writes of the boys whose trips proceed to resonate, from Lawrence of Arabia to the Hell’s Angels. He explores the allure of the motorcycle—his car of choice—and its traditionally loaded position within the American mind's eye. And he revels within the country’s assorted and remarkable landscapes, as obvious whereas relocating via woods, plains, mountains, and deserts.


An inspiring and evocative tribute to the facility of the journey, Bike Fever is a vintage rendering of the original freedom wrought via a bike and an extended highway.

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