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My Sixth Motorcycle Book, 50 MORE Wild Motorcycle Tales, Has Been Released in Paperback and Kindle Editions.

This book is available in a paperback edition and a Kindle edition from Amazon.com.

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What's the Price?

The paperback price is $8.48. The Kindle edition is only $2.99. And, if you buy the paperback, you have the option of getting the Kindle edition FREE.

What's the Book Contain?

The title, 50 MORE Wild Motorcycle Tales, is my latest book. Many readers have indicated that they wanted more motorcycle stories similar to those contained in the previous book, 50 Wild Motorcycle Tales. This new book gives 50 More Wild Motorcycle Tales for your reading enjoyment. Most of the stories were submitted to Motorcycle Views by visitors to the site.

I wrote 19 of the stories. My late wife, Jane, wrote four stories. The other authors are motorcyclists from all walks of life. They tell their own personal stories of what happened to them as the rode their motorcycles.

You'll find humor, risk-taking, adventure, 2-up excursions, world travelers, stupid tricks on bikes, lessons learned, and hazards while riding.

Here is an Excerpt:

39. Birds of a Feather

In 1981, I had just been discharged from the Air Force. I had no job and no car, so my dad allowed me to use his 1973 Honda 350 to ride around town so I could look for a job.

One day, tired of job hunting, I decided to take a ride out on the country roads and enjoy the day. I came upon a nice long straight stretch of road and decided to see what that little 350 could do.

After about a mile at full throttle, the bike was running about 80 mph which was all that Honda had. All of a sudden, I caught movement out of the corner of my eye. Something hit me.

Before I knew what was happening, I was trying to hold onto the handlebar grips with all of my strength. I finally got the bike stopped and got my breath back. I then turned around to go back and see what hit me.

As I got to the spot where this happened, I saw a Robin lying on the side of the road. It seems that I hit this poor bird at about 80 mph, and it knocked the wind out of me. It almost knocked me right off the bike.

I have now been riding for almost 30 years, and have never heard of this happening to anyone else. Have you ever been hit by a bird while riding?

—Steve Hurst

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After reading the story about the guy hitting a Robin, I can relate.

I had just got my first motorcycle, a 1979 Yamaha XS650 Special II. It was a great deal and came with a Slipstream fairing—the kind with the legs to deflect air from your legs. I had just got on the super slab and was accelerating to about 70 mph.

Up ahead, I saw a small flock of birds that had just landed in the breakdown lane. The noise of my bike must have spooked them, because as I drew near, they all took off, heading away from the road—well, not all.

I watched in surreal fascination as one of the big grackles suddenly turned and swooped back in a long, elliptical curve and smashed directly into the right leg of my fairing.

The bike gave a mighty jerk to the right, but I held on as the bird and part of the fairing smacked my knee and slid along my thigh. As both were passing, I reached out and grabbed a chunk of the fairing. I immediately pulled over to get my composure back. There I stood on the side of I-89, feathers stuck to my ripped pants and bleeding leg, with cagers staring wide-eyed at the spectacle.

I glued that windshield leg back on and thanked my lucky stars it wasn't a wild turkey!

—Kjohn

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