The Riders: Motorcycle Adventurers, Cruisers, Outlaws, And Racers The World Over

byHenry Von WartenbergContribution byPaul D'orleans, Dave Nichols

April 27, 2021|
The Riders: Motorcycle Adventurers, Cruisers, Outlaws, And Racers The World Over by Henry Von Wartenberg
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The Ridersexplores and celebrates the differences and common bonds among motorcyclists around the world via Henry von Wartenberg''s engaging and inviting documentary photography.

Motorcyclists feela kinship with fellow ridersthat is not easily explained but runs deeper than choices like bike brand or riding focus. You see it sometimes with a wave of the hand from one lane to the next, with an appreciative nod at a stoplight, or in a U-turn to check on a rider stranded on the roadside.

Motorcyclists make a conscious decision to ride an inherently dangerous device, a machine open to the elements and vagaries of nature. A motorcycle demands a level of attention far greater than a car and consequences for inattention are much graver. On the flip side, riding a motorcycle offers anunmatched sense of freedom, adventure, and involvement.

Von Wartenberg, a long-time rider himself, has traveled the world on a variety of assignments, some motorcycle related and others not. But wherever he was on the planet, he always found a way to connect with fellow riders and document their culture and machines. Over the course of his travelshe has photographed riders in more than 30 countriesincluding Bolivia, Austria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, France, Mongolia, Mexico, Italy, Germany, Iceland, Peru, Spain, the United States, England, and Thailand to name a few.

What emerges on the pages ofThe Ridersis the amazing breadth of the motorcycling world, fromoutlaw clubstoadventurerstoracerstoboulevard cruisersto those for whom a motorcycle is the only form of transportation as wella means to make a living.

The Ridersis a book sure to be enjoyed by anyone who embraces the two-wheeled world.
Paul d''Orleans, better known as the publisher of the website The Vintagent, travels the world following the vintage, custom, and electric motorcycle scenes. As a rider, collector, and recognized expert on moto-history, he is a passionate advocate for motorcycles and writes for numerous magazines (includingCycle World,Classic Bike ...
Title:The Riders: Motorcycle Adventurers, Cruisers, Outlaws, And Racers The World Over
Product dimensions:192 pages, 11.2 X 9.6 X 0.95 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 11.2 X 9.6 X 0.95 in
Published:April 27, 2021
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780760369753

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