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Riding with Rilke Reflections on Motorcycles and Books

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ISBN-10: 0393062619

ISBN-13: 9780393062618

Edition: 2006

Authors: Ted Bishop

List price: $23.95
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A motorcycle odyssey that combines the sensory seduction of the road with the intellectual rewards of archival research. Ted Bishop took one last ride before the fall term. When he tried to pass a tractor-trailer at 80 miles per hour, his motorcycle began to vibrate out of control. Bishop was flung into a ditch, breaking his back in two places, shattering a wrist and ankle, and collapsing his lungs. Left with time to write and reflect, Bishop produced Riding with Rilke, an account of the epic motorcycle trip he had completed just before the crash. Here, Bishop takes readers from Edmonton to Austin, through the classic landscapes of the American West, and to a few of America and Europe's…    
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 5.80" wide x 8.60" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Prologue: The Crash
Gearing Up
Why a Duc?
Archival Jolt
Romance of the West
Taos Tangle
The Virginian and West Texas 'Dillos
Have Laptop, Will Travel
ReCovering Ulysses
Archives and Honky-Tonks
Readers, Riders, and Shooters
Continental Courier
Ducati Spirit, Roman Circus
Riding Home
Off the Shelf
Bad Chain
Hunting Kokopelli
Route 66
The Idaho Kid
Scene of the Crime
Epilogue: Riding with Rilke