Chronicles of a Biker

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AuthorHouse, Jul 13, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 516 pages
Chronicles of a Biker is a compilation of anecdotes which Shaun Donovan wrote during his 12 years of riding (and racing) motor-cycles between 1975 and 1987. Now, in 2012, some 36 years after writing his first memoirs of a misspent youth, Shaun has encapsulated dozens of these truly memorable and remarkable (and in some cases unbelievable) stories into one book. In the first few chapters, read how Shaun survives an onslaught of terrifying crashes, each one leaving him with several broken bones -or huge chunks of flesh hanging from his battered body, as he lives-on to fight another day. Also included are the tales of his unlawful misdemeanours, as he is continually chased and caught by the police, culminating in several endorsements, along with the loss of his driving licence on no fewer than two occasions! The second-half of the book is dedicated to three amazing journeys which he undertook between July 1981 and August 1983. Spanning a distance of nearly 15,000km on the road (and a further 2,000 nautical miles on ferries), Shaun traverses 13 countries, 1 principality and several islands in Western Europe, before crossing continents into North Africa, to say his first Hello to the countries of Morocco and Tunisia. Apart from crashing in Spain, dodging psychopathic drivers in Italy and having to put-up with various punctures and breakdowns, Shaun has a whale of a time with various friends and partners, as he crosses the Pyrenees Mountains, glides over the Austrian Alps, and blasts his way up and down the motorways of western Europe, discovering a handful of paradise beaches, dozens of quaint little villages -and several wonders of the world before his triple-adventure is finally at an end. Just like Shauns first two books, (Battle of the Greyhounds, Part I - America, and Battle of the greyhounds, Part II Australia,), which tell the stories of his epic journeys as he circumnavigates these vast continents by Greyhound Bus, Shaun writes every biking tale with such conviction and an unprecedented passion, that one could truly believe they were riding pillionpassenger with him from start to finish.
 

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Contents

Preface
5
From Martial Artist To MotorCyclist
11
Sacrifices To Be Made II
18
Lessons To Be Learned
30
AYear To Remember
37
YAMAHA XS650C
47
Judgement Day June 17 II th 1977
61
Road To Recovery
74
Giving My I RightArm To Travel
279
Introduction
297
Europe Here We Come Again I
303
The French Riviera II
315
Heading For Africa III
325
Tangiers IV
333
Road To Morocco V
340
Spain VI
349

Thrills And Spills
88
Thrills And Spills
104
Even More Thrills And Spills
116
Dream Machine I
131
The Fastest Bike In The World I
147
Introduction
157
Crossing Mountains And Deserts II
172
Benidorm III
185
Ibiza IV
194
Barcelona Rosas And St Tropez V
203
Nice And Monte Carlo Monaco VI
213
Pisa And Rome VII
222
Florence Bologna AndVenice VIII
234
Lake Garda And Austria IX
246
Homeward Bound X
255
In Conclusion
264
Portugal VII
357
Working Holiday VIII
364
The Homeward Trail IX
370
An Amazing Journey X
381
In Conclusion
390
Journey Number Three
399
Switzerland And Italy II
412
Tunisia Gateway To Africa III
421
Carthage IV
427
Sicily And Sardinia V
434
And Then There Were Two VI
444
Corsica VII
451
When The Going Gets Tough VIII
460
The Final Countdown IX
468
In Conclusion
481
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