‘A fool couldn’t ride the Vincent Black Shadow more than once, but a fool can ride a Ducati 900 many times, and it will always be a bloodcurdling kind of fun. That is the Curse of Speed which has plagued me all my life. I am a slave to it. On my tombstone they will carve, IT NEVER GOT FAST ENOUGH FOR ME.’ – Hunter S. Thompson
Sons of Thunder, Neil Bradford’s exhilaratingly high-octane collection of motorcycle writing, makes a persuasive case for the unique excitement and emotional experience offered by one of mankind’s greatest inventions.
Featuring full-throttle tales by T.E. Lawrence, Roald Dahl, Melissa Holbrook Pierson, Robert Hughes and many others, and ranging from Hunter S. Thompson’s rip-roaring prose to lyrical contributions from Ted Hughes, Thom Gunn and Robert Pirsig, the groundbreaking Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance author, Sons of Thunder is a thrilling tribute to the pleasures and perils of riding this awesome machine.
If you're making a journey on anything other than a bike, take this with you. It's the next best thing to riding
Neil Bradford has chosen an eclectic roster of biking enthusiasts for his inspiring and oddly touching volume about the competing joys and uncertainties of two-wheeled life. A bedside book for all bikers
A marvellous book . . . an altogether entertaining read
Conveying to others with words the life-long love of motorcycling - the thrill of it, the sheer joy - is impossible. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't try. And this is a very good attempt
A treat for motorbike fans