At the Altar of the Road Gods

At the Altar of the Road Gods

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Caution: Contains incidents of insane motorcycle antics, drug use and swearing. 'Boris has more fun on two wheels than should be legally possible.' - Richard Fidler, ABC His mother may not know it but Boris Mihailovic has lived a fast, furious, often politically incorrect life chasing the epiphanies of speed (the sensation not the drug). For Boris, motorbike riding was the rite of passage into manhood he'd been searching for. Now, nearly 40 years since he first rode a bike, the wisdom of age has provided the perspective for Boris to look back and realise some pretty wild shit went down. At the Altar of the Road Gods is about popping your motorcycle-buying cherry with an XJ650 Yamaha. It's about fines, feuds and fractures, high-sides, tank-slappers, angry police, even angrier young men, crashing, getting up, cranky girlfriends, riding faster, outlaws, and partaking in copious amounts of alcohol and drugs. It is about mateship and motorcycles. Ultimately, it is about four decades of two-wheel-related mayhem. Just don't tell Boris's mum! Be warned: may cause laughter, sleeplessness and the desire to buy a Lucifer-black Katana.I was, of course, reliving a series of corners, or a particularly fast blast, but to her it looked as if part of my brain had turned into soap. The whole riding experience was so intense it was as if I had to relive it a few times in my head to absorb it and process it. For the next ... I lived in Marrickville, an innercity suburb of Sydney, so there were no wide open spaces and dirt bikes filling my childhood. The onlyanbsp;...

Title:At the Altar of the Road Gods
Author: Boris Mihailovic
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2014-07-29

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