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Blood, Sweat & 2nd Gear: More Medicine for Motorcyclists Paperback – January 1, 2008
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It's possible that after reading the book you will want to tell your doctor to check for some other diagnosis than what you're given initially. That kind of information is always valuable. Your doc has finite time with you, and how many of us have left his/her office thinking "I should have mentioned this too...."
flash is an enjoyable author and if you have interest in the topic, it's a recommended book.
And how often to you get to read an author whose name really is written all lower-case?
Dr. Gordon has a uniquely odd, almost British type but not quite, sense of humor. I think his sense of humor and strong medical knowledge is definitely reflected in his writing, and his writing style keeps you interested. I've now spent many hours with him and am constantly amused by his antics.
Dr. Gordon is an avid biker (motorcycle), and as such is very familiar with the unique set of 'troubles' than can accompany one who rides a bike on a regular basis. However, even as a non-biker, I found the subject matter of the book quite interesting, humorous and informative.
If you are a biker, you really need this book. Think of it as part of your essential first aid kit and keep it in your paneer. If your not a biker but are thinking about it (or wish you were) read this book for an interesting look at the other side of biking that you may not hear about from your biker buddies.
You will find a lot of information about your health and how your body works. His good humor and sound advice will make you feel that Dr. Gordon knows you (and he is talking to you). It is an uncomplicated enjoyable book and I highly recommend it.
This collection of 47 essays is an enjoyable and insightful way for readers to get a handle on a gamut of medical topics important not just to motor riders but to anyone who recreates or spends time outdoors - or indoors for that matter. Do yourself, and anyone you travel with a favor and get yourself a copy. It's great material from a physician who truly cares.
It didn't stop me, but it did make me a whole lot more cautious about how I approached 2 and 4 wheeled vehicles.
This book piqued my interest when I learned that Dr. Gordon was an adjunct professor at our university. Dr. Gordon has a very unique sense of humor, forged by years of traveling, music, and late nights in emergency rooms. I had the pleasure of doing a 4 week rotation through his office, and I can assure you his sense of humor is only beaten by the level of care and concern he has for his patients.
This book is full of practical advice from the road, and a great lot of it applies to non motorcyclists as well. As a mountain biker as well, so much of this book is filled with practical bits of knowledge that many people simply do not know, and SHOULD know. There are tons of great anecdotes to illustrate each point.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and I think anyone with an interest in practical nuts and bolts rubber meets road advice on health and safety would enjoy this as well. I caught myself laughing out loud many times while reading this and drinking my coffee in the mornings. You might want to wear a dark colored shirt...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not bad as an overview of dealing with some minor issues, or ways to avoid them ahead of time (hydration, rest, etc). Read morePublished 16 months ago by Niels Meersschaert
This book has some general health advice which is useful, but I would not say that it us motorcyclist specific. It was too general to be worthy of a recommendationPublished on January 22, 2014 by Lance Swift
I loved this book for all the things I didn't know or even thought about while riding my motorcycle. Medicines and medical helps are great for myself and some of my friends. Read morePublished on August 31, 2013 by J. Andray Hubble
"Blood, Sweat and Gears" was the standard for many years and this updated version is even better. Much of the old advice is still sound and incorporated in "2nd Gear" plus there... Read morePublished on May 17, 2012 by I. Jamieson