Top positive review
on July 27, 2017
I was surprised, for the most part pleasantly, by the tone and content of this book. After being the public face of the most (in)famous motorcycle club in the world, one really isn't prepared for a rational, cautious, common-sense book on motorcycles. This isn't an instructional manual for riding techniques. Mr. Barger strongly advises the reader to attend motorcycle class, i.e. MSF Rider Education class. And this from the leader of a 1% biker club, meaning the 1% of motorcycle riders deemed unlawful by the American Motorcyclist Association. But then, one remembers that Barger is now a senior citizen, the oldest Hells Angel in a world where life is often cut short at a young age. Like I said, a lot of common sense and knowledge that can only be acquired by years and years of experience. This book isn't a tell-all, in fact, he never mentions his club by name. He has other books that tell his story. The book is just a highly readable, at times humorous with dry wit, tome that I enjoyed as an experienced rider. There was plenty of advice for brand-new riders that I kind of skimmed over, but that is very useful for those who are just starting out. There's something in the book for anybody with an interest in motorcycles.