Lean­ings 3

Old Bike Australasia - - GOOD GEAR -

By Peter Egan Pub­lished by Mo­tor­books ISBN: 13;978-0-7603-4642-6 Avail­able from Au­to­book World and Pit­stop Books Hard cover 304 pp RRP $39.99 If you’re a reader of the leg­endary US mag­a­zine Cy­cle World, you will know of Peter Egan and his monthly col­umn of more than 35 years stand­ing, Lean­ings. Egan has gained an en­vi­able rep­u­ta­tion for his writ­ing, some­thing that doesn’t come of­ten in the small world of mo­tor­cy­cle press, and this book is the third in the se­ries fea­tur­ing re­prints of his col­umns. There have been two pre­vi­ous edi­tions, and this one cov­ers the most re­cent pe­riod, from 2005 to 2013. They range from witty ob­ser­va­tions to vir­tual road tests, all pre­sented with what has be­come Egan’s sig­na­ture style. I must ad­mit to not be­ing all that familiar with his work, and the con­tent is heav­ily US-slanted, but it is very en­ter­tain­ing and as the col­umns are only a few hun­dred words in length (there’s a sep­a­rate, shorter sec­tion of fea­ture ar­ti­cles), this is the sort of book you can pick up at any time with­out won­der­ing where you got up to last time.

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