Caution: Contains incidents of insane motorcycle antics, drug use and swearing.
In this fast, furious book, Boris Mihailovic shares his wild stories of motorcycling, mateship and frequent, two-wheel-related mayhem. Boris has had a life-long obsession with motorbikes and in this collection of yarns he shares pivotal moments in his riding life, from his first XJ650 Yamaha and the crazy, wild years of learning to ride faster and faster to finding friends with a similar passion who all look like outlaws.
In At the Altar of the Road Gods Boris reveals the consequences of high-sides, tank-slappers, angry police and pilgrimages to Bathurst and Phillip Island, and explains how motorbike riding was the rite of passage into manhood he'd been searching for.
Be warned: this is a book that may cause laughter, sleeplessness and the desire to buy a Lucifer-black Katana.
About the Author
Boris Mihailovic has been a journalist and editor for almost 25 years. He's worked for such magazines as People and Picture, edited OzBike, Motorcycle Legends and Street Machine Choppers, and was the launch editor of Picture Premium and Premium Babes. For the last seven years he's contributed to magazines like Australian Dirt Bike, Ralph, FHM, Australian Worker, Top Gear and UFC.
He has a regular column with Australian Motorcycle News (AMCN), as well as testing bikes and writing features for the magazine. He also owns, manages and hosts bikeme.tv which has half a million page views per month.
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Possibly a darker set of tales than in his other book "My Mother Warned Me About Blokes Like Me".
Well worth the read, even if only to get an inkling into how motorcycles can become the focus and reason for life. Some will never understand, and this book might not be their "cup of tea", but for those with an open mind, it's required reading.
A most excellent read. It does what it says on the back cover and on page 4. I laughed out loud, I was up way past my bedtime, I have long desired a Lucifer-black Katana and I certainly was appalled by some of it. But I was thoroughly entertained and couldn't put it down.
Witty and humorous from the first line, the author draws you into the tale. Engaging both imagination and the memory of times long past.
Times when the govt didnt regulate every second breath and good old aussie larikinism was at its best.
I thoroughly enjoyed 'My Mother warned Me About Blokes Like Me' finding my face coated with tears of laughter more than once as I rediscovered a more carefree time I had almost forgotten.
The second book, 'At The Alter Of The Road Gods' lives up to any expectations left by the first. Funny, engaging, almost impossible not to devour in a single reading.
Find a comfy chair in a quiet place and be prepared to be entertained.
'It's a sad disconnect that exists in our largely ordered and overregulated society: that those who choose to live a colourful life of lawlessness, decadence, indulgence and abandon often lack the requisite skill to write about how damn fun it is. Mihailovic with his debut memoir, suffers no such problem. His love of motorcycling, mateship and frequent, subsequent mayhem is matched by a natural writing ability that graphically, often hilariously, brings to life the two-wheeled experiences that have shaped his life. Highly recommended.' 4 x 4 MAGAZINE (on MY MOTHER WARNED ME ABOUT BLOKES LIKE ME) 'There is no requirement to love everything on two wheels to enjoy this book but it would seriously help, as our resident bike nut said about Boris: "This guy lives and breathes motorbikes. He's the epitome of two wheel freedom." ' MINING CHRONICLE [on MY MOTHER WARNED ME]
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 29th July 2014
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.4 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1