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Updated on March 15, 2011

This is a novel I wrote a long time ago. It is about motorcycle racing. Having been a life long motorcyclist, and having worked in the industry for a few years - during the 60s, I believe this is a pretty authentic story of how things really were, and although it is fiction, some of the incidents described are based on actual events.

Here is a brief idea of what it is about:

Deacon Rhodes and Jerry Klien are partners in a Harley-Davidson shop in Los Angeles during the sexy sixties. Best friends since they raced against each other as teens, they embark on a round-the-country journey to compete in the American Motorcycle Association’s national championship series. They’re “privateers” who must pay their own expenses while racing against factory sponsored riders.

The “circuit” they compete in consists of both road racing, such as the famous Daytona Beach race, and dirt track racing, epitomized by the mile race in Sacramento. There are short track races, TT races, flat track events - and in order to score high in the overall standings, a rider must be proficient in all of them. Scoring high enough by season’s end could mean a “factory ride” the next year.

Barely out of California on their way east, they pick up Karen in Las Vegas and persuade her to travel with them. What they don’t know is that Karen is a run-away teenager. Immediately, a competition develops between the two buddies for Karen’s love.

Along the way - drugs, wild parties, impromptu midnight races through city streets, skinny dipping, an outlaw gang, a race in the brand new sport of motocross, and a detective hunting for Karen.

if you’d like to read THE NEXT BEST THING TO SEX, it is available for just $2.90 as an ebook from  You can download it and read it on your Amazon Kindle, or just on your computer, or even on your IPAD of on your IPHONE.  I also wrote it as a screenplay. For more information, email me at


If you like to read motorcycle stories, and if you like nostalgia, you would probably enjoy my book, OVER THE HANDLEBARS. It is a collection of 24 short stories and articles, most of which were first published in motorcycle magazines in the 1960s. It is available from  I also have written two other books about motorcycling availalbe from  You can read all 3 of them on your computer for just $2.99 each. Go to


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    • dongately profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Sana Clarita, California

      Thanks for looking. Speed is addictive, whether it is cars, motorcycles, boats, planes - whatver. Much better than being a couch potato.

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      8 years ago from Somewhere on the highway....

      I wish it was released sorry about that, i have a speed "issue" :) but with cars.


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