I love to get books and games for the people I love. You can individualize them all you want but, more than likely each one of them will serve several persons quite well. That’s the beauty of books and games and I have a couple to share with my readers…
The first is a book that I just love! It sparks the rider in all of us but, centers on the special strength and fluidity of a woman on the back of a machine..making it a part of her. I’m rather fond of the author, as well. My friend, Christina Shook, is a mix of many people but, the photographer and artist are by far the most predominate. She has such an eye and the book not only shows her talent as a photographer but, it also shows her strength in picking her subjects. This book is a must have for anyone and everyone. Check out “Chicks on Bikes” and order a few for all the bikers in your life.
The second of my favorite things is a great new board game developed by a couple of
guys named David Veal and Steve Schader. The game called “American Throttle” was to create a fun experience for trivia players who happen to love motorcycling. They also made the game work for those who just love to tour the country, love rock n roll, love poker, like to hang around their friends and party. I don’t think you can go wrong with this one, regardless of gender or age, this is fun in a box. Since its new on the market, I guarantee that you wont find someone who already has one.
Now, one more idea… who doesn’t need a calendar? Seriously..from the mail carrier to the kids teachers, everyone needs a calendar. The one that has landed on my wish list this year is the one from BikeEXIF 2011 with thirteen of the world’s most beautiful custom motorcycles, from builders including Deus in Australia, Denmark’s Wrench monkees and Ritmo Sereno of Japan. Multilingual day and months in English, French, Italian, German and Japanese. If you don’t drool then you aren’t human!! You are going to want one or two of the bikes…you wont be able to help yourself! I’m still stuck in May.. Oh, my…
A magazine subscription is a gift that keeps giving all year! I have two that I truely
love and don’t like to live without. The first is Morotcycle Consumer News Magazine and I rely on it for the more technical stories about motorcycles and their riders. You can always count on them to let you know what recalls are happening and what new models are coming and going. I find them to be extremely useful in my line of work and just love reading them.
Now for my total entertainment… that would be my IronWorksMagazine. I get great intel from this magazine as well but, the pictures, the human interest stories, and perhaps the fact that Marilyn Elmore (chesshirecat on Twitter and Chessie’s Tales, Motorcycles and Rides ) is a contributing editor and one of my favorite people in the industry, makes it my personal favorite. I truly get giddy when I go out to the mailbox and find that magazine inside. My family knows that if they go out and find that magazine they are NOT to crack the cover before I do…it is simply not done in my house. LOL I can be really scary when crossed. Check this one out if you want a magazine with a little bit of everything.
I have a new favorite in the magazine section that deserves mention. The Throttle
Gals Magazine is a new one on the scene and if it continues the way its going, I want to write for them one day. True, it is a magazine that is done to appeal to women but, if the guys in your life can’t find something to love about this beautifully done magazine, then HE shouldnt touch it!! LOL You really have to check them out and if you have a woman in your life that likes ALL things that go vrooom.. Throttle Gals Magazine is for her.
So, there you have the bulk of my research for Christmas gifts for bikers. But, wait. There is one more little idea that I have come up with. I’m going to let my fingers rest for a couple of days and then I will be back… Please hold!!
Lady Godiva on wheels… with one more trick up my sleeve!