Confessions of a Kiwi Motorcyclist

Rated 4.88/5 based on 8 reviews
An easy read and a really good synopsis of why we ride, balanced by some sobering moments with handfuls of humour thrown in for good measure.
Share the experiences of a keen New Zealand motorcyclist, some good rides, great bike reviews, tips for newbies and advanced riders and what not to do.
This book will answer the questions of “Should you ride and why we ride.” More
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About Paul Fris

Paul Fris is an avid writer with Predestined being his first Science fiction/Fantasy work.
He has contributed articles and training programs to varied organisations and written reviews on motorcycle test rides and life experience articles for several websites.
The loss of his sixteen year old son from Cystic Fibrosis some years ago and the more recent loss of his much loved wife who finally succumbed after a two year battle with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer, has given him rare insights into the areas of grief, loss and dealing with some of life's major issues. These deep valleys in his life have also given him a unique ability to discern the moods of others and to understand the intricacies of human nature.
A keen hunter, tramper and motorcylist along with a knowledge of electronics, electricity and computer systems enable him to write his material from a position of practical experience evident in his novel "Predestined" and his latest book "Confessions of a Kiwi Motorcyclist."
"Predestined" is a work that may echo mankind's future on this planet and "Confessions of a Kiwi Motorcyclist" is a light hearted look into riding in New Zealand.

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The star motorcycle of this book.
A lot of the riding and descriptions of rides contained in the book, were accomplished on the amazing Suzuki GSX1400. Inspite of it's size and wet weight of around 250kgs, this machine is extremely agile in the corners once the suspension has been adjusted properly and you learn how to "muscle" it through the bends. (All filming was on private roads.)

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Mick HRNJAK reviewed on Feb. 23, 2012

Good work, you crazy bastard.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
Al reviewed on Feb. 8, 2012

Very enjoyable read and author must be a very lucky rider to have walked away from many of his exploits.
Being homegrown also helped me relate to some of my early riding experiences.
Well done.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Marquerite Way reviewed on Jan. 19, 2012

Well! At last downloaded your book Paul. I was not expecting it to be so captivating (no offense) and full of real, personal experiences. You have a definite way of expressing yourself that leaves the reader wanting more!!! I love the humour and analogies that you incorporate into your writing. I like other reviewers, started reading the book and had to finish in one session... couldn't put it down. Your stories are true and I remember a number if them most vividly.Great pointers in motorcycling are included. Thanks for the opportunity to read your book and the riding times we have had together!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Andrew Lee reviewed on Jan. 18, 2012

Read it cover to cover once I started. A warts and all look at the real world of sports motorcycling within NZ. The book fuels the motorcycling fire in an honest forthright manner. Anyone who has owned a motorcycle for any length of time will find Paul's stories resonating with thier own experiences. Highly recommended.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
gordon webb reviewed on Jan. 16, 2012
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Great book thoroughly enjoyed it, the first book i have read since leaving school in the mid seventies. I could relate to most of what I read, would reccomend to new and old riders. well done.
Gordon Webb
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
Chris Rogan reviewed on Jan. 15, 2012

Brilliant read Paul,
had a quiet chuckle to myself as the book brought back memories of younger 'hooligan days myself, when we were all immortal back then.........
enjoyed the simple, no-nonsense way that you were able to impart to the reader how motorcycling is more than a weekend hobby for us.... it is part of our lives :)
Unfortunately, some will just never understand......
Cheers brother
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
wingnutt reviewed on Jan. 14, 2012
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Hi Paul,

I thoroughly enjoyed your book, there is similarity to my introduction, to motorcycles, rode a mates hustler several times, and put down my yamaha yds5 a few times while tanked to the eyeballs! I laughed at your explanation about the hairier moments, and certainly relate! after 25 years away I'm riding a 1200 goldwing, perhaps a wee bit more sedate, sort of! thank you
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Richard Simpson reviewed on Jan. 14, 2012

An honest readable book that bought back lots of good memories from times past, interesting for new & experienced riders alike with a real atmosphere of riding freedom
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Robert Fris reviewed on Jan. 13, 2012

This to me (referred to as the older brother) was a must read, and it did not disappoint. If you ride, you will be able to relate to all written in this book, especially those like myself that started riding in the 70's (and yes, Jap bikes). Once you start reading, you won't want to put this down until you are finished!!
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
jim mclaug reviewed on Jan. 12, 2012

Thanks Beyond. Paul I really enjoyed the read mate. Brought back a lot of memories of my own. I went and got a GSX1400 due to your write ups and vids on bike forums. And I have to agree, its the best all round bike I've owned 30yrs riding.
If you don't ride, read this book, you will want to ride.
If you ride, you will read this anyway.
Cheers Torque
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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