Harry The Ride of My Life

Harry   The Ride of My Life

To those people, you are not forgotten and I thank you for your input into my full and entertaining life. When I do finally ride off into the sunset, ...

Author: Wally O'Hearn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781869712877

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

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One of the oldest jockeys still riding. Noel aka Handbreak Harry is the Keith Richards of the racing world. Talks of drugs, gambling and race fixing. His father is also a well known figure in the racing world. Bursting to prominence in the 1980s, Noel may 'smoke like a chimney, drink like a fish and eat like a sparrow' but he rides like a true champion. And he has outlasted many of his competitors, still leading them home in his late fifties after having notched up over 2000 wins. Along the way he has gained the loyalty of owners and trainers, the respect of fellow jockeys and the admiration of race-goers. He has also had a few beers, a bit of fun and lots of laughs, enjoying life and loving racing. Colourful - including green hair on occasions - and sometimes outlandish, Noel has stood out for his singular riding style, his optimism, commitment, sense of humour and straight-shooting sincerity. Racing is a game of wins and losses, highs and lows, and in this book, Noel takes us on the rollercoaster, from growing up in a racing family and apprenticeship days in a wild and scary Singapore, the rides and races of the NZ and Australian racing calendars, and the trials, tribulations and triumphs of staying at the top. Noel gives us the goods on the horses, owners, trainers, jockeys, races and officials, friends and family - the emotions, experiences, anecdotes and accolades of a long and successful career.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Ride Of My Life

The Ride Of My Life

A Fight to Survive Pancreatic Cancer Bob Brown. OF MY LIFE A Fight to Survive Pancreatic Cancer BOB BROWN The Ride of My Life The Ride of My Life. THE RIDE.

Author: Bob Brown

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462063284

Category: Self-Help

Page: 168

View: 438

Insightful, humorous, and inspiring memoir of self-described "regular guy" Bob Brown's courageous battle with pancreatic cancer and his journey through the medical community to save his life. In a conversational tone that feels like you’re chatting with a lifelong friend, Bob shares the play-by-play of his fight to stay alive and make the right treatment decisions, affirms the difference a positive attitude can make, and celebrates the unexpected gift of a new perspective on life. What would you do upon hearing your doctor utter the words "inoperable pancreatic cancer"? If you or someone you love has been diagnosed, this amazing story of survival will move you, amuse you, and instill hope in your heart.
Categories: Self-Help

The Ride of My Life

The Ride of My Life

This is his autobiography in horses: his boyhood work in local stables, his first post as a cub reporter, leading eventually to his appointment as editor of Horse and Hound magazine.

Author: Michael Clayton

Publisher:

ISBN: 1910723215

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Michael Clayton has enjoyed a fascinating career as a professional journalist on Fleet Street - but the highlight of his career was his work as a editor and journalist in the field of horses, and with hunting horses in particular. This is his autobiography in horses: his boyhood work in local stables, his first post as a cub reporter, leading eventually to his appointment as editor of Horse and Hound magazine. Here he talks frankly about his involvement with the Royal family and their horses, his roving hunting brief, the development of new safety standards in riding, and all the key characters of the equine world whom he got to know first-hand. He worked as a reporter of horse-racing, show-jumping, carriage driving (disastrous!) and with almost all the hunts of Britain, Ireland and the USA. Michael also recalls the time of the hunting ban, among other key moments.His account, with photographs, is witty, incisive, pacey and very frank.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Ride of My Life

The Ride of My Life

Spanning two decades of action sports history, as Mat crosses paths with high-risk heroes like Tony Hawk, Johnny Knoxville, and Evel Knievel, The Ride of My Life is the insane, true story of Mat Hoffman, the greatest bike rider of all time.

Author: Mat Hoffman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062004506

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 134

I had seriously reached a point in my life where I wasn't scared of anything. Panic was replaced by awww, shit, how can I fix this before I hit the ground? Childhood for Mat Hoffman was packed with hazardous behavior and a constant searching for a new rush: sliding down the laundry chute, blatantly misusing a trampoline, leaping off the roof holding an umbrella, executing a two-story bomb drop into a swimming pool on a bike, and more. After experimenting with his bike on a plywood ramp at age eleven, Mat found his true calling. He became addicted to aerials. By the time he was fourteen years old, Mat had earned national notoriety with his ramp skills and landed a factory sponsorship from Skyway Recreation. He was consumed by a love of bike riding, a passion that took him around the globe and beyond the limits of what people said was possible. Always pushing for more height or another way to turn air into art, he's shattered world records, conventional wisdom, and his own body in a quest to experience all that life has to offer. The price? More than a dozen major surgeries, fifty broken bones, countless concussions and knockouts -- Mat's sacrifices are evident in a medical file that's 400 pages thick. When the boom years of BMX freestyle bottomed out during a bike industry recession in the late 1980s, Mat's enthusiasm never wavered. To save his sport, he bought a semi truck when he was seventeen and became his own sponsor, spreading the word one demo at a time. He and his friends formed Hoffman Bikes and began running bike stunt contests. It was an era of progress for Mat as a rider, as he unveiled jawdropping tricks like the no-handed 540, backflip fakie, and flair, and became the first rider in action sports to pull a 900. In The Ride of My Life, Mat takes readers on his humorous, hardcore, harrowing journey to the top as a bike stunt pioneer, ten-time world champion, video game superstar, X Games ambassador, recreational ninja, and the most innovative rider to ever hit a ramp. He shares stories of the wild experiences he's had while touring with some of the best riders around -- Dennis McCoy, Dave Mirra, Rick Thorne, Kevin Robinson, Mike "Rooftop" Escamilla, and many others. Spanning two decades of action sports history, as Mat crosses paths with high-risk heroes like Tony Hawk, Johnny Knoxville, and Evel Knievel, The Ride of My Life is the insane, true story of Mat Hoffman, the greatest bike rider of all time.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Ride of Her Life

The Ride of Her Life

The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America ... I would love to see that Pacific Ocean at least once in my life .

Author: Elizabeth Letts

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780525619338

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 241

The triumphant true story of a woman who rode her horse across America in the 1950s, fulfilling her dying wish to see the Pacific Ocean, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Horse and The Eighty-Dollar Champion “The gift Elizabeth Letts has is that she makes you feel you are the one taking this trip. This is a book we can enjoy always but especially need now.”—Elizabeth Berg, author of The Story of Arthur Truluv In 1954, sixty-three-year-old Maine farmer Annie Wilkins embarked on an impossible journey. She had no money and no family, she had just lost her farm, and her doctor had given her only two years to live. But Annie wanted to see the Pacific Ocean before she died. She ignored her doctor’s advice to move into the county charity home. Instead, she bought a cast-off brown gelding named Tarzan, donned men’s dungarees, and headed south in mid-November, hoping to beat the snow. Annie had little idea what to expect beyond her rural crossroads; she didn’t even have a map. But she did have her ex-racehorse, her faithful mutt, and her own unfailing belief that Americans would treat a stranger with kindness. Annie, Tarzan, and her dog, Depeche Toi, rode straight into a world transformed by the rapid construction of modern highways. Between 1954 and 1956, they pushed through blizzards, forded rivers, climbed mountains, and clung to the narrow shoulder as cars whipped by them at terrifying speeds. Annie rode more than four thousand miles, through America’s big cities and small towns. Along the way, she met ordinary people and celebrities—from Andrew Wyeth (who sketched Tarzan) to Art Linkletter and Groucho Marx. She received many offers—a permanent home at a riding stable in New Jersey, a job at a gas station in rural Kentucky, even a marriage proposal from a Wyoming rancher. In a decade when car ownership nearly tripled, when television’s influence was expanding fast, when homeowners began locking their doors, Annie and her four-footed companions inspired an outpouring of neighborliness in a rapidly changing world.
Categories: Nature

The Ride of My Life

The Ride of My Life

What would you do upon hearing your doctor utter the words "inoperable pancreatic cancer"? If you or someone you love has been diagnosed, this amazing story of survival will move you, amuse you, and instill hope in your heart.

Author: Bob Brown

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462063277

Category: Self-Help

Page: 168

View: 248

Insightful, humorous, and inspiring memoir of self-described "regular guy" Bob Brown's courageous battle with pancreatic cancer and his journey through the medical community to save his life. In a conversational tone that feels like you're chatting with a lifelong friend, Bob shares the play-by-play of his fight to stay alive and make the right treatment decisions, affirms the difference a positive attitude can make, and celebrates the unexpected gift of a new perspective on life. What would you do upon hearing your doctor utter the words "inoperable pancreatic cancer"? If you or someone you love has been diagnosed, this amazing story of survival will move you, amuse you, and instill hope in your heart.
Categories: Self-Help

The Ride of Her Life

The Ride of Her Life

Ride my coaster with me.” She couldn't refuse him. Minutes later, Nick helped her into a waiting car and sat down beside her. Butterflies did somersaults in ...

Author: Lorna Seilstad

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9780800734473

Category: Fiction

Page: 381

View: 714

In this lighthearted historical romance set in 1906, a charming roller coaster designer takes a no-nonsense young widow on the ride of her life.
Categories: Fiction

A Bike Ride Through My Life

A Bike Ride Through My Life

my back pocket, bananas that I should have eaten or jettisoned before that final sprint. Fame at last. The three following week's copies had Norman Sheil, ...

Author: Frank Clements

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781426963186

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 440

View: 190

A Bike Ride through My Life chronicles the life of author Frank Clements with bicyclesfollowing the twists and turns that his life has taken in pursuit of his passion for riding. Clements is the younger brother of Ernie Clements, winner of several British Cycling Championships and a Silver Medal in the 1948 Olympic Games Bicycle Race. Despite his love of cycling, he first chose to join National Service in the RAF to establish a unique place for himselfand spent virtually all of his final twelve months of service riding a bike. After his tour of duty ended, he began training to become the best cyclist in the world, his lifes ambition since his success as a potential world class cyclist as a teen. Clements has had many ups and downs in his cycling life. At a young age, he came in second in the British under-eighteen championships and just missed being a member of the British Olympic Cycling team for the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. He also designed, built, and loaned five special Cross country bikes to Roger Hammond and he won the Worlds Cyclo Cross Championship with them. This memoir follows Clements from youth to retirement, offering a fascinating trip through an amazing life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

My Life It S Been a Hell of a Ride

My Life  It   S Been a Hell of a Ride

MY. LIFE. Josina Adair (nee Veryzer.) I mention just four. If I start with my current wife Josina, it should all fall into place. We meet in Queensland, ...

Author: Liam Adair

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781524519971

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

View: 497

By telling this story, I hope to introduce incidents that have occurred in my life, but hopefully, in random order, to make it more enjoyable. Please, if you would bear with me, I would like you, the reader, to continue with me to the end. It could just be worthwhile continuing to the last page. For your participation, I thank you.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

I Don t Ride a Bike to Add Days to My Life I Ride a Bike to Add Life to My Days

I Don t Ride a Bike to Add Days to My Life I Ride a Bike to Add Life to My Days

A Perfect Cycle Quotes Journal For Proud Cyclist If you love to ride a bike then this is a perfect gift to treat yourself or buy as a gift. Useful for daily important notes, plans and ideas This Notebook is 6" x 9" and has 100 pages

Author: Sports Journal Press House

Publisher:

ISBN: 1650376871

Category:

Page: 102

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A Perfect Cycle Quotes Journal For Proud Cyclist If you love to ride a bike then this is a perfect gift to treat yourself or buy as a gift. Useful for daily important notes, plans and ideas This Notebook is 6" x 9" and has 100 pages
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The Ride of My Life

The Ride of My Life

Everypossible emotion felt along the way is compassionately and truthfully documented in this story.Included are experiences that expose the pain and misery of life beyond cycling and the joys of reaching goals she never imagined.

Author: JoAnn Bary

Publisher: AntePrima Press

ISBN: 1944938141

Category:

Page: 138

View: 168

JoAnn's dream was to someday bicycle across the United States. Fortunately, at age 69 she had an opportunity and good health to complete this trek in 2010. The book chronicles the high¿s and low¿s of this amazing journey. Everypossible emotion felt along the way is compassionately and truthfully documented in this story.Included are experiences that expose the pain and misery of life beyond cycling and the joys of reaching goals she never imagined.
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I Don t Ride a Bike to Add Days to My Life I Ride a Bike to Add Life to My Days

I Don t Ride a Bike to Add Days to My Life  I Ride a Bike to Add Life to My Days

I don't ride a bike to add days to my life. I ride a bike to add life to my days. 6 x 9 journal notebook to write in Great cycling quote on the blue abstract cover 110 blank lined pages great cyclist gift.

Author: Jh Notebooks

Publisher:

ISBN: 108597264X

Category:

Page: 112

View: 389

I don't ride a bike to add days to my life. I ride a bike to add life to my days. 6 x 9 journal notebook to write in Great cycling quote on the blue abstract cover 110 blank lined pages great cyclist gift.
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Testimony

Testimony

In his tell-all autobiography, BMX freestyle biking pioneer and legend Mat Hoffman shares his no-hold-barred accounts of the events and people that have helped influence his life, his riding and the history of BMX.

Author: Mat Hoffman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0732275849

Category: Bicycle motocross

Page: 311

View: 519

In his tell-all autobiography, BMX freestyle biking pioneer and legend Mat Hoffman shares his no-hold-barred accounts of the events and people that have helped influence his life, his riding and the history of BMX.
Categories: Bicycle motocross

At the Edge

At the Edge

Fear, stress and the 'what if?' factor circle every trailblazing trick, which require imagination, daredevil techniques and movie-making smarts. He has spent his life pushing the extremes; somehow, he's still around to tell the tale.

Author: Danny MacAskill

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241973271

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 839

'I've already had my nine lives on the bike...' Danny MacAskill lives on the edge. The cyclist is legendary for his YouTube viral videos like 'The Ridge': nerve-jangling blurs of stunts and speed over towering buildings and mountain peaks. His life is one of thrills, bloody spills and millions of online hits. It hasn't been an easy ride. Fear, stress and the 'what if?' factor circle every trailblazing trick, which require imagination, daredevil techniques and movie-making smarts. He has spent his life pushing the extremes; somehow, he's still around to tell the tale. In this unflinching memoir of mayhem, Danny shares his anarchic childhood on the Isle of Skye and early days as a street trials rider, takes us behind the scenes of his training and videos, and reveals what it takes to go beyond the next level - both mentally and physically. Join Danny for a nerve-shredding ride. Just be sure to bring a crash helmet.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Ride Of My Life

Ride Of My Life

A BMX world champion discusses the people who have influenced his life, the history of BMX, his contributions to freestyle riding, his world records, and his participation in the Olympics.

Author: Mat Hoffman

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 0606301070

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page:

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A BMX world champion discusses the people who have influenced his life, the history of BMX, his contributions to freestyle riding, his world records, and his participation in the Olympics.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Harry

Harry

Author: Noel Harris

Publisher:

ISBN: 1459649680

Category: Jockeys

Page:

View: 428

Categories: Jockeys

The Unexpected

The Unexpected

This book is my life story, with an emphasis on my toxic marriage, divorce, and my recovery.

Author: Twyla Marks

Publisher:

ISBN: 1698186592

Category:

Page: 119

View: 945

This book is my life story, with an emphasis on my toxic marriage, divorce, and my recovery.
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The Ride of My Life

The Ride of My Life

Author: Lyle Hostetler

Publisher:

ISBN: 0977497593

Category: Amish

Page: 314

View: 169

Categories: Amish