The Hill Ranch Racers – A new novel (and/or sleep aid) by Nick IenatschNick Ienatsch has been widely published in the motorcycle-magazine and rider-improvement world, but The Hill Ranch Racers is this author’s first stab at a fiction novel.
This 300-page e-book is a joy to read, aimed at young readers and motorcycle riders of all ages. It can be found at Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com.“I wrote this novel for one of four reasons,” Ienatsch says. “First, some readers might actually enjoy it and have a few hours of pleasurable reading. Second, it might be so bad that it inspires a few readers to actually write a good novel.“Third, at $7.99 it’s priced far below Ambien and could put you to sleep with no negative side effects. Fourth, you get an original illo by Hector Cademartori!!”Ienatsch wants to close with this quote from Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) in his preface to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: “Although my book is intended mainly for the entertainment of boys and girls, I hope it will not be shunned by men and women on that account, for part of my plan has been to try to pleasantly remind adults of what they once were themselves…”Book Data:
Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark + Chip Doherty with Neale Bayly
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This week, in the first segment Senior Editor Nic de Sena talks to us about the new Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark. This somewhat entry-level machine still comes with all the great Ducati hallmarks of excellent low down torque and impeccable handling. If you like to hear about fun motorcycles, then you’ll enjoy this one.
In the second segment, Editor-at-Large Neale Bayly brings us another of his interviews, this time it’s with Chip Doherty.
Chip’s amazing resume includes motorcycle racer, restorer and collector. Back in the early 2000s he used his engineering background to start motorcycle clothing manufacturer Motophoria.
After selling that company in 2007, Chip’s resume gained him entry to NASA where for 7 years he was responsible for launching the space shuttle! Since moving on from NASA, Chip expanded his collection of classic British bikes. Eventually Neale persuaded him to ride to Peru and help Neale’s Wellspring Foundation raise money for the orphanage there.
So, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!