This book spans the man’s writings for Cycle Word Magazine, beginning in 1977 and continuing to the present day. Both volumes are written in Egan’s flawless, evocative prose that describes everything from the history of the leather jacket, to how many bikes should a person really have in their garage, to the nearly lost art of the kickstart. Leanings II is every bit as appealing as its precursor. Resonant with all riders, he has a common, familiar touch that is a joy to read and reminds us of why we ride, and why it’s so good. By Peter Egan. Softbound, 6.5"×9.5", 320 pp, b/w illus.