Riding Man
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Riding Man

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  6 reviews
For 100 years, the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy races have been the world's most dangerous organized sporting event. As one of the thirty thousand fans who attended the annual spectacle, Mark Gardiner harbored no illusions about his own skill or bravery. He was, however, an avid motorcyclist and the race represented a boyhood dream. He went home, quit his job, sold everythin...more
Published 2006 by BikeWriter.com
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Riding Man, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Riding Man

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 64)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
I'm a middle-aged female with fairly typical life experiences. The most I knew about motorcycles was the following: Harley's break down a lot, lean on a turn...hold on for a wheelie, and looking good on the back of a bike was easy in the 70's!!! Now, I have a greater smattering of motorcycle racing info. Mark makes the technical information fairly simple to understand. He didn't make my eyes blur over while describing the never-ending tweaks and adjustments made to the bikes to enhance performan...more
Thomas D Sinex
Great look at an event I'd love to go and see some time, the Isle of Man TT. Also the last book finished on my old fading Kindle, but a new one should arrive today...
Susanna Schick
Mark's voice/ writing style makes this story much more engaging than I expected it to be. While I am biased, being an avid motorcycle race fan myself, I didn't expect to become so engrossed in the story. Unlike a biography written by an athlete, this is written by a writer, so he really expresses the details and feelings that make a story so much more compelling. I feel as if I've been there now, or at least know enough to act as if I have!
Adam Banas
This book, along with Into the Wild, is partially responsible for me wanting to quit everything and follow my dreams. A fellow dreamer, yet a rationalist as well, quits his job and qualifies for the TT after getting back into racing well into mid-age. This is the stuff of movies and his book is thoroughly enthralling. I felt as if I was on the Isle of Man, and one day hope to be.
Mark Gardiner's account of his preparation for, and subsequent participation in, the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy motorcycle race. Gardiner quit his job, sold all of his possessions, and spent a year or more training and preparing to race in the TT. This insider's account will be of interest to anyone drawn to motorcycle racing, racing history, or the Isle of Man.
Really good read IF you are interested in what it would be like to leave your career and move to the Isle of Man with a goal to ride the TT race. The IOMTT is considered to be one of the most dangerous open road races in the world. A fine novel with narrow interests.
Margrethe Lauber
Margrethe Lauber marked it as to-read
Aug 31, 2014
Nick marked it as to-read
Aug 28, 2014
Micah Tedford
Micah Tedford marked it as to-read
Jul 27, 2014
Lindsay Allen
Lindsay Allen marked it as to-read
Mar 08, 2014
Thiago marked it as to-read
Feb 14, 2014
Snipertaz marked it as to-read
Jan 25, 2014
Adrian marked it as to-read
Nov 04, 2013
Mats marked it as to-read
Jun 04, 2013
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Build a Brand Like Trader Joe's Bathroom Book of Motorcycle Trivia: 360 days-worth of $#!+ you don't need to know,  four days-worth of stuff that is somewhat useful to know,  and one entry that's absolutely essential Training in Paediatrics On Motorcycles: The Best of Backmarker Year of the Raven: An angler's reflections on Alberta's most frustrating stream

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »