If you loved Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, (Robert M Pirsig.) you are going to enjoy
'The Tao of Touring.'
Do you like to be stretched? I mean mentally, not physically.
This book is more a philosophical journey than merely a fictional tale. It involves deep thought and reading between the lines if you want to get the most out of it. Alternatively, you can treat it as an ordinary book. It is what you want it to be.
How much of life can we truly rely on and does what people believe make a difference? Is all existence as we know it, an illusion?
Brandon has been given bad news, but instead of going to pieces, he goes to France.
He intends to have a final motorcycle ride to ponder life and experience freedom but finds his illness brings insights.
What appears to be a chance meeting sends his plan awry.
He is shown something that makes him question reality and finds himself on a metaphysical quest for truth.
As reflective teachings open up for him, he discovers accepting 'what is' to be a more important choice than 'what could be.' If his thoughts do create the world, as Buddha said, what is he thinking to make someone want him dead?
This is more than simply a novel with a nice story. Not only do I delve into my own Taoist and spiritual realisations, there is also practical guidance for anyone who wishes to learn and expand their view of life. What more could you want?
Originally 'Tarmac's Broken Dreams' was an account of an attempt on the Outright British Motorcycle Land Speed Record. It turned into a tale for the unwary. Pushing yourself too hard has consequences and even the best plans can catch fire. (Not that this bike does.)
Yet there is still something to be had from this sorry tale.
If you want to know what technology is available, if science intrigues you and if you want something just that little bit different, this is for you.
This is the real story of commitment, brotherhood and pressure that can break a man down to his core. It is about the highs and lows of going for 'Fastest Man On Two Wheels'. We delve into groundbreaking technology and top secret aircraft design. It highlights one man's dedication and how sometimes success stays out of sight. It's about frustration, ill health and a long struggle. It's also about camaraderie, fun, adventure and what the future might hold. And if you think what happened here couldn't happen to you, think again.
Although there is a lot of information about how to get the best performance out of a motorbike, there is also a lot about how to get the best from our minds. I have included a human potential section as it is my belief that if we do not invest in ourselves, then we are wasting a great opportunity. This book doesn't stop at using a £10,000 a day wind tunnel, it doesn't stop at getting big businesses to hand over their wares and their money and it doesn't stop at red lights.
If you want to find out how to use what was recently top secret technology to make a bike excel, if you want to find out why the 200 mph barrier is a tough one to cross or if you just want to know how to make tea then there is something in this book for you.
'The Fly of the Potomi' is a children's book aimed at two to six-years. Yes, you when you were younger. Or even your children. Another option is your kid's kids. That's where I'm coming from as I wrote it for my granddaughter. The possibilities are endless.
Unlike many of the books for our young humans, this one has a moral. In fact, it was the lack of a decent book on the market that spurred me on to write it. We had a bunch of kid's books that had no story in them. I thought, “I can do better than that.” So I did. The moral is about bullying and although our little princess isn't in a position to dish out or be a victim of this malady, the possibility will no doubt arise. To give her the low down on how to deflate a bully through the medium of a story was my goal.
My good friend, Alec, did the paintings.
Do you keep a journal?
If you keep a journal or diary, and why not, have a look at something that can enhance your experience. "A life worth living is a life worth recording." Jim Rohn. Tony Robbins.
Would you believe it? Even more things I have written in my little shed...
The Secret to Finding Love.
If you have a problem in the field of relationships, then the book for you is The Secret To Finding Love. This simple process works so well I was shocked. Being simple I didn't want to fluff the book out with uselessness so it is concise and to the point.
"Rod... that book has totally changed my outlook on my current situation, what the hell man, it has re-arranged my way of thinking.
Scary but educational! thank you very much! it is EPIC!.."
Ethon N. Morgan-Payne.
Only £1.99 for a Kindle edition on Amazon.
Reaching Your Creative Potential.
It's about ... well, you know. Although it is actually a misnomer as we can never reach something that has the infinite possibility for growth. If you have any artistic leaning and wish to discover more there are some simple things you can do.
It's available now.
Also £1.99 on Amazon.
A View of the Path.
This is about philosophical matters and spiritual awareness. It makes some people go crazy, but I like it like that. I like pushing folks to limits they never knew they had.
Free on Amazon. How about that?
If you are brave enough, here is my first novel.
When a couple of bikers find something they have never seen before, how long will it be before their life can get back to normal? Or will it be a chance to change the world.
Coming soon. Probably.
Inspired by the true story of Svarog, as told in Tarmac's Broken Dreams, I am now working on my new fiction/fantasy novel. It should be ready some time in the future.