Twisting Throttle

Mike Hyde @ The Otago Motorcycle Club.

3 Clark St - Dunedin. Saturday 14 September 2013

Mike will with give a 30 minute presentation showcasing the 50 top road and gravel routes in New Zealand, afterwards he will be selling and signing his latest book.

Come down to the clubrooms for a cold beer and some savouries, don't forget your cheque book!

Twisting Throttle New Zealand

It’s just that when you find yourself alone on the Molesworth, despite knowing a 4WD or two will soon happen along, there is a strange sense of isolation and a dawning appreciation that if you suffer a puncture or mechanical hiccup then your name better be MacGyver.

Twisting Throttle is back. Exhausted from circumnavigations of Australia and America, Mike Hyde saddles up to explore his own back yard. And what a back yard! Twisting Throttle New Zealand showcases Mike’s self-selected Top 50 motorcycle rides in the Land of the Long White Cloud from Ninety Mile Beach in the north of the north to the Catlins in the south of the south. Whether you’re a kiwi with a bike in the garage or an overseas visitor renting a motorcycle, this book will show you where the best biking roads are. Road touring and adventure rides, North and South Islands.

After 8,000 kilometres, 35 motel rooms, 74 pies and an East Cape puncture, Twisting Throttle returns home with a tank bag chock full of stunning riding photos and handy intel for motorcycle riders who would like to see what this country offers. Want to learn about the history, the flora & fauna, the culture or the changing political climate up and down the land? Go buy a Lonely Planet. This book’s for riders who want to know where to go and what the road’s like out in front of them.

Mike Hyde lives in Christchurch. This is his third book. It is possible he has NOT ridden every road in New Zealand. But we doubt it.