The One Percenter Code: How to Be an Outlaw in a World Gone Soft Hardcover – Apr 23 2012
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About the Author
Dave Nichols has been involved in many forms of media both in front and behind the camera since 1978. He has written and produced over 1,200 TV commercials with Shadoe Stevens, Inc., a series of television comedy specials for HBO/Cinemax, and American Top 40 for ABC Watermark. He has produced live events for Jani International and live sports programs for television, created early-learning software for Microsoft, and developed ad campaigns for radio, TV, and feature film trailers for New World Pictures. Dave has been the editor-in-chief of Easyriders and V-Twin motorcycle magazines since 1998 and is currently overseeing ten automotive and motorcycle magazine titles for Paisano Publications, including the new Road Iron custom touring bike title. Nichols was the on-camera host of V-Twin TV, a 26-episode motorcycle-related television series seen on the SPEED channel. He is also the bestselling author of Top Chops, Indian Larry: Chopper Shaman, One Percenter, and One Percenter Code, all published by Motorbooks. He lives in Ashland, Oregon, and Los Angeles and is currently creating TV series and feature film projects with HBO producer Michael Hill.
Kim Peterson has been a window to the biker world for 33 years as a photographer, writer, and editor for Easyriders and In the Wind. Several cross-country treks in the early 1970s whet his appetite for adventure, biker-style. From his West Coast base camp, he continues to travel widely for exceptional images.
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That said, what does exist at the core of Dave Nichols' message is worth saying, and, sure, worth repeating. He makes strong points about the incredible wimpiness modern life has engendered in men, and how values that once upheld society have eroded to the point that they're considered useless. Shooting this message through the lens of the biker world and the codes of conduct in motorcycle clubs is sometimes a stretch, but in doing so he does manage to make a point, in many cases making you laugh out loud in agreement when he does so.
This isn't a true insider's view of the One Percenter world - getting that would take a hell of a lot more effort than buying a book - but it draws out enough life lessons from a sector of society most people consider undesirable to prove that bikers and the old-school, hard-core types that are literally dying off these days have a lot more to offer than folks these days give them credit for.
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Purchased this book for my father who has been a biker for many years... Keep getting comments on how well writen and truthfull it is!Published on March 6 2014 by Yves Levasseur