Caution: Contains incidents of insane motorcycle antics, drug use and swearing.
'Boris has more fun on two wheels than should be legally possible.' - Richard Fidler, ABC
His mother may not know it but Boris Mihailovic has lived a fast, furious, often politicially incorrect life chasing the epiphanies of speed (the sensation not the drug). For Boris, motorbike riding was the rite of passage into manhood he'd been searching for. Now, nearly 40 years since he first rode a bike, the wisdom of age has provided the perspective for Boris to look back and realise some pretty wild shit went down.
AT THE ALTAR OF THE ROAD GODS is about popping your motorcycle-buying cherry with an XJ650 Yamaha. It's about fines, feuds and fractures, high-sides, tank-slappers, angry police, even angrier young men, crashing, getting up, cranky girlfriends, riding faster, outlaws, and partaking in copious amounts of alcohol and drugs. It is about mateship and motorcycles. Ultimately, is is about four decades of two-wheel-related mayhem. Just don't tell Boris's mum!
Be warned: may cause laughter, sleeplessness and the desire to buy a Lucifer-black Katana.
a pulse-pounding, white-knuckle ride - PEOPLE
laugh-out-loud funny . . . compelling - TradeMotorcycles.com.au
will delight the motorbike-mad dad - TAKE 5
Boris has more fun on two wheels than should be legally possible. - Richard Fidler, ABC
Mihailovic uses humour like most people would use their fists. - COURIER-MAIL on MY MOTHER WARNED ME ABOUT BLOKES LIKE ME
There is no requirement to love everything on two wheels to enjoy this book but it would seriously help, as our resident bike nut said about Boris: "This guy lives and breathes motorbikes. He's the epitome of two wheel freedom. - MINING CHRONICLE On MY MOTHER WARNED ME ABOUT BLOKES LIKE ME
It's a sad disconnect that exists in our largely ordered and overregulated society: that those who choose to live a colourful life of lawlessness, decadence, indulgence and abandon often lack the requisite skill to write about how damn fun it is. Mihailovic with his debut memoir, suffers no such problem. His love of motorcycling, mateship and frequent, subsequent mayhem is matched by a natural writing ability that graphically, often hilariously, brings to life the two-wheeled experiences that have shaped his life... Highly recommended. - 4 x 4 MAGAZINE on MY MOTHER WARNED ME ABOUT BLOKES LIKE ME
Boris Mihailovic has been a journalist and editor for almost 25 years. He's worked for such magazines as PEOPLE and PICTURE, edited OZBIKE, MOTORCYCLE LEGENDS and STREET MACHINE CHOPPERS, and was the launch editor of PICTURE PREMIUM and PREMIUM BABES. Over the years he's contributed to magazines like AUSTRALIAN DIRT BIKE, RALPH, FHM, AUSTRALIAN WORKER, TOP GEAR and UFC. He has a regular column with AUSTRALIAN MOTORCYCLE NEWS (AMCN), as well as testing bikes and writing features for the magazine. He also owns, manages and hosts www.bikeme.tv which has half a million page views per month.