Unlike a few critics / reviewers, I enjoy Clement Salvadori's musings. I have his 101 Tales, and now this, and so far thoroughly enjoy it. The first two tours he describes, the south Pacific coast and Angeles Crest (very cold in Feb, even with thermal underwear on), I rode in the 60's on a then new Honda SuperHawk (305), and enjoyed both. Some of the other routes I've also traveled by car, truck, or MC (especially east of Sacramento, Hwy 49) and his accounts brought back many happy memories. Maybe another reason is the fact that I calculate his age by his writings, to be colse to mine (71), so I always look for any techniques to adjust for the aging process as well (if no more than slowing down and more smelling of the roses).