Gathering Speed - Tales of Motorcycles and Life
a book by David A. Braun aka Flash aka The Nashville Flash
Denizen of Doom #412 Chain Gang Inmate F650#412
ISBN-10: 0965617602; ISBN-13: 978-0965617604

You can read some of the Tales as originally posted to
The Tales in the book have been polished and many photos added.
Rebus Knebus and His Leap...
Pony Maples - A Colorful Character.
Isle of Memories - Heaven on Earth in the Irish Sea.
Team Casual - (Very) Amateur Roadracing.
Thumper - My (R26) BMW Single.
(A Real Long) Zielfahrt - The BMW 60 Year Rally.
People In Gray - Behind the Iron Curtain.

Gathering Speed - Tales of Motorcycles and Life contains Tales of Adventure acquired from touring the U.S.A. and the world, commuting, restoring, rallying, racing, wrecking, wrenching, and just generally absorbing life's lessons as delivered via motorcycles made by BMW, Ducati, Harley Davidson, MV Agusta, Vincent, and Yamaha, with an International Harvester pickup truck, an Amphicar and a machine gun or two thrown in for good measure. Boink for a look at the table of contents of the hundred ninety-eight page, soft-bound book, lavishly illustrated with eighty-some photographs.

Gathering Speed - Tales of Motorcycles and Life
New copies of Gathering Speed are available directly from the publisher. While there are used copies and allegedly-new copies available on Amazon, the best and only source for a personalized autographed copy is to order directly from the publisher, order online via PayPal (which allows use of Visa and Master Card). The price of the book including delivery anywhere on Planet Earth via surface mail is US$25 (in a plain manila envelope). Send $25 via PayPal to Flash412 AT
Be sure to send an email or note with your PayPal payment detailing the personalization desired for the autograph.

This page is updated as necessary.

Boink to read reviews by Ged Martin, Shank, John Sloan, Roar Larsen, and Josh Fielek.
Reviews in print:
David L. Hough's review in the February 2002 issue of Motorcycle Consumer News.
Steve Johnson's review on the Chain Gang website.
Roland Slabon's review in the "Vintage BMW Bulletin."
Buddy Burnett's review in the BMW Motorcycle Club of Nashville Newsletter, "The Beemer."
John Flora's review in the "Indianapolis BMW Club News."
Micheal Pandolf's review in the BMW Riders Association of the Mid-South (BMW RAMS) newsletter, "The Shaft."
Al Cohen's review in the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America (BMW MOA) "Owners News."

Flash's BMW F650 Page

C&DEA - Carol & David's Excellent Adventures - living in France.

Story Leavesley's Tale about riding my old bike to Tierra del Fuego
My treatise on rebuilding a failed BMW ignition trigger unit.
EDTA - What, How, Why, Where.
A (Bosch) Platinum Plug.
Riding in a Crosswind.
Do It Yourself Hotgrips by Eric Graudins.
Oh yeah, click here for some links...

The best things in life are ephemeral.

David Braun - Flash412 AT gmail dot com - - DoD # 412