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Philosophers on the Road is a new book by Johan Nilsson, telling the story of a young rider’s encounter with an older biker who takes him on a journey of self-discovery, using motorcycle road skills as a metaphor for life skills. It’s available here from Amazon.

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Johan first sat on a bike when he was 4 years old and became hooked. Born in Lapland,Sweden 1967,he grew up in Helsingborg in southern Sweden and bought his first motorcycle aged 14. Since 1991 Johan has worked as a Chiropractor, running two successful practices with his wife and fellow Chiropractor Sharon, on the Costa Blanca, Spain.

A silver standard member of the Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), and a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), Johan continuously participates in events to further his knowledge of human behaviour and share with others as a public speaker, radio and television presenter.

He currently rides a Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird, Honda CRF450 and when his wife lets him, her Kawasaki ZX&·&R Ninja: “I started to write this book after a summer of highs and lows in my life. I realised after a friend and colleague’s early death that I had better start to live my life to the fullest because tomorrow may never come. I had both passion and knowledge about two things outside work. One was human behaviour and two, riding a motorcycle. I realised that I should share these with people who rode motorcycles that I came in contact with.

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