By: John “Teach” Girard
About the Book
Enclosed are more than 50 illustrations of motorcycles and bikers. John “Teach” Girard’s evocative illustrations capture the power and grace of motorcycles—and the characters who ride them. Color in the pages yourself or enjoy them as is.
Bikers Illustrated is Girard’s fourteenth book.
About the Author
Born and raised in a small town in California, after high school, John “Teach” Girard joined the United States Air Force in 1964. While serving in the USAF, Girard acquired a blood-clotting disease called thrombophlebitis in which the blood clotted and the veins in his ankles were collapsing, resulting in no circulation to the feet. In 1976, both feet wereamputated below his knees. After a medical retirement from the USAF, he went on to college at California State University, Sacramento, and University of Oregon to complete his teaching certificate. With the help of his friends, he created unique knee controls on his Harley Davidson with a sidecar so he could continue his love for motorcycle riding. “Teach” taught arts and crafts in several school districts in Oregon. Now he is living in the Eugene, Oregon area with his family where he continues to illustrate transportation-related subjects, such as hot rods, trucks, and motorcycles. His motto, “defeeted but never defeated” is tattooed on his arm. He continues to walk on his knees with the help of prosthetic knee pads and a smile and a handshake for folks who see him and thank him for his military service.
(2019, Paperback, 60 pages)