Besides that, there were a couple of really incredible driving incidents that Mike experienced. Since I didn't get my license until my 17th birthday (yep, you read that right), it was particularly entertaining and, shall I say, a bit jaw-dropping to read about some of Mike's vehicular escapades. I think you will enjoy reading about his confrontations with the local constabulary. It's just a tad different than it is today.
For those of you who are surfers, I'm sure you will be able to relate to Mike's stories. For the rest of us, it's really okay to live it vicariously through Mike's book.