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Hear Me Roar: Women, Motorcycles, and the Rapture of the Road

Ann Ferrar

On a stretch of open road, somewhere between Mount Rushmore and Sturgis, South Dakota, I found myself in the midst of something that would alter the course of my life. It was an August day back in 1990. I rode with a troup of women who, to me at the time, looked like goddesses. I had never seen women like this: proud and serene at the helms of their own motorcycles, hair blowing with the wind, fringed leather fluttering from clutch grips and jackets and chaps, and all the while, the powerful rumble and roar of 30 female-driven engines.

I started reading this book as soon as I brought it inside my apartment, didn't stop until bout halfway through it, and then realized that I'd been smiling the entire time that I'd been reading. The book is divided up into two parts; the first deals with women of all kinds and the motorcycles (also of all kinds) that they love, and the second part is all about various rider resources. I really can't recommend this book enough if you're looking for a few wonderful female role models in our sport of choice; there's women tourers, women drag racers, women motocross superstars, women who rode for the Armed Forces in WWII, women who teach MSF classes in the 1990s, and their stories and quotes and pictures fill this book. Reading this book made me want to take an adventure to Alaska, learn to motocross, and take a day-class at the local race track, all at the same time! :D

Buy it from Whitehorse Press