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The Women s Guide to Motorcycling

The Women s Guide to Motorcycling Author Lynda Lahman
ISBN-10 9781620082102
Release 2016-06-28
Pages 240
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Recent statistics show that approximately 12 percent of motorcycle owners are women and that close to 25 percent of motorcycle riders are women. While it’s still a male-dominated field, the number of female bikers has increased by more than 25 percent in just five years, showing that women have a strong presence on two wheels. In The Women’s Guide to Motorcycling, author Lynda Lahman, herself a motorcycle owner and rider, provides a comprehensive look at motorcycling techniques, street smarts, and safety concerns while addressing female-specific challenges as well as issues that all bikers face from a female point of view. INSIDE The Women’s Guide to Motorcycling Anecdotes from female motorcycle enthusiasts, riders, and owners, including the author’s own story Women as a growing presence among riders, including notable names of the past and present Motorcycle skills from basic to advanced, appropriate for bikers of all levels of experience and expertise The physical and mental aspects of riding Considerations for choosing a bike, such as seat height and weight distribution, and female-appropriate gear A primer on proper maintenance and dealing with mechanical problems Different types of riding, such as sport, racing, touring, long distance, and off road Getting more out of the sport through involvement in clubs, forums, charity events, and mentoring new riders



Women Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment

Women  Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment Author Liz Jansen
ISBN-10 9780987758323
Release 2011-11-01
Pages 272
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Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment explores the relationship between women, motorcycling and personal power. Fifty women motorcyclists share stories of how they have tapped into that power and how it has shaped their lives. Using her own story as a framework, Liz Jansen provides first-hand accounts of the transformational power of motorcycles. Stories from other women are lashed onto that framework and enhance the core message: that by embracing our authentic self and accepting our limitations, we move beyond what we ever dreamt was possible. The women represent all disciplines of riding and come from diverse backgrounds; including one of Hollywood’s top stuntwomen, federal politicians, artists, activists, adventurers, business leaders, racers, a dental hygienist. While the motorcycle is the vehicle of transformation for these women, it’s not necessary to be a rider to understand the book’s message. How one learns to embrace and overcome challenges and reap the rewards, weaves an exquisite tapestry that becomes the picture of who we are. At some point in our lives, we stand at a threshold we need to cross to reach our destination. This can be daunting, particularly when it is toward something non-traditional. Making the decision to take that step has implications for how the rest of our life unfolds. That threshold occurs at different periods in the life of everyone, often many times. The answer is to look within, discover where we are and summon the limitless power that resides within us and moves us forward. This book is about the journey along one’s personal, emotional and spiritual path to enlightenment and becoming all that we can be: why we’re on this road trip. The stories illustrate how motorcycling allows and encourages this.



Shifting Gears at 50

Shifting Gears at 50 Author Philip Buonpastore
ISBN-10 9781937049768
Release 2012-01-24
Pages 195
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From the publishers of Motorcycle Consumer News, Shifting Gears at 50 is a one-of-a-kind motorcycling manual for returning and late-entry riders, essentially anyone 40 years old and up who’s looking to hit the road on two wheels. Author Philip Buonpastore, a motorcycle journalist and retired US Air Force photographer, helps readers gear up to get back on a motorcycle (or get on one for the first time). In Part 1, “Becoming a Motorcyclist,” Buonpastore discusses the basics of buying the right bike, gear, and equipment and getting the bike up to speed. The book continues with a good overview of learning to ride, the importance of taking a road course, venturing out on the first ride, and extending rides to long-distance jaunts. Throughout Part 1 are sidebars by riding- safety instructor and expert Walt Fulton, offering sound advice on safety precautions and execution for every leg of the new and returning rider’s journey. The author emphasizes what older riders should be aware of and which factors can affect their rides. Adding lots of great firsthand advice are humorous and helpful stories collected by the author and related by returning riders at various ages, from their late 30s to 60s. In Part 2, Buonpastore shares five of his favorite travelogues covering his long-distance tours around the US, from the American South to the west coasts. This section is illustrated by over 100 of the author’s breathtaking photographs of the various locations he toured on his bike. The foreword to the book is provided by best-selling motorcycle author David Hough (author of I-5 Press’s Proficient Motorcycling and Mastering the Ride). Hough writes, “If you’re getting into today’s motorcycling at an age your doctor would describe as ‘middle aged’ or ‘senior,’ do you yourself a clever favor and read Phil’s book.”



Breaking the Limit

Breaking the Limit Author Karen Larsen
ISBN-10 0786868708
Release 2004-07-07
Pages 384
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Recounts the author's experiences while riding a motorcycle from New Jersey to Alaska and back, a journey during which she tested the limits of her endurance and conscience, considered her identity as a family member and an American, and encountered a wide range of natural wonders and people. 40,000 first printing.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Motorcycles

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Motorcycles Author
ISBN-10 0028642589
Release 2001
Pages 428
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Covers everything from how to choose and maintain a motorcycle and how to buy appropriate gear to how to ride safely, and how to make the most out of trips on the open road. It also discusses motorcycle history and the timeless motorcycle mystique.



Proficient Motorcycling

Proficient Motorcycling Author David L. Hough
ISBN-10 9781935484677
Release 2010-11-09
Pages 288
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From the publishers of Motorcycle Consumer News, Shifting Gears at 50 is a one-of-a-kind motorcycling manual for returning and late-entry riders, essentially anyone 40 years old and up who’s looking to hit the road on two wheels. Author Philip Buonpastore, a motorcycle journalist and retired US Air Force photographer, helps readers gear up to get back on a motorcycle (or get on one for the first time). In Part 1, “Becoming a Motorcyclist,” Buonpastore discusses the basics of buying the right bike, gear, and equipment and getting the bike up to speed. The book continues with a good overview of learning to ride, the importance of taking a road course, venturing out on the first ride, and extending rides to long-distance jaunts. Throughout Part 1 are sidebars by riding- safety instructor and expert Walt Fulton, offering sound advice on safety precautions and execution for every leg of the new and returning rider’s journey. The author emphasizes what older riders should be aware of and which factors can affect their rides. Adding lots of great firsthand advice are humorous and helpful stories collected by the author and related by returning riders at various ages, from their late 30s to 60s. In Part 2, Buonpastore shares five of his favorite travelogues covering his long-distance tours around the US, from the American South to the west coasts. This section is illustrated by over 100 of the author’s breathtaking photographs of the various locations he toured on his bike. The foreword to the book is provided by best-selling motorcycle author David Hough (author of I-5 Press’s Proficient Motorcycling and Mastering the Ride). Hough writes, “If you’re getting into today’s motorcycling at an age your doctor would describe as ‘middle aged’ or ‘senior,’ do you yourself a clever favor and read Phil’s book.”



Maximum Control

Maximum Control Author Pat Hahn
ISBN-10 9780760336748
Release 2010-01-03
Pages 160
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This is the first how-to guide for riding a big bike, with clear information on differences in equipment and handling, steering, positioning, powering up, braking and carrying a passenger.



Hit the Road

Hit the Road Author Tamela Rich
ISBN-10 0984047328
Release 2018-01-02
Pages 166
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"Hit The Road: A Woman's Guide to Solo Motorcycle Touring" includes stories from Tamela Rich's motorcycle travels, plus checklists, tips, and resources for anyone who wants to get the best out of a two-wheeled adventure. The book helps readers: 1. Identify their Traveler Type. 2. Learn to plan the perfect itinerary for their Traveler Type. 3. Understand their fears and how to overcome them. 4. Choose personal safety devices and strategies best suited to them. 5. Learn money-saving tips that will let them spend more time on the road. 6. Prepare for travel by downloading checklists for packing, mechanical inspections, tools, and emergencies. 7. Understand what to do if something unwelcome happens on a trip. 8. Experience the joy of traveling solo without feeling lonely. And much more...



Harley Davidson Motorcycles

Harley Davidson Motorcycles Author Bill Stermer
ISBN-10 1610609514
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Harley Davidson Motorcycles has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Harley Davidson Motorcycles also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Harley Davidson Motorcycles book for free.



Gloria A Lifetime Motorcyclist 75 Years on Two Wheels and Still Riding

Gloria   A Lifetime Motorcyclist  75 Years on Two Wheels and Still Riding Author Gloria Struck
ISBN-10 1941064027
Release 2018-03-08
Pages 256
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Gloria Tramontin Struck rode a motorcycle for the very first time at age 16 in 1941. Women simply didn't ride motorcycles in 1941, but at the urging of her older brother, a very reluctant Gloria gave it a try, and it changed her life forever. She has been riding ever since, and at age 92, still rides regularly and continues to participate in cross country rides. As you might expect, any woman regularly riding a motorcycle in an era when women didn't ride motorcycles has a lot of stories to tell. In Gloria Struck: 75 years on Two Wheels and Still Riding, Gloria shares with you all of her favorite stories, from back when she was being raised behind her father's motorcycle shop in Clifton NJ, through 75 years of riding tales, all the way to the present, where she is rightfully celebrated at motorcycles rallies and events. Complementing her life and riding stories is an extensive scrapbook of photos, over 100 of which are included in this autobiography. Also included are anecdotes provided by fans, friends and admirers. Of course, Gloria's book and her stories, are as much about overcoming prejudice and personal obstacles, as it is about riding motorcycles. Because of that, this book resonates with riders and non-riders alike. The message is about more than riding, it's about meeting and conquering life's challenges with courage and humor.



Motorcycling For Dummies

Motorcycling For Dummies Author Bill Kresnak
ISBN-10 1118068424
Release 2011-04-20
Pages 342
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Few activities offer more fun and excitement than motorcycling, but to get the most out of it, there’s a lot you need to know. From buying and maintaining a bike, to riding safely, to finding great places to ride, Motorcycling For Dummies puts you on the road with savvy and style, whether you’re male or female, new to riding or an experienced vet. This fun, practical, and informative guide gets you geared up and ready to ride! You’ll get plenty of help in selecting the right bike and step-by-step instructions on performing routing maintenance tasks. You’ll also find out how to develop safe riding habits and, maybe most important of all, fit in with the biker crowd. Plus, this indispensable resource shows you advanced riding techniques, offers travel tips for long-distance rides, and even helps you get your kids started in motorcycling. Discover how to: Buy a new or used bike Select safe, tough riding gear, from helmet and jacket to boots and pants Get proper training and learn essential riding skills Insure your bike Pass even the toughest licensing test Try your hand at cruising, touring, sports biking, and more Get involved in motorcycle clubs and events Deal with dangers on the road Customize your bike to improve both style and performance Complete with lists of great biking events, organizations, people, and even movies, Motorcycling For Dummies gives a whole new meaning to the term “easy rider.”



The Motorcycle Safety Foundation s Guide to Motorcycling Excellence

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation s Guide to Motorcycling Excellence Author Motorcycle Safety Foundation
ISBN-10 1884313019
Release 1995
Pages 176
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The Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Guide to Skills, Knowledge and Strategies for Riding Right. Makes riding safer and more fun.



Lone Rider

Lone Rider Author Elspeth Beard
ISBN-10 9781782438052
Release 2017-07-06
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In 1982, at the age of just twenty-three and halfway through her architecture studies, Elspeth Beard left her family and friends in London and set off on a 35,000-mile solo adventure around the world on her 1974 BMW R60/6. Reeling from a recent breakup and with only limited savings from her pub job, a tent, a few clothes and some tools, all packed on the back of her bike, she was determined to prove herself. She had ridden bikes since her teens and was well travelled. But nothing could prepare her for what lay ahead. When she returned to London nearly two and a half years later she was stones lighter and decades wiser. She'd ridden through unforgiving landscapes and countries ravaged by war, witnessed civil uprisings that forced her to fake documents, and fended off sexual attacks, biker gangs and corrupt police convinced she was trafficking drugs. She'd survived life-threatening illnesses, personal loss and brutal accidents that had left permanent scars and a black hole in her memory. And she'd fallen in love with two very different men. In an age before email, the internet, mobile phones, satnavs and, in some parts of the world, readily available and reliable maps, Elspeth achieved something that would still seem remarkable today. Told with honesty and wit, this is the extraordinary and moving story of a unique and life-changing adventure.



Just Ride

Just Ride Author Grant Petersen
ISBN-10 9780761171270
Release 2012-05-08
Pages 256
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“A wonderfully sane, down-to-earth, and frequently funny guide to riding, maintaining, fixing and enjoying your bicycle.” Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review Winner Silver Medal 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards In the same way that Michael Pollan’s slim bestseller Food Rules brought a gust of common sense to the everyday activity of eating, Just Ride is a revelation. Forget the ultralight, uncomfortable bikes, flashy jerseys, clunky shoes that clip onto tiny pedals, the grinding out of endless miles. Instead, ride like you did when you were a kid—just get on your bike and discover the pure joy of riding it. A reformed racer who’s commuted by bike every day since 1980, whose writings and opinions appear in major bicycling and outdoor magazines, and whose company, Rivendell Bicycle Works, makes bikes for riders ready to opt out of a culture overrun by racing, Grant Petersen shares a lifetime of unexpected facts, controversial opinions, expert techniques, and his own maverick philosophy. In 87 short, two-to-three page chapters, it covers: • Riding: Count Days, Not Miles; Corner Like Jackie Robinson; Steer with Your Hips, Shift with Your Legs • Suiting Up: The Shoes Ruse; Ponchos—the Ultimate Unracer’s Garment • Safety: #1 Rule—Be Seen; Helmets Aren’t All They’re Cracked Up to Be • Health and Fitness: Why Riding Is Lousy All-Around Exercise; Saddles Don’t Cause Impotence; Drink When You’re Thirsty—Not Before Also includes chapters on Accessories, Upkeep, and Technicalities as well as a final chapter titled “Velosophy” that includes the essential, memorable thought: Your Bike Is a Toy—Have Fun with It.



Two Up

Two Up Author Lynda Lahman
ISBN-10 1469913739
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 214
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A thousand miles in under twenty-four hours? In a plane, sure. A car, maybe. On a motorcycle? That's crazy. But that's what it takes to earn membership in the Iron Butt Association, the world's foremost organization for long-distance motorcycle riders. For these elite riders thousand-mile days in the saddle are so routine that for fun they turn them into cross-country scavenger hunts, awarding points for bonus locations along the way. The biggest of them all is the eleven-day Iron Butt Rally. When Lynda asked Terry to take her for a ride on his motorcycle on their third date, she knew his passion was long distance riding. What she didn't know was that within a few short months they would be navigating the complexities of falling in love, blending families and building a life together. Becoming partners both on and off the bike, they found themselves charting a course through intense heat, bitter cold, exhaustion, disappointment, and exhilaration in the world of competitive riding, culminating in their entry into “The World's Toughest Motorcycle Competition.”



Shifting Gears at 50

Shifting Gears at 50 Author Philip Buonpastore
ISBN-10 9781937049768
Release 2012-01-24
Pages 195
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From the publishers of Motorcycle Consumer News, Shifting Gears at 50 is a one-of-a-kind motorcycling manual for returning and late-entry riders, essentially anyone 40 years old and up who’s looking to hit the road on two wheels. Author Philip Buonpastore, a motorcycle journalist and retired US Air Force photographer, helps readers gear up to get back on a motorcycle (or get on one for the first time). In Part 1, “Becoming a Motorcyclist,” Buonpastore discusses the basics of buying the right bike, gear, and equipment and getting the bike up to speed. The book continues with a good overview of learning to ride, the importance of taking a road course, venturing out on the first ride, and extending rides to long-distance jaunts. Throughout Part 1 are sidebars by riding- safety instructor and expert Walt Fulton, offering sound advice on safety precautions and execution for every leg of the new and returning rider’s journey. The author emphasizes what older riders should be aware of and which factors can affect their rides. Adding lots of great firsthand advice are humorous and helpful stories collected by the author and related by returning riders at various ages, from their late 30s to 60s. In Part 2, Buonpastore shares five of his favorite travelogues covering his long-distance tours around the US, from the American South to the west coasts. This section is illustrated by over 100 of the author’s breathtaking photographs of the various locations he toured on his bike. The foreword to the book is provided by best-selling motorcycle author David Hough (author of I-5 Press’s Proficient Motorcycling and Mastering the Ride). Hough writes, “If you’re getting into today’s motorcycling at an age your doctor would describe as ‘middle aged’ or ‘senior,’ do you yourself a clever favor and read Phil’s book.”



The Essential Guide to Dual Sport Motorcycling

The Essential Guide to Dual Sport Motorcycling Author Carl Adams
ISBN-10 188431371X
Release 2008-10-15
Pages 176
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This book is written to help adventuresome motorcyclists buy, ride, and enjoy dual sport motorcycles, those versatile machines that are equally at home on the street and in the dirt. It is organized into four sections covering motorcycle selection, setup, riding technique, and specialized activities such as off-road touring and rallies. Several chapters include exercises designed to improve riding and impart new skills. Over 250 full-color photographs illustrate the many options for gear, clothing, and aftermarket accessories which can add comfort, safety, and convenience to any motorcycle adventure. The book also contains many references and sources to orient enthusiasts to the sometimes overwhelming sea of information that is available. New riders will benefit from the clear explanations of dual sport gear, accessories, and techniques, while experienced riders coming to dual sport from a street riding background will find chapters covering advanced dirt riding skills, GPS navigation, and preparing for multi-day trips. Riders at all levels will gain a broader perspective of the dual sport experience, from which they can begin their journey to new motorcycle adventures.