American Legend Sonny Barger Publishes Ultimate Motorcycle Guide 'Let's Ride'

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Let's Ride is the new authoritative guide to motorcycling and rider safety from Sonny Barger, the famous "leader of the pack."

Hailed as the "baddest man on two wheels" by Rolling Stone, Sonny Barger provides advice and wisdom that will help new and veteran riders alike enjoy the experience and survive the dangers of the road. Despite his public image as an "outlaw biker," Sonny is a passionate advocate of motorcycle safety and for the life-saving importance of learning to ride the right way, so enthusiasts can enjoy it for miles and years to come.

Let's Ride - Sonny Barger's Guide to Motorcycling answers the most frequently asked questions and candidly addresses the commonly expressed concerns, to help the moto-curious decide whether to become a motorcycle rider. It stresses the importance of good preparation before actually taking to the highway, discusses the kind of clothing and gear to get, and strongly advises taking the courses offered by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.

For those who want to ride but don't yet have a bike, Sonny reviews the various types and brands of bikes to help choose which would be most suitable for the new rider. He describes the various components of a motorcycle and teaches some basic terminology for the novice, provides a thorough lesson in evaluating used motorcycles, and gives some pointers about buying new bikes from retail dealers.

For expert riders, Sonny shares valuable tips gained from real life on the road, and explains how a careful rider pays attention remaining alert to dangers while enjoying the thrill and exhilaration of motorcycling.

Let's Ride is the only book of its kind: an essential resource covering every aspect of motorcycle riding and ownership. Chapters include:

  • Why Ride?
  • Dissecting the Beast: the Anatomy of a Motorcycle
  • Types of Bikes
  • Fundamentals of Riding
  • Evaluating a Used Motorcycle
  • Buying a Bike
  • Advanced Riding Techniques
  • Living with a Motorcycle

Let's Ride was co-authored with Darwin Holmstrom, formerly a writer for Motorcyclist magazine and currently an editor at Motorbooks publishers. Since Let's Ride went on sale June 8, reviews have uniformly recognized its importance and value: "you wonder why he didn't write such a book sooner ... a must for any rider, regardless of their experience" (Clutch & Chrome); "offers up a lifetime of bike-riding wisdom you just can't argue with" (Biker Chick News).

Get your signed copy and more information about this and other books by Sonny Barger at his web site, where his personal appearance calendar is also found.


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