Let's Ride

Let's Ride : Sonny Barger's Guide to Motorcycling

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Former Hell's Angels leader and master mechanic Sonny Barger mines his lifetime of experience with motorcycles to provide advice and wisdom that will help fellow riders - new riders and veterans alike - survive the dangers of motorcycling and keep their prized machines in peak condition. "Let's Ride" includes all the information every rider needs to become a serious rider. Filled with stories, observations, insight, and advice gleaned from the author's own life-and illustrated with never-before-seen photographs from his vast archives and easy-to-follow drawings - "Let's Ride" is as entertaining as it is informative and is a must for every rider and motorcycle aficianado.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 127 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 272.15g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0061964263
  • 9780061964268
  • 648,706

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"Proffers some of the best advice around ... [has] insight into all aspects of motorcycling ... Provides a solid, practical foundation for anyone. But it also has bits of advice that could aid the seasoned rider as well. It's written in easy-to-understand prose, with Barger's wit woven in." -- Motorcycle USA "Let's Ride is the new authoritative guide to motorcycling and rider safety from Sonny Barger, the famous 'leader of the pack.'" -- BikerNews.org "An incredibly valuable piece of literature that every motorcyclist should read twice! ... Sonny has an unparalleled passion for motorcycling and a vast knowledge base that makes him the perfect author for this book." -- RoadCaptainUSA.com "Let's Ride is an interesting book suitable for any motorcyclist, primarily because the author provides a broad spectrum of information. Informative, instructive, and entertaining-- there is something for everyone." -- CycleMatters.com "Offers up a lifetime of bike-riding wisdom you just can't argue with" -- Biker Chick News "Barger [is] an American classic, an individualist who lived by a code" -- San Francisco Chronicle "Barger's the hombre who gave you motorcycle culture... The biker style Barger originated remains timeless." -- Chicago Tribune "Sonny Barger spreads the gospel of two wheels in Let's Ride. He is the rare rider who could write such a book with authority. -- Los Angeles Times "When Sonny Barger enters a bar, men twice his weight back away. Women stare." -- Los Angeles Times "The baddest man on two wheels" -- Rolling Stone "Sonny Barger truly is an American Legend." -- Salon.com "Packed with the stories and advice it would take years to hear and learn on the road and should be considered a must for any rider, regardless of their experience." -- Clutch and Chrome
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The Ultimate Motorcycle Guide By the Author Of The New York Times Bestselling Memoir Hell's Angel

Let's Ride is a nuts-and-bolts guide to mastering the art of motorcycling. From choosing the right bike to sharpening riding techniques, Sonny Barger mines his lifetime of experience to provide advice and wisdom that will help fellow riders--new and veteran alike--survive the dangers 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 MotorcycleTypes of BikesFundamentals of RidingEvaluating a Used Motorcycle Buying a Bike Advanced Riding TechniquesLiving with a MotorcycleLearn how to ride--the right way--from an American legend.
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About Sonny Barger

Ralph "Sonny" Barger is the author of Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. A master mechanic who has owned and operated his own bike shops, he currently lives in Arizona, where he rides every day. Darwin Holmstrom, senior editor at Motorbooks International, has written or cowritten more than a dozen books on motorcycles, including The Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection, BMW Motorcycles, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Motorcycles.
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