Let's Ride

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

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"The baddest man on two wheels."
-Rolling Stone

One of the founders and the most famous member of the infamous Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club, Ralph "Sonny" Barger says, "Let's Ride" with this ultimate guide to motorcycling. With expert co-author Darwin Holmstrom-former writer for Motorcyclist magazine and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Motorcycles-Barger, "The archangel of all Hells Angels" (New York Post) is ready to take you on the ride of your life with this exhilarating and practical nuts-and-bolts master class in the fine art of freedom. So climb on, start it up, and...Let's Ride!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 121.92 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 272.15g
  • William Morrow Paperbacks
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 8-10 black and white photos
  • 0061964271
  • 9780061964275
  • 92,624

Back cover copy

Hailed as the new essential resource for bikers, Let's Ride is today's most entertaining and authoritative guide to mastering the art of motorcycling. From choosing the right bike and keeping it finely maintained to sharpening riding techniques and achieving top performance, legendary biker icon Sonny Barger mines his lifetime of experience to provide advice, wisdom, wit, and never-before-told stories that will help fellow riders--new and veteran alike--survive the challenges of the road.
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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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About Darwin Holmstrom

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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