Win Sonny Barger’s new book

by on June 10, 2010
in Commentary

Sonny BargerSafe to say that Ralph “Sonny” Barger would consider me a square. And I’ll admit, I am one – except for the fact that I ride a motorcycle, which distinguishes me somewhat from my non-riding sistren. (I like to call my unique blend of conformity and individualism RBM, which stands for Rebel Biker Mom. As in, “I ride two wheels… I wear leather… I take a sweater in case it gets chilly!”)

In any case, it’s also safe to say that if I were looking for advice on how to get into motorcycling, I probably wouldn’t immediately think that the founder and long-time president of the Oakland, CA Hell’s Angels would bother to provide the sort of guide I’d be looking for: what types of bikes exist and which one I should get, how to learn to ride, strategies for riding safely down the road.

So the fact that Barger has, in fact, written exactly that kind of guide leaves me a little stunned and even (dare I say) a little skeptical. It also leaves me wondering: have I seriously miscalculated the degree to which the “baddest man on two wheels” cares about whether I pick the right bike and understand the concept of countersteering?

All of this is simply to let you know that recently I was offered the opportunity to read and review Barger’s newest book, Let’s Ride: Sonny Barger’s Guide to Motorcycling, which comes out this month from the William Morrow imprint of Harper Collins.

And, I was also offered a couple of additional copies, which I’ll be giving away to blog readers.

So c’mon back on Friday for the review and to learn how to sign up to win, and meanwhile try to wrap your brain around this: Sonny Barger wants you to ride, and he wants you to ride safely – for life!

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    6 Responses to “Win Sonny Barger’s new book”
    1. Wow…you must read faster then me! I got a copy of the same book to review. I won’t read your review until after I review it on my site. We will probably have different thoughts since I’m a new rider and you have riden for a few years. Funny Stuff. This blogging world of motorcycle riders is smaller then we think, huh?? :)

    2. Pam says:

      Looking forward to your review!! And being a newbie to see if it is a resource I should have. Ride safe!

    3. Steph – I know that RoadCaptainUSA got one too, they must have contacted several biker bloggers! I think it’s kinda cool that the publishers have us on their radar screens – I enjoyed the process!

      Pam – you know, it’s just like anything, getting multiple perspectives on a topic is always good. Barger has such a checkered history. But, as I will point out in my review, he CERTAINLY knows a thing or two about staying alive on a motorcycle. I’m glad I read the book.

    4. deborah says:

      i would love to have this book
      i just got my license in january
      boyfriend has been riding for over 20-years
      friends have been also riding for over 10-years
      they seem to forget what it was like when they started out
      i need a different perspective

    5. deborah says:

      i would love to have this book – read some online
      i just got my license in january
      boyfriend has been riding for over 20-years
      friends have been also riding for over 10-years
      and i am a small person
      they seem to forget what it was like when they started out
      every little bit helps
      am currently in the process of looking for a bike
      wish me luck!

    6. Debbie D says:

      Would love to able to get a copy of this book. You can never know too much! Hoped I could win one!

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