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    Women Authors: Books on Motorcycling

    Here are a few reads on my shelves:

    Hear Me Roar by Ann Ferrar
    This is a nice synopsis of the history and current state of women in
    motorcycling.
    http://www.amazon.com/Hear-Me-Roar-M.../dp/1884313248

    Dee Tours by Dee Gagnon
    Dee quit her job and spent a summer solo on the road. A very readable
    personal story. She published it herself, and it may be hard to find.
    http://www.amazon.com/DeeTours-Dee-G...5911964&sr=1-1

    The Perfect Vehicle by Melissa Holbrook Pierson
    One woman's story about her life with her motorcycle. She is a very
    competent writer (and rider.)
    http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Vehicl...5912202&sr=1-1

    Have you got any books you'd recommend?

    P.S. Unfortunately, I lent out two of these books, and if YOU HAVE THEM,
    PLEASE RETURN THEM ALREADY!
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    I just ordered "The Perfect Vehicle" last night along with American Borders by Carla King. (I'll give a review after I read it.)
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    Another good read by a Women author is "Lois on the Loose" by Lois Pryce. It can be found on Amazon.

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    I'm the co-author of ''Le Quebec ?á moto''...but my publisher decided not to print it in english....

    I will give you any advice you could ask for if you ever plan to spend some time in our part of eastern Canada.

    ciao!

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    Welcome, Odile! It's great to see you here.

    What have you been up to?

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    Hi Voni!

    I don't have the chance to be retired from the working world like you are so ..I have to work a lot during summertime but I've found the time to ride a few thousand miles per season you know.

    I could'nt make it to the BM rally this summer + the Women Conference in Colorado.

    I hope we'll see each other next year. You take care and say hello to Mr. Paul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monoseat View Post
    I'm the co-author of ''Le Quebec ?á moto''...but my publisher decided not to print it in english....

    I will give you any advice you could ask for if you ever plan to spend some time in our part of eastern Canada.

    ciao!

    Odile.
    I read somewhere that the state and province with the highest per capita number of licensed
    motorcyclists are New Hampshire and Quebec.
    I know a lot of the GS riders are from Quebec, too.
    Does your book have off-road rides as well as street rides?
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    Biker Lady by Sasha Mullins is a fun read. Great pictures too.

    http://www.bikerlady.com/default.htm

    I see she has a new book . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by iRene View Post
    I read somewhere that the state and province with the highest per capita number of licensed
    motorcyclists are New Hampshire and Quebec.
    I know a lot of the GS riders are from Quebec, too.
    Does your book have off-road rides as well as street rides?
    sorry, no, only street rides.

    But I know there is forum for off-road riders in Quebec,...maybe they could help you out with some info:
    http://motoaventurequebec.xooit.com/index.php

    And there is Quebec BMW club with a lot of off-road riders:
    http://www.bmw-club-quebec.qc.ca/forum/


    Ciao!

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    Quote Originally Posted by womanridge View Post
    I just ordered "The Perfect Vehicle" last night along with American Borders by Carla King. (I'll give a review after I read it.)
    The initial few pages, where she describes someone leaving their home on their bike, is fabulous.

    The rest of it is composed of equal parts naivete and bad stereotypes as she tries to figure out who she is and who we are.

    I give it a C+/B-

    "Hear me Roar" struck Tina as a printed version of "Look at me! I'm a girl on a bike!".
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa View Post
    The initial few pages, where she describes someone leaving their home on their bike, is fabulous.

    The rest of it is composed of equal parts naivete and bad stereotypes as she tries to figure out who she is and who we are.

    I give it a C+/B-

    "Hear me Roar" struck Tina as a printed version of "Look at me! I'm a girl on a bike!".
    An easy read, and yeah, It was not my type of story if I didn't have a M/C obsession, but I was envious of her mechanical skills. I also think some of her "flings" were something from a different era. Pretty cool that she connected with families and couples while camping though. Almost like a BMW Rally, hey?
    And of course, it was a Ural, not a BMW. LOL But, I still have respect for anyone making a round the country ride on a bike.
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