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

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

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by Sonny Barger, Darwin Holmstrom
     
 

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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

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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!

Editorial Reviews

Salon.com
“Sonny Barger truly is an American Legend.”
BikerNews.org
Let’s Ride is the new authoritative guide to motorcycling and rider safety from Sonny Barger, the famous ‘leader of the pack.’”
San Francisco Chronicle
“Barger [is] an American classic, an individualist who lived by a code”
Los Angeles Times
“When Sonny Barger enters a bar, men twice his weight back away. Women stare.”
RoadCaptainUSA.com
“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.”
CycleMatters.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.”
Motorcycle USA
“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.”
Chicago Tribune
“Barger’s the hombre who gave you motorcycle culture. . . . The biker style Barger originated remains timeless.”
Rolling Stone
“The baddest man on two wheels”
Biker Chick News
“Offers up a lifetime of bike-riding wisdom you just can’t argue with”
Clutch and Chrome
“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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061964275
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/26/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
498,276
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

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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Let's Ride 4.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 24 reviews.
DomSaxum More than 1 year ago
I have read just about every 'how to ride' book there is, including watching the "Ride Like a Pro" videos - Let's Ride is about the best one. He writes 'to a rider, from a rider', without all the textbook clichés and over-quoted general rules. Of course, Barer is speaking to the cruiser/tourer rider, and makes no apologies for skipping off-road, antique and race bike enthusiasts. For those looking for an apology or history of his years in the Hells Angels, you'll have to look elsewhere - this book is about learning to ride. What to ride, how to ride, the works. Barger has done a great job!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was pleasantly suprised with this book. I have been riding for a long time and still learned a few things. I am also impressed with Barger's comments and knowledge about all bikes - not just american v-twins. I would say this is a worth while and enjoyable read for all riders from the new to most experiences. Well done Sonny.
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I would of not purchased if I would of known it was a Harley bashing book. It is also for Beginners.
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fej425 More than 1 year ago
This book was a pleasant surprise, tons of useful practical information whether you've been in the saddle 2 years or 25.
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If you love motorcycles and motorcycling, you'll enjoy parts of this book by default. But it's really nothing special by any means. Save your money and spend time on your bike instead.
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