I don’t think that Alicia meant to be hero when she put together this book but in the end she is as much a hero as any of the other women represented in this book. As a rider who is on again/off again on her motorcycle due to both physical ailments and anxieties of my own making buying this book has been the best money spent in a long time. It rekindled the passion that lay buried beneath fear and anxiety to burn hot enough to break through to the surface like a Holy Grail.
She lovingly recounts the lives and passions of role models new and old. Many of the women I recognize as they are some of my own personal heroes. I even found a few new ones to admire from like Lois Price who has been all over the world on solo riding tours (even places like Iran and Africa) as well as being an amazing author. Then there is Mary McGee who was ground breaking in getting women into motorsports. She has even been inducted into the AMA Hall of Fame!
I also found more women to learn from. New examples of a passionate life and a love for motorcycles. Women who show us that women really can do anything. They can ride, race, take solo tours around the world, set world records and even be mechanics and motorcycle designers.
This is a perfect gift for someone- anyone- you love who thinks they can’t do it. These women have beat the odds. Better still this is the perfect gift for yourself. Women to learn from. Women that can show you your own inner strength and passion.
Find your inspiration.