Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Female Hog Riders No Longer “Bitch On The Back With A Rack”

BOULDER, Colo. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The times they are a- changin’ for bikers: A woman who rides a motorcycle is no longer thought of as “the bitch on the back with a rack.”

According to Carol Setters, a Harley rider for the last five years, the days of female riders being thought of as eye candy, “always on the wrong side of the law” and an “accessory” to inked-up male riders have been left in the dust.

She says, these days, most lady hog straddlers are like herself: happily married, law-abiding citizens who are more likely to be covered in pants and sweatshirts than tattoos and leather.

In her words, “We are not just rebels anymore like many people think. We are actually pretty normal.”

She figures her book, Kick Start: A Cosmic Biker Babe’s Guide to Life and Changing the Planet (Conari Press), will help prove some of these stereotypes wrong and show female riders that they “can be whatever they want to be.”

The book rumbles into stores May 1.

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