- Hardcover: 155 pages
- Publisher: Paperwings Publishing; 1st edition (September 15, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0982517009
- ISBN-13: 978-0982517000
- Package Dimensions: 8.1 x 8.1 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,736,108 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Chicks On Bikes Hardcover – September 15, 2009
Christina Shook captures the tribe. Biking women may be less than one fourth of the riding world, but we are here and we are growing. Just check out that vagina on the cover. Christina shows us in our glory. Passion roars out of every woman s picture. It takes so much courage for women to break the taboos against riding alone that each woman s story is unique and wonderful. We jam the wind and our lives reflect that glory. Hard won and harder kept, Christina s presentation of riding women s stories reveals the heroism and hardships of splitting from the pack. --Thunder Press Magazine
Christina Shook's words and pictures are provocative from the minute you look at them. Her latest book, Chicks On Bikes, uses pictures to tell the stories of, well, women on motorcycles. --Thunder Press Magazine
Christina Shook's words and pictures are provocative from the minute you look at them. Her latest book, Chicks On Bikes, uses pictures to tell the stories of, well, women on motorcycles. --San Francisco Examiner
About the Author
Christina Shook is a professional lifestyle photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been riding motorcycles most of her adult life and documenting women riders for over 10 years. Her photography has appeared in numerous magazines and exhibitions. It is in the of the National Women's Museum in Dallas, Texas.
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Chicks on Bikes by Christina Shook takes us into the minds and hearts of women motorcyclists, capturing a good bit of diversity, courage and playfulness. An eclectic collection of women riders, artfully illustrated by Shook's camera and prose, reward the reader immediately with visual candy of the tart sort. Whatever is seen here -from a middle-aged adventuress to pro-racers and executive lifers--it's not a cliché of women and bikes, and it's definitely worth a look.
At bottom though, Shook's interviews and introspections on why women ride, seems very much like the reasons people engage in most sports -- it just satisfies them in a way nothing else does. There is something very special in having control of a sport and challenging oneself. To share this with like-minded (and bodied) others is a certain kind of bliss. Shook gives us more than a collection of interesting photos and snippets of adventures in this insightfully entertaining book for men and women alike. As Shook says, "These women redefine what is beautiful."
"You have to learn all the words to some songs if you're going on a long bike journey or you'll end up humming Jingle bells for 500 miles." Barbara Joans, author, anthropologist, motorcyclist.
I can't believe "Chicks on Bikes" only has one review. Well, now Christina has two. Come on everyone; lend the lady a helping hand. If you've read Christina's book, write a review.