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Wheel Life, on Display at the Motorcycle Show

The "Boss Brothers" stunt-riding team. From left: Brandon Landers, Preston Landers and Dusty Hipps.
Petra Mayer, NPR
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The "Boss Brothers" stunt-riding team. From left: Brandon Landers, Preston Landers and Dusty Hipps.

Her mother once told her she'd be disowned if she ever bought a motorcycle.

But that didn't stop NPR's Petra Mayer from checking out the International Motorcycle Show in Washington, D.C.

She found eye-catching bikes, including a Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Screaming Eagle, and a trio of Texas teens in a stunt-riding show. And she came away "longing for the open road."

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Petra Mayer (she/her) is an editor (and the resident nerd) at NPR Books, focusing on fiction, and particularly genre fiction. She brings to the job passion, speed-reading skills, and a truly impressive collection of Doctor Who doodads. You can also hear her on the air and on the occasional episode of Pop Culture Happy Hour.