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Leslie Porterfield

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Leslie Porterfield is the “Fastest Woman in the World on a Motorcycle.” Well qualified, her top average through the mile is 240 miles-per-hour!

She owns her motorcycle shop in Dallas called High Five Cycles. Opened in 2005, her shop is a non-franchised pre-owned motorcycle dealership.

All has not gone smoothly. In 2007, she had a bad accident at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. “I actually didn’t break any records. I broke seven ribs, punctured a lung and had a concussion and I came off the bike at a little over 100 miles-an-hour”, Porterfield said. That didn’t stop her, she rebuilt the bike, and got back on.

“Racing’s a very personal thing, almost a spiritual thing,” she said. “It really takes a lot of personal awareness to set the record. It takes a lot of patience, a lot of focus and prep to be able to go that fast. It’s definitely not a sport for everyone, and it’s definitely not all machine.”

Leslie would like to go beyond, “I’d like to be the fastest person in the world on a motorcycle.” On the flipside, this year Leslie set the World’s SLOWEST record on two wheels on a Honda Ruckus 50cc. This will most likely get her another Guinness Book entry. Just another day for Leslie.

The 33 News channel article on Leslie
Article on Ultimate Motorcycling
Article on CNN’s blog
Leslie’s own website

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