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.