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From Soccer Mom and Drug Addict to Vibrant Motorcycling Woman

New motorcycle-themed autobiography written to inspire others

By Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
4/19/2015

After a six-month motorcycle journey across 26 states, former beauty queen, soccer mom, and drug addict, Sash Walker was inspired to write a tell-all about her transformational life. “Rude Biker Check: Lessons From My Daddy,” is Sash’s story of her rising up from a humdrum life in the suburbs including a tumultuous marriage to how she got to where she is today—living and working while riding her motorcycle around the country. 

From Soccer Mom and Drug Addict to Vibrant Motorcycling Woman Sash Walker
Sash Walker now lives and works from the road while traveling the U.S. on her motorcycle.

“Where we live does not define us. It’s what lives inside of us that defines who we are” Sash says quoting her father, who inspired much of what is in the book.

Haunted by drug addiction and sexual abuse in her teen years, Sash came just a hair-trigger away from committing suicide. It all turned around, however, after hearing an inspiring song on the radio.

From Soccer Mom and Drug Addict to Vibrant Motorcycling Woman Rude Biker Chick
"Rude Biker Chick: Lessons From My Daddy" is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords for $9.99.

The 110-page tell-all describes the process of how Sash crawled out from under the thumb of an abusive husband and manipulative mother. She delves into her childhood growing up with motorcycle club members, developing a fascination with the biker culture, and the heartbreak of her father’s passing. "I remember sitting on my Daddy’s lap while he and other 1%ers conducted business,” Sash recalls of her childhood. “Those men with their honor, integrity, and vision of life taught me more about really living than anyone in polite society ever did."

From Soccer Mom and Drug Addict to Vibrant Motorcycling Woman Sash Age 6
Sash at age 6, right after her parent's divorce. She says this was the most heart-wrenching time in her life.

In 2013, she bought a motorcycle and spent two months learning how to ride. Then she jumped feet first into the fire on a six-month journey across the United States to rediscover her strengths. Along the way, Walker encountered bad weather, bouts of fibromyalgia, and dangerous drivers. But inside her helmet she heard her father’s wisdom to help her through it all, much of what which she shares in the book. 

From Soccer Mom and Drug Addict to Vibrant Motorcycling Woman Sash Walker Indian
Sash has literally reinvented herself and says she's now living the life she's always dreamed. She runs a business and a full-time writing career from the road, including contributing articles to Women Riders Now. Her review of the Indian Motorcycle Scout on WRN—the bike she's riding here—received lots of feedback.

"Rude Biker Chick" describes two simultaneous journeys, one of personal growth, and the other a six-month motorcycle tour. Filled with photographs, stories from the journey, and actual quotes from her father, the book describes the transformation from a depressed housewife into a vibrant, independent new woman.

"Rude Biker Chick: Lessons From My Daddy" is available on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords for $9.99. To read more of Sash's stories on WRN, visit Sash and Steve's Life on the Road at this link.

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