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Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Female bikers

Harleys aren't just for big, bad biker dudes anymore.

They're for people like Karen Bridge of Framingham, too. She bought her first motorcycle two years ago, a Yamaha that she's nicknamed "Pearl."

Between 1998 and 2003, the number of women bikers increased by 34 percent, the Christian Science Monitor reports today.

Today, one out of every ten motorcycle owners is female.

Bridge told the Monitor that when she's riding her bike, "I feel like a little kid again"

-- Erica Tochin

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