On April 14, 2012, the author of the memoir To Drink the Wild Air: One Womanâ€™s Quest to Touch the Horizon and one of the first female motorcycle racers in her time, Birgit Soyka, will read from her book at Moto Shop in South San Francisco.
Online PR News – 26-February-2012 – – San Francisco, CA, US, February 14, 2012 -- On April 14, 2012, the author of the memoir To Drink the Wild Air: One Womanâ€™s Quest to Touch the Horizon and one of the first female motorcycle racers in her time, Birgit Soyka, will read from her book at Moto Shop in South San Francisco. From Female Road Warrior to Spreadsheet Jockey, To Drink the Wild Air chronicles one womanâ€™s journey of adventure, freedom, and motorcycle racing to becoming a survivor of a subsequent corporate career burn out.
Few people live life on the edge the way Birgit has. She seizes life with both hands and eagerly anticipates the next big adventure. From sleeping on the hood of her car watching the stars twinkle across the desert night sky in Arizona to the shocking experience of being kidnapped and robbed in Mexico City, Birgitâ€™s adventures gives readers a glimpse of her life racing along the twisting roads of untamed dreams. Audacious and honest with a healthy dose of humor, Birgitâ€™s story is a reminder to live life to the fullest, to persevere no matter what the obstacles, and to always remain true to yourself.
Inspirational and entertaining, Birgitâ€™s memoir recounts the journey from her wild motorcycle days in her homeland of Germany to the narrowing noose of career burnout in the United States, which left her with the question: Is this all life has to offer? It was also a wakeup call to reclaim the fearless spirit of her youth and to combine it with her sophisticated adult wisdom.
Birgit was the only female breaking into the male dominated sport of motorcycle racing in southern California, showing courage and determination to win a championship against all odds and encountering injuries, destitution, homelessness, and the threat of deportation along the way.
In 2011, 26 years later, Birgit rekindled her love affair with motorcycles when she bought a Honda CBR 600 and now feels the thrill, fascination and passion at a different age. She will compare the â€˜thenâ€™ and â€˜nowâ€™ of a female road racer's psyche. The Moto Shop program is April 14, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a social hour starting at 5 p. m. at 325 South Maple Avenue #20 in South San Francisco, CA 94080. http://BayAreaMotoShop.com.
About The Author
Born and raised in Germany, Birgit Soyka became one of the first female motorcycle racers in her time. Her desire to live a less ordinary life drew her at an early age to adventure, travel, and motorcycle racing. She worked several years for Motorcycle Magazine mo in Germany and forged a successful U.S. business career in the Logistics sector that took her to various places in the world including Mexico, Switzerland, and Africa. Eventually career burnout was the trigger to re-think her life. Today, she makes her home in San Francisco, California and plans an expedition to cross California on an electric bike â€“ a feat thatâ€™s never been attempted or accomplished by a female. Website: ToDrinktheWildAir.com.
About Moto Shop
Moto Shop in South San Francisco is a place where the public can come and work on their motorcycle (street, dirt, or scooter), with or without help. They have tools any one can use and the space to do it. There are reserveable work stations with lifts and tools to perform motorcycle maintenance and repairs such as oil changes, carburetor rebuilds, exhaust installs, tire changes, heated grips installs, and chain replacements. Moto Shop also has weekly hands-on classes that teach how to perform the various tasks required to maintain a motorcycle.
To Drink the Wild Air, One Womanâ€™s Quest to Touch the Horizon, By Birgit Soyka, Price: US $16.95, Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-983-03980-8, Publication Date: November 12, 2010, Published by Parendum Books
To Drink The Wild Air
2727 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA 94122