Fast Girl

Racing magazines sell you sex and speed, with pneumatic young ladies blithely straddling pieces of machinery as if to say, "Ride me, ride this." What's the metaphor when a sweet-faced damsel can handle a roaring engine between her legs?

Find out when Leslie Porterfield comes to town. In 2008, Porterfield became the first female to join the Bonneville 200 MPH Club when she blasted across Utah’s brackish Bonneville Salt Flats at 209 miles per hour. Apparently, that wasn't fast enough, so, in 2009, she broke the men's record and made history when she rocketed to 240 miles per hour, winning the coveted Top Speed of the Meet award. Not bad for the petite blonde who bought her first motorcycle at 16, built and raced her own hybrid machines, and, in 2005, opened up her own shop called High Five Cycles in Dallas, Texas.

The meet and greet includes barbecue grub and a pool tournament.

Sat., June 26, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 2010
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