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Wheel Life, on Display at the Motorcycle Show

The "Boss Brothers" stunt-riding team. From left: Brandon Landers, Preston Landers and Dusty Hipps.
Petra Mayer, NPR
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The "Boss Brothers" stunt-riding team. From left: Brandon Landers, Preston Landers and Dusty Hipps.

Her mother once told her she'd be disowned if she ever bought a motorcycle.

But that didn't stop NPR's Petra Mayer from checking out the International Motorcycle Show in Washington, D.C.

She found eye-catching bikes, including a Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Screaming Eagle, and a trio of Texas teens in a stunt-riding show. And she came away "longing for the open road."

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Petra Mayer died on November 13, 2021. She has been remembered by friends and colleagues, including all of us at NPR. The Petra Mayer Memorial Fund for Internships has been created in her honor.