Sarah Palin looks the part of a biker.
She and her family met with riders of the thousands-strong Rolling Thunder Memorial Day parade from Arlington, Virginia to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.
Wearing black from head to toe, Ms Palin rode a 'few feet' on the back of a motorcycle, according to The New York Times.
Ms Palin also chatted with other motorcyclists and joked about how warm she is in her leather jacket. Temperatures in Washington are expected to climb near 90 degrees.
The Palins will soon board her tour bus, as she braces for the hardest task of all... meeting the people of New England for the first time.
It's the part of the country that's least friendly to her and the area that she has avoided since 2008.
Mrs Palin did not set foot in early presidential state New Hampshire at all during her two book tours or her Tea Party outings last year.
As the spotlight on her has dimmed, however, she has chosen to stop by the state where she's probably not expecting rapturous standing ovation.
Political analyist Terry Madonna, a pollster from Pennsylvania who directs the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin & Marshall College, said: 'She has to show she can broaden her appeal.
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