Forget beardy blokes — biker gangs are getting a fresh, female makeover. Amelia Abraham talks motors and misogyny with leader of the pack, Tamara Bell. Arriving at the Kingdom of Kicks workshop on a windswept and unlovely street in the far reaches of Hackney Wick , the first thing you notice are the bikes. There are dozens of them — dozens and dozens, of every colour and make imaginable — propped up against the brick wall of the nondescript building. Inside, there are more — as well as assorted tools, helmets, bolts — and a poster of a naked woman shot from behind. How did a girl from Ealing became such a passionate petrol head? I used to ride it around London at night. Turns out, the biker stereotype is changing. Her business partner Ame Pearce, 33, is a fashion designer by day; together they run biker-inspired clothing brand Burds London , a collection of tough-girl jeans and jackets.
What you see on TV is crap and not all biker communities war with one another, but rather where I live every MC of every color embraces the same principles: honor, respect, and brotherhood…family. These clubs are not democratic organizations, ruled by the many for the good of the all. Women must be outwardly submissive, be thick-skinned about sexist attitudes, and be able to get along reasonably well with the other women…. I resented the assumption that my vagina automatically rendered my intellect inferior to a person with a penis and a three-piece patch.
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You are now logged in. Forgot your password? On a rainy night in , Charles Umbenhauer pulled his Yamaha motorcycle into the parking lot of a hotel in New Jersey so that he and his wife could wait out the storm before finishing their ride from his hometown of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to the Jersey shore. The front desk clerk would let them stay under one condition.
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