By Edward Winterhalder & Arthur Veno

The global of bikers' golf equipment has lengthy been shrouded in secrecy, however the function of girls in those male bastions is much more mysterious. well known photographs of scantily clad ladies who're little greater than slaves do not do justice to the wealthy background and tradition of the numerous girls who've selected to experience with their biker males. Even much less press is given to the ladies who trip of their personal correct in golf equipment that commemorate the camaraderie of alternative girls and the liberty and pleasure of driving strong motorbikes.

Ever because Motor Maids, the 1st woman bike membership, shaped within the Thirties with their old fashioned white gloves and a flourish of colour on their jackets, ladies bikers were turning heads. And but this present day within the male international of the golf equipment ladies are obvious as mere 'accessories' for male membership participants and the foundations and protocols they have to detect are magnificent, although a few wield way more energy over their males than it is going to appear.

Biker Chicks brings jointly the private tales of the ladies - the 'ole ladies', the 'strippers', the 'hang-arounds', the 'biker sluts', the 'mamas' and the 'sweet butts', in addition to the reviews of the all lady biker teams - and places them into the context of an extended unique heritage, detailing the forces and motivations that draw specific ladies to the motorbike scene.

Biker Chicks is a special and well timed investigate a global that mystifies - occasionally terrifies - the outsider.

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The age of the ‘nuclear family’ was dawning. Soon that new invention, television, would churn out gender stereotypes and idealized sitcoms like Father Knows Best and The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. It wouldn’t be until some four decades later that the sight of a woman mounted on a motorcycle, whether for transportation, recreation or competition, became commonplace. But before this was achieved women would face yet another hurdle, one that was much more demeaning than anything they had encountered.

Those who are serious about speed are often attracted to sanctioned racing or club racing, either off-road or on paved circuits. At least the responsible ones who are concerned about the dire consequences that can A Brief History of Motorcycles and Women Riders result from threading their way through traffic at high speeds look towards sanctioned or club competition as a means to satisfy their craving for life in the fast lane. It is ironic that the majority of professional motorcycle racers do not like riding on public roads.

With gasoline rationing in place, the motorcycle was the most economical mode of transportation. Riding one was deemed patriotic. And women needed transportation. For many of them, it was a simple case of learning to ride the bike, if they hadn’t already, that had been parked in a shed or garage by their husband, brother, father, or boyfriend before they went off to war. Almost overnight women motorcyclists were no longer considered different or an oddity, at least by the less uptight members of the population.

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