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More women are discovering the thrill of motorcycles
More women are discovering the thrill of motorcycles

They rumble by night, these bikers. Dressed in heavy leather jackets and gloves, long hair streaming from under their helmets, they straddle smoking black-and-chrome motorcycles, waiting for the signal. Finally, it comes: "Alright, ladies. Let's ride!" On a hot Tuesday night, Stacie B. London had come to Silver Lake's Casbah Cafe to meet her East Side Moto Babes riding club for their weekly cruise. London is one of a growing number of Southland women who have taken up the sport with vigor. More than ever, researchers say, women are riding motorcycles. They are designers, fitness instructors, insurance agents and artists, a mixed community of gay and straight,...

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