Thursday, November 11
When hair and handlebars grew
I'm endlessly fascinated by that period in English biking history when rockers transformed into greasers (or grebos, or 'bikers'). The catalyst seems to have been 'Easy Rider'.
Look at any photos taken at UK festivals from the late '60s to early '70s, and you'll see the emergence of apes on otherwise stock British bikes, surplus WWII German helmets, homemade MC patches... and even real choppers.
I'm researching a piece for the mag on this period (with the gratefully-received help of guys who were there in the thick of it like Quaffmeister)... should be good.
If you have any photos from that period, please get in touch.