Vans Girls’ Catskills Moto Diaries // Babes Ride Out:  Nina Kaplan 

Look up the word “wanderlust” in the dictionary, and we’re pretty sure you’d come across a photo of moto-babe, Nina Kaplan. Her infectious smile, and adventurous spirit make Nina the ultimate road warrior to add to your travel crew, and time-and-time again she has proven to be one of the most adventurous women we’ve ever met. Just like us, Nina traveled from California to attend Babes Ride Out East Coast, and we were excited to catch up with this ball of positive energy in the humid heat of Catskill, New York. Get to know more about Nina, and learn how motorcycles have changed her life, and the advice she has for girls interested in riding. 

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Well, darlings, I’ve been promising it for ages and here it is, finally.  Lusquez (Lucy x Vaquez) on a motorcycle being cute and romantic in the sunset.  <3 

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It was irrational, Hermione told herself.

They had nothing in common. He was wild, dangerous, reckless….

She wanted him.

When Sirius Black offered to take her for a ride after he caught her biting her lip staring at his motorcycle, she blurted out “Only if I get to wear your jacket.”

He smiled that crooked grin that made her go weak in the knees. “Anything for you, kitten.” He shrugged it off effortlessly, revealing his fitted white t-shirt, and the intricately designed tattoos that clung to his arms and flowed up his neck. He swung it around, covering her bared shoulders, the sundress she wore wouldn’t offer much protection from the wind. “Wouldn’t want you to get cold.”

Hermione batted her eyes and looked up at him through long lashes. Her cheeks tinted pink as she blushed. The jacket was still warm from his body. She had to push the sleeves way up before her hands finally poked out.    

His grin widened.

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New Zealand Gangs Are Making Peace and Mowing Lawns

Members of New Zealand’s notorious Mongrel Mob and Black Power gangs are looking to trade their switchblades for shears. In July the council of Dunedin City, located on the South Island’s east coast, will begin trialling a system where the two gangs can apply for basic community work—such as mowing lawns, trimming hedges, and cutting back foliage.

Since forming in the 60s and 70s, both Mongrel Mob and Black Power have shared a violent rivalry spanning decades. The gangs have been involved in drug trafficking,alleged murder, and robbery—but last year the groups surprised everyone by suddenly making peace. The men then joined forces in a submission to the Dunedin City Council, asking for help in acquiring paid work to support their families.

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull told VICE the work trial was a “breakthrough,” as it kept the gangs reconciled. “It’s remarkable they’re working together. They’ve had a long history of just shooting each other,” he said. “But I think they’re both beginning to realize that violence won’t provide them much of a future anymore.”