To get a perspective on how one of BOS original females was drawn to the club scene we took the time to chat together to see where her influences came from. Through our conversation it was clear that the bike scene provided her with more than a feeling of freedom on road but also empowered her to take Jurassic steps in her life away from 2 wheels.
From a young age Pame was exposed to motorcycles as both of her parents rode in their native country Perú. Pame is from a small island, which is considered the rainforest (Amazon) region. Pame’s father has 50 years of riding experience and her mother has 8 years of riding experience. Not only did Pame’s parents ride in Perú but so did her cousins; so naturally for Pame, she was born into bike life. When Pame would visit Perú her cousin’s would show her how to ride their bikes. In Perú you can ride with no helmets, which meant the scenery provided by the rainforest setting allowed for a euphoric experience while riding through the streets. From that point on the wind in her face and hair was a feeling she would never forget.
Fast forward to when Pame was in high school she had the opportunity to ride as a backpack with some friends in her school. She admitted the adrenaline was like no other but she could not leave her life in the hands of someone else. She decided it was time to get her own bike. One day, without telling her parents she rode up to the house with her new bike. Her parents knew she was born a rider and fate had brought her to this point. Her parents never discouraged her from enjoying her seat time and all the members of BOS are grateful to have had the chance to watch Pame negotiate turns like a professional. For Pame bike life opened up her world to an entire community and network of people she would have never met. Her very first bike family was NNR and another female rider “P” that showed Pame much love was apart of that family as well. This is where Pamela first felt the bond of female riders and where she knew the effect she could have on bringing other women into the club scene. This female bond was a huge part of why BOS was created, to have a crew of men and women who could come together as a family. For people who know what the club scene history is like, they know that to have patched in female members is not something that exists however BOS has stretched the boundaries and has created something special.
It is common to assume someone who rides motorcycles is an adrenaline junky so I decided to ask her if she considered herself such. Her response exuded her excitement and passion for bikes, life in general and much more; “I am absolutely an adrenaline junkie, have always been into extreme sports, from surfing in Cali to sand duning in the Peruvian dessert; flying over the Nazca lines to hang gliding over the Alps. Riding Camels in Morocco to winter camping in Banff. I got this from my mama, from as far back as I can remember, she’s been doing crazy s*@t like hiking up mountains for days with gear, white water rafting before having me, and globe trotting with her girls.”
Pame recently made a huge step forward in her life by moving from Toronto to Argentina, where work has taken her and where she is really starting to flourish as a person. I asked Pame if her experience on motorcycles was able to encourage her to take such a leap of faith by moving away from her family and friends. Her response was that she learned that as long as she followed her feelings and felt compelled into action by her passions, then in the end everything would workout.
Our crew is extremely proud to have Pame as a advocate and leader of our club. She is a very important piece to our puzzle. Thanks for sharing your outlook on bike life with us and our readers.