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<p>Bessie Stringfield biked across the United States in the 1930s, a rare feat for an African American woman at the time. Later she became an asset to the United States government as a civilian motorcycle dispatcher—the only woman in her unit. With a military crest attached to her blue Harley-Davidson Knucklehead, she carried documents between domestic US bases.</p> <p>Later, in the 1950s, Stringfield settled in Miami, bought a house, and became a nurse. In her early days in Florida, she clashed with the local police when she tried to obtain her motorcycle license and was rebuffed. Determined, Stringfield demanded a meeting with their captain, a white motorcycle cop in the Black precinct. He took her to a nearby park and ordered her to perform several difficult motorcycle tricks. She nailed all of them and he relented, granting her a license.</p> <p>Stringfield continued biking until her death when she was in her 80s.</p> Source: <a href="https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/qvxke7/bessie-stringfield-first-black-woman-motorcycled-across-america-jim-crow">https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/qvxke7/bessie-stringfield-first-black-woman-motorcycled-across-america-jim-crow</a>: <p>Bessie Stringfield biked across the United States in the 1930s, a rare feat for an African American woman at the time. Later she became an asset to the United States government as a civilian motorcycle dispatcher—the only woman in her unit. With a military crest attached to her blue Harley-Davidson Knucklehead, she carried documents between domestic US bases.</p> <p>Later, in the 1950s, Stringfield settled in Miami, bought a house, and became a nurse. In her early days in Florida, she clashed with the local police when she tried to obtain her motorcycle license and was rebuffed. Determined, Stringfield demanded a meeting with their captain, a white motorcycle cop in the Black precinct. He took her to a nearby park and ordered her to perform several difficult motorcycle tricks. She nailed all of them and he relented, granting her a license.</p> <p>Stringfield continued biking until her death when she was in her 80s.</p> Source: <a href="https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/qvxke7/bessie-stringfield-first-black-woman-motorcycled-across-america-jim-crow">https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/qvxke7/bessie-stringfield-first-black-woman-motorcycled-across-america-jim-crow</a>

<p>Bessie Stringfield biked across the United States in the 1930s, a rare feat for an African American woman at the time. Later she becam...

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srsfunny:Driver Admits He Has No Idea What Co-Driver Is Talking About: Rally driver admits he has no idea what co-driver is talking about Top British rally driver, Mark Fischer, today found himself at the centre of a storm of controversy after confessing that he had absolutely no idea what his long-term co-driver, Gethyn Davis, was talking about during races It had been assumed that co-drivers were reading 'pace notes', a series of instructions describing how to negotiate the road layout ahead, but Fischer claims the notes are total nonsense' and that he has simply been humouring his co-driver all these years. 'I's just gibberish,' he said. 'But the regulations say that there must be two people in the car at all times during the race, and Gethyn was a good mate so l always just took him along for the ride Davis is reported to be furious at Fischer's statement and maintains that they were equal partners in the team, but Fisher has been quick to dismiss this Oh, come on,' he said. ' mean, '50 5left and stop 2-right half minus braking into K-right 90 maybe and absolute crest 500%. What the hell am I supposed to make of that when I'm flat out over a jump sideways at 90mph?" This is not the first time Fischer has courted controversy over the role of co-drivers. In 2009, after finding himself without a co-driver for the Jyvaskyla Rally in Finland, he kidnapped a homeless man and forcibly strapped him into the passenger seat to ensure that the two-people-in-each-car rule was complied with. The stunt only came to light when onboard footage taken during the race revealed that rather than reading the 'pace notes', the Finnish co-driver was in fact screaming the words 'Oh shit!' over and over again, occasionally interspersed with other phrases including, 'Watch out for that house' and Slow down, you mad bastard srsfunny:Driver Admits He Has No Idea What Co-Driver Is Talking About
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