Jan 28, 2012: Maywood, CA - "Junior" (right) former 4-term President of the Mongols outside the Mongols Party at the House Lounge in Maywood, CA in Los Angeles County. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

Jan 28, 2012: Maywood, CA - "Junior" (right) former 4-term President of the Mongols outside the Mongols Party at the House Lounge in Maywood, CA in Los Angeles County. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

 Jan 28, 2012: Maywood, CA - Mongols Party at the House Lounge in Maywood, CA in Los Angeles County. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

Jan 28, 2012: Maywood, CA - Mongols Party at the House Lounge in Maywood, CA in Los Angeles County. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

 Jan 28, 2012: Maywood, CA - Mongols Party at the House Lounge in Maywood, CA in Los Angeles County. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

Jan 28, 2012: Maywood, CA - Mongols Party at the House Lounge in Maywood, CA in Los Angeles County. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

 Jan 28, 2012: Maywood, CA - Cody Williams (center) a Private Investigator for a Mongol's Lawyer, Mongols Club Bikers eat from the Taco truck, towards the end of the night outside the Mongols Party at the House Lounge in Maywood, CA in Los Angeles County. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

Jan 28, 2012: Maywood, CA - Cody Williams (center) a Private Investigator for a Mongol's Lawyer, Mongols Club Bikers eat from the Taco truck, towards the end of the night outside the Mongols Party at the House Lounge in Maywood, CA in Los Angeles County. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

 April 08, 2012: Phoenix, AZ - Hells Angeles sit ont he patio and a women walks by at a Hells Angeles party on the patio of Kid Chilleen's in Black Canyon City, Arizona. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

April 08, 2012: Phoenix, AZ - Hells Angeles sit ont he patio and a women walks by at a Hells Angeles party on the patio of Kid Chilleen's in Black Canyon City, Arizona. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

 April 08, 2012: Phoenix, AZ - A fan and lady friend gives Sonny Barger a special greeting in the parking lot of the Steel Horse Saloon during the Cave Creek Run and Party to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Sonny Barger's club membership in the The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. Members rode from the Steel Horse Saloon in Phoenix to Kid Chilleen's in Black Canyon City, Arizona. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

April 08, 2012: Phoenix, AZ - A fan and lady friend gives Sonny Barger a special greeting in the parking lot of the Steel Horse Saloon during the Cave Creek Run and Party to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Sonny Barger's club membership in the The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. Members rode from the Steel Horse Saloon in Phoenix to Kid Chilleen's in Black Canyon City, Arizona. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

 April 08, 2012: Phoenix, AZ - Cave Creek Run and Party to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Sonny Barger's club membership in the The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. Members rode from the Steel Horse Saloon in Phoenix to Kid Chilleen's in Black Canyon City, Arizona. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

April 08, 2012: Phoenix, AZ - Cave Creek Run and Party to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Sonny Barger's club membership in the The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. Members rode from the Steel Horse Saloon in Phoenix to Kid Chilleen's in Black Canyon City, Arizona. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

 April 08, 2012: Phoenix, AZ - Cave Creek Run and Party to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Sonny Barger's club membership in the The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. The party at Kid Chilleen's in Black Canyon City, Arizona. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

April 08, 2012: Phoenix, AZ - Cave Creek Run and Party to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Sonny Barger's club membership in the The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. The party at Kid Chilleen's in Black Canyon City, Arizona. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

 April 08, 2012: Phoenix, AZ - Cave Creek Run and Party to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Sonny Barger's club membership in the The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. Members rode from the Steel Horse Saloon in Phoeniz to Kid Chilleen's in Black Canyon City, Arizona. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

April 08, 2012: Phoenix, AZ - Cave Creek Run and Party to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Sonny Barger's club membership in the The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. Members rode from the Steel Horse Saloon in Phoeniz to Kid Chilleen's in Black Canyon City, Arizona. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

 March 21 , 2012: Vagos in Grants Pass, Oregon.
(Julie Platner for The New York Times)

March 21 , 2012: Vagos in Grants Pass, Oregon. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

 March 21 , 2012: Vagos in Grants Pass, Oregon.
(Julie Platner for The New York Times)

March 21 , 2012: Vagos in Grants Pass, Oregon. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

 March 21 , 2012: Vagos in Grants Pass, Oregon.
(Julie Platner for The New York Times)

March 21 , 2012: Vagos in Grants Pass, Oregon. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

 March 21 , 2012: Vagos in Grants Pass, Oregon.
(Julie Platner for The New York Times)

March 21 , 2012: Vagos in Grants Pass, Oregon. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

 April 08, 2012: Phoenix, AZ - Ladies at the Steel Horse Saloon during the Cave Creek Run and Party to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Sonny Barger's club membership in the The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. Members rode from the Steel Horse Saloon in Phoenix to Kid Chilleen's in Black Canyon City, Arizona. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

April 08, 2012: Phoenix, AZ - Ladies at the Steel Horse Saloon during the Cave Creek Run and Party to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Sonny Barger's club membership in the The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. Members rode from the Steel Horse Saloon in Phoenix to Kid Chilleen's in Black Canyon City, Arizona. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

 Grants Pass, Oregon - March 21, 2012: "Bam Bam," 50, sits at the kitchen table of fellow Vagos Member "Badger" in Grants Pass, Oregon. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

Grants Pass, Oregon - March 21, 2012: "Bam Bam," 50, sits at the kitchen table of fellow Vagos Member "Badger" in Grants Pass, Oregon. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

 March 21 , 2012: Vagos in Grants Pass, Oregon.
(Julie Platner for The New York Times)

March 21 , 2012: Vagos in Grants Pass, Oregon. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

 March 21 , 2012: Vagos in Grants Pass, Oregon.
(Julie Platner for The New York Times)

March 21 , 2012: Vagos in Grants Pass, Oregon. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

 March 21 , 2012: Vagos in Grants Pass, Oregon.
(Julie Platner for The New York Times)

March 21 , 2012: Vagos in Grants Pass, Oregon. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)

 March 21 , 2012: Vagos in Grants Pass, Oregon.
(Julie Platner for The New York Times)

March 21 , 2012: Vagos in Grants Pass, Oregon. (Julie Platner for The New York Times)