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It was the fall of 2012. My wife and I were on a ride down to Encinitas, Ca. with some close friends. We were having some dinner and talking about bikes, riding, and other aspects of chopperin'. My brothers wife leans over and says, "You should do a blog or podcast; something about choppers and interview people or something."
My initial reaction was and I quote "Lamest idea ever." There were/are many excuses why I didn't want to start one, but I couldn't really come up with a valid reason why I shouldn't. Then it hit me... I love motorcycles, mostly noisy, greasy, oil leaking, hand built, choppers, but none the less I love them. After attending my first Born Free, meeting various people, and having an all around great time I realized that I wanted to share this love of two wheels and the people behind the machines with the world.
Chopper Prophets was born almost literally over a 24 hour period, but for everything to come together, it's been quite a ride. As I've recorded casts, read articles, blogs, Instagram posts, and met new people, I've felt this ever increasing desire to spread the gospel of chop. Not just the bikes, the builders, and the events, but the people. The people are what make this culture what it is and they are as unique as the bikes they build and/or ride.
It's not just about those who build or ride though. Chopperin' is a mental state that says "I know how it's supposed to be, but I'm going to do it this way." There are very few differences between a hacker and someone who has this mind set. They both end with something being taken apart and modified. I think that's what I love most of all about the culture.
So, here we are now. The Voice of Chopper Culture... or at least attempting to be.

Chopper Prophets Mike Tubbs

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It was the fall of 2012. My wife and I were on a ride down to Encinitas, Ca. with some close friends. We were having some dinner and talking about bikes, riding, and other aspects of chopperin'. My brothers wife leans over and says, "You should do a blog or podcast; something about choppers and interview people or something."
My initial reaction was and I quote "Lamest idea ever." There were/are many excuses why I didn't want to start one, but I couldn't really come up with a valid reason why I shouldn't. Then it hit me... I love motorcycles, mostly noisy, greasy, oil leaking, hand built, choppers, but none the less I love them. After attending my first Born Free, meeting various people, and having an all around great time I realized that I wanted to share this love of two wheels and the people behind the machines with the world.
Chopper Prophets was born almost literally over a 24 hour period, but for everything to come together, it's been quite a ride. As I've recorded casts, read articles, blogs, Instagram posts, and met new people, I've felt this ever increasing desire to spread the gospel of chop. Not just the bikes, the builders, and the events, but the people. The people are what make this culture what it is and they are as unique as the bikes they build and/or ride.
It's not just about those who build or ride though. Chopperin' is a mental state that says "I know how it's supposed to be, but I'm going to do it this way." There are very few differences between a hacker and someone who has this mind set. They both end with something being taken apart and modified. I think that's what I love most of all about the culture.
So, here we are now. The Voice of Chopper Culture... or at least attempting to be.

    Chopperprophets-S3E9 - Irish Rich

    Chopperprophets-S3E9 - Irish Rich

    Irish Rich is the owner of Shamrock Fabrication/Irish Rich Custom Cycles, a "no frills" custom motorcycle and fabrication shop. Rich has been involved with custom motorcycles and hot rods for over 47 years, and is a 11 year member of the Sinners, out of Southern California. Rich and his motorcycles have appeared in Street Chopper, DicE Magazine, The Horse, Easyriders, IronWorks, S&S Performance Times, Bigtwin, Show Class Magazine, Jesse James' documentary "The History Of The Chopper", One World Studios' "The Harbortown Bobber", and the Joyrides Art Co.'s book -"Joyrides-The Photography of Mark Kawakami". He also currently writes, and has written tech articles and feature stories for most of the custom motorcycle publications, and wrote an ongoing column for the first 16 issues of Greasy Kulture Magazine. Shamrock Fabrication/Irish Rich Custom Cycles is located in Broomfield, Colorado - just about half-way between Denver and Boulder. Grab your headphones, a stool, and hangout with us as we talk about life and of course... scooters! Visit Irish Rich at: Web: http://www.shamrockfabrication.com/ IG: @irishrichcustomcycles Music: Wo Fat - The Conjuring  Host/Producer: Mike Tubbs Executive Producer: Heather Tubbs All music and video within the Intro and Outro portion of this audio/video are the sole property of their respective owners. All interview portions of this video are property of ChopperProphets.com and may not be duplicated without the consent of the owner. Contact: chopperprophets@gmail.com for more information.

    Chopperprophets-S3E8 - JP Rodman

    Chopperprophets-S3E8 - JP Rodman

    JP has a great story. He's fallen to great depths and is now rising far above what he thought possible, but he's doing with a solid grounding; remembering where he's come from. This year (2015) he won the Showclass Magazine's People's Champ contest. Having competed against 30+ builders for a spot at the final, he not only made it to the finals, but clinched the grand prize and had his bike displayed at Born Free for all the public to see. Grab a beverage and hang out with us as we discuss life and motorcycles. Visit JP at: Web: http://www.jprodman.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/jp_rodman/ Web: http://www.nikkizabicki.com/ (urban art & decor) Music: Wo Fat - The Conjuring Host/Producer: Mike Tubbs Executive Producer: Heather Tubbs All music and video within the Intro and Outro portion of this video are the sole property of their respective owners. All interview portions of this video are property of ChopperProphets.com and may not be duplicated without the consent of the owner. Contact: chopperprophets@gmail.com for more information.

    Chopperprophets-S3E7 - Tyler Malinky (Lowbrow Customs)

    Chopperprophets-S3E7 - Tyler Malinky (Lowbrow Customs)

    I first met Tyler face to face at the annual Biltwell swap about a year ago. Tyler leads a pretty busy life, being a dad, traveling, riding, racing, and supporting events all around the globe. He's built a small empire with Lowbrow Customs which now supports not only himself full time but friends and family as well. Through the magic of the interwebs, we were able to sit down virtually with Tyler and talk. There's a whole lot more to this man than meets the eye. Grab a beverage or two and join us. Visit Lowbrow Customs at: Web: http://www.lowbrowcustoms.com IG: @lowbrowcustoms Music: Wo Fat - The Conjuring  Host/Producer: Mike Tubbs Executive Producer: Heather Tubbs All music and video within the Intro and Outro portion of this video are the sole property of their respective owners. All interview portions of this video are property of ChopperProphets.com and may not be duplicated without the consent of the owner. Contact: chopperprophets@gmail.com for more information.

    Chopperprophets-S3E6 - Dave Polgreen

    Chopperprophets-S3E6 - Dave Polgreen

    This interview is one that couldn't have come together as it did any other way. Dave and his family had just moved to California from Minnesota and were likely still unpacking when he came down to talk choppers and life with me. Dave is such an unassuming person. He is calm, easy to talk with, and has had some great experiences in life. These things made this interview a complete pleasure and I think you'll agree that Dave is one of those people that plays his cards close to chest but when he does show his hand, you walk away a better person. Visit Dave at: Web: The Wretched Hive IG: @djp210 Music: Wo Fat - The Conjuring Host/Producer: Mike Tubbs Executive Producer: Heather Tubbs All Music is the sole property of the respective owner. ChopperProphets.com does not own any of the music used in the podcast. All interview is the sole property of ChopperProphets.com and may not be reproduced without permission. For more information write: chopperprophets@gmail.com

    Chopperprophets-S3E5 -Keino Sasaki (Keino Cycles, NY)

    Chopperprophets-S3E5 -Keino Sasaki (Keino Cycles, NY)

    A few words come to mind when I think of Keino, but one really stands out; Determined. Keino has lived a pretty incredible life not void of adventure or amazing opportunity. It takes guts to stare fear in the face, pack up everything you own, and move across the country for a single opportunity. It takes even more guts to leave your native land to pursue a dream in another. Sit down with Keino and I as we discuss life, loss, and the pursuits of a dreamer. Keino Cycles 12 Van Dyke St., Brooklyn, NY 11231 Web: www.keinocycles.com IG: @Keinocycles FB: Keino Cycles Music: Wo Fat - The Conjuring Host/Producer: Mike Tubbs Executive Producer: Heather Tubbs All Music is the sole property of the respective owner. ChopperProphets.com does not own any of the music used in the podcast. All interview is the sole property of ChopperProphets.com and may not be reproduced without permission. For more information write: chopperprophets@gmail.com

    Chopperprophets-S3E4 - Anya & Ashmore (BabesRideOut.com)

    Chopperprophets-S3E4 - Anya & Ashmore (BabesRideOut.com)

    What do you get when two young women who love to ride motorcycles plan a little ride to a remote location in the deserts of Southern California? A huge response from female riders all over the country and a hell of a good time! Join me as I sit down with Anya and Ashmore, the creators of Babes Ride Out (BRO) and discover what makes Ashmore tick and this pair such a dynamic duo. Web: http://www.babesrideout.com IG: @babesrideout Music: Wo Fat - The Conjuring Host/Producer: Mike Tubbs Executive Producer: Heather Tubbs All Music is the sole property of the respective owner. ChopperProphets.com does not own any of the music used in the podcast. All interview is the sole property of ChopperProphets.com and may not be reproduced without permission. For more information write: chopperprophets@gmail.com

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Dookie1032 ,

Good Stuff! Classy act!

Very entertaining and professionally done. The guests are entertaining and Mike sounds like a pro radio personality. Give this a listen.

Me26789 ,

Awesome show!!

Love the podcast.
Thought you had quit.
Listening to the BF interviews now.
Look forward to more.

chucklikesmetal ,

this is legit

Such a humble podcast. I have listened to probably between five and ten of these. Max, Jason etc... But I just listened to Bill bryant and man... This podcast is a perfect compliment to everything I love about bikes. It's just great hearing the true current day legends are in person. Being way up northeast I look to the cali guys with envy. This podcast speaks chopper truth. I don't know of another chopper podcast out there. But this is a pretty good one to listen to.

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