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-S1E2 - Josh Stroder (Scoundrel)
Your browser does not support the audio element. This week I am joined by Josh Stroder, the creative juice behind Scoundrel a Southern California based apparel company. Find out more at www.scoudrelmc.com. For more information on Luka Balenovic, visit lukabalenovic.com.
Chopperprophets-S1E11 - Kenny Holman (Lone Rangers MC)
When I first started checking out blogs related to motorcycles believe it or not, The Lone Rangers MC blogspot was one of the first ones I found. There was something about these guys that caught my attention. They worked on their own bikes, supported other folks in the community, and seemed like they were all around good guys (and gals). Call me clarvoyant, because that's exactly how they are. I purchased a belt buckle for my pops from Kenny early on and he hand delivered to me, not just the buckle but a ton of other stuff! He's the real deal and good man. I think once you hear his story you'll agree. 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: email@example.com
Chopperprophets-S1E0 - Pre Release
A pre-release teaser for all your hard work! Keep spreading the word! We launch on April 5th!
Chopperprophets-S1E1 - Matt Briel (Death Science)
For our first interview I am joined by Matt Briel of Death Science. Check out Death Science at www.deathscience.com.
Chopperprophets-S1E3 - Bryan Giles (Red Fang)
This week I have the honor of speaking with Bryan Giles of Red Fang. For more information about the band visit www.redfang.net
Chopperprophets-S1E4 - Larry Pierce (Garage Co. Customs)
This week I'm joined via FaceTime by the very talented and extremely humble Larry Pierce from Garage Company Customs. Larry is an invited builder for Born Free 5 and is building a killer chopped out 47' Knucklehead.
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.
Love the podcast.
Thought you had quit.
Listening to the BF interviews now.
Look forward to more.
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.
"the king of what? the king of style" -spazz