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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

Chopperprophets-S1E2 - Josh Stroder (Scoundrel)

1/23/2017
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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.

Duration:00:47:30

Chopperprophets-S1E11 - Kenny Holman (Lone Rangers MC)

1/23/2017
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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...

Duration:00:32:33

Chopperprophets-S1E0 - Pre Release

1/23/2017
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A pre-release teaser for all your hard work! Keep spreading the word! We launch on April 5th!

Duration:00:00:52

Chopperprophets-S1E1 - Matt Briel (Death Science)

1/23/2017
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For our first interview I am joined by Matt Briel of Death Science. Check out Death Science at www.deathscience.com.

Duration:00:47:05

Chopperprophets-S1E3 - Bryan Giles (Red Fang)

1/23/2017
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This week I have the honor of speaking with Bryan Giles of Red Fang. For more information about the band visit www.redfang.net

Duration:00:28:22

Chopperprophets-S1E4 - Larry Pierce (Garage Co. Customs)

1/23/2017
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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.

Duration:00:49:46

Chopperprophets-S1E5 - Caleb Owens (Cro Customs)

1/23/2017
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I contacted Caleb about being on the cast and from the get go he was stoked on the idea. I could sit and talk motorcycles with him for hours. Check out www.crocustoms.com for more information about Cro Customs and Caleb.

Duration:01:04:36

Chopperprophets-S1E6 - Daniel Thomas (Death Science/Malvista Productions)

1/23/2017
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This week I present to you one of the great film makers of our time! Daniel Thomas is also a member Death Science and an avid motorcycle enthusiast. You can check out his work by visiting his Vimeo page. I think you'll see what I mean by one of the greats of our time! Follow Daniel on Instagram @drifting_dyna

Duration:00:45:06

Chopperprophets-S1E7 - Jason Webber (At The Risers)

1/23/2017
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This week on Chopper Prophets I have the distinct pleasure of speaking with Jason Webber; Husband, father, skater, biker, mechanic, electrician, and the list goes on. A truly humble individual that is as blue collar as they come. Check out Jason's blog attherisers.blogspot.com and give him a follow on Instagram @jason_atr

Duration:00:57:10

Chopperprophets-S1E8 - Evan Scott (Iron Cobras Fabrication)

1/23/2017
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I had the pleasure of meeting Evan through the interwebs about two years ago. The first time I met him in person was at the opening of the Cobra den in 2012. Evan has grown a love for all things metal into a small empire and has surrounded himself with a family of people who love and respect him. Listen in and find out more about Iron Cobras Fabrication and the man behind brand. Follow Iron Cobras on Instagram @ironcobrasfabrication or visit online at www.ironcobras.com

Duration:00:40:08

Chopperprophets-S1E9 - Billy Childress

1/23/2017
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I first met Billy through Death Science and Instagram. I had the pleasure of sitting down with him while he was out on a business trip and we ended up talking for hours before finally hitting record. Billy is one of the most loyal, humble, and unassuming individuals I've met in a very long time. On this episode, Billy shares his passion for Photography, Choppers, and more.

Duration:00:46:45

Chopperprophets-S1E10 - Jason Welsher (ToDieFor Clothing)

1/23/2017
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Meeting Jason might have seemed like a one in a million chance or a fluke to some, except that I don't believe in "chance" meetings. Jason was pressing free Loser Machine shirts at the Loser Machine | Born Free 5 party back in March. I remember walking up and thinking, "Man, this is a hard working guy right here." I thought that he was a shirt presser lackey for Loser Machine or maybe just someone hired for the party, but I couldn't have been further from the truth. Not only is Jason the...

Duration:00:48:45

Chopperprophets-S1E12 - Nate Scott (Lazarus Cycleworks)

1/23/2017
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Nate Scott is one of the main reasons I decided I wanted to be a part of this culture. When I first met him and his brother, Evan Scott, they were celebrating the opening of their shop in Signal Hill, Ca., Iron Cobras Fabrication. They were extremely welcoming to this almost 40 year old who loves two wheels, but didn't really know anything about chopper culture. Again I saw them at Born Free 4 and they welcomed me and my wife with open arms as if we were long time friends. Nate has since...

Duration:00:53:19

Chopperprophets-S1E13 - Grant Peterson (FMA/BornFree)

1/23/2017
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I thought it fitting that this, our last episode of season one should focus on the thing that really kicked off this whole idea, Born Free! I was fortunate enough to catch up with one of the minds behind the greatest motorcycle show on the west coast, Grant Peterson. Listen in as Grant walks us through the early days of the show and talks about the ups and downs of throwing a huge show like Born Free. I hope you can all make it out. See you there!

Duration:00:53:19

Chopperprophets-S2E1 - Travis McLelland

1/23/2017
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It was hot, dusty, and packed with people. I've been to Cooks Corner many times before, but never have I seen it like this. Bikes everywhere, people having a good time, and there amid the chaos five choppers stood waiting for the final vote. Who would be the People's Champ? Travis McLelland, a 26 year old Canadian lad with a passion for creating and pushing his fabricating skills "calmly" stands by watching all this unfold like some crazy dream. It doesn't matter really who's bike gets voted...

Duration:01:15:22

Chopperprophets-S2E2 - Jason Phares

1/23/2017
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This week I sit down with Jason Phares, Owner of Harolds Ironworks. Jason is a husband, father, skater, fabricator, and metal master that is using his skills to create some amazing art. He's a ten year veteran of chopper culture, but more importantly he's passionate about motorcycles. Listen in as he gives us his life in a nutshell. Web: www.haroldsironworks.com IG: @haroldsironworks Edit/Mix: Mike Tubbs Executive Producer: Heather Tubbs

Duration:01:36:20

Chopperprophets-S2E3 - Max Schaaf

1/23/2017
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Max Schaaf has seen the ups and downs of this culture and weathered the storms that form where men grapple for glory and recognition. He creates his art with purpose and functionality. Even more importantly, he does what he does with passion and conviction. After speaking with him for over two hours, I feel this quote best sums up Max... "In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow IG: 4Q69 Site: 4q69 Edit/Mix:...

Duration:01:39:47

Chopperprophets-S2E4 - The Gorgeous George

1/23/2017
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Most people in this world are content to live life the way they're supposed to; College, Career, Marriage, House, Taxes, and Death. Not everyone can step outside the normula and just make things happen. George isn't just anyone and maybe that's why he's had some great success in leaving the world behind and following his dreams. From being a student to becoming the teacher, to rebuilding an old Airstream and living mostly off the grid George is a blessed man, but how did get to here? IG:...

Duration:00:57:55

Chopperprophets-S2E5 - Tony Dunn (Classic Cycles Inc.)

1/23/2017
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I met Tony for the first time through his daughter-in-law at the El Diablo Run Viewing Party in Orange, California directly following BornFree 4. It's funny sometimes how you can get a flash of something that hasn't happend, but have the feeling that it already has. Like meeting someone for the first time and having that feeling that you've met before. Anyway, that's how I felt when I met Tony. I stopped by the shop (Classic Cycles Inc.) to talk with him about being on the show and we ended...

Duration:00:58:53

Chopperprophets-S2E6 - Anya Violet (Babesrideout.com)

1/23/2017
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My wife and I first met Anya at the grand opening of Iron Cobras Fabrication located in Signal Hill, Ca. Warm, friendly, and thoughtful are the words that come to mind when trying to describe her. She's a rider, enthusiast, and all around great young woman. I believe what she's doing now will alter chopper culture for women riders from here on out. I'm honored to have her as the first female guest on CP. Check out www.babesrideout.com for stories, photos, and more! Web:...

Duration:00:41:23