December 27, 2013

Welcome to Chopper Prophets YouTube Video

Just finished up this intro/welcome video for the Chopper Prophets YouTube channel. Enjoy!

December 26, 2013

Season 2:Week 9 - Update

December 19, 2013

Chopperprophets-S2E8 - Mike DeFonzo ( was one of the first sites I would visit when I discovered this culture. Through the site, I had access to all these different blogs, builders, and companies without having to hunt down each one. They also carried 100's of items I was interested in from groups who didn't always have their own stores. One of the minds behind this great site, Mike DeFonzo, a skater, rider, and all around motorcycle enthusiast takes us along on his journey.


Storytime with Pops: Fighting Dad

Music: Mothership

Edits/Mix: Mike Tubbs
Executive Producer: Heather Tubbs

December 17, 2013

Season 2:Week 8 - Update

December 12, 2013

Chopperprophets-S2E7 - Oliver Jones (The Cutrate)

When I first met Oliver, I had no idea the caliber of individual I was shaking hands with. Quiet, almost stoic, but engaged Oliver can seem at first glance like he could care less about what's going on around him. This however couldn't be further from the truth. He's a driven and observant man with conviction; A full or no throttle type guy that's not afraid to get his hands dirty to "get it done". Listen to Oliver talk about jumping in to life head first, you will not be disappointed.

Instagram: @thecutrate

Storytime with Pops: A Badge and a Gun

Music: Mothership

Edits/Mix: Mike Tubbs
Executive Producer: Heather Tubbs

Season 2:Week 7 - Update

December 6, 2013

Season 2:Week 6 - Update

Chopperprophets-S2E6 - Anya Violet (

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 for stories, photos, and more!


Storytime with Pops: Damnit Tommy

Music: Mothership

Edits/Mix: Mike Tubbs
Executive Producer: Heather Tubbs

November 28, 2013

Season 2:Week 5 - Update

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all are able to relax a little with those you care about. -mike

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

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 up talking for over an hour. This isn't Tony's first lap around the track. He's seen some pretty wild things and lived through some things that would drive a sober man to drink, yet he's come through the other side with grace.

Web: Classic Cycles Inc.
IG: CCIMotorcycles

Storytime with Pops: Raised by the Club

Music: Mothership

Edits/Mix: Mike Tubbs
Executive Producer: Heather Tubbs

November 21, 2013

Season 2: Week 4 - Update

I'm just going to change the release of these updates to Thursdays or whenever the hell I can do them... I suck with deadlines, can you tell?

Go check out Season 2: Episode 4 - The Gorgeous George. Available now in iTunes!

Chopperprophets-S2E4 - The Gorgeous George

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: @TheGorgeousGeorge
Web: Gorgeous George Art

Story time with Pops: A Boy and His Dog

Music: Mothership

Edit/Mix: Mike Tubbs
Executive Producer: Heather Tubbs

November 14, 2013

Chopperprophets-S2E3 - Max Schaaf

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: Mike Tubbs
Executive Producer: Heather Tubbs

Season 2: Week 3 - Update

Just a weekly update (Late as usual). Enjoy!

November 8, 2013

Season 2: Week 2 - Update

Well, I missed posting an update for Monday, so this will have to do. Hope you enjoyed Episode 1 with Travis. He's a great guy with a lot going for him. 

Check out Episode 2 with Jason Phares. Now available on the Podcast page or direct from iTunes. 

Chopperprophets-S2E2 - Jason Phares

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.

IG: @haroldsironworks

Edit/Mix: Mike Tubbs
Executive Producer: Heather Tubbs

November 1, 2013

Chopperprophets-S2E1 - Travis McLelland

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 to be "The Peoples" champ, he's already won. Won the battle against the goal he'd previously set for himself. Listen in as we talk about life, love, and the pursuit of perfection.


Edit/Mix: Mike Tubbs
Executive Producer: Heather Tubbs

October 28, 2013

Season 2: Week 1 - Update

Well folks, I've decided that it's faster for me just to throw up a video weekly (or so I will attempt) to give you a "behind the scenes" look at the show. Anyway, enjoy!

September 17, 2013

Season 2 - Drop Date

Before I get into Season 2, I want to tell you all how stoked I am about this show. It's turned out to be better than I ever imagined and that's because of you. This community is awesome. I'm excited to be a part of something this righteous and real.

Now, what you've all been waiting for... Season 2! I have a drop date for you. The second season of Chopper Prophets will drop Friday, November 1st and run for 13 weeks. I've interviewed some great folks so far and have some more great ones to come! As soon as I've finished recording I'll post the list of names here so you can get pumped.

I'm also working on getting some stickers, patches, hats, and shirts made so you can wear your support. As we progress I'll post up some images and ideas to see what you all think.

Keep up with CP on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. Thanks again for all your support. Keep spreading the word...


July 9, 2013

Season 2 - What's Next?

Howdy friends! Now that the dust has settled from BornFree 5 and all the associated fun it's time to get back to work. 

I'm working on season two of the podcast currently and hope to have a date for you soon. I think you'll really enjoy the guests and their stories that I have lined up for this next season.

Thanks for your support and comments!

June 25, 2013

Chopperprophets-S1E13 - Grant Peterson (FMA/BornFree)

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!

June 20, 2013

Chopperprophets-S1E12 - Nate Scott (Lazarus Cycleworks)

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 moved on from Iron Cobras, back to the bay area where he has come full circle and face to face with his first love... motorcycles. Listen in as we journey with Nate from his humble beginings in Maryland, to his most recent build of the bike he'll be riding to Born Free 5.

June 14, 2013

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

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June 6, 2013

Chopperprophets-S1E10 - Jason Welsher (ToDieFor Clothing)

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 furthest thing from a "lackey", but he's the owner of a very successful clothing company called, ToDieFor Clothing. Listen in as Jason gives us a view of life through his eyes.

May 31, 2013

Chopperprophets-S1E9 - Billy Childress

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.

May 24, 2013

Chopperprophets-S1E8 - Evan Scott (Iron Cobras Fabrication)

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

May 17, 2013

Chopperprophets-S1E7 - Jason Webber (At The Risers)

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 and give him a follow on Instagram @jason_atr

May 9, 2013

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

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

May 3, 2013

Chopperprophets-S1E5 - Caleb Owens (Cro Customs)

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 for more information about Cro Customs and Caleb.

April 26, 2013

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.

April 18, 2013

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

April 11, 2013

Chopperprophets-S1E2 - Josh Stroder (Scoundrel)

This week I am joined by Josh Stroder, the creative juice behind Scoundrel a Southern California based apparel company. Find out more at For more information on Luka Balenovic, visit

April 4, 2013

Chopperprophets-S1E1 - Matt Briel (Death Science)

For our first interview I am joined by Matt Briel of Death Science. Check out Death Science at

March 31, 2013

Chopperprophets-S1E0 - Pre Release

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

February 2, 2013

Welcome to the Voice of Chopper Culture

We are set to launch on April 5th, 2013. Once we launch you'll find:

  • Weekly Interviews (Podcast)
  • Links to Blogs, Videos, and other great content
  • Special Features
Come back April 5th and give us a listen. We think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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