January 31, 2014

Chopperprophets-S2E13 - Bill Bryant (Biltwell)

As season two comes to a close I see it ever so fitting that someone who has played such an integral role in bringing people together be the focus of tonight's interview. Bill Bryant is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder of Biltwell, Chopcult, and El Diablo Run. He's a husband, father, and a Marine. He's served in Iraq and helped to bring the Southern California chopper community closer. Come sit with us as we discuss these aspects of his life in depth and discover what makes Bill tick.

Web: Biltwell,Inc.
IG: @Biltwell

Music: Mothership

Edits/Mix: Mike Tubbs
Executive Producer: Heather Tubbs

January 30, 2014

Season 2:Week 13 - Update

January 25, 2014

Season 2:Week 12 - Update

January 23, 2014

Chopperprophets-S2:E12 - Roadblock 1%r

RoadBlock 1%er grew up in Jacksonville, Florida’s Sin City neighborhood. An admitted “adrenaline junkie” in his early years, he raced on NASCAR-sanctioned tracks in Florida and Georgia with many of the great drivers from that era, including Wayne Shugart, the Ezells, Eddie MacDonald, Rance Phillips, Herb Spivey and Tiny Lund.

Fast cars led to fast motorcycles, and RoadBlock joined the Outlaws Motorcycle Club in 1971. In the years to follow, he became president of several Florida chapters, then Regional Boss, living the high-speed 1970s lifestyle of sex, drugs and rock and roll.

That lifestyle caught up with him and he wound up serving thirty years in federal prison, beginning in Leavenworth U.S. Penitentiary. As one Judge declared, they wanted to make an example of him to discourage others from joining motorcycle clubs. Ironically, even from a prison cell, RB became well known in the U.S. and internationally because of his ability to survive, and his "never give up" attitude.

As for the motorcycle clubs the judge hoped to eliminate, they are stronger today than ever.
In the years following 9/11, RB began to receive correspondence from young military people. Their courage, despite the traumatic physical and mental injuries they sustained, profoundly affected RB. These vets returned home to a world they no longer felt comfortable in, just as many Vietnam vets did in RB's era.  RB became an outspoken advocate for disabled vets, and the rights they were due.

In December 2009, RB finally reached his mandatory release date, and was allowed to go home after almost 30 years in prison.

He is now writing a fiction biker series set in the 1970s about the adventures of military vet Joe Wilson. Struggling with PTSD in a time when Vietnam vets were reviled and disrespected, Joe's rise to power in the notorious Regents Motorcycle Club shows one man's attempt to find his place in a changed world. The first book is appropriately titled "The Probate."

Web: Roadblock 1%r

Books: The Probate & New Orleans Revenge

Music: Mothership

Edits/Mix: Mike Tubbs

Executive Producer: Heather Tubbs

January 16, 2014

Season 2:Week 11 - Update

Chopperprophets-S2E11 - Josh Kurpius

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” ― Henry David Thoreau

Few people now days actually live in the present. Neither do they look you straight in your eyes and listen to the things you have to say, instead of thinking of what they'll say next. I think that's what makes Josh so interesting. He has a natural ability to capture moments of life on film, preserving not just a pictoral account, but something greater. Join us as we peer into Josh's life on this episode of Chopper Prophets.

Web: Josh Kurpius

Music: Mothership

Edits/Mix: Mike Tubbs

Executive Producer: Heather Tubbs

January 10, 2014

Season 2:Week 10 - Update

Chopperprophets-S2E10 - Andy Carter (Pangea Speed)

"Goodness does not consist in greatness, but greatness in goodness." -Athenaeus

Andy certainly brings a lot of goodness. To have had the experiences that Andy has had at such a young age and not let them go to your head or destroy you takes a certain amount of humility. Listen in as we talk life, family, and machines.

Web: Pangeaspeed
Music: Mothership

Edits/Mix: Mike Tubbs
Executive Producer: Heather Tubbs

January 3, 2014

Chopperprophets-S2E9 - James Roper-Caldbeck (CustomsfromJamesville)

One night my wife called me over to check out a Panhead that she found on Pintrest. That's right, I said Pintrest. That site dedicated to making you feel like a complete underachiever in life because all the crafts and ideas are simple and amazing?! Anyway, I shuffled over and couldn't believe what I was looking at. On the screen was one of the most beautiful Panheads I'd seen in a while. We clicked around to find out who built it and where it was so we could see more pictures of it. Turns out this beautiful machine would lead me to contact one James Roper-Caldbeck, originally from England now residing in Denmark. It also turns out that James has a hell of a story. Grab a drink and snack and listen in as Jame's takes us on his journey...

Web: customsfromjamesville
Music: Mothership
Edits/Mix: Mike Tubbs
Executive Producer: Heather Tubbs

January 1, 2014

Happy New Year Everyone!

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