Friday, July 29, 2016


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Need an Escape from the Heat!

This works for a second until you have to walk back outside. Chopper Kingz out for a ride in Brittany. Looks familiar!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Rogues Visit

A couple Rogues from the Almere chapter in Holland, are headed to Sonora later this week from Salt Lake City. Did I hear you guys complaining about the shitty, wet summer in Holland?!
Welcome to California!


Almere, I wish we were there right now actually...

Friday, July 22, 2016


Important stuff only: Jason on the 49
Die to Ride-Ride to Die

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Swedish invasion

While on peter and Linda's holiday / vacation / honey moon / born free trip /  ect.... They squeezed the Deathtraps in for a few days. Glad they made it!! 
Of course we greet them with food! 

Then came the choppers. 
We kept them busy while they were in town. 

Shade tree while visiting Columbia state park. 

We ran into a couple of locals while walking the streets. 

We had enough time to squeeze in a wedding photo. Hah

Then back to the choppers. 

Hot and dry

That night we got to go see some local live music. 

Then off the shoot!!

Glad you two made it and looking forward to seeing you again soon!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Long Overdue

“We got the 44 out. None of those names appear on the wall in Washington. There's nothing more important than that.”

-Retired Lt. Col. Charles Kettles

President Obama awarded Lt. Col. Charles Kettles the Medal of Honor the other day. I won't go into details here, (read his story here), but it is nice to finally hear about a real hero on the news once in awhile, even if it did take almost 50 years. The original battle happened on May 15, 1967.

White House, July 18, 2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016

This Showed Up Today at the Clubhouse!

Wish we could make this one! Recommended if you're in the neighborhood, or even if you're not!
Thanks guys!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Basket Case Roll In, Santa Cruz

Basket Case is putting on a ride this Sunday July 17th. Hope you can make it, see you there!
And on another note, issue number TWO, is on its way!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Peter and Linda stopped by Sonora for a couple of days during their vacation to California from Sweden. 
Sun was out, but the heat was gone, and by heat I'm talking about low 90's. Gus and Andrew were making their way back north up the Goldenchain, so it only seemed appropriate that we join them for part of the ride back. 

They seem pretty happy I guess...

Shade was crowded

Pit stop in Columbia for lunch and some beers. 

Gus and Paul

Crossing Melones. Still empty. 

Gus and Wolf


Friday, July 8, 2016

Homeward Bound

Sometimes it all works out in favor of the chopper. On my way home from the beach, another vacation while on vacation, I was able to meet up with Gus, Andrew, Lee, Buddy and Kate, as they slowly made their way to Sacramento. 
We took a couple detours, for me at least, that kept me at around two hours from Sonora for the next 3 hours of riding. Great way to finish off the holiday weekend. 

Golden hills

Bridge folk

Semi lost...

And then found

Finally headed east, and solo for the last leg of the trip. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Hollister Part II

As we rode down the west side of the pass, temperatures rose just a bit before settling at a comfortable 85F. A mere 20F  cooler than Sonora had been for the past week. The temperature drop only solidified that our decision to leave Sonora, and work a day early, was the right thing to do. 

Made me think of Holland for some reason...

Quick fix: a bolt had come out of Aaron's shifter, and we looped a key ring through it to get us the last 10 miles into town. 

Josh and Buzz's bikes in the Denver Show. 

Wayne and Josh