Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Due to weather, that actually never showed up, we ended up driving down to Santa Paula to unload bikes and stash the truck. We arrived late, of course, and quickly packed up the bikes as the sun was setting. Although we were in Southern California, it was damn cold!

A quick bolt tightening stop

We lost Jason...

The rest of the ride to Cary's house was too cold to pull out the camera. We were greeted by old friends and freshly BBQ'd ribs and chicken. Cold beers and a warm fire, perfect way to end the first night.

Friday, February 24, 2017

It's Alive

It's been awhile, but Todd's shovel is finally back on the road. 

Fine tuning with Aaron

Next day, southbound!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mock Up

Finally got everything drilled, cleaned up, and bolted into place. Looks good. I'll need to pull the fender off again and weld up all the extra holes. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

More Progress

One of three fender mount mocked up

Oil bag mounts are drilled…

And now mounted.

Spent quite a bit of time with the die grinder rounding out the sissy bar welds on the inside of the square stock. After a while it was looking pretty good.

Finally done and ready for mock up on the bike. 

Saturday, February 18, 2017


Here's all the info for the Benefit for Vince. We'll be there trying to win back all the stuff we donated to the raffle. Hope to see everyone there! 
To donate cash right now, click HERE

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Shovel Progress

100 trips to the hardware store later and I finally bolted some shit on the bike. I'll be back for more tomorrow. 
Pathetic what 4 hours wrenching on the bike looks like. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Matt from DicE

As some of you might have heard, Matt had been suffering from a bout with cancer. This morning he finally left this side of the road and traveled to the other side. Matt and Dean had been a huge amount of support for the Deathtraps since day one. Though we had grown apart over the past years, there was never a party or a ride that went by, when we didn't reminisce about the good old days of riding our choppers to a DicE release party. We love you Matt, you will be missed.

Photo of Matt and Conrad in Biarritz France. Jonathan ran into Matt during his 4 month tour of Europe several times, all in different countries. Cheers to a great summer, and to a great friend!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Shop Workday

Saturday we were able to make some good progress on the clubhouse portion of the shop. Now we just need to fuck it up again!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Help Vince

We recently found out a friend of ours, Vince, has cancer. Vince is one of those dudes who lives life wide open, the one with epic stories of adventure when we are kicking in around the campfire on motorcycle runs or parties. He's an awesome human, dad, skater, biker, and most importantly friend. He needs our help now trying to beat this thing. He's not one to ask for help, but his illness has kept him from working, so now he needs some.
Help out anyway you can, check HERE for more info and a way to donate.
There will also be a benefit for him coming up in March, so stay tuned if you're in the central, northern, or southern California area.

Vince a couple years back on the east side, after taking his bike through the alternative route to the hot springs.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Somewhere in Holland...

Actually the address is right there, but you get the idea. Never made it to this show, but we've been lucky to make quite a few of the Rogues party's throughout the past couple of years. Maybe some of them will make it to our 10 year...
If you're in the area, check it out. Clubs and bikes from all over Europe will be there for the show. More info on the Rogues website. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Somewhere in Sweden

Fücker Chopper Fest
Made it to one of them awhile back. Fücking awesome time!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Nor Cal Cycle Swap

Early bird traffic jam

All set up

Don't look too close Shrewgy! All in all, a great way to start off the year. See you all at the next one. 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Gas stop Jamestown 

Snelling. Popping and locking. 

Dr. Jones and Wolf

Lost, some how...

Being white boys at the taqueria 

J59 photo op