I met Jacinto "Hoss" Mendoza about 6 years ago in Salinas, CA. He's built a few beautiful bikes in his little shop behind his house in the old company town of Spreckels, CA.
Back in 2010 I attended the Thy Will Be Done art show and met Michael "Buck Wild" Ramirez. Buck is a very talented artist who surrounds himself with like-minded folks and enjoys creating art.
It's no secret that there is a trend in this country. The trades are dying and the ethos of "building it with your own two hands" is becoming more and more of a rarity. In that atmosphere it is always a breath of fresh air to know someone like Randy Owens
I crossed paths with fellow member, Josh Allison, on Instagram through the #chopcult hashtag. Josh posted a photo of the bike that you see below as a mock up.
With as many events as I attend over the course of a season, I'm fortunate to meet a lot of good dudes with some killer bikes.
The combined sense of accomplishment and excitement that a person has after their very first build is something that only happens once.
Mike Watson is from Canada. He's a really mild-mannered guy. A fabricator by trade, Mike spends most of his spare time wrenching in his garage.
Chris Pasley's 1980 Shovelhead is a bike that tends to draw the attention of anyone within eyesight. I know it grabbed mine when I saw it for the first time, nestled up with all the custom cars, at this year's Hippy Killer Hoedown.
Nick bought the shell of the motor with no internals from a guy out in California back in 2011
Terry Whitehurst and I first met at the last Beer Booters Party. I didn't think I knew him at that point, but then he mentioned his first BMW build, which I remembered following on the Chop Cult Forum.
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