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Published by thunderroadsnorcal, 2020-12-04 00:16:45

THUNDER ROADS NORCAL - December 2020

Northern California's #1 Biker Magazine

Keywords: motorcycles,harley,biker magazine,norcal,ride destinations

HAPPY

HOLIDAYS!

INSIDE

RIDE PRIDE:
Double

DYNA-Mite!

Article on Pages 20-27

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THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE NorCal editor’s letter
385 Wales Drive #B
Folsom, CA 95630 MERRY CHRISTMAS from our family
Office: 530.368.6579 or 530.305.7992 to yours! We would like to take a
Fax: 530-831-4758 moment here to express our sincere
Email: [email protected] gratitude to all of you that have supported
Website: www.thunderroadsnorcal.com us throughout the years with your continual
support by just plain picking up a copy of
Northern California THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE NorCal
State Editors / Owners each month. Along with us, our advertisers
appreciate your patronage.
Stan & Terri Hill We feel so blessed to have met so many
friends along the way and this has become
On The Cover: the most rewarding part of bringing this
magazine to you each month. Remember
2002 FXDXT Dyna T-Sport & 2017 FXDLS Dyna Lowrider Special provided by Paul & Diane of Binford’s Custom when you’re out shopping for Christmas gifts
Cycles in Manteca. Photo by Stan Hill / Model: Krys Kitten. Article on Pages 20-27 this month to support the local motorcycle
shops, dealers and other businesses
Art Director/Layout & Design that support our lifestyle. They need our
Meredith Hancock – Hancock Media support more than ever during these crazy
times. Need ideas? Just look inside for the
Contributing Writers businesses that support your passion.
Now get out and ride…c’mon - it’s not thaaat
Ride Destination cold out!! For crimny sakes, this is California
Chuck & Cindy Loseth and we are so fortunate to live in a place
where riding year round is not a problem. It’s
Thunder Road Biker Church not down time - its ride time!
Pastor Johnny Lujan Ride Free

On The Road Ride Often
Roxanne & Wild Bill Hill
Stan and Terri Hill
Biker Band Revue
Taleah Ebey / T3 Design Studios

Road Trippin’
Gary & Mary Hoffman

Open Road Toon
Don ‘Thunder’ Baggett

If You Can See What I Can See …
You Might Be Riding on the Back of a Harley

Cyndee Reed Van Hooser

Rich “Foot” & Jennifer “Sunshine” Elkins
Russell “Raz” Holder

Frank Medicine Wolf Springer

Contributing Photographers
Billie Wilson / Billie The Kid Photography

Dan Rogers
Nadia Parham

Advertising Sales / Social Media / Website
Stan Hill (530) 368-6579
Terri Hill (530) 305-7992

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contents

LAST RIDES 2020

15

RIDE PRIDE: DOUBLE DYNA-MITE!

20

Letter to the Editor......................................................4
Thunder Road Biker Church.......................................6
Ride Destination.........................................................8
If You Can See What I Can See...............................16
Calendar...................................................................18
Joker’s Wild..............................................................28
4th Annual Fog Dogs Graveyard Poker Run............29
Biker Friendly Directory............................................30
Russ Brown BLOG...................................................31
Open Road Toon......................................................32
Marketplace..............................................................33
Events......................................................................34
Thank You To Our Sponsors.....................................37

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L ETT E R T O E DI T OR

DON’T Hi Stan and Terry, would you please put the following in
MISS IT! the next issue of Thunder Roads?

GET YOUR TRM NORCAL SUBSCRIPTION To all of you riders and friends of the Nevada County
Food and Toy Run (December 12th), the following
Mail Check and This Form for 1 Year Subscription 12 Issues $30 dictates are from the county officials, so please do not
To: THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE NorCal direct anything negative toward the Board of Directors
385 Wales Drive #B Folsom, CA 95630 of the Toy Run.

Now accepting credit cards – Call 530.305.7992 1. There will be no free hot chocolate, hot coffee and pastries at the
Rood Center (the staging area)
NAME____________________________________________________________
STREET OR P.O. BOX_______________________________________________ 2. We ask you not to start showing up until at least 10:30 for our
CITY_______________________________ST___________ZIP______________ noon departure. That should give you time to get something to eat
EMAIL_______________________________________________________________ in town. We will have a limited number of our shirts for sale, but you
are asked to keep a “safe” distance from each other. We will have
Make check payable to Thunder Roads Of Northern California some masked volunteers walking up to you riders with our Run Pins
for sale. Still only $5.00.

3. They want you to stay on your bikes and not interact with your
friends, except to stretch your legs or to use the porta potties that we
shall have on site as in the past.

4. Bring your masks.

5. Please follow the instructions of our volunteers as to parking, etc.

6. As usual, we will depart at straight up noon. Please do not throw
candy and stay in the right hand lane, as the road is not closed to
oncoming traffic. Let’s keep a tight pack.

The Nevada County Fairgrounds.

1. Do not park in the main gate. That is for the families.

2. Please park in the parking lot at gate 4, and walk your toys and
food in to the Northern Mines building for sorting and placement.

3. There will be no vendors this year.

4. There will be hand sanitizer as you enter the Fairgrounds and in
all of the restrooms, as well as throughout the building.

5. They ask that you not linger at the drop off area to see the families
and children, as they will be coming in gate 1, after the food and toys
have been sorted.

7. Please post this on any and all of your social media pages, and
send it out to all of your riding friends.

Yes, we realize that this doesn’t reflect the Christmas
Spirit as in the past, but we ask you to remember that we
do this for the families and children, not for ourselves.
We realize that we have “given up the farm” to make
this event happen, so we ask for your support in what
we have to do. Let’s give the families and children one
last “hurrah!”

Thank you

Thom Staser, CEo and Founder

Nevada County Food and Toy Run

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For a few months we have been talking about Old replacing the gears, getting the forks to line up and being
School Biker Etiquette. It has brought back a plethora confident it would work, I knew I needed expert help. But like
of memories when I first started riding back in 1981. I said earlier I was poor! Like eating Top Ramen and Mac-
The first 6 rules seem to be a given for those of us that have n-Cheese every night - poor. I didn’t know what I was going
been riding for a while: Respect, Honor, Loyalty, Honesty, do. I found a small backyard shop in Oxnard. There was an
Integrity and Trust. The next rule is a little different. It may old timer rockin’ away in an old rocking chair just inside the
be something that most don’t think about, but it is a very wooden garage door. He was smokin’ a Camel and hummin’
important rule of Biker Etiquette. It’s Old School Biker along to a SRV tune on the radio. He saw me walk in and
Etiquette Rule #7 – Courtesy said “Hey youngster - what ya got there?” I said “I got this
4-speed tranny out of my FX that needs rebuilding”. He must
I was just having a conversation with an old school brother have been able to tell I was broke, because when he said
about this very subject. I asked him a simple question to $100.00 bucks for the rebuild - my face must have dropped.
which he looked back at me but didn’t have an answer. The I slowly turned and started walking away when he yelled at
question I asked him was “whatever happened to the days me to come back. When I walked back, he said “I tell you
when brothers used to help each other - just to help each what, out of courtesy, you go buy us a 6 pack of Budweiser
other”? He didn’t have an answer but simply said “those and a pack of Camels and we’ll rebuild it together”. I left
days seem to be long gone”. I could only reply with “What and got back in a mere 15 minutes. Together (mostly him),
a shame”. I remember the day when a brother would come we got that tranny rebuilt in no time. I got it back installed in
by and help work on a project just to be in the company of the bike and was cruzin’ the beaches of Ventura harbor that
another brother. There was no fee, there was no obligation, evening. I have never forgotten him. That is courtesy, my
just the courtesy of coming by to help. Back in the day, we friends. Helping other just because you can.
would all share our expertise to freely help another brother.
Some were mechanics, some were plumbers, electricians, In the same way, the Lord comes to us with open arms,
roofers or accountants. It didn’t matter what your skill was, just because he can. He knows we struggle. He knows
you shared with a brother to be courteous and kind. We we don’t have the capacity to fix everything in our lives. He
traded skills, because that’s what brothers do. knows how hard it is for us to ask for help. When you’re in
a struggle, or think it will cost you too much to fix or you
I remember back in 1987, I was riding a 76 FX. It was are about to give up, listen for his voice. You will hear this
a rat bike when I purchased it and took quite a bit to get it message “hey youngster, where you going? Come back
road ready. I had that bike tuned perfectly which was a must here, we can fix it together”. Remember, there is no life or
with a “kick-only” bike. I was cruzin’ the beaches down in situation that is too broke for him to fix. Amen!
Ventura one afternoon, where when the bike started shaking
profusely. At first, I thought it was a bent rim, or an axle, Courtesy – Old School Biker Etiquette #7
but thought to myself, I didn’t hit anything. I noticed when I
would coast in neutral that it didn’t shake, but when I put into Amos 9:11 “In that day, I will restore the fallen house of
gear it felt like an earthquake. I hobbled the FX back home David. I will repair its damaged walls. From the ruins I will
and sat it up on a set of milk crates (I was poor) and started rebuild it and restore its former glory”. (NLT)
spinning the wheel. I heard a strange noise coming from the
tranny. I tore the back end down and pulled the tranny out. “Never Ride Alone”
Low and behold the front countershaft bushing was worn
out. It was a hair away from hitting the metal casing which Pastor Johnny Lujan
was a miracle, but knew I needed to take the tranny apart
and replace the bushings.

Now I was a pretty good mechanic, but when it came to

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RIDE DESTINATION:

Myers Flat - Miranda
- Mad River - Hayfork

Well, people, it looks like fall has snuck up on us
already. So, we were thinking that maybe we
should head up North one more time before we
find ourselves in the grip of winter. There were several
options, but we decided to explore some along the Avenue
of the Giants to SR36 Route.

We thought a stay at the Riverwood Inn would be nice
place to start, but lo and behold, that venerable roadhouse
in Phillipsville has permanently closed. Probably another
victim of this lockdown scam.

But up the road apiece and through the incredible
Redwoods is Myers Flat. This pastoral little town turned
out to be just what we were looking for. We would overnight
at the Myers Inn (www.MyersInn.com) A quaint little
establishment run by some very friendly folks. Our room
was on the second floor and we really enjoyed sitting out
on the balcony, soaking in the views of the surrounding
mountains, and watching the townsfolk come and go.

After settling in, we wandered across the street to the
Myers Flat Saloon. The last time we had stopped here was
on a poker run a few years back. Randi was our hostess
and we enjoyed chatting it up for a bit, talking about some of
the old events and happenings along the Avenue. If you’re
in the area, pull in, shoot some pool, crank up the tuneage

Riverwood Inn Trail
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Myers Inn Redwood Palace

Me and the Tree and hang out a while. We’re going to make
Albino Redwood a point of it. Before heading to dinner, we
took a stroll down the street to the Shrine
DriveThru Tree –a cozy little tourist spot
that would make a nice stop for a picnic in
the redwoods.

For dinner, we made our way back down
to the town of Miranda. A fairly new eatery
has opened called the Redwood Palace
(www.redwoodpalacemiranda.com) Nice
place! We were greeted by very courteous
staff and our meals were particularly good,
especially the Prosciutto-Wrapped Duck.
Anything wrapped in bacon is better!

We were back on the road fairly early
and the Avenue of the Giants in the
morning was as beautiful as ever! We
pulled into Founder’s Grove along the
way, in order to walk the half mile nature
trail. This loop is awesome! You just feel
dwarfed by this magnificent Redwood
Forest. There are 8 viewpoints on the
trail. At the second, you can observe a rare
Albino, or Ghost, Redwood. Because of a
genetic mutation, all or some of the tree
is unable to produce chlorophyll, which
results in white instead of green needles.
This particular tree has a partial section
of these off-color needles. Continuing
on, we took a break at Tornado Dave’s in
Carlotta. After a quick snack and wetting
our whistle, we were off again.

SR36, of course, is another great road.
It seems as though there are as many
redwoods along this stretch as on the
Avenue of the Giants. Lunch that day
would be at Mad River Burger in…you
guessed it, in Mad River. Don’t blink
though, or you’ll miss it. Downtown Mad
River seems to be a small trailer (the
burger joint), a Post Office, and a Saloon/

CONTINUED...

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Store. Well, there you have it. Food, drink, and Downtown Mad River
communication. What else do you need? By Timberjack Lodge
the way, the burger options are very good. We
especially enjoyed the large shakes. There’s
also a picnic area so you can eat and take the
load off for a while.

Finished, we decided to check out Ruth Lake.
We got off Hwy 36 at Lower Mad River Road
figuring we would check out the Marina. It’s a real
pretty ride down through the valley. The Marina
was closed, but we visited the Journey’s End and
stocked up on some munchies for the evening.
Besides the store, there is a bar, restaurant, and
motel too. Looks like kind of a nice back country
place. Might come back this way again. Next,
we hit a bump in the road. There was roadwork
being done on SR 36 and they were only letting
people through at specific times.

After a bit of a wait, we were able to continue
on to our next destination, Hayfork. We turned
off SR36 at the SR3 junction and had a nice
scenic roll into town, where we would call the
Timberjack Lodge (www.TimberjackLodge.com)
- our home for the night. A clean, rustic motel just
a couple of miles east of downtown. A perfect
location if you wanted to spend a day or two
riding the roads in the area.

On the way home the next day, we decided to
take Wildwood Road back down to 36. Awfully
glad we did! This road has an abundance of
character. No turn is the same, no visual is
the same, twists and turns, ups and downs, a
thoroughly enjoyable experience. Being fall,
made it even better. Color everywhere! Once
on 36 again, we headed home. We did make a
quick stop in Platina though. Thought we might
grab a bite at the Platina Store. GONE! Sad,
it’s had been there since 1902. Another victim!!
Later all!

Article and photos contributed by Chuck and
Cindy Loseth

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If You Can SeeWhat I Can See …
You Might Be Riding on the Back of a Harley

Morro Bay

Morro Rock in the harbor

Spending the day riding on Highway 1 has always been one At Alice’s Restaurant
of our favorite rides. There are winding turns along seaside
cliffs and an incredible view of the California coastline. We
especially enjoy the scenery between Half Moon Bay and Morro Bay.
Every time we pass through the town of Morro Bay, we see that big
rock in the water. Yet, we have never stopped to look at it.

Our original plan was to ride to Lake Topaz and see the changing of
the beautiful fall colors on the trees. Getting ready to pack, we checked
the weather forecast. We discovered that Topaz was predicted to
be uncomfortably cold, so we cancelled our reservations. With no
real plan other than to get out of town for a three day weekend, we
decided to take a ride along Highway 1. We made reservations to
stay overnight in San Simeon. The first day was a long ride, in part
because the group agreed to stop often, seeing the sites and taking
pictures.

Leaving early in the morning we headed out on I-80. We crossed the
Carquinez Strait and the Bay Bridge, taking us right into San Francisco.
We rode past the SF Fish and Game refuge, and cruised on roads
that were surrounded by the giant redwood trees in Redwood City.
Lunch was at the ever popular Alice’s Restaurant in Woodside. Back
on the road after lunch, it wasn’t long before we were at Half Moon
Bay and enjoying the view of the ocean at our side. We rode through
Santa Cruz, Carmel, Big Sur and Ragged Point, with a stop at Bixby
Bridge. We saw the loss and devastation caused by high winds and
hot temperatures that fueled a wildfire. Only a few weeks earlier the
fire burned almost 125,000 coastal acres at the Big Sur area. Arriving
in San Simeon as the sun was starting to go down, we checked into
our hotel and joined everyone for dinner. The group decided the next
day we would ride the coastline and relax. It so happened that we
were in town at the right time to see the Cambria Scarecrow contest.
After breakfast the next morning we walked through San Simeon’s
Scarecrow Zombieville.

One of our riders knew the area well, and offered to lead our group
to Morro Bay. The first thing we see as we approach is that big rock.
There was also a scarecrow display, standing in the center of the local

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Bixby Bridge Sunset on the Pacific Coast

roundabout, with each one wearing Zombie Scarecrow
a cloth facemask. Riding in to the
Embarcadero, we passed the Morro
Bay Maritime Museum. Outside the
museum is the DSRV Avalon, which
is one of only two cold war era rescue
submarines developed by the US
Navy. The USCG Surf Rescue Boat
is also on site. This boat served to
help and rescue those caught in the
sometimes impassable Morro Bay
harbor entrance.

Our ride leader took us down the road to Morro Rock. We Maritime Museum & Power Plant Stacks
parked the bikes and walked around. There is a California
historical landmark sign that tells us a little bit about Morro
Rock. “An important mariner’s navigational landfall for
over 300 years, Morro Reef was chronicled in the diaries
of Portola, Fr. Crespi and Costanso in 1769, when they
camped near this area on their trek to find Monterey.
Sometimes called the Gibraltar of the Pacific, it is the last in
the famous chain of nine peaks which start in the city of San
Luis Obispo.” Morro Rock is a volcanic plug, created when
magma hardens within a vent on an active volcano. Morro
Rock is 576 feet tall and estimated to be 23 million years old.

We left Morro Rock and went back to the Embarcadero. Along Anchor
the sidewalk and next to the water, a large anchor stands on a Memorial Park
block that bears a list of names. This is Anchor Memorial Park.
It is a memorial dedicated to the fisherman from Morro Bay and the ocean breeze take care of that need. The next stop
who were lost at sea. We decided to park the bikes again, and was after a ride into downtown Cambria, where we saw
spend some time on the wharf. We walked to a local coffee more Scarecrows and the winners of the contest. A perfect
shop, ordered and sat at the wharf, where we spent more time weekend, riding and relaxing with friends. If you see us on
visiting and just watching what was going on around us. Loud the road, Curt and I welcome you to ride with us.
barking seals were laying on the island across the water. The
seals were entertaining their visitors as the boats gently floated Article and photos contributed by Cyndee
up to the island, permitting the people to take close up pictures. Reed Van Hooser
Other boats, tied down and docked in the harbor were swaying
back and forth making the usual clanking noises. People were
milling about, laughing and talking. It was quite a relaxing early
afternoon.

Ready to ride, we jumped on the bikes and headed to
Cambria. We stopped at a local winery that is owned by
the third generation of the same family. We learned from
the owner that they do not water their grapes. The land

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2020 HARLEY-DAVIDSON STREET GLIDE SPECIAL. PHOTO BY STAN HILL / MODEL: NALANI

WE WANT YOUR BIKE! TRADE IN OR CASH OUT!

RIDE PRIDE:

DOUBLE
DYNA-MITE!

CONTINUED...

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ere we are showcasing two of Harley’s iconic motorcycles in the sport
touring class from Binford’s Custom Cycles located at 1297 N. Main
Street in Manteca. One thing we know is that Binford’s Custom Cycles
knows how to build a bike - not only for their awesome appearance

Hbut the riding capabilities and known all over the world for their 1st

quality second to none workmanship on every aspect of these American V-Twin
motorcycles from just cool ass custom paint to the biggest and baddest motors
built in the industry! Through great times and hard times Binford’s is stronger than
ever in the motorcycle world. Now let’s talk about these two powerhouse Dynas…
First is the “The Hustler” ...this bike stock is one of the most sought after Dynas
that Harley ever created FXDXT T-Sport. The T-Sport is the bike that every Dyna
owner wants their bike to be…but the twist Binford’s put on this one from their
crazy big horsepower built 106” inch powerplant to the custom Binford T-bars and
their signature Knuckle Gear throughout...this bike screams beauty with the kandy
green patterns that decorate the tins of this masterpiece! Once Binford’s used the
Sputhe stabilizers throughout this Dyna – they made it ride like it was on a rail – just
a fun, fun bike to ride....just a nasty iconic bike! 

For the other Dyna…looks like its sponsored by some big names including Electric
Eye Wear. This is Harley’s FXDLS Lowrider Special with a massaged 117” twin
cam by Binford’s and the Ohlins suspension throughout this bike spews “Stunt Me”
Binford’s rocked a double rear Kraus brake set up and a Berringer hand/thumb set
up for your high speed wheelies topped off with an aluminum swingarm arm for
strength and lightness this power house. Binford also claims it is a monster on the
streets.
There are so many extras on these two similar- but different machines, we
could be here all day! But one thing always stands out with a Binford build… it’s
always done top notch! They hold themselves on a higher plateau than the other
shops around Binford explains. Quality is key, even though some have their
good and bad comments on Paul and his shop builds....but one thing you got
to remember he has been dealing with every customer one-on-one for over 20
years and we all know dealing with the retail customers is not always as peachy
as one thinks! But Binford’s Custom Cycle’s creativity and workmanship is still
as strong as it’s ever been! Paul says that it is a team effort with his small crew
of himself, his Master tech Tanner Shackley, his head painter Rico Saldana and
his sound tech Hai. Paul also told us that he would put his small incredible team
against any other shop in the business.
Moral of the story is that Binford’s works on and builds every model of the Harley
family from basic services to full custom builds. Hit him up at (209) 239-7828 or
www.binfords.com …you will be surprised - he ain’t all that bad!!

Photos by Stan Hill / Model: Krys Kitten
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BIKE: 2002 FXDT Dyna T-Sport THE HUSTLER BIKE SPECS
BUILDER: Binford’s Custom Cycles
OWNER: Binford’s Custom Cycles
ENGINE: H-D Twincam
BUILDER: Binford’s Custom Cycles
IGNITION: Crane
DISPLACEMENT: 106ci, 128 HP,
134 Ftlbs Torque
BALANCING: Dark Horse
FUEL ENJECTION: CV High Flow
AIRCLEANER: Woods
PIPES: Thunder Header
PRIMARY: Barnett/AIM
FORKS: H-D-Racetech
STEERING DAMPER: Daytona
REAR SUSPENSION: Works Performance
BRAKES: Performance Machine
WHEELS: H-D, Tires: Metzler
BARS: Binford’s Custom Cycles
GRIPS: PM
HAND GUARDS: West Coast
MIRRORS: Arlen Ness
FOOT PEGS: Binford’s Custom Cycles,
Knuckles/ Joker
HEADLIGHT: H-D Daymaker
TAILLIGHT: H-D
BLINKERS: Kuryakyn
SEAT: Binford’s Custom Cycles
SADDLEBAGS: H-D T-Sport
HIGHWAY BAR: Bung King
SKIDPLATES: Speed Merchant
PAINTER: Binford’s Custom Cycles
COLOR: Kandy Money Green
POWDERCOATER: Applied Coatings
SPECIAL THANKS ALWAYS TO BCC
CREW: Tanner, Rico, Hai & Diane

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WEST SIDE RIDER SPECS BIKE: 2017 FXDLS Dyna Lowrider Special
BUILDER: Binford’s Custom Cycles
OWNER: David Willy Jr
ENGINE: H-D Twincam
BUILDER: Binford’s Custom Cycles
IGNITION: TTS
DISPLACEMENT: 117, 142hp, 146 Ftlbs Torque
BALANCING: Dark Horse
FUEL INJECTION: Delphi
AIRCLEANER: RSD
PIPES: Thunder Header
PRIMARY: Barnett/AIM, Final Drive, Chain RK
TRANSMISSION: H-D
FORKES: Ohlins Inverted
STEERING DAMPER: GPR
REAR SUSPENSION: Ohlins
SWINGARM: Trac-Dynamics
FRONT BRAKE: Tokico
REAR BRAKES: Dual Tokico
WHEELS: H-D, Tires Michelin
BARS: Binford’s Custom Cycles
HAND CONTROL: H-D/ Beringer
GRIPS: RSD
MIRRORS: H-D
FOOT PEGS: Joker/ Binford’s Custom Cycles
HEADLIGHT: H-D Daymaker
TAILLIGHT: Kuryakyn
BLINKERS: Kuryakyn
SEAT: Saddleman
HIGHWAY BAR: Bung King
SKID PLATES: Speed Merchant
GAUGES: Dakota Digital
PAINTER: Binford’s Custom Cycles
POWDERCOATER: Applied Coatings
Built for high speed stunt riding
SPECIAL THANKS ALWAYS TO BCC CREW:
Tanner, Rico, Hai & Diane

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‘Knuckle’, an avid Harley man, finally proposed to his long- One blonde telling another a joke.
time girlfriend, even though she wasn’t so much into bikes. 1st blonde - “there’s two blondes, like us, and they walk
One evening after their honeymoon, he was working into a building.”
on his bike when his bride walked into his bike garage, The other blonde quickly says; “Wow! really? You’d think
stood there watching Knuckle as he worked in his happy one of us would have seen it!”
place.
His bride said, “Sweetie, I was thinking now that we’re ---------------------------------------------------------------
married you could sell your bike and we could open up My boss came into work and was raging about the
some small business together.” cashier at WallyWorld and how she “didn’t have a clue
Knuckle almost fell over his bike. His wife said, “Oh and was a royal bitch”.
honey, what’s wrong? Are you alright?” Knuckle said, I’m now on a 3 day unpaid leave because I asked, “Oh,
“Wow, for a split second there you sounded just like my did you use the self-checkout again?”
ex-wife!” She replied, “What? I didn’t know you were
married before.” Knuckle gave her his coldest stare, “I ---------------------------------------------------------------
wasn’t.” My 4 Moods:
1. I Need Coffee
-------------------------------------------------------------- 2. I Need A Snack
A young woman gets on a bus with her baby. The bus 3. I Need A Beach Vacation
driver says “Oh gosh, that’s probably the strangest 4. I Need Duct Tape, Rope & A Shovel
looking baby I’ve ever seen!”.
The woman walks to the rear of the bus and sits down, I see a pattern here if my first 3 Needs are not met.
fuming. ---------------------------------------------------------------
The ole’ biker across the aisle from her sees that she’s
obviously upset and says, “What’s wrong little Bubba went to the local Junior College cause’ his wife said
Momma?” The young woman replies, “The driver just he needed help with putting everything off all the time.
insulted me!”. The ole’ biker quickly says, He got to the right room and a sign was posted.
“Well you just march up there and tell him off. Procrastination Workshop 101
Go on, I’ll hold your monkey for you.” 6 pm Today
He got pissed off and went back home and grabbed a
-------------------------------------------------------------- beer. His wife asked what was up? Bubba told her “on
Lil’ Joey is talking to his older brother, who he overheard the sign for Workshop it said, 6pm Today
talking to his friends, so he asked, “What’s the difference but it had a line drawn thru it and underneath it read....
between a Callgirl, a Girlfriend and a Wife?” Postponed
His older brother laughs and replies, “Prepaid, Postpaid
and Unlimited.” ---------------------------------------------------------------
Not really satisfied with his brother’s answer, he goes A young woman was in a bar and a good looking guy
and asks his Dad, “What’s the difference between a two barstools down said, “It’s almost closing time but if
Callgirl, a Girlfriend and a Wife?”. His Dad sadly replies, you come home with me I’ll give you the most powerful
“Prepaid, Postpaid and Service Not orgasm of your life.”
Available.” Now she’s majorly buzzed but very intrigued as well so
she says, “what the hell, let’s do this.”
-------------------------------------------------------------- Afterwards, lying in bed she asks him “What happened
Earl and Vern were long time buddies and often went to to that powerful orgasm you were going to give me” He
the local watering hole. They’re kicked back enjoying a calmly replied, “I did!!, it’s not my fault you spit it out!”
cold brew and playing pool when this young gun asks Ma and Pa calling it a night and shuffle on back to the
Vern if Earl is really as bad as everyone at the bar says? bedroom. Ma is feeling frisky and lets Pa know this. Ma
Vern leans back, asks for another beer, and says, walks up and sits on the bed and sees Pa on his knees
“Let me just tell you this for sure. Vern is willing to play praying, and asks in a soft voice,
nice with you in the sandbox. However, if you “Pa, what are you praying for?”
throw sand at him, he will definitely bury your ass like a Pa replies, “Just praying for some Guidance”
cat turd, real quick!” Ma doesn’t miss a beat, “Pray for Stiffness dear, I’ll guide it
myself.”

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Fog Dog Roach Fog Dogs VP Lee and Agnus Lined up in Ferndale

4th Annual Fog Dogs Graveyard Poker Run

October 24 (Eureka):It was a clear crisp Riders came dressed for the occasion. Lil Devil
Fall evening in Humboldt. Perfect riding won costume contest Hydesville Cemetary
weather for the Annual Fog Dogs Graveyard
Poker Run. Leaving Redwood H-D at Hi hand prize donated by Fog Dog Roach
4pm, the pack rode into Ferndale, a quaint
little Victorian town. From there the ride Lo Hand Souix
continued to the Sunrise Cemetery in
Fortuna, past a few more graveyards and
arriving at the Hydesville Cemetery. The last
stop was Table Bluff Cemetery in Loleta.
Onward to the 707 Bar in Old Town Eureka,
where everyone checked their poker hands.
There were prizes for Hi and Lo poker
hands, and best costume. A Heavenly Ride
for a Hell of a good time.

Article and photos contributed by
Tina Oakland

H.O.G. came to support Lady Officers of Fog Dogs

Clowns to the left of me A Lil Ghoul Beautiful Ghoul
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Always Bet On Yourself:

An Interview With
Anthony Martinez of
Dope Skin Leathers

Provided by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys
By: Johnny Killmore

Photos: Courtesy Dope Skin Leather Works

L ife gave Anthony Martinez several opportunities country, working with Hitachi and all these cybersecurity
to give up on his dreams. A stint in Youth companies. We were traveling with them—me and other
Corrections could have steered him into the artists—and we were customizing their products, their
prison-industrial complex. Instead he found a higher giveaways, to their main clients. “But [even though] we
power. An eight-month battle with early-onset got to the point where we had a lot of contracts lined up,
arthritis could have put an end to his love for creating the Coronavirus hit, and ‘boom,’ that killed everything…
art. Instead, he redoubled his efforts. A new career it just stopped. And so, we’re thinking, ‘what are we
creating graffiti art on the convention circuit for multi- gonna do now?’ and I had a bunch of leather here in my
billion-dollar corporations fell apart when COVID-19 workshop: I had been playing around with it [leatherwork]
ended public gatherings. Instead of retreating to the a few years ago but I lost interest. But now I have all this
security of a 9-5, Anthony doubled-down on his talents. time on my hands, and I had a few seats, and I had some
ideas from before, so I just decided I’d start customizing
Moving from paints to leather, he has launched Dope these seats.”
Skin Leather Works. While he specializes in custom
seats for motorcycles, his talents go far beyond that. After posting images of his first seat to Facebook,
Because Anthony does the fabricating and not just the Anthony received far more positive comments than he
tooling and dying, he also produces items ranging from expected. It shouldn’t be a surprise if you just look at
wallets to leather helmet covers. It doesn’t matter what it is: if it will the work, but Anthony has been posting his work for years. He’s done
hold still long enough, Anthony will wrap it in natural leather, customize highly detailed airbrush pieces, tattoos of varying styles, and has even
it with insane detail, and put a finishing coat on it to protect it for years done felt marker work on clothing or etched designs into Ugg boots. For
to come. Anthony even takes on the near-impossible task of portrait Anthony to see such a reaction over his leather design, a lightbulb was
work on everything from seats and saddlebags to tank covers. With sure to go off. With this, his limit can be his imagination, not the hassle
extensive experience both as a tattooist and air brush artist, Anthony of owning a tattoo shop. He could work from home and be a 10-second
has unknowingly been honing his skills in leatherwork his whole life. commute from his family, instead of traveling the country working
convention centers. Perhaps best of all, his work would be out on the
But unlike tattoos, where shading creates the illusion of depth, road being shared with everyone. This doesn’t mean leatherwork is a
leatherwork actually does create depth, requiring delicate work with cakewalk. Getting leather to conform to compound curves is tedious.
hand tools to literally carve an image into the leather. Going too deep will The art still needs to be laid out in sketches and worked on in multiple
damage the physical integrity of the piece, so there is no easy way to cover phases. And unlike tattoo guns and airbrushes, the tool doesn’t do the
up mistakes with some extra shading. When Anthony is creating a piece, physical work: which brought on arthritis when Anthony first started
he looks more like someone restoring an ancient artwork or performing working with leather a few years ago. That nearly cost him everything.
micro-surgery. Using magnifying glasses and working with painstaking
precision, Anthony is able to create one-off works of art that match the JK: “So I heard something about you losing the use of your hands?
finest show-quality motorcycles. Recently, we were able to pull Anthony Can you tell me what happened?”
out of his Lancaster, California workshop to ask him about his craft. With
a working-class background, he turned out to be down-to-earth, gracious, AM: “Yeah, that was about three years ago, when I first started working
and extremely thankful that he can do what he loves for a living. We asked with leather. I was just so into it, I made a couple of leather purses fully
him about how art came into his life, how he stays inspired despite the custom, then some bags, and I messed up my hands from working non-
long hours, and what it was like nearly losing everything when arthritis took stop. My hands got so bad I couldn’t even move them, so I went to the
away the use of his hands for eight months. doctor and when she tested me she wasn’t really sure why but I had a
severe case of arthritis. “The doctor though, she was able to put me on
JK: “So for most artists they start out when they’re kids. So, for, what some medication and thank God I overcame that. I’m free now, 100% free.
made art stand out initially?” Some people that take that [medication] are on it for the rest of their lives,
but for me, they put me on a really high dose, and then I just, by myself I
AM: “Well I remember as a little kid, my dad would sketch out patterns went down to a lower dose, and just kept getting lower and lower, and now
in the sand when we’d go to the river. He was also a leather artist, and [the arthritis] is gone.”
I really admired that. I also had an uncle: he was a woodworker. he’d
make statues—these really detailed statues—out of wood. I always JK: “So how long did that stop you from doing any kind of art?”AM:
admired and as I grew older, you know, I’d be in school and instead “That set me back, I would say… a good eight months.”
of listening to the teacher—to the lesson or whatever was going on—
I’d be drawing, sketching. I’d do characters and other things. “Then I JK: “Wow. So nowadays, in terms of time, what’s an easy job and
got into graffiti. You know, doing graffiti bombs and vandalizing stuff, what’s a hard job?”
but I grew out of that and really got into more fine art, as in detailed,
really fine art. A lot of pencil, black and gray pencil, which got me into AM: “An easy job, like a solo seat, I can do that in like two days. And
portraits. That’s where I really started to refine [my skills].” I’m talking about fully customized, fully tooled. I can wrap it in leather—I
do all that work myself—I can tool it with the client’s idea, then dye it [if
JK: “So a lot of artists stick really close to one medium and get really they want color], and have it back in two to three days. “And something
good at it, but I’ve seen your airbrush work and the leatherwork and bigger, like a two-up seat, that can be anywhere from four to five
they’re both up to a really high standard. What caused you to move days, just because it’s a lot more work. But yeah I can do anything,
from paint to leather?” not just seats. I’ve done saddlebags, tank covers, helmet covers;
basically anything you can imagine being wrapped in leather, I can
AM: “Well part of it was, I was doing airbrushing, [and] I started cover it and tool it.” CONTINUED…
a business with my wife doing airbrushing, and we got to the point
where we were getting pretty known. We were going all over the To read this BLOG in its entirety - Go to www. RussBrown.com

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BIKE NIGHTS THANK YOU TO THUNDER ROADS® NORCAL index of advertisers
OUR SPONSORS
EVERY THURSDAY
SACRAMENTO Kenny’s Bar & Grill....................................................................................14
Presented by Misplaced Souls MC. Thursday Night Fun Midnight Motors.........................................................................................12
Night – 3418 Auburn Blvd. 6pm / Join the MSMC for its Miller Built Performance Cycles................................................................14
Thursday Night get together. Free food, entertainment and Nickell’s Custom .......................................................................................10
great company. All like minded members of the community Noble West Insurance Services................................................................11
are welcome. The MSMC reserve the right to refuse access to Omega Motorcycles..................................................................................12
who they choose. For more information: Spit Shine (916) 217- Penngrove Motorcycle Company...............................................................7
2508 / Sarge (785) 410-1015 Performance Powercoating.......................................................................14
Rick’s Automotive......................................................................................33
3rd THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH Ride-On Motorcycles.................................................................................14
EUREKA Road Dog Cycle..........................................................................................7
BIKE NIGHT Presented by M.O.B. of Humboldt - North of Road Trip Bar & Grill..................................................................................11
Fourth Bar - 207 3rd Street. The fun starts at 6pm. All Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.....................................................1 & 31
motorcycles welcome. Free food, 50/50 raffle, pack ride. / San Jose Hogwash...................................................................................10
www.mobofhumboldt.com Sonoma County HD.......................................................................EVENTS
T3 Design Studios.....................................................................................33
2nd FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH Thunder Road Biker Church.......................................................................6
LODI West Coast Leathers.................................................................................11
BIKE NIGHT Presented by The Water Hole along with The Wild Bill Tattoo...........................................................................................13
Red Iron Riders. 246 N. Cluff Ave. 6:30pm Cost depending
on the menu $10-$18. A great NO DRAMA social event to get
to know others that share the passion of the bike. Outdoor
private patio area, pool tables, Shuffleboard, Music, big
screen TVs for game nights and more. All bikes welcome,
and those without bikes welcome too. For more information:
(209) 604-7149 / (209) 327-8283

1st SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH
HISTORIC COLFAX
PANCAKE BREAKFAST Presented Grand Fathers MC No Cal
– Clubhouse 301 S. Railroad Street –
8:30am – 11am. Start your day out with the Grand Fathers MC!

TRM NorCal is not responsible for errors or omissions and
events are subject to change without notice

707.793.9180

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COTATI, CA 94931

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