This episode I got to sit down in person with Kory Souza of Kory Souza Originals in Sarasota, Florida and my special guest/co-host Cody Childress of Whoville SPeed and Custom in Abilene, Texas. We talked about the last 15 years in the bike business and how that has evolved in that time and where we think it will head in the next decade!
Man...sometimes this ride takes you places you never thought you'd go. I got to sit down with my dude and fellow Chopperdog Brendan Milewski, a retired Detroit fire fighter that was paralyzed on Friday August 13th 2010 just minutes into his shift. Brendan is featured in the documentary film "BURN" which won the Tribeca Film Festival
Since day one of the Podcast there have been a short list of people that I wanted to get on...but at the right time. There are a few men that shaped my desire to do what I do for a living and oddly enough Josh Brown of Standard Cycles in Hemet, California has played a major role in that. His "REDRUM" bike set the bar for as far as how "edgy" a bike should be! 180 rear tire...unpainted frame, the whole package just sounds wrong but damnit it makes for an amazing place to start. The Horse Backstreet Choppers magazine (issue 41 May 2004) was the launching point for my love of that raw back street style and no one has done it any better than Josh Brown. Josh worked at West Coast Choppers and has several SEMA builds on his resume'. It was a blast chatting with him and I hope you enjoy!
Danny Yannone is a custom painter that has been painting bikes for almost a decade. After a legit apprenticeship under the tutelage of Justin Barnes of American Chopper fame Danny set out o his own. He and I have had our differences but through it all we remained the best of friends. I hope you find him entertaining.
So its been a minute but Cody and I talked some about Sturgis, the new Harley models (we still haven't formed clear opinions) and we chat about some basic bike shop shit. There is a sponsor now too: Boosted Brad's Death Metal Racing Parts is offering 10% off with promo code: "HOW" at check out! Enjoy!
It has been a weird two weeks since we posted last. Since Cody was on vacation I tool the opportunity to sit down with my wife and get her incite on the motorcycle biz, tell a few old stories and share a laugh or two. Cody will be back for episode 14 but in the meantime enjoy!
We met Jeff in 2016 at the FXR show. We have been friends ever since. In January of this year Jeff left Hot Bike magazine to pursue his new project that was launched July 4th called "V-Twin Visionary", a multi media online hub full of new product, hot builds and trending builders. We bent his ear for a few minutes to see how the launch was, we talk a little BMX and Cody and I finish the episode with a bullsh!t session. The audio was a little "HOT" at times but what do you expect...I'm still a little rusty. Thanks and enjoy!
Okay...so it has been five long years. A lot has changed in the marketplace and in the podcast world. I was going to spend some time and preface the episode with a verbal intro but fuck it...I left it a bit raw. We clowned on ourselves, we clowned on our friends and gave some shout outs to those that we felt deserved one. We also solidified NEVER being able to get a sponsor. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did recording it!