Becky (@actuallyitsaxel) joins us this week to talk about all the events she has going on. From Loserpaloooza in Vancouver to The Dream Roll in Washington state, this chick has a lot on her plate! We discuss vintage dirt bikes, the link between snowboarding and bikes, and what it takes to put on Vancouver's largest moto inspired show. Follow her on instagram @actuallyitsaxel @thedreamroll @loserpaloooza and check out her blog Them Road Apples
We discuss our recent RV failure. We also spent all weekend doing some home improvements to Wes' former band room/extra room/ NEW STUDIO! With the new studio comes new things to learn and how NOT to delete the entire second half of a show, so thats why you get only me in the second half. But bare with us while we work all this stuff out. We announce the winner of the #rotnbeard giveaway and give an update on the Rare Air Werx Tank Giveaway. Use #rotnrawtankgiveaway and follow @ridersonthenorm and @the_werx for your chance to win! Take a moment to rate and review us in iTunes and check out our Big Cartel to buy shirts and hats, help support the show!
Wes and Big Scott pick up some burgers, some Modelos and a stranger, toss all that into the vans and this is what happened. We give you "Down Town Dan". Big Scott gives us a Winnebago recap and it looks like the guys will have some more company on the road this weekend, while they bring this beast northeast. We'll talk with Danger Dan and JP Rodman and have exciting announcements about new shows coming your way!
This week we keep it local and have a good time with friend of the show, Jeff G and welcome first time caller, long time topic of the show, Big Scott!
We're going back to Cleveland this week to catch up with Al of Strange Cycle. We'll talk about going all-in, taking your operation professional, the transition to Cleveland and a surprise guest appearance!
Wes chops it up with Andy Carter of Pangea Speed this week. Find out a little bit more about his beginnings, what he's up to now, and what's next! Follow @pangeaspeed and get a chance to score. listen for details!
Wes and @bigtriece kick it with Matt Jackson of Jackson's Choppers for our Mid-November Special. A Great conversation this week. For more info on Matt be sure to check him out at www.jacksonschoppers.com
Coming to you a little differently this week! We ended up driving to find a Winnebago in Greer, SC, instead of recording on the normal night. That's 317 miles away...so I wanted to get a show to you guys. @ladylegsonharleypegs and @jeffg28403 joined me for a friends night. We are back on regular schedule next week. Stay tuned!
This week Anna Lee joins Wes from Cleveland to talk about building bikes, Brutal Beard Oil and so much more. This is your chance to meet the lady behind the beard oil that's been behind ROTN since the early days.
This week we talk about what we we're listening to now, what we were listening to then and keep it casual.
Wes and Jeff are joined by @ladylegsonharleypegs in the studio to talk to Lana MacNaughton about her photography and the Women's Moto Exhibit. We'll find out what roads in life brought her to the intersection of art and motorcycles, what kind of bikes she likes, and some stories behind what it takes to capture images worth a thousand words.
This is a show we did in the very beginning so bare with us while we deal with this damn hurricane! New episode will be up soon, I promise!
Dalton Walker joins us from Hanford CA to talk about Split Image Customs (SIK), and mixing the family welding business with building choppers. We'll talk about his first win at Artistry In Iron in Las Vegas, one of our favorites from Chopperfest and his Triumph combo at Born Free. We'll find out how he pulled off a 27 day build for Sturgis and the challenges you face when you're working on hotrods AND bikes.
Live on tape and in the flesh, Axel Mercier joins us in the studio to chew the fat about a few of our favorite things: tattoos, guitars and choppers. We'll talk about different tattoo work you see from Florida to New York and places worldwide, his time playing guitar with Jeff in the Speed Kings, what kind of guitars he's got in his quiver, the qualities you expect in a good roadie, and 'cruising' the city streets.
This week we catch up with Max Schaaf and talk about 4Q, some of his past builds and appreciating finer details in people's work. Max kicks a bike for three days straight, what it takes to make it work living a creative life, skating and skating at 40 and more as always....right....here
The switchboard is all lit up, so caller 9 you're on the air. That's right folks. It pays to follow the show on social media @ridersonthenorm! We asked you to call in to talk about your events, choppers and bands so let's see what happens. We'll catch up on our contests and giveaways, talk about Wes' bucket list before he ties the knot, and talk about some very exciting guest in our future.
Artist Nick Simich of Fartco joins us this week to talk about where he draws inspiration for his daily drawings. We'll find out how influences like early cartoons and his dad's illustrations shape his work to this day. We'll also talk about Thee Cormans and his formative years playing music and roasting unsuspecting club owners.
This week we join Born Free invited builder, Tim Vander while he enjoys happy hour on the streets of Brooklyn. We'll talk a little bit about the east coast chopper life, the Brooklyn Invitational, some challenges from the Born Free build and more. Giveaway winners are announced dead last this week so stay put!
This week on ROTN we shoot the breeze with Chase Stopnik of the Cycle Zombies about his new shop Highway , talk about his art work and how he got into bikes. More on the connection between chopper culture and skating. We talk vans. Chase will tell us about his brief van blog and we get some updates on Wes' project. That n' more!...
This week, live via dojo satellite, we are joined by Nick of the Haints in Birmingham Alabama. We'll get the backstory on The Haints ,"don't do it, man", find out what happened to some wheelie casualties after the footage stopped and hear some classic stories about what happens on the open road.
A Full House in the studio this week while we chop it up with a few of our local friends. We're talkin vans tonight in honor of Wes' latest acquisition. Stories whose highlights include jumping scooters over bonfires, a chick falling of the back of Shoprag's bike, structure fire and wheelie casualties. All that and more this week on ROTN...
This week we catch up with JP Rodman, winner of ShowClass Magazine's People Champ Award 2015 and talk about what's coming down the pike for future builds. We''ll find out what he draws on for inspiration, some influences, what it means to be timeless, grinding dust and metal flake in the bedsheets and what you should tell your old lady about all that music gear you bought.
Jake Hindes of Prism Supply Co joins us in the studio this week with his newly finished Panhead! Fresh off a 500 mile ride, we catch up with Jake about what's new with Prism, some career highlights from TV to Born Free, what it means to challenge yourself as a builder, and we talk about the 1950, '51, and '52 Panheads sitting outside the studio.
We talk shop with Jason Webber of ATR Choppers (@jason_atr). We'll cover some fundamentals in life, the impact skating has had on Jason and Jeff's outlook on life, why the B-52s are so much more than the 'love shack band' and we'll leave some things up in the air...like, is it legal to have a funeral/raging fiesta in your back yard all night?!
@ladylegsonharleypegs joins us to talk about the women's chopper scene. we talk about Babe's Ride Out, pay proper respect to pioneers of women's riding. Who plans events better? Women, or Men? Couple's chopperin'...the right way and the hard way. All that and more!