In 1977 Kim Peterson went along for a ride with the Los Angeles MMA. The Modified Motorcycle Association is still around today helping the motorcycle community and fighting for the rights of all bikers.
I have been building custom bikes starting with BMX bikes as a kid, then getting dirt bikes and quads and changing parts out, then moved on to motorcycles. This was my first full custom big twin. I always loved the Shovelhead motor. The look, the style, the curves, everything just screams vintage Harley.
One day I was scrolling Instagram and a super clean, freshly built early EVO Sportster popped up on my feed and I thought, ‘Holy shit, that’s a nice Sportster motor.’ Then I noticed it was on the Indian Larry Page, and then I noticed it was for sale.
Legendary leather ass Rip-A-Roo from Berdoo remembered by his daughter
Rip was too busy living life to consider the influence he’d have on future generations of bikers. The Manson Family were on the news, trucks had camper shells and macaroni and cheese was for dinner. We had a pink house in the suburbs and my dad owned a refinishing company on the North side of Long Beach.