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FEATURED 2017 Calendar Of Events.................................... 08-09 Check Out What's Happening in 2017

Get Yonder's Featured Rider.............................. 12-13 Meet Jus'Tis of Harley's Angels MC EDITOR IN CHIEF Stephanie Hampton

Cruising Cross Country On A Sportbike?....... 14-15

CONTENT COORDINATOR Shareef AsSadiq

The Block Is Hot................................................... 16-19

CONTENT WRITERS Stephanie Hampton Shannon Lewis

Who’s On The Ground........................................ 20-21

SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER Yolanda Darnell CONTRIBUTORS Various Users of Get Yonder Forums

CONTACT INFO: Email: support@getyonder.com Phone: (770) 771-2553 Web: www.getyonder.com SOCIAL MEDIA INFO: Instagram: get.yonder Twitter: get_yonder Facebook: Get Yonder

Ground Pounding Across The Map Bloc Burnaz MC

Photos Of Bikers Hitting The Road

2016 Fallen Riders Tribute................................. 22-23 A Tribute To Fallen Riders of the Past Year

The 48 State Hall Of Fame.................................. 24-25 They All Rode To 48 States

Howie: One Million Riding Miles..................... 26-29 He Never Owned A Car

Starting Them Off Young.................................... 30-33

Some Kids Are Born To Get Yonder

Yonda: What Is It & Who Started It.................. 36-39 Meet Mr. Yonda AKA Snowman

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2016 FALLEN RIDERS TRIBUTE

Fallen Riders From This Past Year


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OVER ONE MILLION RIDING MILES

Meet Howie The Highway Legend

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THE BLOCK IS HOT

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RIDING ACROSS THE MAP

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Meet Mr. Yonda AKA Snowman

YONDA: WHAT IS IT & WHO STARTED IT

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Meet Jus'Tis of Harleys Angels MC

SPORTBIKE RIDING?

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MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR Don’t just ride for the miles, be sure to capture the memories! Happy New Year! 2017 is here, which brings a new year of endless opportunities! I know you all are busy planning your upcoming trips, researching routes, and mapping out which direction to take. Well..….good for you! We’re excited that you’ve continue to join us in sharing your love for being on two wheels and all the facets included with being a rider. This issue is very dear to me, as it features a beautifully designed, centerfold tribute Fallen Riders of 2016. We have the men of Bloc Burnaz MC as our featured club, as they continue to burn up the highways…which by the way, will lead to Atlanta, GA for their 10th Annual Anniversary in February. Be sure to check out the article on Howie of Final Option MC, as he share his wisdom of being on the highway and traveling over one million miles. Next up....it's all about YONDA, featuring Snowman of Rarebreed MC (Atlanta, GA). We also have a biker known as OD of Triple X Riders, that likes to travel cross country......on a sportbike!! Hope you enjoy! Ride safe! Get Yonder!

Stephanie Hampton Editor-In-Chief Get Yonder Magazine shampton@getyonder.com

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2 017 MO T O RC CALENDAR

MAR 31 The 2017 Annual

MAY 25 The Annual Myrtle

APR 6 The 43rd Annual Soul

JUN 2 The men of Pound 4

All Female Ride will be held from March 31st to April 2nd 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Beach Bikefest will be held Memorial Day weekend from May 25th to May 29th 2017 in MyrtleBeach, SC.

JAN 13 The 14th Annual MC Professional Convention will be held Jan 13th to Jan 15th 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland.

JAN 28 Street Angels MC

will celebrate their 14th Anniversary in College Park, GA.

FEB 9 Egyptian Cobras MC

will host their 32nd Annual Feb 9th-12th 2017 in Kansas City, Kansas.

MAR 10 The 76th Annual

Daytona Bike Week will be held from March 10th-19th 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Brother's MC Anniversary Week. April 6th-9th 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.

APR 22 The 2017 Queen

City Biker Blessing will be on April 22nd 2017 in Matthews, North Carolina.

anniversary from June 2nd to June 4th 2017 in Memphis, TN.

JUN 3 The men of Ironbred MC will host their 10th Annual Anniversary in Atlanta, GA.

MAY 3 The Panama City Beach Spring Motorcycle Rally will be held May 3rd to May 7th 2017 in Panama City Beach, Florida.

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Pound MC will host their annual

Annual Cabaret will be held May 18th-May 21st 2017 in Lexington, KY.

JUN 10 The 94th Annual

Laconia Motorcycle Week will be held June 10th to June 18th 2017 in Laconia, NH.


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AUG 25 Diamond Clusters

MC will host their 10th Annual Anniversary August 25th-26th in Atlanta, GA.

AUG 30 The men of Atlanta chapter Rarebeed MC will host their 10th Annual Anniversary starting August 30th-Sept 3rd 2017 in Atlanta, GA.

JUN 21 The 4th Annual Bessie AUG 2 The 40th National Stringfield All Female Ride will be held from June 21st-25th 2007 in Killeen, Texas.

JUN 21 Rarebreed MC will

Bikers Roundup will be held August 2nd-6th 2017 in Kansas City, MO.

host their annual anniversary in Los Angeles, CA from June 21st to 25th 2017.

SEP 16 The ladies of Klutch

& Khrome MC Detroit will host their 1st Annual Anniversary September 16th 2017.

JUL 3 Black Girls Ride will host their 3rd Annual Coast To Coast Ride from Los Angeles, Cali to Brooklyn, NY.

AUG 4 The 77th Sturgis

Motorcycle Rally will be held August 4th-13th 2017 in Sturgis, SD.

AUG 10 Next Level MC will host their Annual Anniversary weekend August 10-13th in Chicago, IL.

JUL 12 Kingz of The South MC AUG 18 Hurricane Biker will host their Annual Anniversary July 12th-16th 2017 in Atlanta, GA.

Girls 15th Annual Anniversary will be August 18-20th in San Diego, CA.

OCT 7 The Have Iron/Will

Travel Ride To Eat will be held on October 7th 2017 in Kansas City, MO.

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HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT THE GET YONDER WEBSITE & MOBILE APP? A full site dedicated to those that enjoy riding! STATE SIGNS

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t ate signs are a favorite

on the Get Yonder site. Post a photo of you or a group in front of a state sign that you captured while on your journey!

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over the highways. This category is for the women that ride and hold their own. Hats off to you ladies for hitting the highways!

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A PLACE TO SHARE YOUR PHOTOS! Celebrate your journey by sharing your photos! GAS & GO

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as & Go was created to share photos of you or a group gasing up during a trip. It is dedicated to those that enjoy the moments between the

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FEATURED RIDER NAME: Dolly Jus’Tis Johnson CLUB: Harley’s Angels MC RIDING EXPERIENCE: 35 years MOTORCYCLES: 2015 HD Road Glide CVO & 2013 HD Breakout LONGEST RIDE: 24 State Run-2016 CLUB AWARDS: “Most Out of State Miles” and “Ground Pounder” Award Dolly ‘Jus Tis’ Johnson is president of Harley’s Angels MC, based in Atlanta, GA. She is known throughout the motorcycle community as one of the influential females that promotes riding through various travels across country. At 10 years old, Jus’Tis found a love for motorcycles. She enjoys beautiful sceneries, creating memories and the wonderful experiences that each trip brings. While traveling, she also enjoys fellowshipping and meeting other motorcycle enthusiasts that share the same passion of riding. As leader of the all female, Harley Davidson motorcycle club, she continually emphasize the importance of sisterhood and building bonds. Though she is known for hitting the highway, her motto is simple, JUST RIDE YOUR RIDE! page 13


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ruising across our beautiful country is an amazing, life changing experience. Becoming one with the road, the wind blowing and the breathtaking sights are to die for! The best part of the trip, is leaning back, and taking it all in......but wait......leaning back? Not on a sportbike! Who would want to ride a sportbike cross country? After all, how would you be able to enjoy the ride! oaded down with luggage and traveling accessories, Dave aka OD, of Triple X Riders, has traveled to all 50 states..........49 of which he rode a Kawasaki sportbike. His first motorcycle would be a Kawasaki ZZR600 and current motorcycle of choice would be the Kawasaki ZX14. With over 300,000 miles under his belt and 4 cross country trips, OD states, he just loves to ride. It was never his intent to complete all 50 states, however, he started riding and before he knew it, he had traveled to them all. As for Hawaii, he flew in and rented a motorcycle to ride through the beautiful island.

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hen asked which trip was the most memorable, he stated that it was Alaska by far. "The mountains and glaciers were stunning", said OD. " I saw a path while riding and took the path off road, followed it to a wide open beautiful place with no one there but me. The road conditions caused me to get half the life on my tires, so I stopped at every town until I found a shop. I did find one Honda shop, but it was closed. However, the shop manager invited me to his house to stay and break bread. By the time I found a tire, I had plugged it three times, and the cords were starting to show."

ith a sportbike, there are no saddlebags attached, so he has to strategically strap and pack his traveling essentials on top of his Kawasaki. When asked what were some things that he needed to travel with, the items were pretty simple, such as money, time off, GPS, a few tools, and his phone. A few other things that were needed for planning his trips were Waze, google maps, and Microsoft Streets & Trips.

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hen asked about any unexpected events or issues that he experienced while riding, he stated the things that were pretty common, such as bad weather, but also told about a time when he had issues with his motorcycle because of bad gas. He went on to share that, during his initial trips, he would frequently run out of gas, due to being so focus on the ride, however, he has the whole gas situation under control now.

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s for leaning back, well.....it wasn't on his list of important things, and he prefers to continue enjoying the sights as he has for the past 13 years, on his sportbike! Whether on a Harley or a Kawasaki, the love of riding is all the same. OD shared that getting yonder is like Heaven on earth. It's not about a particular destination, he just want to ride. He said that he often turn off all electronics, not to be disturbed and hit the road, and just ride! By: S. Hampton Interviewed By: S. AsSadiq

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Bloc Burnaz Mc the block is hot!

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he block is hot and the men of Bloc Burnaz MC are on fire! Whether it be by sport bike or cruisers, these men are burning up the highways and making a mark on this thing we call yonder. With 22 established chapters in the past 12 years, Bloc Burnaz MC is a force to be reckoned with!

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ounded by Capone, current National President, and cofounder, Gotti, the men pride their organization on traditional principles passed down by predecessors of the urban bike community. While speaking to Capone in an interview, he emphasized the importance of respecting the culture learned from those before him. He stated that his organization isn't interested in changing the game, instead, they want to build upon the standards that were previously set for them. He also attributed brotherhood, loyalty and fellowship to the success of the club, stating that these factors keep them motivated.

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apone also stated that the brotherhood among the men is what sets them apart from other clubs. Having someone that's willing to stand up for you, protect you, and even take care of your family, if and when needed, is a given to the members of the organization. In addition to the love within the club, the men enjoy riding together and taking trips across country. Capone told of a previous trip the men took from Baltimore, MD to San Diego, California that included 17 of his brothers. He stated the 8 day trip from one coast to the other, was one of the most memorable experiences he's had with the organization, riding between 800 to 1000 miles each day. He also expressed his anticipation for a few other trips being planned, to include traveling to Canada and across the northern United States. As a leader of the organization, he intends to continue to set the example and build a legacy that we can all respect! By: S. Hampton


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Each rode to 48 states via motorcycle!


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INTERVIEW With over one million riding miles under his belt, Harvey Howard III, better known as Howie, has become a highway legend, traveling the country and meeting those that share his love for riding. As humble as they come, he's an old school, traditional biker that enjoys being on the ground so much, that he has never owned a car! Check out what he has to say! Interview By: Shareef AsSadiq (Chosen Few MC)

HOWIE, WHY DON’T WE JUST START OUT BY YOU INTRODUCING YOURSELF? I’m Howie, from Final Option Motorcycle Club, here in San Diego, California. I’ve been with the club for 26 years. I got patched in December 1990. WHAT DO YOU CURRENTLY RIDE? Currently I have a Harley Davidson 2002 Ultra Classic, with over a quarter million miles on it. Yep, over 250,000 miles on it! GOOD STUFF! HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN RIDING? I got my first bike when I was 15 years old in high school and I've been riding ever since. I've never owned a car, strictly motorcycles, so I've been riding for some time now. SO, HOW MANY MILES WOULD YOU SAY YOU ACCUMULATED OVER THE YEARS OF YOU RIDING? Definitely over a million.....easily a million. I mean, I started out like everyone else riding Hondas and Kawasaki motorcycles, which I preferred over the Honda. Then I moved to California and I bought my first Harley in 1985. It was little Sportster and me being 6'4, well.....it was a little small for me. SO OF COURSE THIS MAGAZINE IS CALLED GET YONDER. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU? Getting yonder means getting out there and doing the damn thing. Getting out on the road and riding. It's what I love and what I live for. page 27


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SO, YOU'VE BEEN RIDING FOR A LONG TIME AND LIVING THE BIKER LIFE, HOW HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO SUSTAIN SO LONG AND EVEN AFFORD TRAVELING AS MUCH AS YOU DO? Well, by no means at all am I a baller or anything like that. I'm able to do what I do mostly because of the people that I meet along the way. There are a lot of good people that put me in or invite me to stay with them when I'm on the road. I try not to overstay my welcome, but I stop by and kick it for a minute with them when I can. But again, I'm not a baller, I try to live within my means. If I have a few dollars in my pocket, let's kick it and have

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MANY OF THE BIKERS NOW ARE

Then, I was voted in as president of

a good time with the few dollars that I

RIDING TO MULTIPLE STATES

the club, and I did that for some years,

have. I don't think I have any barriers......I

ON THEIR TRIPS, EVEN ALL 48

but with president, you know, you get

hang out with 99% clubs, 1% clubs, blacks,

IN ONE TRIP. HAVE YOU RODE

all the headaches. So I finally stepped

whites.....cause when you actually sit

TO ALL 48 STATES?

down as president and was given the

down and start talking to people, you

I've rode to 48 states but not in one

title of Ambassador. They gave it to

find that you have a lot more in common

trip. Personally, I'm not a biker that

me because I travel the county a lot,

than you think. Just stick your hand out

likes to plan out their trips. I get on

meeting people, shaking hands and

and give them a hand shake, and intro-

the highway, and I ride. I hit the road

kissing babies, as I like to call it. Like

duce yourself to them. You will get those

pretty often. One month, I jumped on

I told you earlier, I haven't done any-

funny looks sometimes. I can remember

my motorcycle and I rode around the

thing special....I don't have no inven-

a few years back, one time I pulled up to

country for eight months straight.

tions or anything, just a regular old

a 1% white club compound, but I got off

EIGHT MONTHS IN ONE TRIP?

biker that has been around a long

my bike, and I stuck my hand out and

Yea.....just out on the road traveling,

time, and keeping it true to this biker

introduced myself. They were looking at

with no planning. Just going where I

lifestyle. There's not much to me.

me like, "what is he doing here?" But just

felt like going. When you plan stuff

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO ALASKA

be respectful and stick your hand out. A

and it doesn't go right, it leaves you

OR HAVE YOU RODE ANY WHERE

hand shake will take you a long way. You

disappointed, so I just show up when

OUTSIDE OF THE COUNTRY?

just got to show them respect.

I want to. It is what it is when I'm

No, I've never rode to Alaska, but I did

SO, OUT OF ALL YOUR YEARS OF

riding.

live in Japan for about 4 years. While

RIDING, I KNOW YOU HAVE A LOT

I KNOW YOU'RE CALLED THE

I lived there, I learned that Harley

OF STORIES, TELL US ONE OF YOUR

AMBASSADOR. HOW DID YOU

Davidson is a universal language,

MEMORABLE MOMENTS FROM ONE

END UP WITH THIS TITLE?

because I don't know any Japanese

OF YOUR TRIPS.

Well, like I said, I've been with Final

and they didn't know any English,

Well, I do have a bunch of stories, but off

Option MC for 26 years. I was the club

other than a little broken English, yet

the top of my head.....back in the early 90's,

road captain for about 10 years. By the

we were able to hang out, ride and

I was riding cross country, and me and a

way, road captain has always been

communicate pretty well together

couple of guys had just left Sturgis and it

my favorite position.

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SO IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE

WHAT ELSE DO YOU CARRY

YOU WANT TO ADD OR ANY

ON YOUR TRIPS THAT YOU

WISDOM YOU WANT TO SHARE?

CONSIDER ESSENTIAL?

I wanted to talk about all these new

I carry tire plugs with me, with a little

bike clubs. I'm not a real big fan of it, I

mini compressor. I've used that many

mean, I'm not one to go around check-

times, so if I get a flat tire, I can plug it

ing no one, but I feel that being a biker

up, fill it back up with air and get right

is a lifestyle, not just a weekend thing.

back on the road. I carry a siphon hose

You can't say, oh it's Saturday, let me

with me, just in case I run out of gas.

put my leather on. You aren't born

So we pulled up under a bridge to

The funny thing is, I've never had

with leather and boots on. So at some

get some shut-eye......so we all were

to use it, but I've been with a lot of

point you have to sit down and learn

sleeping trying to get a good nights

people that run out of gas, so it's a cool

about the biker lifestyle. When you

rest, you know doing what we do

thing to have. I remember helping a

get 5 guys together and start a new

to survive, and my dad who lives in

couple from Germany one time. They

club, you've missed out on prospect-

Ohio.......well him and some of his

were just sitting on the side of the

ing, which is the most important part.

buddies were on a road trip, and they

road, cause they had ran out of gas.

You've missed out on being around

passed us laying under the bridge not

So I was able to give them some gas.

some OG's that could of schooled

knowing it was us, but told me later

I do have a rule though, if I'm giving

you on the do's and don't of being in

that he had passed by and said...."look

you the gas, you're doing the sucking

a club. I live this life, like I said, I've

at them fools up under the bridge

(laughing)!

never own a car in my life. I've always

sleeping!" It was funny to me when he

SO OTHER THAN THOSE COUPLE

been on the ground and this is what

said it, not knowing I was one of the

OF THINGS, DO YOU CARRY

I do!

fools he saw sleeping. But you know

ANYTHING THAT MIGHT BE OUT

on the road, there are always going to

OF THE NORM?

be stories. Even the broke down on the

Well, I keep a set of tools too, and I

side of the road stories. People laugh

also have a little propane solder iron

at me because I carry an umbrella, but

that I keep in my saddle bag. I had a

I've been broke down in the middle of

wire break to my injector, and I was

the desert before, and if you're in 100

able to solder right on the spot. I've

degrees plus weather, that little bit of

never been stranded on the side of the

shade will be a life saver. So I always

road. You just have to be creative. I

tell people, I always take my shade

broke my ground wire on my battery

with me (laughing).

once, and my bike wouldn't run, but

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Since the start of Get Yonder Magazine, I’ve been asked on several occasions of how I came up with the name and what exactly does yonder mean! The word yonder, was a term that I had heard as a kid growing up, but never in reference to riding motorcycles. It was not until I heard Randy Hogans, a biker in the Atlanta, GA area, refer to riding distance on his motorcycle, as him going to “get some yonda!” I had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Hogans, to get an insight on what the word meant and how he started using it. Below is our interview!

CAN YOU INTRODUCE YOURSELF FOR THOSE THAT MAY NOT KNOW YOU? I’m Snowman, and I’m a member of Rarebreed MC Atlanta, GA Chapter. I’ve been a member of Rarebeed MC for five years now. WHAT DO YOU RIDE? I ride a Harley Davidson Street Glide, a Harley Davidson Road King and a HD Springer. THE WORD YONDA HAS BECOME A POPULAR WORD IN THE URBAN BIKE COMMUNITY. CAN YOU TELL ME HOW DID IT START WHEN REFERRING TO RIDING? Contrary to what I heard about other people saying they started this whole yonda thing, I’ve been using yonda for about 10 years now. When I was a kid, my grandmother would always yell and fuss at us for being mischievous. She would come behind us with the belt yelling we better get some yonder.

What she really meant is that we better get as far away from her as possible, so thats's how the word came about. HOW DID YOU START REFERRING THIS TERM TO RIDING MOTORCYCLES? I was riding way before Harleys became popular. I would jump on my motorcycle knowing, I was about to hit the highway and go off somewhere, so I would say, I’m about to go get some yonda. It meant I was about to hit the road and get lost! Once I joined Rarebreed and continued to say it, other bikers started picking it up. SO WHAT DOES “YONDA” MEAN TO YOU IN TERMS OF DISTANCE? Yonda to me have to be at least 500 miles. But really, it’s just about riding as far as you can, getting somewhere. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN GETTING YONDA? Like I said, I’ve been riding for years. I used to get yonda on my sport bike, even rode cross country on it. I got my first Harley Davidson around 2007. There was really nobody riding Harleys at the time in Atlanta but the OMC’s. Two of my current club brothers, Baldhead and Big E, both from Cali, were really the only ones that had Harleys in Atlanta back then. As a matter of fact, 2007 was also the first time I rode to California on a Harley. YOU'RE WELL KNOWN IN THE URBAN MOTORCYCLE COMMUNITY FOR RIDING, TELL ME A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR RIDING EXPERIENCES ACROSS COUNTRY.

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Like I said, I have been riding for years. For the past 10 years, I rode to California, on the ground and back for the Rarebreed LA mother chapter anniversary. I rode on the ground to the Soul Brothers MC anniversary for the past 7 years in a row to Arizona. I’ve rode to the lower 48 states at least 4 or 5 times each. Not all in one trip, just different trips, riding across county and hitting different states each time. I’ve done all the popular landmarks that bikers love to travel to....Mile Zero, Mt. Rushmore, the Grand Canyon...yea, I’ve done all that.

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SO WOULD YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A GROUND POUNDER? Yes, I would because I ride my motorcycle. SO WHAT IS A GROUND POUNDER TO YOU? A ground pounder is some one that is always on their motorcycle. It’s not related to riding a certain distance or anything, but someone that would prefer jumping on their motorcycle instead of riding in their car. It’s something that’s just in you. Either you love it or hate it. You’re not riding for a patch. Those people are what I call patch chasers, those are the people who ride, get a patch, and don’t ride no more. Then you also have the ones I call anniversary ground pounders, they ride to anniversary parties, but don’t go no where else. Real bikers have a passion for riding. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE STATE SIGN FRENZY? I think it’s good, as long as you‘re making memories, you’re good. People thought I was crazy when I was riding all over the country. Then they wanted to start riding with me. That’s where the memories started to come in. I had to slow down some, and so I started taking more pictures to have something to look back on. SO YOU PREFER RIDING WITH OTHERS? Yes, that’s the best way to get yonda. Bonds are built on the road. It’s nothing like experiencing that brotherhood on the road. You ride, you enjoy the sights, and you build relationships. That’s what being a biker is really all about.

You go to the other states to visit clubs, because you can’t just hit the state signs without meeting other riders and kicking it with them. You have to pay respect to other bikers too. So,I definitely enjoy riding with different bikers, and I’ve met so many good people, just riding my motorcycle. I even enjoy teaching other bikers how to ride. Mr. Fast Harleys Only.....Marcell Tillman was one that I taught how to ride a motorcycle....right in front of the Candy Shop in LA. We went to pick up his first Harley and he asked how we were going to get it back home, I told him.....hell, you’re going to ride it back home! Me and Punchie from Rarebreed LA chapter showed him.

SO YOU ENJOY RIDING, WHAT ARE SOME THINGS YOU TAKE WITH YOU ON YOUR TRIP? I always have a toolkit, that I can use to take my entire bike apart if I need to. I take any medicine that I might need, my rain gear, 2 or 3 pairs of pants.....because I can wash at the hotels. One thing I don’t take is a GPS. I’m from the old school. We used maps. I used to want to get lost and ride until I find my way back. BEING FROM THE OLD SCHOOL, HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT WOMEN GROUND POUNDERS? I love it. I'm glad that women are riding more, because there's no gender to riding. If you love it and


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Dedicated to those that love to ride!

it's what you have a passion for, then do it. HAVE YOU RODE ANYWHERE OTHER THAN THE LOWER 48 STATES? Yes, I shipped my bike to Puerto Rico and rode there. I've rode in the Caribbean, St. Thomas and St. Martin Islands. ANYTHING YOU WANT TO LEAVE US WITH? I'm just a true biker at heart. I enjoy being on the highway, riding my motorcycle to different places and seeing the beautiful sights. I love this yonda thing. I love what you're dong with the magazine and how other bikers are sharing their riding stories with everyone. It's just a beautiful thing!

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GetYonder

Dedicated to those that love to ride!


Dedicated to those that love to ride!

GY Jan/Feb 2017 Issue 04

GetYonder

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GY Jan/Feb 2017 Issue 04

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GetYonder

Dedicated to those that love to ride!