Baltimore has always been a town that embraces the “alternative” styles, and the local’s fondness of Hairspray speaks volumes to the city’s roots. So once a year, an event is held at the local American Legion hall to celebrate classic cycles and a celebrated battle dating back to the early 60’s and 70’s all the way from London: Mods Vs. Rockers.
Every now and then, you and some friends put together some crazy idea that eventually takes off and then spirals out of control. For us, Thunderfuck was that idea. So what the heck is THUNDERFUCK? Well, last year, before Lean Angle even existed, The BMoreMoto group we ride with arranged a little meet with our reddit counterparts, PhillyRiders and DCMoto to do a big group ride for the whole Mid-Atlantic region. After last year’s success with about 30 riders, we knew this would have to be an annual occasion.
This year, Chris and Rob decided that we had to outdo our previous showing; more planning, more organization, and most importantly, MORE BIKES. We notified the masses a month and a half in advance, and met up ahead of time with our Philly group-leading counterpart Derek to scout the meet-up spot and route for the group. This is when he told us that Philly had a mission: to bring more bikes than the Baltimore crew. The game was on.
“Chase your dreams” something that is often said, but rarely actually done. So when we met Jon Ringeisen, a fellow rider, and racer in the CCS series who was doing just that, we quickly took interest. You see, Jon is living the moto-dream – thanks to hard work, a supportive wife, and a blooming line of bike apparel by the name of Sick Lean.