Good Ol' Boys

ESTABLISHED JUNE 1ST 2009

THE GOOD OLí BOYS (GOB) WE FORMED UN-OFFICIALLY IN NOVEMBER OF 2008 A SMALL GROUP OF CLOSE FRIENDS THAT HAD BEEN BROUGHT CLOSE TOGETHER AS CLAMPERS BY THE UNTIMELY DEATH OF TWO VERY CLOSE FRIENDS IN 2 SEPARATE MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS LITTLE MORE THAN 100 DAYS APART. LARRY RATTO AND DAVE KOMRO LEFT THIS WORLD LONG BEFORE ANY OF US BROTHERS WERE READY TO SAY GOODBYE. WE HAD BEEN A GREAT TIGHT GROUP OF FRIENDS THAT HAD BEEN RIDING TOGETHER FOR YEARS. IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE ACCIDENTS WE ALL MOURNED THEIR DEATHS AS A FAMILY. THOSE OF US THAT WERE NOT CLAMPERS AT THE TIME JOINED UP AT THE NEXT CHAPTER 10 NEVADA CITY DOINGS. WE WENT IN TO THE ECV UNDER DAVE AND LARRY TO HONOR OUR FALLEN FRIENDS. WE THEN MADE A PROMISE TO REBUILD THEIR BIKES BACK TO THEIR GLORY. IT WAS ALSO A PROMISE TO CREATE AND HOST A NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BIKE/MUSIC EVENT TO HELP KEEP THEIR MEMORIES ALIVE FOREVER. RESTORE THE BIKES THEN USE ALL THE PROFITS TO BENEFIT LOCAL YOUTH MUSIC AND SPORTS PROGRAMS. SO IN JULY 2008 WE HOSTED THE 1ST EVER CAMP KOMRATTO EVENT (www.CAMPKOMRATTO.com) AND IT WAS A SUCCESS NOW 5 YEARS LATER IT IS A GREAT STAPLE IN THE NORCAL BIKE AND MUSIC COMMUNITY. IF YOU COME PARTY ONCE YOU WILL BE BACK FOREVER.

AS LOYAL E CLAMPUS VITUS MEMBERS WE UNDERSTOOD THE MISSION AND THE GOALS OF THE BRETHREN. WE ALL TOOK OUR OATH SERIOUS AND BEGAN TO REALIZE THAT WE DID NOT SHARE THE STRENGTH OF BOND WITH SUCH A LARGE GROUP. AT TIMES SOME OF THE YOUNGER CLAMPERS MISSED THE POINT AND THEIR BEHAVIOR WAS LESS THEN BECOMING OF A CLAMPER IN GOOD STANDING. AS PROUD CLAMPERS IT WAS HARD TO WATCH SUCH A PURE QUEST HAVE SOME LOOSE VALUES. WE BEGAN TO PURIFY THE PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS THAT WE BROUGHT IN TO RESPECT THE BOND AND KEEP THE OATH TO EACH BROTHER BECAUSE WE BELIEVED THAT THE BRETHREN HAD BEEN WATERED DOWN A BIT OVER THE YEARS. NO DISRESPECT TO ALL CLAMPER BROTHERS BUT WE WANTED TO RISE UP AND BECOME AN EXAMPLE OF A TRUE BROTHERHOOD. IN NOVEMBER 2008 A SMALL GROUP OF US MET AT THE LOCAL WATERING HOLE CALLED SPANCKYíS ON A FRIDAY. WE BEGAN TO TALK ABOUT COMBINING OUR LOVE FOR CLAMPING WITH OUR LOVE OF MOTORCYCLES. IT WAS DECIDED TO GET THE GROUP TOGETHER AND START A MOTORCYCLE CLUB. AFTER A FEW MONTHS OF PLANNING AND ROUNDING UP THE BOYS WE BECAME OFFICIAL JUNE 1ST 2009. WE STARTED THIS CLUB WITH 15 MEMBERS. THE ORIGINAL 15 FORGED OUR WAY FORWARD NAVIGATING OUR WAY THROUGH THE ENTIRE NEGATIVE STEREOTYPE BS, LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSUMPTIONS, AND ALL THE POLITICS THAT COME WITH PATCHING UP AND RIDING FREE AS A BIKE CLUB. WE HAD OUR FIRST COUPLE OF CHURCH MEETINGS AT A LOCAL ROUND TABLE PIZZA THEN BEGAN CONSTRUCTION OF OUR 1ST CLUBHOUSE ON THE BERETTA RANCH IN WEST SANTA ROSA CALIFORNIA. WE BUILT THE FRAMEWORK FOR SOMETHING GREAT AND WE ALL KNEW IT. WE LATER ADDED A FEW MEMBERS AND BEGAN TO DISPLAY EVERYWHERE WE WENT WHAT WE FELT TRUE BROTHERHOOD MEANS. IT WAS NOT LONG BEFORE ALL OF US THAT WERE GOOD MEN BECAME GREAT MEN. WE LIVE OUR CREED AND TAKE CARE OF OUR COMMUNITY AND IN THE PROCESS HAVE ONE HELL OF A LOT OF FUN.

GOOD OLí BOYS CREED

HUSBAND THE WIFE
FATHER THE ORPHAN
CLOTHE THE SICK
FEED THE HUNGRY
FILL YOUR BROTHERíS EMPTY CUP
SHARE YOUR HUNTED BOUNTY
CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICAN HERITAGE
LEND YOUR BROTHER YOUR ARM IN THE ABSENCE OF HIS
LEND YOUR BROTHERS FAMILY YOUR HEART IN THE ABSENCE OF HIM.
SERIOUS SHIT!!!

ON MEMORIAL WEEKEND 2012 THE GOOD OLí BOYS HAD THE HONOR AND OPPORTUNITY OF SERVING THOSE MILITARY BROTHERS THAT SERVED OUR GREAT COUNTRY. WE FOUND OUT THAT THERE WAS LIMITED FUNDING FOR OUR LOCAL VETS AND STARTED AN ANNUAL MEMORIAL WEEKEND BIKE RUN TO BENEFIT AMERICAN LEGION, VFW, AND THE VIETNAM VETS. IN ONE DAY WE RAISED JUST UNDER $7,000 AND HANDED EVERY CENT TO THOSE BEAUTIFUL SOULS THAT GAVE SO MUCH FOR ALL OF US. GOD BLESS ALL OUR TROOPS. WE WILL CONTINUE TO HOST THIS ANNUAL EVENT AND BRING ATTENTION TO THE VETS PLIGHT AND STRUGGLE. JAN 1ST 2012 THE GOOD OLí BOYS BEGAN CONSTRUCTION ON OUR 2ND AND NEW CLUBHOUSE IN ROHNERT PARK CALIFORNIA. WE OPENED THE DOORS SUPER BOWL SUNDAY AND HAVE BEEN LIVING THE DREAM EVERY SINCE. DURING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW CLUBHOUSE A LOCAL VIDEO DIRECTOR BY THE NAME OF MIKE SLOAT WATCHED US BUILD IT AND NOTICED THE BONDS BETWEEN US BROTHERS. HE GOT WHATíS CALLED IN THE MUSIC VIDEO BUSINESS A CHANCE TO SUBMIT HIS IDEA FOR A TREATMENT FOR THE NEW LYNYRD SKYNYRD SINGLE CALLED LAST OF A DYING BREED. THE RECORD LOVED AND BEGAN TO WORK OUT THE DETAILS. ON AUGUST 21ST WE BEGAN FILMING THE SKYNYRD VIDEO. WHAT A HONOR TO EVEN BE CONSIDERED TO BE ANY PART OF THE SKYNYRD LEGACY LET ALONE BE FEATURED IN THE VIDEO. GOD SPEED SKYNYRD HOPE YOU LIKE IT. HOPE THE WORLD LOVES IT FOR NOW WE WILL JUST KEEP ON ROLLING DOWN THAT ROAD A MOB OF BLACK AND RED THUNDER ROLLING ON 36 WHEELS TO A GREAT TIME OR A GREAT CAUSE. IF YOU SEE US IN YOUR TRAVELS QUOTE OUR CREED AND WE WILL BUY YOU A DRINK.

WHAT SAY THE BRETHREN?

SATISFACTORY!!!