Article and photos by Derek Sikes - For years I dreamt of a cross-country road trip on my chopper when I retired from the Navy back to my hometown. Fellow photographer and ChopCult Contributor Liam Kennedy and I talked about us making this trip at length. He made his journey happen, and so did I, albeit slightly modified. I came into town with my two kids in the car and my chopper on a trailer. Of course this would be right in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic so the riding was great but socially there wasn’t much to do. I had packed all of my camera gear and was hoping by the time I got there we would have flattened the curve but as we all know we’re still rounding that corner a year later. While I was there I reached out to a few people about meeting up (practicing safe social distancing, of course) and as usual Lisa came in clutch. I had also reached out to Max about meeting up but I think the call from Lisa really sealed the deal and I got the invite to check out 4Q, which I can assure you, is located in Oakland. Funny enough, Max’s shop is just a couple of blocks from where my old house was and I knew the building well from living in the neighborhood. Read more.