Special Episode – Custom Chopper

Aug 3, 2021

Welcome to the Fearless Innovator Podcast, my name is Mechiel Kopaska, and I am your host.

Today I am stepping wayyyyy outside my comfort zone and doing something that is completely fearless.  I promise this episode will be super short, but I need your help at the end!  I’m putting myself way out there so much it makes my heartbeat really, fast!!

You already know that biking is a big passion of mine.  You know I’ve been riding since I was 9 years old, my dad bought me my first bike so I could chase the cows, I lead a group of bikers on what I call the Mystery Ride, I’ve been to Sturgis 4 times and Laconia, and I’ve ridden Route 66 and most recently visited 7 of the 97 Iowa Freedom Rocks – so there’s no doubt you know I ride.

I’m sure you’ve all heard about the Orange County Choppers or the OCC show on TV, right?  Where they build custom bikes and the dad Paul Teutul, and his son Paul Jr are always disagreeing on how to build a bike?  Well, they’ve recently just built a new facility in St. Petersburg called the O.C.C. Roadhouse & Museum – basically is a bikers dream location for meeting up with friends to enjoy food, concerts and the museum.

I just got word that the OCC is hosting their 2nd Annual Dream Chopper contest!  I did a little research and discovered that last year’s winner was Joe Rasulo a US Army Veteran, and he built a bike to commemorate his time in the service.  How cool is that??? He got to appear on one of their episodes with the OCC crew and was featured on the cover of the Cycle Source Magazine.

This got me to thinking…  Hey, I can do this!  So, I’ve entered myself into the competition and currently I’m in 6th place in my group.   I have no idea how many groups there are, but my eye is on the number 1 spot above all groups.  I intend to be the 1st Female to win this Custom Chopper!  I already know what it’s going to look like…it will have loads of bling and crosses!   I also intend on inviting all my friends over to the OCC in St Petersburg, where I will host another Mystery Ride!

Go to Fearlessinnovator.com/mychopper to vote for me!

There are 2 ways to vote – vote daily for the free votes or use the Rescue votes to donate to the Hudson Valley SPCA – a foundation Paul Teutul SR is fond of every dollar donated is one vote – however, keep checking back because sometimes they offer a 2 for 1 deal – When you Pay $500 towards the Hudson Valley SPCA and it counts as 1000 votes

I will see you at the OCC when I win my custom chopper!


Thank you for listening, I hope you were inspired, entertained or you learned something new!

Side note – I have found an RV park and I’m diving in!  Stay tuned!

Catch me later…