rides a 2002 Honda VTX1800 that he calls "Dragula."
It is his fourth bike.
When he started riding at 18
began a summer job in Yellowstone Park and bought
a '78 Honda CBX500 with a windjammer, stereo,
cruise control, crash bars, fog lights and highway
pegs to better enjoy the country from Livingston,
Montana to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He later took
it to Los Angeles where, one year to the day after
arriving, he ran into a woman turning left in
an intersection at 50 mph. The accident fractured
his skull (pre-helmet law), his left arm and cost
him 4.5 pints of blood that placed him in a coma.
It was shortly after waking, while he slowly learned
to speak again, that he realized what life is
worth and that God is pretty cool.
, he bought his second
bike, a black '81Honda CB750 Super Sport that
he tricked out with kerker exhaust, 27" wide
drag bars with low-profile mirrors off the ends,
chopped turn signals and a cafe-racer style fairing
was a black '99 Honda
Shadow Ace that he kept stock except for the 33"
Then came Dragula.
When Doktoreker received his VTX in June, 2001, he began to extensively
customize her with 33" drag bars, Arlen Ness grips and
Stealth mirrors, Honda chin spoiler and headlight racer cowl, Metzeler 200-wide tire in the rear, a Metz in the front, Progressive fork springs and smooth chrome resovoir covers. He has added a Roadhouse Shorty slip-on with PC3 and is now designing a custom drag-style chopper with a VTX 1800cc powerplant to cut off dozens of pounds off the stock VTX design.
he created a motorcycle club, SHAKE,
which he started when he bought his Shadow for internet
creatives who ride. The club metamorphisized into a
club of American-made v-twin riders whose careers range
from tattoo art to film. When Trent moved from SF to Houston, Texas, he disbanded Shake and used the name and url for the custom bike company that he hopes will design and build custom metricas well as "American" cruisers. Go check it out, it's definitely "Shaken!"
Additionally, his digital design company,
IDEOGRAFIX, has consulted
with and/or created the identity for bike-related
organizations from Iconoclast to
and his friends here at Crusier
a biker, Trent is an art director, designer,
musician and writer. He just completed the final edit of
his novel, "untitled book for the masses #1,"
where he anthropomorhizes the first five Hebrew letters
of genesis into a rock band that correctly pronounces the
name of God. His other interests range from quantum theory,
the Kabbalah, the Chinese I Ching, tattoo art, painting
and classic pinup art. Trent has an honorary
Doctorate in Metaphysics, along with a Bachelor's in Creative
Writing and an Associate's in Sound Engineering.
Now in Houston, Doktoreker is riding every day and living his life with as many miles under Dragula's wheels as there are minutes in a week. Well, by autumn's end, anyway...