The Los Ancianos have some bitterly sad news. Legacy Member Art Brookman passed last evening after a long battle with cancer.
A member since 1978, Art was a cornerstone of the club, its trails and events. With close friend and riding partner Niles Ussery, he contributed immensely to the clubs reputation in Baja and in the USA for decades throughout the 80’s and 90’s. There are few in history who embodied the spirit, heart, attitude, and general coot-ness of the Los Ancianos more than Art did.
Art did not suffer fools well. His knick name “Pissy Art” was well and truly earned. Many found themselves the butt of his ridicule and were put off by it, giving him wide berth. That was all by design. He didn’t want to hear from them anyway. He loved nothing more than to “stir the pot”. Those who looked past it, saw the heart of the truly loyal, caring friend beneath. That was the way he wanted it. He would let those people in.
While not unexpected, this is not easy to accept. Those of us who knew him, spent time around him, and were the object of his (apparent but seldom sincere) disdain, now have a big empty place in our hearts.
Godspeed Art, we will see you down the trail.
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Walt BrownArt was what the LAMC was all about, had occasion to talk to him a couple of weeks ago and he assured me that he was ready to go, will miss him a ton. RIP Art see you on the dirt trail upstairs.1 month ago · 3
Tim MortonOther than my own family I'm not sure there's anyone I've known, and better yet, still saw, as long as I knew Art. I often said he was like having a second dad. I'm pretty sure some of that "pissy" rubbed off on me making me who I am today. I'm truly grateful to have known Art. May the trails you ride up there be perfectly groomed, watered, and flowing, the fish plenty, your aim perfect, and the trigger be light.1 month ago · 7
Jorge HernandezArt!!! My friend, say hola to Niles, is a sad News, I'm glad I Had the chance to work and ride so many trials in Tecate with you, I know that I'm going to see you again someday.1 month ago · 6
Earle KellettRide in peace Art it was a pleasure and an honor to know you all these years1 month ago · 1
Wayne SchwaiaGod speed my old friend, I have alot of old memory's of Baja with his chain lube, tuna in the Pine Forest and sense of humor. One memory I will never forget is when Ed Applegate, Bigdad, Art and I where in bar in Tecate sitting at the bar he took his teeth out and threw them in Margarita blender and we asked for a remix what a night. Rest in Peace my old friend.1 month ago · 3
REGISTRATION FOR THE APRIL 30TH RANCHER'S BENEFIT TRAIL RIDE IS NOW CLOSED!
For the health of our trails, to maintain the small-group feel of the ride, and to preserve our own sanity, we had to limit the ride to 120 registrants and we are there.
Thanks to everyone that has registered for the ride and regrets to those who wanted to, but will have to miss it. Hope to see you next year.
Los Ancianos MC
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Registration is NOW OPEN for our April 30, 2016 Ranchers' Benefit Trailride. You can signup online at www.losancianos.com , just click on Event registration, fill out your information, pay with PayPal, Credit Card, or pay by mailing in a check. Once your payment is received you are ready to ride. This is a fun event - good riding and a fiesta after the ride. All proceeds will go to local ranchers. #clubnews ... Show MoreShow Less
Ray AbbottThe cost is $85 USD. All the details are here on the Facebook Group under upcoming events. Or losancianos.com has all the details.3 months ago · 1
This month the Los Ancianos said goodbye to Tom Sarff (3rd from left in photo). Tom was one of the original club members in 1960, a true dirt bike rider from the early days of Southern California desert racing and Baja exploring. Truly one of the nicest people you could ever meet, always with a smile and ready and willing to help wherever needed. Tom and his family were always part of club activities and will remain a part of the Los Ancianos history. We'll miss him. #clubnews ... Show MoreShow Less
Kerry KohlI did not know Tom very well, but after his memorial service I felt I'd know him all his life. As it says in Proverbs 22:1..." A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches" NKJV.4 months ago
Los Ancianos Ranchers' Benefit Trailride April 30, 2016.
Our next event is our April Trailride. 50+miles marked trails, Barbacoa dinner, Baja Fools Bar, Cerveza Tecate, camping. All for $85USD.
Signup Opens Feb 1, 2016. 120 riders limit.
Online registration is now available at www.losancianos.com Try it out! Simple, no stamps or envelopes required. #clubnews ... Show MoreShow Less
Ray Abbott2016's trails won't be quite as tough as the 2015 ride. You'll still be challenged and there will be some AA splits for those that need that little extra challenge.4 months ago · 3