The Pissed Off Bastards Of Berdoo or POBOB were one of the earliest motorcycle clubs to come into existence. The Club formed a few miles south of San Bernardino, California, in the small town of Bloomington in 1945, a group of veterans and POBOB founder Otto Friedli who was too young to have served in the war, found civilian life to be too slow and set out to get more thrills by riding motorcycles and hot rod cars. Then on July 4, 1947, in Hollister, California where the AMA (American Motorcycle Association) sanctioned the Gypsy Tour Run, the POBOBs (Pissed Off Bastards Of Bloomington) and a few other clubs took over the town of Hollister for nearly three days. The POBOB's played an integral role in the Hollister incident.
Two months later, the same clubs went to Riverside, California for the Labor Day weekend, another AMA sanctioned event. The same thing happened as did in Hollister. Over four thousand people, bikers and citizens, took over the town's main street. A Riverside sheriff, Carl Rayburn, blamed a bunch of punk kids for disrupting his town, saying "They're rebels, they're outlaws." So from an angry lawman's mouth, the Outlaw Motorcyclists were born. That same year, the AMA made a statement that ninety-nine percent of the motorcyclists are good people enjoying a clean sport and it's the one percent that are anti-social barbarians. The term "One Percenters" is born.
About a year after the Hollister incident, a prominent member of the Pissed Off Bastards Of Berdoo named Otto Friedli (28 Jun 1931 – 17 Mar 2008) split with the club and along with some others on March 17, 1948 in Fontana, just west of San Bernardino formed another club, he called it the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. In 1954 Otto's new club merged with the Market Street Commandos to become the Hells Angels San Francisco Chapter.
POBOB still exists today with a group of members known as the Pissed Off Bastards of Berdoo, located throughout the western states.
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