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Learn how to ride a motorcycle: How do I reduce my risks? How should I handle disapproving family and friends? What is counter steering? Is a Harley Davidson a good first motorcycle? Why do I have this fear when I ride? Am I too old to start riding? Do loud pipes save lives? Join the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast as we answer these questions and more. At 40, I found two motorcycle mentors that guided me. Now you don't have to learn how to ride a motorcycle alone.

Learn how to ride a motorcycle: How do I reduce my risks? How should I handle disapproving family and friends? What is counter steering? Is a Harley Davidson a good first motorcycle? Why do I have this fear when I ride? Am I too old to start riding? Do loud pipes save lives? Join the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast as we answer these questions and more. At 40, I found two motorcycle mentors that guided me. Now you don't have to learn how to ride a motorcycle alone.
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Learn how to ride a motorcycle: How do I reduce my risks? How should I handle disapproving family and friends? What is counter steering? Is a Harley Davidson a good first motorcycle? Why do I have this fear when I ride? Am I too old to start riding? Do loud pipes save lives? Join the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast as we answer these questions and more. At 40, I found two motorcycle mentors that guided me. Now you don't have to learn how to ride a motorcycle alone.

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Episodes

MMP22: Special Announcement

4/26/2015
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MotorcycleMentor.com - The #1 Source for Beginner Motorcycle Riders In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I have a special announcement I want to share with you. It’s short. Just click on the play button above. Listen to the podcast by clicking on the play button at the top of the page. More specifically, in this session you’ll find out about: I’ve spent […] The post MMP22: Special Announcement appeared first on MotorcycleMentor.com.

Duration:00:07:04

MMP 21: Why Riding in a Group is Riskier [Podcast]

9/26/2014
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MotorcycleMentor.com - The #1 Source for Beginner Motorcycle Riders In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I explain why riding a motorcycle with a group of other riders is more dangerous than riding solo. Some listeners won’t agree with me here, but I’m use to that. 😉 Do you think riding in a group is safer or riskier? Listen to the podcast by […] The post MMP 21: Why Riding in a Group is Riskier [Podcast] appeared first on MotorcycleMentor.com.

Duration:00:26:37

MMP 20: The Low Information Rider and How to Avoid Being One [Podcast]

7/4/2014
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MotorcycleMentor.com - The #1 Source for Beginner Motorcycle Riders In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I describe what I call the “Low Information Rider.” You’ve seen the rider I’m talking about… the one that’s more concerned with the way he looks than he is with learning how to ride better. Trust me. You don’t want to be this guy. Listen to the […] The post MMP 20: The Low Information Rider and How to Avoid Being One [Podcast] appeared first on MotorcycleMentor.com.

Duration:00:11:47

MMP 19: Which Motorcycle Braking System is Better: Standard, Linked, Integrated, Combined or ABS? [Podcast]

6/27/2014
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MotorcycleMentor.com - The #1 Source for Beginner Motorcycle Riders In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I explain the 4 different types of motorcycle braking systems. I’ve always said, “Once I understand the complex, the complex seems so simple.” You’ll be an expert after listening to this podcast. Listen to the podcast by clicking on the play button at the top of the […] The post MMP 19: Which Motorcycle Braking System is Better: Standard, Linked, Integrated, Combined or...

Duration:00:34:01

MMP 18: Special Announcement and the Motorcycle Mentor Creed [Podcast]

6/1/2014
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MotorcycleMentor.com - The #1 Source for Beginner Motorcycle Riders In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I make a special announcement and share something I wrote in my riding journal years ago. I call it the Motorcycle Mentor Creed. If you’re struggling to find a motorcycle mentor, you’ll want to listen to this Podcast! Listen to the podcast by clicking on the play […] The post MMP 18: Special Announcement and the Motorcycle Mentor Creed [Podcast] appeared first on...

Duration:00:11:35

MMP 17: The Motorcycle Wave – Don’t screw it up! [Podcast]

5/23/2014
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MotorcycleMentor.com - The #1 Source for Beginner Motorcycle Riders In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I answer a listener question about “the motorcycle wave.” The what, why, and when of the motorcycle wave. NOTE: Please post your experiences with the motorcycle wave in the comments section at the bottom of the page. I live in the southeastern part of the United States. […] The post MMP 17: The Motorcycle Wave – Don’t screw it up! [Podcast] appeared first on...

Duration:00:19:01

MMP 16: Snell Motorcycle Helmet Testing — Interview with Snell Director Part 3 [Podcast]

5/1/2014
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MotorcycleMentor.com - The #1 Source for Beginner Motorcycle Riders In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I interview Snell’s Executive Director, Ed Becker. The Snell Memorial Foundation tests/certifies motorcycle helmets. I spoke with Ed for nearly 90 minutes. This is Part 3 of our 3 Part discussion. Click here to see a special shows notes page where you can listen to all 3 […] The post MMP 16: Snell Motorcycle Helmet Testing — Interview with Snell Director Part 3 [Podcast]...

Duration:00:33:05

MMP 15: Snell Motorcycle Helmet Testing — Interview with Snell Director Part 2 [Podcast]

4/27/2014
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MotorcycleMentor.com - The #1 Source for Beginner Motorcycle Riders In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I interview Snell’s Executive Director, Ed Becker. The Snell Memorial Foundation tests/certifies motorcycle helmets. I spoke with Ed for nearly 90 minutes. This is Part 2 of our 3 Part discussion. Click here to see a special shows notes page where you can listen to all 3 […] The post MMP 15: Snell Motorcycle Helmet Testing — Interview with Snell Director Part 2 [Podcast]...

Duration:00:29:59

MMP 14: Snell Motorcycle Helmet Testing — Interview with Snell Director Part 1 [Podcast]

4/24/2014
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MotorcycleMentor.com - The #1 Source for Beginner Motorcycle Riders In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I interview Snell’s Executive Director, Ed Becker. The Snell Memorial Foundation tests/certifies motorcycle helmets. I spoke with Ed for nearly 90 minutes. This is Part 1 of our discussion. I really enjoyed speaking with Ed. He made the complex sound simple. Click here to see a special […] The post MMP 14: Snell Motorcycle Helmet Testing — Interview with Snell Director...

Duration:00:32:07

MMP 13: The best riders never stop learning – Interview with Randy Smith [Podcast]

4/18/2014
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MotorcycleMentor.com - The #1 Source for Beginner Motorcycle Riders In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I speak with Randy Smith, also known as Motosage. Randy explains why (even after riding for 30 years) he still takes a hands-on motorcycle riding class at the beginning of every riding season. I really enjoyed speaking with Randy. He shares some great riding tips and stories. […] The post MMP 13: The best riders never stop learning – Interview with Randy Smith [Podcast]...

Duration:00:36:18

MMP 12: Motorcycle Insurance – How I Cut My Premiums in Half [Podcast]

4/4/2014
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MotorcycleMentor.com - The #1 Source for Beginner Motorcycle Riders In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I explain how I cut my motorcycle insurance premiums in half. First, every rider needs to understand the major types of insurance: liability, comprehensive, and collision. Don’t worry if this sounds foreign, I’ll explain everything. NOTE: I’m not a licensed insurance agent. I’m simply reporting on my […] The post MMP 12: Motorcycle Insurance – How I Cut My Premiums in...

Duration:00:24:37

MMP 11: The Hurt Report – 10 Facts Every Motorcycle Rider Should Know About Crashing [Podcast]

2/26/2014
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MotorcycleMentor.com - The #1 Source for Beginner Motorcycle Riders In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I explain why understanding the Hurt Report is one of the most important things ANY rider can do to reduce their risks. The Hurt Report is the most comprehensive study of motorcycle accidents ever conducted. It’s over three decades old, but the data is just as relevant […] The post MMP 11: The Hurt Report – 10 Facts Every Motorcycle Rider Should Know About Crashing...

Duration:00:30:17

MMP 10: Motorcycle Helmets – The Difference between DOT, SNELL and ECE [Podcast]

2/12/2014
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MotorcycleMentor.com - The #1 Source for Beginner Motorcycle Riders In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I explain the three major motorcycle helmet certifications. If you live in the United States, you should see a DOT on every motorcycle helmet. If it doesn’t show DOT, then it’s not a real helmet. Some helmets also have the SNELL symbol. I’ll explain the difference in […] The post MMP 10: Motorcycle Helmets – The Difference between DOT, SNELL and ECE [Podcast] appeared...

Duration:00:26:24

MMP 09: Low-side and high-side crashes and how to avoid them [Podcast]

1/1/2014
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MotorcycleMentor.com - The #1 Source for Beginner Motorcycle Riders In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I explain low-side and high-side crashes, what causes them, and how you can avoid them. Both types of crashes are often single vehicle accidents, meaning the rider wrecks without having another vehicle involved. A little head knowledge – and some electronics – can help you avoid these […] The post MMP 09: Low-side and high-side crashes and how to avoid them [Podcast]...

Duration:00:19:29

MMP 08: 9 Reasons to ride a motorcycle [Podcast]

12/3/2013
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MotorcycleMentor.com - The #1 Source for Beginner Motorcycle Riders In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I share 9 reasons to own a motorcycle. I gave you 7 reasons NOT to own a motorcycle back in podcast #3, and I promised to give you the other side of the argument. Well, here it is. I’m always reluctant to advise someone to purchase a […] The post MMP 08: 9 Reasons to ride a motorcycle [Podcast] appeared first on MotorcycleMentor.com.

Duration:00:13:17

MMP 07: Why understanding countersteering is so important [Podcast]

11/19/2013
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MotorcycleMentor.com - The #1 Source for Beginner Motorcycle Riders In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I discuss countersteering and explain why I think it is one of the most important things you should understand… regardless of whether you are a beginner or experienced rider. Countersteering is how you control your motorcycle: push right to go right, push left to go left. But […] The post MMP 07: Why understanding countersteering is so important [Podcast] appeared first...

Duration:00:17:51

MMP 06: Why I bought my first motorcycle at 59 – with Gay Allison [Podcast]

11/5/2013
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MotorcycleMentor.com - The #1 Source for Beginner Motorcycle Riders In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, Gay Allison gives her perspective as a woman rider. She also tells us what her friends and family thought when she decided to purchase her first motorcycle at 59. Eric, Gay’s husband, contacted me via email several weeks ago and shared with me that Gay thought the […] The post MMP 06: Why I bought my first motorcycle at 59 – with Gay Allison [Podcast] appeared first on...

Duration:00:29:00

MMP 05: How to select your first (or next) motorcycle [Podcast]

10/21/2013
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MotorcycleMentor.com - The #1 Source for Beginner Motorcycle Riders In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I share my 8 rules for selecting your first, or next, motorcycle. Follow these steps and avoid the pitfalls of buying a motorcycle that you later hate. The guidelines explained here work perfectly for selecting your second motorcycle, your third motorcycle… or your tenth motorcycle. These are […] The post MMP 05: How to select your first (or next) motorcycle [Podcast]...

Duration:00:29:06

MMP 04: What to expect during your first ride in the rain with 9 ways to master it [Podcast]

10/9/2013
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MotorcycleMentor.com - The #1 Source for Beginner Motorcycle Riders In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I share what you should expect during your first motorcycle ride in the rain. I also share 9 tips that will help you ride in the rain like a pro. My first ride in the rain was a surprise. The weatherman said there almost no chance of […] The post MMP 04: What to expect during your first ride in the rain with 9 ways to master it [Podcast] appeared first on...

Duration:00:14:57

MMP 03: 7 Reasons NOT to own a motorcycle [Podcast]

9/23/2013
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MotorcycleMentor.com - The #1 Source for Beginner Motorcycle Riders In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I give you 7 reasons NOT to own a motorcycle. I realize this might sound strange coming from someone who is passionate about motorcycles, but I believe you should consider the facts before deciding to ride. If you have family members that aren’t excited about your new […] The post MMP 03: 7 Reasons NOT to own a motorcycle [Podcast] appeared first on MotorcycleMentor.com.

Duration:00:11:26