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The mission of Re-Cycle Garage in Santa Cruz is to get old motorcycles back on the road and to teach people how to wrench on them. Over the years we have built up an amazing community through our free-to-all motorcycle garage. Our podcast consists of a rotating cast of characters sharing their stories, knowledge and experiences.

The mission of Re-Cycle Garage in Santa Cruz is to get old motorcycles back on the road and to teach people how to wrench on them. Over the years we have built up an amazing community through our free-to-all motorcycle garage. Our podcast consists of a rotating cast of characters sharing their stories, knowledge and experiences.
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The mission of Re-Cycle Garage in Santa Cruz is to get old motorcycles back on the road and to teach people how to wrench on them. Over the years we have built up an amazing community through our free-to-all motorcycle garage. Our podcast consists of a rotating cast of characters sharing their stories, knowledge and experiences.

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Episodes

Podcast 270: Everyone Should Have a KLR650.

8/13/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast we hear about Emma and her magic finger that diddled Yuri's Norton back to life. Then we hear from Liza who gives a review of her new KLR650, and why she thinks everyone needs one. This also leads to a conversation about the amazing deals you can get when buying a used bike in the 3-4k range. Next up Emma brings us a History Hole on Dunlop tires, and explains why they're made by Goodyear? Lastly we finish with listener emails. With Liza, Jeremy, Bagel,...

Duration:01:55:28

Podcast 258: Jocelin Snow, Shawn Thomas and the Mongolian GS Trophy

8/6/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast we celebrate our 5th birthday (insert party noises here). We talk about our origins, and share some of our favorite moments and guests over the years. Then we premier a new segment called the AMA minute, where we bring to you the latest news from the American Motorcycle Association. Next up we hear from Jocelin Snow and Shawn Thomas about their recent trip to Mongolia for the GS Trophy. Jocelin explains that it was one of the hardest things she's done, and...

Duration:02:04:00

Podcast 257: LA Stories

8/6/2018
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Liza and Jim took a trip to LA to take in as much of the SoCal motorcycle culture as they could, conducting interviews along the way. This show features some of the highlights. They start with the Custom Revolution exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum where Paul D'Orleans has helped to curate an exhibit of custom bikes from around the world. And with the Petersen's know how in displaying vehicles in new and insightful ways, you can spend hours staring and taking in all the details in...

Duration:02:01:21

Podcast 256: Motorcycle Man

7/30/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast we interview filmmaker Daniel Lovering from the Motorcycle Man documentary. Daniel chose to tell the story of Dave Roper, the only American to win the Isle of Mann TT, and who has raced every year since 1972. We can't wait for this film to be finished, and to learn more about this great character Dave. Next up we hear from Award Winning Mike, who won another award at this year's Redwood Rumble. He gives us an update on this local event. Then Liza and Jim...

Duration:02:02:39

Bonus Episode: Comstar Wheels (they're cooler than you think)

7/27/2018
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Bonus Episode: Comstar Wheels (they're cooler than you think) by Re-Cycle Garage in Santa Cruz

Duration:00:26:11

Podcast 255: It's All About Emma

7/23/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast we are celebrating Emma Appreciation Day. She does so much to help everyone, and has become a pillar of the Re-Cycle Garage community. So we shine the spotlight on Emma this week. But we still cover other things, like crash updates, a new scooter, an Emma's History Hole on Spanish Suzuki's, a few games, and emails. Congratulations to Justin Martin for being this month's Patreon Prize Pack winner. With Miss Emma, Liza, Henry, Bagel, Nak, Electric Terry,...

Duration:01:53:20

Podcast 254: AMA Vintage Days 2018

7/16/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast we bring to you the second episode of our AMAVD road trip double dumper weekend. Liza, Bagel, Nak, Henry, Zach, and Bex joined Phil and the Cleveland Moto gang, plus some of the ladies of Chickistan at the Mid Ohio racetrack. It was another awesome weekend full of races, cool bikes, new friends, seminars, flaming burnouts and flying minibikes. We got some great interviews with Mike and Rob from the AMA, as well as sharing stories from our favorite...

Duration:01:21:26

Podcast 253: Misfit's Road Trip to AMAVD

7/16/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast we bring to you the first of our AMA Vintage Days road trip double dumper episodes. Liza, Bagel, Henry and Bex rode their bikes to Ohio to meet Nak for the AMAVD rally. There were hits and near misses, lessons learned, hot weather, high winds, broken stuff, good decisions and bad. We bring to you the stories from our epic road trip adventure. Spoiler alert: Henry totaled another bike. With Liza, Bagel, Nak, Isaac, Henry and Bex. Call and leave us a...

Duration:01:33:20

Podcast 252: Another chill Sunday.

7/2/2018
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On this motorcycle podcast, another chill Sunday. We commandeer the set whilst Liza is on the road making her way to the AMA Vintage Days. We run through a list of what we did today as Emma gets technical. And the we cap the show off with some emails. With: Emma, Naked Jim, Michael, Nak, & Josh.

Duration:01:07:23

Podcast 251: Flat Track Legend Jim Rice

6/25/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast we're joined by racing legend Jim Rice. Jim had an illustrious career in the 60's and 70's that earned him 12 AMA national wins, and a spot in the AMA Hall of Fame. He raced alongside such legends as Dick Mann, Kenny Roberts, Mert Lawill and Gene Romero, and was featured in the iconic movie On Any Sunday. He joins us in the studio to share stories from his life and career on motorcycles. Next we hear from Brandon and the Vetter boys, who come to us with...

Duration:02:14:08

Podcast 261: Road Trippin Across Americuh

6/18/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast we have a large and rambunctious crowd, but somehow manage to keep it on task and have a fun time. First we hear from Nak, who won this week's TJ Hooker award by thwarting some criminals from stealing his bike. Then we hear from Bagel, who just returned from his trip across the country on his Vespa in the Scooter Cannonball Run, and somehow managed to avert death on worn out tires. Then we hear an interview with author Mike Baron, who wrote a series of...

Duration:02:02:16

Podcast 260: Hipsters Are Cool

6/11/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast we get a ride report from the Vampire's Rally, including a crash analysis of an accident on the ride. Then we hear from Jim and Liza who just returned from a trip to LA doing interviews and checking out the scene. (Note: Hipsters are on to something.) Next up we check out the new Honda Cub and Monkey bikes, and predict which will be the bigger success. We catch up with Evan who got a new bike, and finally hear from Mike who goes into details about the...

Duration:02:02:02

Podcast 259: Like A Fenix, Skully Is Back

6/4/2018
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This week on our motorcycle show, we bring to you a great show. -We start with Liza explaining how she's broken the local gay pride parade. -Special Guest Terry Stickler from Skully Technologies brings us up to date as we approach the rebirth of their Heads Up Display helmets. -We discuss the viral video of the police car knocking down a biker while in pursuit. Is there any situation where this isn't wrong? -Liza has another Craigslist story, and this time she might just have crossed the...

Duration:02:00:34

Podcast 257: Hanging with the Vetters

5/28/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast we: -Get an update from Bagel who's on the road on the Scooter Cannonball -Share stories from our recent visit to Craig Vetter and family -Catch up with Cat McLeod of Leod Escapes as he's between tours in Italy -Bex talks about her recent road rage incident -We discuss the newly announced Honda CRF450L -Jim got a new Sena, and Syd got a new bike -Emails and announcements Call and leave us a message at 831-291-5112 Go to www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com to...

Duration:01:58:51

Podcast 256: A Most Excellent Sh*t Show with Andrew, M.A. and Chris Wiggins

5/21/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast we have a lively gang of misfits, so you know it's going to be fun. We hear from Liza who got a little autosexual at Laguna Seca. But don't worry, there were bikes there too. We share stories about dealing with Craigslist scammers, and how to score some deals. We have a lively debate about flushing brake lines. Let us know what you think. We get a surprise visit from Chris Wiggins, who stops in on his return from racing at the Sacramento Mile flat...

Duration:02:00:59

Podcast 256: Flock To The Rock

5/15/2018
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We bring to you the Flock To The Rock interviews. Liza had the opportunity to attend this all women's moto event in Seaside, Oregon, where she spoke on the Chickistan Panel and managed to sneak in some interviews along the way. We start with Ruth Belcher of Global Moto Adventures, who is also the organizer and fellow Chickistanner. She's got a passion for motorcycling that comes through in everything she does. Then we meet Pat Jacques of advwoman.com. She was a badass motocross racer, and...

Duration:01:39:31

Podcast 255: Elspeth Beard In The House Ya'll!

5/14/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast we are joined by the one and only Elspeth Beard. She was the first woman to ride around the world, and since releasing her book last year, has become a reluctant idol. Reluctant in the fact that for over 30 years no one knew of her accomplishment, but since sharing her story recently, the world has been showering her with praise. She shares some more stories from her trip, talks about her new found fame, and lets us know if her future plans to make her...

Duration:01:59:40

Podcast 254: Springalongadingdong

5/7/2018
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On this motorcycle podacast. What we did today: Jim sells a bike. Bagel talks about leading the Vespa owners of Las Gatos scooter rally. Award winning Mike talks about the Quail Moto Show. As always, General garage shenanigans. with: Bagel, Mike, Jim, Nak, Dave, and Liza.

Duration:01:37:41

Podcast 253: Successes and Failures

4/30/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast we: -Get an update on the fatal crash last week and raise a toast to George Barker -Help a friend make their bike trip worthy -Get an update on racer Johnny Knowles crash and injury -Hear about Nak's broken swing arm and avoiding death -Find out why Bagel's engine rebuild failed -Give Jeremy a hard time for having a successful 1st time engine rebuild -Get a surprise visit from Max the Canadian -Listen to Emma's update on what she's been working on -Play...

Duration:01:56:10

Podcast 252: Mud-1 Liza-0

4/23/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast we share our stories from our dirt biking trip this weekend. Mycah got smart and discovered a beginning dirt biking class and gained a lot of confidence and skill from it.. Liza got beat up by a mud hole and was launched off the trail. Charley and Douglas rescued a bike that was launched off a cliff. Liza is looking for a light/midweight adventure bike and Charely has a good suggestion. There's been another rider death in our city, and we discuss how it...

Duration:01:47:07