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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 289: Good Bad Ideas with special guest Carmen Gentile

12/10/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast we bring to you a whole batch of good bad ideas. First up we talk about our bright idea to rewire the entire garage, and turn our old gas pump into the first DC charger for Zero motorcycles. Then we hear from our guest, journalist and author, Carmen Gentile. He was reporting on the war in Irag and took a rocket propelled grenade to the face. Miraculously he survived. He and a friend, photographer Nish Nalbandian, went back to Iraq and bought a Ural with a...

Duration:01:47:00

Podcast 288: Traumatic Lap Dance

12/3/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast we bring to you one of the most attended d shit shows in a while. We packed them in deep. First we start with what we did today. Not much work got done, but we did have a surprise birthday party for listener Patrick. Unfortunately we can't afford the good strippers, so Liza did a dildo lap dance instead that is sure to give him cold sweats for weeks. Next up we give away some IMS tickets by calling listeners at home, and asking them a question. We were 6...

Duration:01:46:33

Podcast 287: Well I Love A Rainy Night

11/26/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast we hear from Mycah who recently completed her first track day. What a long way she's come from since she was just a pillion. Then we hear from Liza, who bravely (or stupidly) rode 100 miles at night in a rainstorm. We give you some tips and advice to help you when you find yourself in the same position. Next up we hear from Emma who comes clean and tells the story of her crash last week. Her pride was her biggest injury. Liza opens her box of cheap...

Duration:01:50:25

Podcast 286: Live To Ride, Ride To Eat

11/19/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast we catch up with the usual goings on in the garage, and we discuss the latest crashes. Then we hear from Zee in this week's ControverZee. She thinks it's better to start riding on a bike with less technology, like ABS brakes. What do you think? Next we hear from Liza, who wants to host a Moto Food Tour. Sausage, fried artichokes, oysters, and we should start and end with pie. Who's in? Bagel then gives us an update on his 2 favorite things in one package:...

Duration:01:45:50

Podcast 285: Dirtbag Challenge 2018

11/12/2018
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We bring to your our special once a year Dirtbag Challenge show. This event has moved to yet another location, this time in Oakland. The Misfits made their camp, fired up the grill, and fed hungry strangers once again. But not all were strangers. In fact, the Dirtbag has become like a reunion for many. We see old friends, and make new ones every year. Everyone walks the street looking at bikes and starting conversations, usually around the most interesting or collectable bikes. There's patch...

Duration:00:38:37

Podcast 284: Dream It Build It with Brake Free Tech

11/5/2018
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This week on our podcast we come full circle with Brake Free Tech. Alex came to us a few years ago and shared this idea he had. He wanted to build a helmet mounted brake light, to increase visibility and prevent being rear ended. Now, 3-1/2 years later, he's brought the final product fresh off the line for us to check out. He also talks about the arduous journey he's been on, taking his idea all the way to the finish line. Was it easy? No way. So take a listen and find out what it takes to...

Duration:01:51:36

Podcast 283: Moto Relief Project

10/29/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast we're joined by Bex and Kelly from the Motorcycle Relief Project. This is an organization that provides relief to veterans and first responders with PTSD and other injuries by taking them on structured and professionally led multi-day motorcycle adventure tours. They even have all women's tours, and are looking for more participants for 2019. We also hear from Saunya and Segoline, who recently rode down south to the Babes Ride Out event. But things did not...

Duration:01:48:00

Podcast 282: AimExpo Part 2

10/21/2018
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This is part 2 of our interviews from the AIMExpo 2018. So many people to talk to, so many bikes to see, so many connections made. Really great event. We start off by talking about Liza and her crazy luck gambling, then we head over to the Skully booth, where we hear Terry giving his spiel to Naked Jim, and we get to try out these helmets and see what they really can do. Then we talk to Mike and Kim from Vanson Leathers. They've been making race suits and gear for decades, and continue to...

Duration:01:55:10

Podcast 281: AIMExpo 2018 Part 1

10/21/2018
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Welcome to the first episode in our AIMExpo double dumper. There was so much to see and do there, so many bikes to ride and so many people to interview, that we couldn't fit it in to one episode. First up we hear from Nak and Naked Jim, who spent the day test riding bikes. There were some surprises, and some expectations met. Listen and find out which was their favorite bike. . Next we head over to the Sena booth to talk to Kasey, and find out what's new with this leader in helmet...

Duration:01:31:09

Podcast 280: Controverzee

10/15/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast Emma drops another History Hole, this one is about a Santa Cruz institution, Tracy's Fiberglass Works. Zee talks about Bike-It lists, and riding next to people you don't know. We talk with Jane and Emily about Jane's recent foray into motorcycling. With Bagel, Miss Emma, Scott, Jane and Emily. Call and leave us a message at 831-291-5112 Go to www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com to find the links to our Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Patreon and more. And send us...

Duration:01:27:09

Podcast 279: Monkeys, Sheds and Stumps

10/8/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast we start with filling you in on what we're working on today, including post crash bikes getting fixed and ridden again. Then we're joined by guest Mark Augustyn, who with his wife, has written two children's books about a couple of motorcycle riding monkeys. These books are a great gift for the rider that wants to share their motorcycling passion with the children in their lives. Next up we hear from Naked Jim, who's been setting up his dream shop, lift...

Duration:01:58:45

Podcast 278: Baja Road Trip with Kerri from Motobird Adventures

10/1/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast we are joined by Kerri Dougherty of Motobird Adventures, who offers moto tours of Baja. We've been wanting to plan a trip ourselves, so we get all the skinny on where to go and how to plan it. We also get into listener emails that all seem to continue the debate about helmet laws and gear. With Liza, Nak, Bagel, Kerri, Emily, Naked Jim and Zee Traveler. https://www.motobirdadventures.com/#intro Call and leave us a message at 831-291-5112 Go to...

Duration:01:52:25

Podcast 276: Ride, crash, ride, repeat.

9/24/2018
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On this motorcycle podcast: What we did today. Crash update and story from the crew. Liza and Jim with their Yosemite dual-sport ride report. Charley gets a new bike. Kat goes nitrous. An email from a listener and general shenanigans. With Nak, Miss Emma, Kat, Justin, Bex, Naked Jim, Liza, Bagel, Brandon, Charley, Mycah, Henry, Michael and Electric Terry. Call and leave us a message at 831-291-5112 Go to www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com to find the links to our Facebook, Instagram, Youtube,...

Duration:01:48:38

Podcast 275: Breaking the Law with Matt from Law Tigers

9/17/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast we're joined by Matt from Law Tigers. Law Tigers is a law firm that specializes in motorcycle related cases. We talk to Matt about the first thing you want to do after an accident, and fitting enough, he was able to impart this advice on Harrison who was hit by a car up the street while Matt was there. We also talk about insurance coverage, theft, lane splitting and other controversial topics. Then we discuss the self driving BMW GS that was in the video...

Duration:01:56:51

Podcast 274: John Knowles and the Minibike Endurance Race

9/10/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast we are joined by racer Johnny Knowles, who reports on his recent 24hr race on a minibike. It's a team event, so he didn't ride the full 24 hrs alone, but he still managed to complete 120 laps per shift which is no easy task. But first we get some ride reports from the Misfits, including Paul who did ride 24 hours straight, just to be a Misfit for a day. We also hear from Kat who has renewed her faith in her Ninja 250 with the help of a drill bit to the...

Duration:01:48:22

Bonus Podcast: Zeppo Marx

9/4/2018
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What do the Marx Bros, the atomic bomb, the Fit Bit, and a motorcycle have in common? Take a listen to this bonus episode and find out.

Duration:00:21:18

Podcast 273: Motus, Harley, Alta, City Bike and More

9/3/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast we've got a lot of news to cover, so let's get into it. Motus is shutting it's doors for now, but we hope they can make it work. Harley has split from Alta, and we're suspicious that this might be some corporate power move to steal battery tech info from Alta. Editor Surj Gish from Citybike.com calls in to update us on the changes to City Bike, explain why he's in a hospital bed, and to launch our new segment called the City Bike Minute. Bagel gives a...

Duration:01:51:35

Podcast 272: Zee Traveler is Living the Moto Life

8/27/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast we are joined by Zee Traveler. She took off on a 1 month motorcycle trip 2 years ago, and found the calling for the moto life. She's logged 42,000 miles so far, and has big plans to continue traveling. She's experiencing life the way many of us wish we could, but she's also made the sacrifices needed to be a nomad. She left her family behind, and has found her place in this bigger moto family. Next up, we play a new game called "Lets Be Honest", where we...

Duration:02:04:26

Podcast 271: The Moto Bay Classic

8/20/2018
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This week on our motorcycle podcast we ventured up to San Francisco to attend the first annual Moto Bay Classic by Roland Sands Design. This event was amazing! There was cops vs. hooligans gymkhana, flat track racing, live music stage, art, custom bikes, vendors, food, and an amazing view. Emma and Liza wandered the event looking for good people to interview, and came up with some great ones. We talk to Roland Sands about putting on this event; Gage McAllister and his fast as f**k Alta...

Duration:02:21:19

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