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A podcast for new and returning motorcycle riders, and the folks that want to help them learn how to ride, hone their skills, and enjoy a lifetime of safe and fulfilling motorcycling adventures.

A podcast for new and returning motorcycle riders, and the folks that want to help them learn how to ride, hone their skills, and enjoy a lifetime of safe and fulfilling motorcycling adventures.
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A podcast for new and returning motorcycle riders, and the folks that want to help them learn how to ride, hone their skills, and enjoy a lifetime of safe and fulfilling motorcycling adventures.




Episode 028: Gearing up with Bohn Body Armor

In this episode I have a great discussion with Kristen Staggs who is a co-owner, along with her husband Eddie, of the Bohn Body Armor company. I have been using Bohn Body Armor for about two years now and I really like it for many reasons. It is basically like wearing a base layer, but it has pockets to hold the various pieces of armor close to your body. So, the armor always fits well and is held comfortably in place. Additionally, you can wear the shirt by itself, or you can wear the shirt...


Episode 027: 60s and 70s Motorcycle Racer Tony Sherriff

In this episode I have a good old chinwag with Tony Sherriff, who did all types of motorcycle racing in the 1960s and 70s in New Zealand and Australia. Tony shares a lot of stories related to racing both on and off the track. We touch a little bit on how motorcycle technology has changed over the years, but much of what we discuss highlights the fact that while the motorcycles and the equipment have evolved over the years, the true spirit, adventure and excitement of motorcycles and...


Episode 026: Motorcycle Racer Chris Bays and New Racing Fan G4

In this episode I chat with MotoAmerica Twins Cup motorcycle racer Chris Bays and listener John Gardiner who won the MotoAmerica weekend pass that Chris and I make available via the recent give-a-way. As of this recording, John had not yet used the ticket, but was going to see the races in Pittsburgh, PA the following weekend. Since John had never seen any form of racing before, he had a lot of questions to ask about motorcycle racing and this get together was the perfect opportunity for...


Episode 025: MotoAmerica Superbike Racer Kyle Wyman

In this episode I talk with MotoAmerica Superbike racer Kyle Wyman who grew up in the Harley-Davidson dealership that was started by his grandfather in 1962. Both of his parents drag raced cars and motorcycles at the professional level, and he has been racing motorcycles since he was 8 years old. Kyle became a professional motorcycle racer at age 16 and he raced flat track for several years until switching to motorcycle road racing with his two younger brothers. Kyle has owned his own race...


Episode 024: Tom Walker, the MotoCoach, and Getting Me on the Track

In this episode I talk with Tom Walker, also known as the MotoCoach, who is a certified Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoach, a track day coach and enthusiast, and creator of his Corner College rider skills development training program. We talk about a recent accident he had on the track, his injuries and how his recovery is going, and the effectiveness of his gear in this high-speed crash. We also start the conversation to cover the various things that I need to do to get myself and my...


Episode 023: MotoAmerica Twins Cup Racer Chris Bays

In this episode I have a really cool chat with MotoAmerica racer Chris Bays who started riding motorcycles on the street about 15 years ago and has been racing motorcycles for the last 5 years at the club and professional levels. While he still likes the idea of riding on the street, Chris’ attention is fully focused on his racing these days. As he mentions in this episode, once he got bitten by the racing bug, he just couldn’t not race. I’m sure that anyone that has been bitten by the...


Episode 022: Wes Fleming on Buying His New Indian FTR 1200 S

In this episode I chat with Wes Fleming who has been riding motorcycles for many years, has over a 100,000 miles under his belt, and also does a lot to support the motorcycle community through this podcasts, web site, YouTube channel and the work he does for the BWM Motorcycle Owers of America (also know as the BMW MOA). Wes recently purchased a 2019 Indian FTR 1200 S for his 50th birthday, and that’s what gave us the idea to get together for the first time and do an episode together....


Episode 021: MotoAmerica Supersport Rider Braeden Ortt

In this episode I chat with professional motorcycle road racer Braeden Ortt who races a Kawasaki ZX-6R in the Supersport class of the MotoAmerica racing series. The 19 year old racer will be entering his sophomore year of college in the Fall and continuing his major in Chemistry, with future plans to be a plastic surgeon. In the meantime he is racing in two motorcycle racing series as well as enjoying other outdoor sports like snowboarding, wake surfing and jet skiing. Braeden and I talk...


Episode 020: Life at Lean with Dan Netting

In this episode I chat with Dan Netting, entrepreneur, and founder of Life at Lean and The Track Academy. After having a couple of bad experiences on the track, including injuring himself in two crashes, and in the process wrecking two bikes, Dan decided to become a dedicated student of riding on the track and educated himself to become a very safe, talented track day rider, and now devotes his time to helping other track day enthusiasts accomplish the same things that he did. Dan and I also...


Episode 019: A Twist of the Wrist with Keith Code

In this episode I talk with retired motorcycle racer, author, inventor, entrepreneur and founder of the California Superbike School, Keith Code. Keith and I talk briefly about his early days of motorcycle racing, and then how he came to start training riders in 1976 with his "Keith Code Rider Improvement Program". Keith goes over the fact that no one was doing motorcycle coaching at the time that he started his program. At first he wasn't sure if he could teach others as he didn't consider...


Episode 018: On Living Life - featuring Motorcyclist and Artist Jae

In this episode I have a down-to-earth chat with Jae, who is the newest co-host on the Creative Riding Motorcycle Podcast. On a recent episode of Creative Riding, Jae talked about the motorcycle accident she had and how she is now temporarily out of work with a broken leg. As she is also an artist, she wants to use her artwork to help support herself and pay her medical bills while she is on the mend. So I reached out to her to join me on the show and tell her story. I also talk briefly...


Episode 017: Test Rides of the Kawasaki Ninja 650 and Versys 1000 LT and Ninja ZX-6R

In this episode I give my thoughts, comments and reactions after test riding the Kawasaki Ninja 650, Versys 1000 SE LT+ and the Ninja ZX-6R during the Kawasaki Demo Truck Days at Maximum Motorsports in Riverhead, NY. I enjoyed riding all 3 bikes, but by far the Ninja ZX-6R was the stand out. I loved the power and performance and the quick up-shifter feature. Riding this bike definitely aligned with my desires to start doing track days. While I previously considered starting track days on a...


Episode 016: Hanging out with WRWR Founder Hayley Bell

In this episode Gina and I interview Hayley Bell, the founder and the main driving force behind the Women Riders World Relay (WRWR), a worldwide pursuit "to ignite a global sisterhood of inspirational women to promote courage, adventure, unity and passion for biking from all corners of the world and do something that’s never been done before to this scale." I also share what I have learned so far from Keith Code's "A Twist of the Wrist" books and DVDs, discuss a new part I installed on my...


Episode 015: Test Rides of the Yamaha NIKEN and MT-09 and R3

In this episode I included the audio from my video review of the test rides of the Yamaha NIKEN, MT-09 and R3 that I did back in May. You'll also hear audio clips of the engine and exhaust notes of all three bikes. And I provide updates on WRWR, the Keystone TT, my Motojitsu White Belt, and the motorcycle skill and techniques book that I'm reading now. Episode Links * On The Road Again Motorcycle School (OTRA) ( * Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF)...


Episode 014: First Update from New Rider "G4"

In this episode, John Gardiner IV (G4) joins me to give us a full update on how he likes his 2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT, and how he is progressing on his riding skills development and working on his Motojitsu belts. We find out how it was that John actually came to the conclusion that it was time to become a motorcyclist and buy his first motorcycle. We talk a little about negotiating when buying a new motorcycle from a dealer. John also talks about how his grandmother helped him out so that...


Episode 013: Fireside Chat with DanDanTheFireman

In this episode, DanDanTheFireman and I have a nice chat and get down to the nitty-gritty of motorcycle safety and the importance of training and wearing proper gear to reduce the inherent risks associated with motorcycling. Having worked as an EMT for a little over 10 years, Daniel has seen it all when it comes to traffic accidents, in particular related to motorcycles. His passion is educating motorcyclists, especially beginning riders, on the things they can do to get better informed and...


Episode 012: Chat with Justin Edson from Jedz Moto

In this episode I have a really cool chat with Justin Edson who I have come to know as a fellow listener of some other podcasts that we share an interest in. It is Justin's attitude towards life and his extensive experience riding and wrenching on motorcycles that gave me the idea to have him on as a guest of the show. We talk a little bit about Jack Daley, a great friend and riding buddy of Justin's, who unfortunately passed away a couple months ago, and we discuss why Jack was such an...


Episode 011: Talking Braaap with Shahin Alvandi

In this episode, Shahin Alvandi joins me to discuss lots of motorcycle related topics. Shahin is the co-host on the Brap Talk! motorcycle podcast, spent many years working at MotoCorsa, the largest Ducati dealer in North America, is president of the Ducati Owner’s Club of the Pacific Northwest, is currently the owner of a beautiful Ducati Multistrada, does trackdays and is planning to start amateur motorcycle racing next year! Shahin shares stories about how he met Jensen Beeler, the founder...


Episode 010: Discussion with Tony Terribilini on Keeping the Sport of Motorcycling Alive

In this episode listener Tony Terribilini and I discuss several different topics which are pretty much summarized by the links below. Scan the links and you'll get a good idea of what this episode is all about! In a nutshell, we talk about his experience with millennials, how motorcycle marketing to the millennial and following generations needs to change, where we see growth opportunities, and the importance of helping keep existing motorcyclists in the community by making sure they are...


Episode 009: Interview with Fast Eddie from Motojitsu

In this episode I have a special guest, Greg Widmar (aka Fast Eddie), who not only is a very experienced Motorcycle Safety Foundation and Total Control Training motorcycle rider trainer and coach, but he has also developed his own Motojitsu Master Rider Training Program to help students and riders build their skills by doing a carefully laid out series of steps or "belts", similar to the systems used in various types of martial arts. Students are awarded various belts in sequence as they...