So, you want to ride a Motorcycle?

So, you want to ride a Motorcycle?

www.soyouwanttorideamotorcycle.com
A podcast to help motorcycle riders of all experience levels, from all walks of life, from all parts of the world, enjoy a lifetime of safe and fulfilling motorcycle riding, and maybe even track days and racing.


039: Getting On Track with Heroic Racing Apparel
Mar 10 • 96 min
This episode is a great discussion with Todd McNabney, the owner and lead designer at HEROIC Racing Apparel, and his motorcycle racing buddy, Chris Onwiler, who in addition to being an accomplished racer, track day coach and writer, is also a customer and…
038: The International Motorcycle Show in New York
Feb 27 • 85 min
This episode has the latest news including the trip that Gina and I took recently to California and getting the chance to meet up with Larry Lanes and Brian Hunnicutt from the Throttled podcast, seeing the Re-Cycled Garage in sunny Santa Cruz and getting…
037: “American Racing” with Motorsports Cinematographer Gray Pham
Jan 28 • 80 min
This episode gave me a great opportunity to get to know former motorcycle racer and burgeoning motorsports cinematographer Gray Pham. Gray started racing motorcycles when he was 12 years old and had a successful racing career through 2017, including…
036: New Year’s Ride, Resolutions, and Plans for 2020
Jan 11 • 102 min
In this episode I start by talking about why it's been 3 weeks since I released the last episode…a water boiler leak in our Levitt house, shopping for my new Arai helmet (and more importantly getting a good fit), and all the activities surrounding the…
035: Racer and Track Day Coach Robby Cichielo Jr.
Dec 14, 2019 • 77 min
In this episode I have a really cool chat with Robby Cichielo Jr, in which we discuss how he got into motorcycling, why he prefers riding on the track, and the amazing experiences he has had as an endurance racer, as a racer in the MotoAmerica Twins Cup…
034: What I am Learning about Motorcycle Gear for Road and Track
Dec 4, 2019 • 74 min
In this episode I answer an email from a listener who is looking to buy his first motorcycle and is looking for advice on how much to spend on his motorcycle gear. I take this opportunity to answer his question by discussing all the things I have learned…
033: Giving Thanks
Nov 20, 2019 • 80 min
In this episode I start out by reading the new mission statement for my podcast, and then look back over the podcast since its inception by reading the list of past episode titles and more importantly commenting on and giving my thoughts about each…
032: 15 Minutes of Motorcycles - Heated Gear
Nov 13, 2019 • 40 min
In this edition of "15 Minutes of Motorcycles" I spend about 40 minutes (OK…the name is a little misleading ;-) ) reading listener email from the last edition and also about the Fieldsheer and Mobile Warming heated gear that I wear, so I can keep riding…
031: 15 Minutes of Motorcycles - High Tech Gear
Oct 31, 2019 • 27 min
Happy Halloween! In this new podcast segment I spend a little under a half an hour (it's short and sweet!) introducing this new feature of my podcast and also safety equipment such as advanced helmet technology from 6D and MIPS and air bag technology…
030: Talking Off Track with Carruthers and Bice
Oct 23, 2019 • 79 min
In this episode I have a great discussion with Paul Carruthers and Sean Bice, who aside from being avid motorcyclists and huge fans of motorcycle racing, are the co-hosts of MotoAmerica’s own podcast and, much more importantly, are a big part of the…
029: Dave Moss Tuning on Fitting Your Motorcycle to You
Oct 17, 2019 • 85 min
In this episode I talk with Dave Moss, the founder of Dave Moss Tuning (DMT). Dave started racing motorcycles in the late 1990s at the age of 35. He built his own race bike and spent a lot of time digging into the nuances of bike setup and researching…
028: Gearing up with Bohn Body Armor
Oct 10, 2019 • 81 min
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…
027: 60s and 70s Motorcycle Racer Tony Sherriff
Oct 2, 2019 • 107 min
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…
026: Motorcycle Racer Chris Bays and New Racing Fan G4
Sep 18, 2019 • 90 min
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…
025: MotoAmerica Superbike Racer Kyle Wyman
Sep 2, 2019 • 55 min
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…
024: Tom Walker, the MotoCoach, and Getting Me on the Track
Aug 22, 2019 • 110 min
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…
023: MotoAmerica Twins Cup Racer Chris Bays
Aug 10, 2019 • 90 min
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…
022: Wes Fleming on Buying His New Indian FTR 1200 S
Aug 4, 2019 • 121 min
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…
021: MotoAmerica Supersport Rider Braeden Ortt
Jul 30, 2019 • 74 min
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…
020: Life at Lean with Dan Netting
Jul 25, 2019 • 108 min
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…
019: A Twist of the Wrist with Keith Code
Jul 21, 2019 • 85 min
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…
018: On Living Life - featuring Motorcyclist and Artist Jae
Jul 17, 2019 • 95 min
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…
017: Test Rides of the Kawasaki Ninja 650 and Versys 1000 LT and Ninja ZX-6R
Jul 7, 2019 • 29 min
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…
016: Hanging out with WRWR Founder Hayley Bell
Jul 3, 2019 • 107 min
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…
015: Test Rides of the Yamaha NIKEN and MT-09 and R3
Jun 25, 2019 • 40 min
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…
014: First Update from New Rider “G4”
Jun 13, 2019 • 98 min
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…
013: Fireside Chat with DanDanTheFireman
Jun 6, 2019 • 76 min
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…
012: Chat with Justin Edson from Jedz Moto
May 30, 2019 • 85 min
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…
011: Talking Braaap with Shahin Alvandi
May 22, 2019 • 71 min
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…
010: Discussion with Tony Terribilini on Keeping the Sport of Motorcycling Alive
May 19, 2019 • 97 min
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…
009: Interview with Fast Eddie from Motojitsu
May 9, 2019 • 128 min
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…
008: Interview with New Rider and New Motorcycle Owner “G4”
May 6, 2019 • 97 min
In this episode John Gardiner IV (aka "G4") joins me to discuss his journey in becoming a new motorcycle rider and the also his adventures in shopping for his first bike. John found my podcast when he started searching the internet for help on getting…
007: Old Man Slacker and Motorcycle Philosophy
Apr 12, 2019 • 36 min
I recorded this one on my birthday! In this episode I explain the origin of the nickname "Old Man Slacker" that I have adopted, what it means to me, and why I adopted it. I also go over the different facets that I see as comprising this thing we call life…
006: Interview with Eugene and Shana Sanderson about WRWR
Apr 3, 2019 • 65 min
In this episode I have two special guests. Shana Sanderson, Executive Vice President of Operations for the Women Riders World Relay (WRWR). And her husband, Eugene Sanderson, who has been instrumental in supporting Shana in her day to day role in WRWR,…
005: Interview with Sarah Worthylake from WRWR
Mar 28, 2019 • 41 min
In this episode I have two special guests. My girlfriend, Gina Bratkowsky, joins me as my co-host and helps me interview Sarah Worthylake from the Women Riders World Relay (WRWR). Sarah is the Global Relay Moderator and the U.S. Ripple Relay Coordinator…
004: What’s In Your Top Case?
Mar 26, 2019 • 33 min
In this episode I discuss the Hepco & Becker rack system I have on my Kawasaki Z900RS and the Givi universal base plate I use to make it very easy to switch my Givi V47 top case between this bike and my Kawasaki Vulcan S. I also cover in detail the…
003: A Fun Thing to do with Your Motorcycle in May
Mar 20, 2019 • 33 min
In this episode I talk about the Motorcycle Podcasters Challenge (MPC) which is hosted by RDub Studios and the Loud Pipes! podcast. I give a "Cliff's Notes", high level overview of the MPC rules, how I got involved last year, why I love to do the…
002: To Gear, or Not to Gear
Mar 13, 2019 • 51 min
In this episode I talk about why wearing protective gear can be controversial and my views on why wearing gear is so important, and more importantly how to choose gear that will work the best for you. I also discuss the important of budgeting for your…
001: What’s It All About?
Mar 6, 2019 • 40 min
In this first episode I introduce what this podcast is all about and what motorcycling is all about to me. I talk about why I started the podcast and how you can help me shape the direction and future of the podcast. Ultimately this is a podcast for you,…