So, you want to ride a Motorcycle?

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

64 episodes of So, you want to ride a Motorcycle? since the first episode, which aired on March 6th, 2019.

  • Episode 016: Hanging out with WRWR Founder Hayley Bell

    July 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 47 mins
    a twist of the wrist, california superbike school, chris geiss, dainese, dianetics, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fast eddie, fear, hayley bell, hubbard, keith code, l. ron hubbard, learn, liza miller, motojitsu, motorcycle, motorcycle riding, motorcycles & misfits, motorcycling, new rider, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, ride, riding, safety, smart jacket, women riders world relay, wrwr, z900rs

    NOTE: There is some explicit language in this episode.
    This episode features an interview with 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 Z900RS, talk about a new Dainese jacket that could really help protect you in a crash, and give some details about a non-motorcycle podcast that I appeared on as a guest to help promote motorcycling to people that don't ride motorcycles.

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

    June 25th, 2019  |  40 mins 45 secs
    california superbike school, chris geiss, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, keith code, keystone tt, learn, maximum motorsports, motocoach, motojitsu, motorcycle, motorcycle podcasters challenge, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, mpc, new rider, on the road again, otra, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, ride, riding, riverhead ny, safety, wrwr, yamaha mt-09, yamaha niken, yamaha r3

    This episode is primarily 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 014: First Update from New Rider "G4"

    June 13th, 2019  |  1 hr 38 mins
    buying first motorcycle, chris geiss, daddanthefireman, ddfm, education, empire state motorcycle safety education program, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, g4, isle of man tt, john gardiner iv, kawasaki, keystone tt, learn, motojitsu, motorcycle, motorcycle riding, motorcycles & misfits, motorcycling, new rider, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, pikes peak, podcast, ride, riding, safety, yamaha tracer 900 gt

    This episode is an entertaining follow up call with John Gardiner IV (G4), who I interviewed a few episodes ago about his new motorcycle purchase and what he had done up to that point to get himself ready for a successful future as a new motorcyclist. In this episode we get 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.

  • Episode 013: Fireside Chat with DanDanTheFireman

    June 6th, 2019  |  1 hr 16 mins
    accident avoidance, accident scene management, chris geiss, dandanthefireman, education, emt, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, fire department, ftr1200, indian motorcycles, learn, motorcycle, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, ride, riding, road guardians, safety

    This episode is an informal, or fireside chat :-), with DanDanTheFireman. Daniel, aka DanDanTheFireman, spent 10 years working in the fire department as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician). After seeing many different motorcycle accidents and the related injuries over the years he retired from the fire department and decided to devote his full time and effort to focusing on his social media platform to help beginning motorcyclists get started riding, and to help all motorcyclists ride safer and smarter.

  • Episode 012: Chat with Justin Edson from Jedz Moto

    May 30th, 2019  |  1 hr 25 mins
    bonneville, chris geiss, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, jack daley, jedz moto, justin edson, learn, motorcycle, motorcycle riding, motorcycle sales, motorcycling, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, ride, riding, safety, t120, triumph, used motorcycles, wrenching

    This episode is a fun, down to earth chat with Justin Edson from Jedz Moto. Justin has been riding for 13 years now, has hundreds of thousands of miles under his belt, and has owned and ridden 46 different motorcycles over his motorcycling career to date. We talk a little about his riding buddy Jack Daley, who passed away a month or so ago, and we talk about motorcycles, riding and what Jedz Moto is all about and why Justin formed the company. This episode is dedicated to the memory of Jack Daley.

  • Episode 011: Talking Braaap with Shahin Alvandi

    May 22nd, 2019  |  1 hr 11 mins
    asphalt & rubber, braaap, braaaping, brap, braptalk, chris geiss, circuit of the americas, cota, ducati, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, jensen beeler, learn, motoamerica, motocorsa, motogp, motorcycle, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, ride, riding, safety, shahin alvandi

    This episode features an awesome discussion with Shahin Alvandi, also known as the "Shah of Braaap." Among many other interests and endeavors in life, Shahin is also the co-host on the Brap Talk! motorcycle podcast. We talk all things motorcycles, including the need for us to end motorcycle "brand bigotry", motorcycle racing, trackdays, Ducatis and our philosophies on motorcycling and how it relates to getting along with other people and just helping to make the world a better place for everyone.

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

    May 19th, 2019  |  1 hr 37 mins
    chris geiss, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, ftr1200, harley davidson, indian, john gardiner, learn, livewire, millennials, motorcycle, motorcycle awareness month, motorcycle marketing, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, ride, riding, safety, tony terribilini

    This episode features a discussion with listener Tony Terribilini who joins me to share his thoughts on the current state of motorcycling as it relates to the interview I did with new motorcyclist and new motorcycle owner John Gardiner in Episode 008. We enjoy some scotch and bourbon together as we discuss topics such as May being Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and more importantly how the motorcycle manufacturers may have to adjust their strategies to better serve the needs of millennials and the generations that follow them if they want to keep their products viable and accepted in the marketplace. We also share our thoughts on what we can all do to help keep the exciting sport and activity of motorcycling alive and growing.

  • Episode 009: Interview with Fast Eddie from Motojitsu

    May 9th, 2019  |  2 hrs 8 mins
    bmw s1000r, chris geiss, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fast eddie, fear, greg widmar, learn, marines, motojitsu, motorcycle, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, philosophy, podcast, ride, riding, safety, trackdays, training

    This episode is an interview with Fast Eddie, the creator of the Motojitsu program, which he developed to help riders get more knowledgeable about motorcycling, and more importantly to practice their riding skills through a graduated series of exercises or "belts" that will help them master the control of any motorcycle and enable them to ride much safer on the street.

  • Episode 008: Interview with New Rider and New Motorcycle Owner "G4"

    May 6th, 2019  |  1 hr 37 mins
    buying first motorcycle, chris geiss, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, friction zone, learn, lee parks, model railroading, motorcycle, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, new rider, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, ride, riding, safety, slipping the clutch, total control, yamaha tracer 900 gt

    This episode is an interview with listener John Gardiner IV (aka "G4") who is a brand new rider who just recently got his motorcycle license and who already bought his first motorcycle...a brand new Yamaha Tracer 900 GT! We talk about his experience taking his first motorcycle training class and the process he went through to choose and shop for his first bike.

  • Episode 007: Old Man Slacker and Motorcycle Philosophy

    April 12th, 2019  |  36 mins 28 secs
    chris geiss, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, learn, motorcycle, motorcycle philosophy, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, old man slacker, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, philosophy, podcast, ride, riding, safety

    This episode explains the origin of my nickname "Old Man Slacker" and introduces the subject of "Motorcycle Philosophy" and what that means to me. I also explain why my podcast is dedicated to my dad.

  • Episode 006: Interview with Eugene and Shana Sanderson about WRWR

    April 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins
    baton, chris geiss, education, enjoy, enjoyment, eugene sanderson, fear, gps, learn, motorcycle, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, ride, riding, safety, shana sanderson, sponsor, women riders world relay, wrwr

    This episode features an interview with 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, and who also handcrafted the batons that are passed woman to woman in the WRWR Global Relay and the WRWR U.S. Ripple Relay.

  • Episode 005: Interview with Sarah Worthylake from WRWR

    March 28th, 2019  |  41 mins 57 secs
    baton, chris geiss, educapodcast, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, gina bratkowsky, haley bell, honda, learn, motorcycle, motorcycle riding, motorcycles and misfitstion, motorcycling, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, ride, riding, safety, sarah worthylake, women riders world relay, wrwr

    This episode features special guest Sarah Worthylake who plays a major role in administering and moderating the Women Riders World Relay (WRWR). WRWR was formed by Hayley Bell to help unite women motorcycle riders and to bring manufacturer attention to the needs of women motorcyclists.

  • Episode 004: What's In Your Top Case?

    March 26th, 2019  |  33 mins 27 secs
    be prepared, cyclepump, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, first aid, givi, learn, motorcycle, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, ride, riding, safety, tools, top case, trauma kit, v47nn

    This episode discusses my rack and Givi top case set up and how this set up makes it really easy to switch the gear I carry from one bike to another in seconds. I cover in detail the different items I carry in my top case and why I carry them...tools, first aid and safety gear.

  • Episode 003: A Fun Thing to do with Your Motorcycle in May

    March 20th, 2019  |  33 mins 11 secs
    education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, learn, motorcycle, motorcycle podcasters challenge, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, mpc, mpc2019, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, ride, riding, safety

    This episode describes a fun challenge for motorcyclists to do this May 2019 on their motorcycle...how much fun I have had doing it...and why other motorcyclists should do it.

  • Episode 002: To Gear, or Not to Gear

    March 13th, 2019  |  51 mins 18 secs
    education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, learn, motorcycle, motorcycling, overcome, overcoming, ride, riding, safety

    This episode covers the importance of selecting and wearing the right gear, how that can actually help you enjoy motorcycling more, and how to make sure you don't blow your whole budget buying your first motorcycle, leaving nothing left for having the proper gear.

  • Episode 001: What's It All About?

    March 6th, 2019  |  35 mins 50 secs
    education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, learn, motorcycle, motorcycling, overcome, overcoming, ride, riding, safety

    This episode introduces the podcast, explains why I created it, and discusses how the listeners can help me shape into what they want it to be. Ultimately this is a podcast for you, and what you need and want to get the most enjoyment possible out of your new or current motorcycling activities.