So, you want to ride a Motorcycle?

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.

About the show

My mission is simple. I want to help grow the sport of motorcycling, and help expand the motorcycle industry, by helping new people find motorcycling, by helping new riders succeed, by helping returning riders overcome any barriers that caused them to quit, and finally by helping all riders, of all experience levels, continue developing their knowledge, skills and abilities so that they get everything they can out of motorcycling, and enjoy a lifetime of safe and fulfilling motorcycling adventures...which who knows...might even include track days and amateur or professional motorcycle racing!

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Episodes

  • Episode 025: MotoAmerica Superbike Racer Kyle Wyman

    September 2nd, 2019  |  55 mins 7 secs
    6d helmets, chris geiss, ducati, ducati corse, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, kw army, kwr coaching, kyle wyman, kyle wyman racing, learn, motoamerica, motoamerica live+, motoamerica superbike, motorcycle, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, new rider, old man slacker, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, panigale v4 r, podcast, ride, riding, safety, sc project, yoshimura

    This episode is an interview 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 team for many years and now Kyle Wyman Racing is fielding a Ducati Panigale V4 R in the MotoAmerica Superbike series, which Kyle is riding himself. Kyle has also been a motorcycle riding and racing instructor since 2014 and he recently started his own online motorcycle training school, KWR Coaching, which is open to riders of all experience levels.

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

    August 22nd, 2019  |  1 hr 50 mins
    6d helmets, basic rider course, bell helmets, chris geiss, corner college, cortech, dainese, ducati, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, forcefield body armour, knox body armour, learn, mips, motoamerica, motorcycle, motorcycle riding, motorcycle safety foundation, motorcycling, new rider, new york safety track (nyst), old man slacker, otra, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, ride, riding, safety, snell, the motocoach, tom walker

    This episode is an interview 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 bike ready to start doing track days in the not too distant future.

  • Episode 023: MotoAmerica Twins Cup Racer Chris Bays

    August 10th, 2019  |  1 hr 30 mins
    afm, chris bays, chris bays 621, chris geiss, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, learn, motoamerica, motoamerica live+, motoamerica off track podcast, motoamerica twins cup, motorcycle, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, new rider, old man slacker, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, rbom racing, ride, riding, safety, suzuki sv650, wera

    This episode is a really cool interview 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 motorcycle bug will understand. Once you’re hooked, you’re hooked!

    This episode is also the perfect opportunity to announce this podcast’s official sponsorship of Chris Bays and the Number 621 RBoM Racing Suzuki SV650 in the remainder of the MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship season. So, fire up the MotoAmerica Live+ streaming app or surf on over to Chris’ social media, or to my podcast’s social media and check out the podcast stickers on the racing livery for Chris’ bike.

    To help celebrate this new partnership, I am also excited to announce that Bays Racing and this podcast have teamed up to give away one free general admission ticket to see MotoAmerica racing live. The ticket can be used at one of the remaining MotoAmerica rounds in this 2019 season either in Pittsburgh, New Jersey or Alabama. Stayed tuned until the end of the episode for details on how you can enter to win.

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

    August 4th, 2019  |  2 hrs 1 min
    amen moto, bmw, bmw moa, bohn body armor, chasing the horizon, chris geiss, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, harley-davidson of nassau county, indian ftr 1200 s, indian motorcycles, learn, long island women riders (liwr), motorcycle, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, new rider, old man slacker, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, ride, riding, rocky creek designs puncture repair tool, safety, stilettos on steel, wes fleming, women riders world relay, wrwr

    This episode features an interview 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. Although his new motorcycle is the focus of the episode, we spend a lot of time talking about the process of buying a new motorcycle, and topics like why Wes chose this bike, doing your research before you visit the dealer to make a purchase, and the like (see the episode Description for more details).

    I also talk about joining Gina on the Long Island leg of the Women Riders World Relay (WRWR) and some additional details about the Bohn Armor that I wear when I ride.

  • Episode 021: MotoAmerica Supersport Rider Braeden Ortt

    July 30th, 2019  |  1 hr 14 mins
    afm, airbag suit, braeden ortt, braeden ortt racing, chris geiss, crash, dainese smart jacket, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, helite, kawasaki, kawasaki zx-6r, laguna seca raceway, learn, motoamerica, motoamerica off track podcast, motorcycle, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, new rider, old man slacker, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, ride, riding, safety, the corkscrew, zx-6r

    This episode features an interview 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 about motorcycle racing in general, and in particular some of the challenges of the Corkscrew at the Laguna Seca Raceway, including his recent crash there during Sunday qualifying. Braeden survived the crash relatively unscathed and walked away with minor injuries. He expects to be able to race in the next MotoAmerica round, August 10-11 in Sonoma, CA.

  • Episode 020: Life at Lean with Dan Netting

    July 25th, 2019  |  1 hr 48 mins
    a twist of the wrist, bilt, bohn armor, california superbike school, chris geiss, counter-steering, crashing, cycle gear, dan netting, draggin jeans, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, kawasaki, keith code, learn, life at lean, motorcycle, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, new rider, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, ride, riding, safety, sedici, steering damper, tank slapper, track academy, track days, track riding, trail braking, z900rs

    This episode features a 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. I also give some listener shout-outs and share some tips I've developed on riding more comfortably on long stints on weekend trips.

  • Episode 019: A Twist of the Wrist with Keith Code

    July 21st, 2019  |  1 hr 25 mins
    a twist of the wrist, california superbike school, chris geiss, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, keith code, l. ron hubbard, learn, liqui moly junior cup, motoamerica, motorcycle, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, new rider, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, ride, riding, rocco landers, safety, scientology, the student hat course, wayne rainey

    This episode features an interview 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" and how that developed into the California Superbike School, which is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year.

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

    July 17th, 2019  |  1 hr 35 mins
    a twist of the wrist, accident, artist, california superbike school, chris geiss, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, inkfatty, jae, keith code, learn, loud pipes, motorcycle, motorcycle artwork, motorcycle podcasters challenge, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, mpc, new rider, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, ride, riding, safety, slayjae, the_flyingbanana

    NOTE: There is some explicit language in this episode.
    This episode is a chat with Jae, who is an artist and also 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. So I reached out to her to join me on the show and tell her story.

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

    July 7th, 2019  |  29 mins 53 secs
    chris geiss, creative riding podcast, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, kawasaki, kawasaki demo truck, learn, maximum motorsports, motorcycle, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, new rider, ninja 650, ninja zx-6r, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, ride, riding, riverhead ny, safety, test ride, versys, versys 1000

    This episode has 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.

  • 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.