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 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.