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.
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.
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.
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.