October 17th, 2019 | 1 hr 25 mins
a twist of the wrist, chris geiss, dave moss, dave moss tuning, dmt, education, enjoy, enjoyment, ergonomics, fear, kawasaki vulcan s, keith code, learn, motoamerica, motorcycle, motorcycle racing, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, new rider, ohlins, old man slacker, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, ride, riding, safety, suspension, suspension tuning
This episode is an enlightening discussion 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 motorcycles, their behavior, their design and the physics behind them so that he could get the most out of his own bike on the track. A lot of other track day riders and racers started coming to Dave for advice on how to set up their own bikes. The help that Dave started offering at that time continued to evolve and develop over the last 24 years, and Dave now has a web site and YouTube channel with over 1000 items of content related to motorcycle suspension, motorcycle setup and riding technique that runs the gamut from podcasts, to videos to written articles. Dave has an intense passion for helping riders of all experience levels get the most out of their motorcycles and their motorcycle riding. He has found that often simple changes to the setup of a motorcycle can lead to huge gains in rider comfort, rider performance and rider safety. Dave has developed many tools and techniques to help tweak and adjust a motorcycle so that it fits the rider the way a well fitted suit or glove fits your body. His advice, to anyone who will listen, is to first focus your attention on the ergonomics of your motorcycle, and making sure it fits you properly, suits your riding style and handles properly, before you invest in other things like exhaust pipes, chrome and engine modifications.
October 2nd, 2019 | 1 hr 47 mins
australia, braeden ortt, chris bays, chris geiss, cooper mcdonald, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, jodan long, kyle wyman, learn, motoamerica, motorcycle, motorcycle racing, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, new rider, new zealand, old man slacker, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, ride, riding, safety, sidecar, sidecar racing, tony sherriff, vintage motorcycles
This episode is 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 motorcycle technology has changed over the years, but much of what we discuss highlights the fact that while the motorcycles and the equipment have evolved over the years, the true spirit, adventure and excitement of motorcycles and motorcycle racing has definitely stayed the same…or maybe like a fine wine has gotten even better with age!
September 18th, 2019 | 1 hr 30 mins
chris bays, chris bays 621, chris geiss, chris ulrich, dunlop, ecstar oil, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, g4, john gardiner iv, learn, m4 ecstar suzuki, m4 exhaust, motoamerica, motoamerica twins cup, motorcycle, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, new rider, old man slacker, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, rbom racing, ride, riding, road racing world magazine, safety, suzuki, team hammer, wera
This episode is an interview 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. This get together was the perfect opportunity for Chris and I to answer the questions John had about motrocycle racing…Chris as the MotoAmerica racer…and me as the MotoAmerica fan. Without a doubt we now have a new motorcycle racing fan in our midst…which is a big win for Chris and I, and anyone else who wants to see the sport of motorcycle racing continue to grow!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.