April 23rd, 2020 | 1 hr 37 mins
bohn armor, bohn body armor, chris geiss, corner college, cornering confidence, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fast eddie, fear, jon delvecchio, learn, motojitsu, motorcycle, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, new rider, new york safety track, nyst, old man slacker, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, ride, riding, safety, street skills, street skills llc, street skills moto
In this episode I talk with Jon DelVecchio, a family-man and high school educator who also owns the Street Skills LLC motorcycle school that he founded in 2015, which is a New York State licensed driving school and an AMA chartered organization. Jon has combined his passion for motorcycles, his 20 years of riding experience, and his 10 years as a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Rider Coach to build his motorcycle school and to develop his “Cornering Confidence” method of motorcycle street rider instruction. In his “Cornering Confidence” book, curriculum, and online course, Jon has taken to heart the MSF motto of "the more you know, the better it gets", to help riders enjoy their riding more, get better control of their motorcycle, and thus reduce rider anxiety and make them more successful riders on the street. His method is designed to get students up to speed, step by step, on trail braking and other techniques to make them safer riders in the corners. “Cornering Confidence” is self-paced education, with direct support from Jon as needed. This is a unique approach to motorcycle skills development which dovetails in with the other teaching methods and schools that you may already be familiar with.
February 27th, 2020 | 1 hr 25 mins
arai helmets, bohn body armor, brian hunnicutt, california superbike school, chris geiss, cycle gear, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fast eddie, fear, forma boots, heroic racing apparel, ims, jedz moto, larry lanes, learn, motoamerica, motojitsu, motorcycle, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, new rider, old man slacker, on the road again motorcycle school, otra, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, progressive international motorcycle show, re-cycled garage, revzilla, ride, riding, safety, snell foundation, throttled podcast, women riders world relay, wrwr
In this episode I update you on the latest news including the trip that Gina and I took recently to California and getting the chance to meet up with Larry Lanes and Brian Hunnicutt from the Throttled podcast, seeing the Re-Cycled Garage in sunny Santa Cruz and getting to hang out with Fast Eddie from Motojitsu. I also ask for listener feedback for some new ideas I have for the podcast. And lastly, I talk about all of my observations and thoughts about the Progressive International Motorcycle Show that Gina and I attended back in December.
January 11th, 2020 | 1 hr 42 mins
ahrma, alpinestars, arai helmets, bohn body armor, california superbike school, chris geiss, cornering confidence, cycle gear, d30 armor, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, fieldsheer, fortnine, heroic racing apparel, isle of manhattan motorcycle ride, jedz moto, jesse erlbaum, jon delvecchio, learn, mobile warming, moto loot, motoamerica, motojitsu, motorcycle, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, new rider, new year, new year resolutions, new york motorcycle & scooter task force, old man slacker, olympia moto sports, on the road again motorcycle school, otra, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, revzilla, ride, riding, safety, skull, snell foundation, sportbike track gear, stg, women riders world relay, wrwr
This episode starts by talking about why it's been 3 weeks since I released the last episode. I also thank my new podcast supporters and announce the new Podcast Supporter page on my web site and the various support levels. I revisit a listener's question on shopping for gear, and I provide some guidelines on the basic gear a rider needs. I mention things to consider when shopping for gear, including close-out deals and counterfeits. And I discuss my New Year’s resolutions regarding the podcast and my own riding this year. I cover my first ride of the new year on the Isle of Man(hattan) ride. And I go over my plans for the podcast and my plans for California Superbike School, other rider training and Motojitsu. I cover my plans for the motorcycle races I want to attend in 2020 and end off with some tips on heated gear that fits snugly, avoiding hypothermia, and choosing and modifying gear so it is easy to use with your riding gloves on.
November 20th, 2019 | 1 hr 20 mins
bmwmoa, braeden ortt, braptalk, california superbike school, chris bays, chris geiss, dan netting, dave moss, dave moss tuning, dmt, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, giving thanks, jedz moto, keith code, kyle wyman, learn, lee parks, life at lean, liza miller, loud pipes, motoamerica, motojitsu, motorcycle, motorcycle men, motorcycle podcasters challenge, motorcycle riding, motorcycles and misfits podcast, motorcycling, new rider, old man slacker, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, paul carruthers, podcast, ride, riding, safety, sean bice, shahin alvandi, shut up and ride, thanksgiving, the motocoach, throttled podcast, tom walker, total control, wes fleming, wrwr
This episode starts out with me reading the new mission statement for my podcast, and then I look back over the podcast since its inception by reading the list of past episode titles, and more importantly commenting on and giving my thoughts about each episode, what was significant about them, what they meant to me, and any updates I have on the topics they covered. If you have not listened to the back catalog of episodes this is a great way for you to find out which ones you missed that you might be interested in. Then you can queue them up to listen to in your favorite podcast app. Since the Thanksgiving holiday is approaching I thought it would also be appropriate to give thanks and talk about all of the people that I am thankful for regarding the sport of motorcycling that you and I love so much. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed recording it. Happy Thanksgiving!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.