August 31st, 2020 | 1 hr 7 mins
altus motorsports, cam petersen, cameron petersen, chris geiss, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, gsxr-1000, josh hayes, learn, melissa paris, motoamerica, motorcycle, motorcycle racing, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, mp13, new rider, old man slacker, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, racing, ride, riding, safety, stock 1000, suzuki, wrenching
In this episode I have a great chat with Melissa Paris. Melissa is a self-proclaimed street squid who snuck her way into racing and is currently the lead technician for the Altus Motorsports team which races a Suzuki GSX-R 1000 in the MotoAmerica Stock 1000 series with rider Cameron Petersen on-board. We start off talking about the team’s very successful weekend at PittRace, where rider Cam won both Stock 1000 races. We also talk about how Melissa got into motorcycles in college and made the progression from street rider, to track rider, to club racer, and then to mechanic, professional racer, and team owner. And we discuss relationships and motorcycles, including a little bit about her son Hawk and her husband Josh Hayes and how banging handlebars with your spouse on the track can be very therapeutic and great marriage counselling!
August 4th, 2020 | 1 hr 39 mins
action fund, chip spalding, chris geiss, education, endurance racing, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, learn, motoamerica, motorcycle, motorcycle racing, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, n2, n2 racing, n2 track days, nesba, new racer, new rider, old man slacker, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, ride, riding, road racing world magazine, rob cichielo, safety, track days
In this episode I have a great discussion with Rob Cichielo and Chip Spalding from N2 Track Days. We talk about how and why N2 Track Days and N2 Racing got started, their mission, and their overall program to help expand the sport of motorcycling through rider training, track days, endurance road racing, MotoAmerica racing, rider safety via their extensive support of the Road Racing World Magazine Action Fund to install safety air fence at race tracks across the country, and even more!
January 28th, 2020 | 1 hr 20 mins
american racing, chris geiss, cinematographer, cinematography, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, gp industries, gray pham, ktm rc 390 cup series, learn, motoamerica, motorcycle, motorcycle racing, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, new rider, old man slacker, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, racing documentary, racing film, ride, riding, safety, trackdaz
In this episode, I had the opportunity to get to know former motorcycle racer and burgeoning motorsports cinematographer Gray Pham. Gray started racing motorcycles when he was 12 years old and had a successful racing career through 2017, including competing in the MotoAmerica KTM RC 390 Cup Series. After making it through a string of bad luck, including having to recover from a major racing-related injury, Gray decided to hang up his leathers for a while and focus on starting his college career. During his first year of college, he also started playing around with shooting video at some local motocross tracks. His videos started to get a lot of attention and, in the Summer of 2018, a former racing sponsor approached Gray about shooting some video of motorcycle racer Ashton Yates on his Kawasaki Ninja 400. As the saying goes, the rest was history. Gray formed his own video production company, GP Industries, and decided to put college on hold for a little while so he can devote his full attention and energy to his passion for video creation and further honing his skills as a cinematographer and visual story teller. All of which aligns with Gray’s intense passion to help support, promote and grow the sport of motorcycle racing in America, and led to the creation of his motorcycle racing documentary series "America Racing".
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!