September 3rd, 2020 | 1 hr 22 mins
california superbike school, chris geiss, css, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, kayla yaakov, keith code, kyle wyman, learn, manny bastos, motorcycle, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, new rider, new york safety track, nyst, old man slacker, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, ride, riders academy, riding, safety, track days, travis wyman, twist of the wrist, yamaha champions riding school, ycrs
In this episode I have great chat with Manny Bastos, who got his motorcycle and track day instructor training with Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS), and now runs his own rider training school, Riders Academy, at New York Safety Track (NYST). I recently completed the Riders Academy and plan to do many more track days at NYST. We talk about track days, NYST, Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS), my recent training at California Superbike School (CSS), and why people do track days and how any street rider can benefit from learning to ride on the track. And we cover a lot of other topics including track riding, street riding, wheelies and more!
June 18th, 2020 | 1 hr 26 mins
adventure, california superbike school, cat macleod, chris geiss, css, dave moss, dave moss tuning, dmt, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, learn, leod motorcycle escapes, motogp, motorcycle, motorcycle riding, motorcycles and misfits, motorcycling, new rider, new york safety track, nyst, old man slacker, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, ride, riding, safety, track day, track day riding, women riders world relay, wrwr
In this episode I have a cool chat with Cat MacLeod from Leod Motorcycle Escapes, a motorcycle touring company that specializes in tours for accomplished, performance minded riders that want to experience getting the most out of their riding skills both on the twisty public roads in the mountains as well as on MotoGP race tracks. Cat and I talk about the tours that he offers, the challenges he is facing due to COVID-19, some funny stories related to the tours he has conducted in the past, as well as his own experiences as a track day rider, particularly on his new Yamaha R1 which has been a big help in moving him up to riding in the A Group. We also talk about my first track day a couple weeks ago, which is a great segue into how a motorcycle rider interested in a Leod Escape can prepare themselves if they are not yet riding at that level.
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.