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 10th, 2019 | 1 hr 21 mins
bohn armor, bohn body armor, ce level 1, ce level 2, chris geiss, d30, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, kristen staggs, learn, motorcycle, motorcycle armor, motorcycle gear, motorcycle riding, motorcycle riding gear, motorcycling, new rider, old man slacker, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, paul english, podcast, protection, ride, rider protection, riding, safety
This episode is a great discussion with Kristen Staggs who is a co-owner, along with her husband Eddie, of the Bohn Body Armor company. I have been using Bohn Body Armor for about two years now and I really like it for many reasons. It is basically like wearing a base layer, but it has pockets to hold the various pieces of armor close to your body. So, the armor always fits well and is held comfortably in place. Additionally, you can wear the shirt by itself, or you can wear the shirt and pants under regular street clothes for impact protection and some abrasion protection, or you can wear it under your other motorcycle riding gear to get even more abrasion protection. But once you have your Bohn Body Armor, you don’t need to add to or upgrade the armor in all of your motorcycle pants and jackets, nor do you have to be bothered moving your upgraded armor pads between the different garments that you own. And because they sell different base layer shells, you can use your Bohn Body Armor year-round. Since I really enjoy using my Bohn Armor, I thought it would be cool to have Kristin on the show to talk about their company, their products and how the Bohn Body Armor company got started in the first place. It’s a great product and a great story!
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.
August 4th, 2019 | 2 hrs 1 min
amen moto, bmw, bmw moa, bohn body armor, chasing the horizon, chris geiss, education, enjoy, enjoyment, fear, harley-davidson of nassau county, indian ftr 1200 s, indian motorcycles, learn, long island women riders (liwr), motorcycle, motorcycle riding, motorcycling, new rider, old man slacker, overcome, overcome fear, overcoming, overcoming fear, podcast, ride, riding, rocky creek designs puncture repair tool, safety, stilettos on steel, wes fleming, women riders world relay, wrwr
This episode features an interview with Wes Fleming who has been riding motorcycles for many years, has over a 100,000 miles under his belt, and also does a lot to support the motorcycle community through this podcasts, web site, YouTube channel and the work he does for the BWM Motorcycle Owers of America (also know as the BMW MOA).
Wes recently purchased a 2019 Indian FTR 1200 S for his 50th birthday, and that’s what gave us the idea to get together for the first time and do an episode together. Although his new motorcycle is the focus of the episode, we spend a lot of time talking about the process of buying a new motorcycle, and topics like why Wes chose this bike, doing your research before you visit the dealer to make a purchase, and the like (see the episode Description for more details).
I also talk about joining Gina on the Long Island leg of the Women Riders World Relay (WRWR) and some additional details about the Bohn Armor that I wear when I ride.
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.