Kent is one of the first national level industry people I met. I was on an Aprilia cup team (prior to working for Aprilia) and Kent rode our bike at Laguna Seca being bested by John Hopper. But it was a hell of a race. Kent had been recently dealt the brutal blow of his 20 year editorship of Sport Rider ending when the publisher closed the magazine, when he joined us for the Give A Shift Round Table. I've been a fan of his for my entire professional career, and this is our first GAS podcast. I s ... Read More
Look, I know an hour and 40 minutes is a long time to listen - but this was truly a great conversation. Abhi from www.Bike-Urious.com and Jamie from www.MotoGeo.com and I were attending the Yamaha MT-03 launch in Austin. We certainly had a few drinks as the interview went on and covered a lot of ground (unlike the bike test that day) . I'm glad I did not have to blow before riding the hotel elevator... We dove into products, the industry and their backgrounds. We spoke of personal stories ... Read More
I had a chance to chat with my funniest friend - Alonzo Bodden, one of America's top touring comedians and a lifetime motorcyclist. We talk about brands, events and what he rides. Listen in for a quick and funny hour on motorcycling.
The second half of a great conversation with my friend Charles Fleming of the LA Times. He has travelled the world on two whees and writes truly smart stuff about all things with throttles. Be sure to listen to Pt 1 if you have not already - here: https://miles-by-motorcycle.com/give-a-shift/podcast/59977/charles-fleming-of-the-la-times---pt-1 Here are some of his stories: http://www.latimes.com/la-bio-charles-fleming-staff.html ... Read More
I finally had a chance to enjoy a casual ride with my friend Charles Fleming of the Los Angeles Times. Now a freelancer, Charles and I rode up through Crestline and Big Bear CA, and enjoyed such a great conversation about his travels and some great motorcycle industry insights - he is going to be a two-parter! So much goodness… Enjoy part one as we await our quesadillas. Read his stories here: http://www.latimes.com/la-bio-charles-fleming-staff.html ... Read More
Joining us on the GAS Podcast is one of the fastest guys on two wheels - both in a straight line or around a dirt track - Mr. Chris Carr! He has been working with American Flat Track and been a big part of the scene for decades. His perspective on motorcycle industry growth though racing is important and we enjoy a great conversation. Visit his AMA Hall of fame page here: http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org/halloffame/detail.aspx?RacerID=331 ... Read More
Enjoy a GREAT conversation with Ryan McFarland of Strider Bikes. He may be the one person who invented the one thing that might be the biggest contributor to the future of motorcycle interest and sales. With nearly 2 million units sold in the past few years - Strider is certainly on a roll. Oh by the way - TRAINING WHEELS SUCK!!!
I got to grab 20 minutes to chat motorcycles with my Sister - Ateka. She has not always had the best experiences riding in the past - but wants to get back into it soon. Come join us -
Ken Condon of http://www.ridinginthezone.com visits Hill Country for a ride and to be my first sucker ... sorry ... I mean interview.