Learn how to ride a motorcycle: How do I reduce my risks? How should I handle disapproving family and friends? What is counter steering? Is a Harley Davidson a good first motorcycle? Why do I have this fear when I ride? Am I too old to start riding? Do loud pipes save lives? Join the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast as we answer these questions and more. At 40, I found two motorcycle mentors that guided me. Now you don't have to learn how to ride a motorcycle alone.
MMP 28: Lowside and Highside Crash Awareness Month: Session One
I’m proclaiming the entire month of May as “Motorcycle Lowside and Highside Crash Awareness Month.” I’m not sure I have that kind of authority, but I’m doing it anyway.
For the entire month of May, over the next four episodes, I’m going to be diving into lowside and highside crashes. I’ll be answering questions like:
What are they? Why is it important to understand them? What triggers them? What can we do to avoid them? Understanding lowside and highside crashes is one of the most important things you can do to change your chances of crashing. Yet, I believe it’s the MOST glossed-over topic in motorcycling—probably because it’s hard to explain in simple language.
I cover all this (and more) in my book Motorcycle Smarts. This material is so important that I’ve decided to give the book away through the month of May at this link: motorcyclesmarts.com/gift
If you’re listening to this after the book has been released for sale (and you don’t want to buy it), I have pulled out this section of the book as an excerpt and offer it to you as a free download here: motorcyclesmarts.com/nocrash
Download the book material and follow along as I walk you through the illustrations in the book.
Understanding lowside and highside crashes, what triggers them, and how you can avoid them WILL reduce your chances of crashing. Anyone who tells you differently is a liar.
I hope you will follow along for all four sessions.
P.S. I’ve just reestablished The Motorcycle Mentor Facebook page! I plan on posting more updates there moving forward, so be sure to click FOLLOW to get updates in your news feed. You can find that here: facebook.com/themotorcyclementor
MMP 27: Losing My Sister and Urgency
This episode is about more than motorcycles.
It’s about losing my sister—and friend.
If that feels uncomfortable, it’s perfectly fine to skip to the next episode.
It’s also about the urgency I feel to help riders NOW! Accordingly, I’m claiming May as:
Motorcycle Lowside and Highside Crash Awareness Month
For the entire month of May (starting next week), I’ll be going over Chapters 20 - 29 (and more) in my new book, Motorcycle Smarts: Overcome Fear, Learn Control, Master Riding Well.
This is the material that other motorcycle books gloss over. It’s also one of the most important topics on motorcycling.
What are lowside and highside crashes? What triggers them? How can riders avoid them? You can download my new book, Motorcycle Smarts, for free for a little while longer before it goes on sale at this link:
You don’t want to miss this.
MMP 26: The Importance of Mindset
For a limited time, you can still download my new book, Motorcycle Smarts: Overcome Fear, Learn Control, Master Riding Well. But hurry, once I send it to the publisher, I won’t be able to do this.
You can find it at motorcyclesmarts.com/gift
And please share the link above with your riding friends. I want to give the book away to as many riders as possible BEFORE it goes on sale.
In this episode, I discuss the importance of having the right mindset. Because without it, you’ll never be better than an average rider—with average chances of crashing.
What you think matters to your riding safety.
MMP 25: How to Get My New Book for Free (Limited Time Offer)
When I started riding at 40, I quickly became frustrated that the authors of the 300-page motorcycle mega-books spent more time describing how to get the most out of your first motorcycle rally than they did on explaining what triggers most rider-induced lowside and highside crashes.
Nearly half of all motorcycle fatalities are caused by rider error, yet the riding community sweeps this topic under the table as though it doesn’t matter. That’s about to change.
In this episode, I’ll explain how you can download a free copy of my new book, Motorcycle Smarts: Overcome Fear, Learn Control, Master Riding Well.
This is a limited-time offer that will no longer be available once the book goes to the publisher. Some might say it’s crazy for me to give away my book right before it goes on sale in paperback. I say it’s the perfect way to pay forward what my motorcycle mentors did for me when I first started riding.
Download the book here (for a limited time): motorcyclesmarts.com/gift
MMP 24: What Do You Struggle With Most?
This episode is brought to you by… YOU.
Wow, it’s been a crazy week. The Motorcycle Mentor Podcast received more five-star reviews last week on iTunes than during any other one-week period since I started.
Thank you for doing this!
Sandy and I were almost able to pull off today’s episode the way it was originally planned, but there turned out to be too many moving parts right at the end. So, we decided to put off the BIG REVEAL until next week.
Be sure to look out for next week’s show because there’s something time-sensitive you’ll want to take advantage of.
While I have the chance, I want to ask for your help.
I’m putting together a content calendar for the rest of the year, and I would like to know your thoughts.
What do you struggle with the most?
What topics would you like for me to dissect?
One of the things I want to do moving forward on the podcast is interview riders. Here are two series I’m working on now.
The first series is about riders who start riding later in life. If you started riding after you turned 40, shoot me an email and let’s talk. If you didn’t start until after you turned 50, even better.
I’m also working on a series about rider fear. If you have it, you know what I’m talking about. It can range from mild anxiety when you ride to an all-out panic attack when you even think about riding.
I’ve never understood why the riding community wants to brush this topic under the rug and ignore it like it doesn’t exist. If you have rider fear and would be willing to talk about it on show, send me an email.
So that’s it. I just wanted to touch base with you and give you a quick update.
I would love to hear what you think. You can email me at email@example.com
I am super excited about what’s coming next.
As always, thank you for your patience and support.
MMP 23: The Motorcycle Mentor Podcast 2.0 Is Here!
When I paused the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast to focus all my attention on another motorcycle-related bucket list item, I had no idea it would take me six years.
Frankly, without a new episode for so long, I figured this podcast would sink into an undiscoverable slot on the iTunes charts. But that never happened. In fact, the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast has consistently remained one of the highest-rated podcasts about motorcycling.
I’m overwhelmed by this. I’m deeply honored by this.
Thanks to all the listeners who reached out, encouraging me to make new episodes.
I listened. The Motorcycle Mentor Podcast is back!
I can’t begin to describe how excited I am. I’ve hired someone to produce the podcast, and she’s amazing. But if I’m honest, I’m also a little nervous.
In this session, I cover all this and more.
You can learn more about why I originally started Motorcycle Mentor at motorcyclementor.com/about-motorcycle-mentor.
Really helped me to understand my riding
After a really scare near-miss as a learning rider, I stumbled across this podcast. Informative and very helpful, it has already made me feel more equipped to get back on the bike and try again.
Great podcast. Just found it and thought it was awesome straight away. Scott jolley From Australia
Excellent - Packed with information for all Riders
I listen to lots Podcasts about many different hobbies & topics I’m interested in and this one is right up there with the best.
Please keep producing this podcast David! You will never know how many people you are educating on how to enjoy riding in a safer way.