23 episodes

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.

Motorcycle Mentor's Podcas‪t‬ david@motorcyclementor.com (david@motorcyclementor.com)

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    • 4.8 • 165 Ratings

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 24: What Do You Struggle With Most?

    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 david@motorcyclementor.com
    I am super excited about what’s coming next. 
    As always, thank you for your patience and support.
    —David
    MotorcycleMentor.com

    • 3 min
    MMP 23: The Motorcycle Mentor Podcast 2.0 Is Here!

    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.

    • 5 min
    MMP 21: Why Riding in a Group is Riskier

    MMP 21: Why Riding in a Group is Riskier

    MotorcycleMentor.com – The #1 Source for Beginner Motorcycle Riders
    In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I explain why riding a motorcycle with a group of other riders is more dangerous than riding solo. Some listeners won’t agree with me here, but I’m used to that. 
    Do you think riding in a group is safer or riskier?
    Listen to the podcast by clicking on the play button at the top of the page.
    More specifically, in this session you’ll find out about: My first ride with my motorcycle mentor. He left me in the dust. 3 reasons I think riding in a group is riskier. What freeks me out the most when I ride with a group of other riders. Resources and links mentioned in this session: Learn more about my Special mentoring resources.
    Special thanks for rating the podcast on iTunes… Thank you all for taking the time to rate and write a review of the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Podbay, or other listening platforms. Your reviews help.
    iTunes uses the number of ratings along with the actual rating (how many stars) to determine the popularity of the show — and where to list it in the iTunes search rankings. If you rate and write a review for the podcast, please let me know so I can personally thank you on a future podcast.
    Leave feedback or ask a question You can also leave me a voice mail message. I might play your voice mail question during an upcoming podcast.
    Help out the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast And lastly, if you haven’t already done so, would you take a minute to leave a quick rating and review of the podcast on iTunes by clicking on the link below. It would be extremely helpful for the show and I’m aiming for 100 5-star ratings before the end of the year. That would be awesome for a motorcycle-related podcast.

    • 26 min
    MMP 20: The Low Information Rider and How to Avoid Being One

    MMP 20: The Low Information Rider and How to Avoid Being One

    In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I describe what I call the “Low Information Rider.” You’ve seen the rider I’m talking about… the one that’s more concerned with the way he looks than he is with learning how to ride better.
    Trust me. You don’t want to be this guy.
    More specifically, in this session you’ll find out about: 10 Characteristics of the low information rider. The motorcycle crash I ran up on, and what I saw. Why most listeners of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast aren’t low information riders. Resources and links mentioned in this session: Learn more about my Special mentoring resources.
    Special thanks for rating the podcast on iTunes… Thank you all for taking the time to rate and write a review of the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Podbay, or other listening platforms. Your reviews help.
    I’d like to personally thank Cris Bennett from Australia for rating the show. I really appreciate it, Cris!
    iTunes uses the number of ratings along with the actual rating (how many stars) to determine the popularity of the show — and where to list it in the iTunes search rankings. If you rate and write a review for the podcast, please let me know so I can personally thank you on a future podcast.
    Leave feedback or ask a question You can also leave me a voice mail message. I might play your voice mail question during an upcoming podcast.
    Help out the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast And lastly, if you haven’t already done so, would you take a minute to leave a quick rating and review of the podcast on iTunes by clicking on the link below. It would be extremely helpful for the show and I’m aiming for 100 5-star ratings before the end of the year. That would be awesome for a motorcycle-related podcast.

    • 11 min
    MMP 19: Which Motorcycle Braking System is Better: Standard, Linked, Integrated, Combined or ABS?

    MMP 19: Which Motorcycle Braking System is Better: Standard, Linked, Integrated, Combined or ABS?

    In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I explain the 4 different types of motorcycle braking systems. I’ve always said, “Once I understand the complex, the complex seems so simple.” You’ll be an expert after listening to this podcast.
    More specifically, in this session you’ll find out about: What are the 4 types of motorcycle braking systems? What’s the difference between drums brakes and disc brakes (and how to tell which type you have)? What’s the difference between integrated brakes, combined brakes, and linked brakes? What manufacturer embraced ABS brakes on motorcycles before others? Which type of braking system do I prefer and recommend? Resources and Links Leave feedback or ask a question You can also leave me a voice mail message. I might play your voice mail question during an upcoming podcast.
    Help the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast And lastly, if you haven’t already done so, would you take a minute to leave a quick rating and review of the podcast on iTunes by clicking on the link below. It would be extremely helpful for the show and I’m aiming for 100 5-star ratings before the end of the year. That would be awesome for a motorcycle-related podcast.

    • 34 min
    MMP 18: Special Announcement and the Motorcycle Mentor Creed

    MMP 18: Special Announcement and the Motorcycle Mentor Creed

    In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I make a special announcement and share something I wrote in my riding journal years ago. I call it the Motorcycle Mentor Creed.
    If you’re struggling to find a motorcycle mentor, you’ll want to listen to this Podcast!
    More specifically, in this session you’ll find out about: What is my special announcement? Who can benefit from having a motorcycle mentor? What resources am I offering? Why these resources are so limited? Resources and links mentioned in this session: Learn more about my Special mentoring resources.
    Special thanks for rating the podcast on iTunes… Thank you all for taking the time to rate and write a review of the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Podbay, or other listening platforms. Your reviews help.
    iTunes uses the number of ratings along with the actual rating (how many stars) to determine the popularity of the show — and where to list it in the iTunes search rankings. If you rate and write a review for the podcast, please let me know so I can personally thank you on a future podcast.
    Leave feedback or ask a question You can also leave me a voice mail message. I might play your voice mail question during an upcoming podcast.
    Help out the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast And lastly, if you haven’t already done so, would you take a minute to leave a quick rating and review of the podcast on iTunes by clicking on the link below. It would be extremely helpful for the show and I’m aiming for 100 5-star ratings before the end of the year. That would be awesome for a motorcycle-related podcast.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
165 Ratings

165 Ratings

Sir Ralfo ,

Even for the experienced riders

As an experienced rider now, I still remember tips I heard years ago when I first listened to this podcast. Great to here that its coming back!!

TimWro ,

Glad your back!

Looking forward to future podcasts!

SemperFiVMI88 ,

Great Information for New Riders

Thanks for the very valuable information presented in a way that is calm and rational...a great resource that I wish continued. I’m 5t and just starting this incredible sport...with your mentorship.

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