477 episodes

The mission of Re-Cycle Garage in Santa Cruz is to get old motorcycles back on the road and to teach people how to wrench on them. Over the years we have built up an amazing community through our free-to-all motorcycle garage. Our podcast consists of a rotating cast of characters sharing their stories, knowledge and experiences.

Motorcycles & Misfits Re-Cycle Garage in Santa Cruz

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    • 4.8 • 373 Ratings

The mission of Re-Cycle Garage in Santa Cruz is to get old motorcycles back on the road and to teach people how to wrench on them. Over the years we have built up an amazing community through our free-to-all motorcycle garage. Our podcast consists of a rotating cast of characters sharing their stories, knowledge and experiences.

    Podcast 472: Texts From a Teenage Daughter w/Hailey and Shawn Thomas

    Podcast 472: Texts From a Teenage Daughter w/Hailey and Shawn Thomas

    This week on our motorcycle podcast we are joined by 15 year old Hailey Thomas, daughter of BMW ambassador Shawn Thomas. She's got the keys to the kingdom. She's grown up on the back of her dad's bike on adventures, she's been given the best training you can get, and she's got all the best gear and a new BMW motorcycle. But is she riding for herself? Or is she riding because she knows it makes her dad happy? Or, is she just discovering who she is, and who she is meant to become; A true biker. One thing for sure is that the two of them have an incredible bond, one that is quite obvious in the relationship they have through texts. We take some of these texts and turn them into a game, which you can play along with.
    Next up, Shawn shares with us his latest career news, which includes representing BMW motorcycles at even more places and events, including the GS Trophy. And he brought along his partner in crime, Louise, who also shares with us that they are taking over Ride and Talk - The BMW Motorrad Podcast. Give it a listen.
    And lastly we open up a package sent from a listener, with goodies inside, and we read listener emails. Big announcement! We will be having our 500th episode party on Dec 3rd at Moto Talbott museum in Carmel Valley, and you're invited. Put it on your calendar!
    https://www.bmw-motorrad.com/en/experience/bmw-podcast.html#/section-discover-the-episodes
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    recyclemotorcyclegarage@gmail.com
    www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com
    www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits
    www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage
    www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

    • 2 hr
    Podcast 471: The Quail Recap and the Lance Percival Doll

    Podcast 471: The Quail Recap and the Lance Percival Doll

    This week on our motorcycle podcast we give our recap on the Quail Motorcycle Gathering. We had perfect weather, amazing bikes and loads of friends there. It was a magnificent party. We talk about some of our favorite bikes, some interesting engines, and clever designs we discovered. Big thanks to Law Tigers for sponsoring Emma's booth, and giving us a base camp.
    Next up Liza asks some random questions of the group, which leads to some inappropriately named things, which then leads to a spontaneous game.
    Big announcement! We will be having our 500th episode party on Dec 3rd at Moto Talbott museum in Carmel Valley, and you're invited. Put it on your calendar!
    And lastly, we read listener emails.
    With Liza, Stumpy John, Miss Emma, Douglas, Naked Jim and Bagel.
    www.wetravel.com/trips/dolomites-…canazei-62002307
    adifferentagenda.com/tour/land-of-t…giants-stumpy/
    adifferentagenda.com/tour/chickistan/
    recyclemotorcyclegarage@gmail.com
    www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com
    www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits
    www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage
    www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

    • 2 hr
    Podcast 470: Gordon McCall of the Quail Motorcycle Gathering

    Podcast 470: Gordon McCall of the Quail Motorcycle Gathering

    This week on our motorcycle podcast we are joined by Gordon McCall, the director of motorsports at the Quail Lodge. He is responsible for bringing us the Quail Motorcycle Gathering, which we look forward to attending every year. Choppers, scooters, race bikes, vintage, mini bikes and even new electric bikes are all represented. But the thing that really makes this event special are the people. Everyone there wants to talk about motorcycles. They want to tell you about the restoration process on their Indian. Or they want to show you the details on their custom Baja race bike. Or maybe they want to tell you about the little Honda they've had since they were a kid. We talk to Gordon and hear his stories of his little Honda, why his mom gets the cool mom award, and what to expect at this year's Quail Motorcycle Gathering. And of course we have a game planned for him. Since he's been a judge at the Pebble Beach Car Classic, we figured he is uniquely qualified to play a round of Car or Motorcycle?
    With Liza, Stumpy John, Douglas, Naked Jim and Bagel.
    https://www.quaillodge.com/special-offers/quail-motorcycle-gathering
    adifferentagenda.com/tour/land-of-t…giants-stumpy/
    adifferentagenda.com/tour/chickistan/
    recyclemotorcyclegarage@gmail.com
    www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com
    www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits
    www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage
    www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

    • 2 hr 7 min
    Podcast 469: The 2022 One Moto Show

    Podcast 469: The 2022 One Moto Show

    The One Moto Show is back, and it's bigger and better than ever! We've been going to this event for a few years and always look forward to it. The bikes, art, music, food, vendors and people are what make it unique in a way only Portland can do. But more than that, it's become something of a family reunion for us. Hanging out with old friends and new, deep diving into motorcycle mods with the builders, and getting to meet so many listeners is why we will keep coming back. We've got some cool interviews and insights for you, and hope we did our best to capture the true essence of this amazing event.
    With Liza, Miss Emma, Bagel, Stumpy John, Award Winning Mike, Lila, Mrs Stumpy, and the stunt Misfits.
    https://www.the1moto.com/
    recyclemotorcyclegarage@gmail.com
    www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com
    www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits
    www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage
    www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

    • 2 hr 2 min
    Podcast 468: Emma's Guide to Swearing

    Podcast 468: Emma's Guide to Swearing

    This week on our motorcycle podcast we have a smorgasbord of topics we discuss. First up, Segway announced the new hydrogen electric hybrid motorcycle, and Emma has an opinion on why it's not going to be successful. Then Emma gives us a lesson in proper swearing, British style of course. Next up we take some biker quizzes, and discuss what should be included in our upcoming Ultimate Biker Quiz.
    Does the $500 project bike good deal still exist? Emma says no, and we all try to convince her it does. Send us your deal and see how it stacks up.
    We've got a new Tell Me Why-ee intro song, so of course we answer some questions. And surprise! We've got another Tell Me Why-ee song sent in by a listener. Stay to the end and hear the whole song.
    We are giving away $1000 cash to some worthy projects and products. Send us your nominations.
    Stumpy John has fallen out of love with his XT225, and is searching for his next dirt bike. What do you think he'll get?
    And lastly, we read listener emails.
    With Liza, Henry, Stumpy John, Miss Emma, Douglas, Naked Jim and Bagel.
    adifferentagenda.com/tour/land-of-t…giants-stumpy/
    adifferentagenda.com/tour/chickistan/
    recyclemotorcyclegarage@gmail.com
    www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com
    www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits
    www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage
    www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Podcast 467: Recumbant Motorcycles - Bike of the Future or of the Past?

    Podcast 467: Recumbant Motorcycles - Bike of the Future or of the Past?

    This week on our motorcycle podcast we hear from Mike, who found his groove on the race track, and then found the ground after high siding. He came away with his best time on the track, and also a broken wrist.
    Then we play a round of Tell Me Why, answering questions about burgers and being cool and such like that.
    Next up we discuss the future of motorcycles, the recumbant feet forward style of bikes like the Quasar and Gurney Alligator. But since this style has been tried over and over, yet each time fails, maybe this is just a bike of the past? You may even be surprised to find some current bikes on the market that take styling cues from these failed bikes.
    Liza makes a big announcement about our next $1000 contest. But this one everyone can be a part of. Send us your proposals for a crowdfunding idea that will make motorcycling better, and we may choose your idea to fund.
    With Liza, Award Winning Mike, Miss Emma, Douglas, Nak and Bagel.
    https://adifferentagenda.com/tour/land-of-the-giants-stumpy/
    adifferentagenda.com/tour/chickistan/
    recyclemotorcyclegarage@gmail.com
    www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com
    www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits
    www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage
    www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

    • 2 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
373 Ratings

373 Ratings

rabid idiot ,

news out of Russia

SORRY, wrong pod

SurforSki ,

A little bit crazy but ton’s of information

This is one of the most eclectic band of motorcycle junkies I have ever come across. There is a wealth of experience, knowledge, zaniness, and acceptance. Built with the mission of resurrecting old motorcycles and helping make riding accessible to newcomers they have created a village of amazing people. If you like one type of motorcycle, news, riding, or person, this may not be for you. If you like learning about unique motorcycles, historic events and people, tools, diagnosing and fixing issues and you are open to all personalities, you are probably a misfit already. Liza has done an amazing job of translating her vision into an amazing community and while all of them seem to have a vast array of motorcycle knowledge and experience, Ms. Emma may be the single greatest motorcycle mechanic and aficionado I have ever come across!!

Surforski
2 time visitor to the garage, loyal listener of the podcast, and self proclaimed Misfit!!

ChaoticReality ,

What a great fun group of misfits

Great show, this group is halarious and whitty, provide great info and solid knowledge. Love these guys!

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