300 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

    • Leisure
    • 4.8, 280 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 369: Here's To Robert Black and Gas Tank Tacos

    Podcast 369: Here's To Robert Black and Gas Tank Tacos

    This week on our motorcycle podcast we hear from Nak, who was mistaken for the grape crush lady after crashing his bike, resulting in his very first ambulance ride. He'll be healed up in a couple of months, but more importantly his bike was not damaged. But it made me think about preparing a go bag for each of the Misfits. Just 3 items that they would want if they had an unplanned hospital stay. What would you want in your go bag?
    Then we open up the flood gates and let listeners join us in the conversation. We answer some emails, Mike tells some long ass stories, Emma talks about Tikka Masala and answers some listeners questions about pregnant batteries and such. Oh yeah, and Liza goes on another rant about group rides during stay in shelter orders.
    With Liza, Nak, Naked Jim, Miss Emma, Bagel and the rest.
    Go to www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com
    www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits
    recyclemotorcyclegarage@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Podcast 368: Keeping The Shiny Side Up with Author Ron Davis

    Podcast 368: Keeping The Shiny Side Up with Author Ron Davis

    This week on our motorcycle podcast we are joined by author Ron Davis, and share some stories from his book Shiny Side Up: Musings on the Improbable Inclination to Travel on Two Wheels. We also hear stories from his past, including his first bike; a Honda SL70 with raked front end, ape hangers, and a purple sparkle paint job.
    http://www.roaddogpub.com/product-page/shiny-side-up
    Then we talk about various things, including Charley's engine rebuild (the bike started. Yay!), Emma's Goldwing project, Liza and Emma's return to the Jameson museum, and listener emails.
    With Liza, Bagel, Nak, Naked Jim, Miss Emma, Charley, Mycah and the return of Douglas.
    Go to www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com to find the links to our Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Patreon and more. And send us an email at recyclemotorcyclegarage@gmail.com
    www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Podcast 367: NEBDR with Jocelin Snow

    Podcast 367: NEBDR with Jocelin Snow

    This week on our motorcycle podcast we are joined by Jocelin Snow, who you may remember from her previous visits on our show talking about the GS Trophy. Well this time, she's got new adventure to share stories from. Jocelin is featured in the new movie North East Backcountry Discovery Routes (NEBDR), which just happened to tie for first place at the Santa Cruz Moto Film Festival. The BDR routes are created by the team at https://ridebdr.com/, and for every new route they take a group and film the route so they can share it with everyone looking for a great adventure. And with Jocelin along, you know it was a true adventure. She tells us some behind the scenes stories about Hero Hill, the bear spray incident, and all the amazing local characters she met. She also shares with us her new youtube series on building your own ADV training course. Check it out here at https://youtu.be/M7Gz2gEXRHw
    And if you'd like a chance to win the KTM mentioned, go to https://ridebdr.tapkat.org/winktm790
    Then we introduce a new segment called "Cool Tool", where we share some of our favorite tools from our shops. And lastly, we answer a listeners email that asks a question about where is the best place to buy a bike right now.
    With Liza, Bagel, Miss Emma, Naked Jim, Award Winning Mike, Jarrett and Jocelin.
    Go to www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com to find the links to our Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Patreon and more. And send us an email at recyclemotorcyclegarage@gmail.com
    www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Podcast 366: There Is Still Hope

    Podcast 366: There Is Still Hope

    This week on our motorcycle podcast we bring to you two hours jam packed with fun and information for your brain. We are joined this week by Tim and Sean from Bonnier Events, who are putting on 3 different rally/events this year that you should know about. For most people 2020 is a wash for gatherings and events due to Covid-19. But we can still hold out hope for smaller gatherings of moto folk, where we have a greater chance of being safe and still having fun.
    https://www.highpipemoto.com/
    https://www.builttoridetour.com/
    https://www.advrally.com/
    Next we delve into Emma's Goldwing project, and find out her tricks to bringing together parts from different bikes yet making it all fit.
    Congrats to Jenna Novic, this week's winner of an Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle. Email us with the answer to our trivia question to enter.
    And lastly we read some listener emails and help someone with a pregnant battery.
    With Liza, Bagel, Miss Emma, Naked Jim, Nak and Award Winning Mike.
    Go to www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com to find the links to our Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Patreon and more. And send us an email at recyclemotorcyclegarage@gmail.com
    www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Podcast 365: The Best Toy In The World

    Podcast 365: The Best Toy In The World

    This week on our motorcycle podcast we are joined by Mark Dinges of California Creations, the company that brought the Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle back. He talks about what it takes to bring a toy back to market after 40 years, what changes were made, and why it may save his company during this pandemic.
    Now is the perfect time to get into wrenching, and for those that are reluctant to take their bike apart, we suggest getting a cheap project bike to learn on. That's why we play a round of Craigslist Porn Pic Covid project bike edition. Listen to find out who found the best bike.
    Lastly we read some listener emails and answer some questions about too much wind noise.
    With Liza, Bagel, Miss Emma, Naked Jim, Award Winning Mike and Mark Dinges.
    https://evelknieveltoys.com/#purchase
    Go to www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com to find the links to our Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Patreon and more. And send us an email at recyclemotorcyclegarage@gmail.com
    www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Podcast 364: Curves and Corners and Jumping Evel

    Podcast 364: Curves and Corners and Jumping Evel

    This week on our motorcycle podcast we are joined by the ladies of Sheemotos and Curves and Corners Trackday. They share their stories of why riding is important to them, how to host a covid safe event, and how riding has helped them overcome various hurdles in life.
    Then Liza and Jim share stories from their antics playing like children with their Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle, and their big road trip plans this summer.
    With Liza, Bagel, Nak, Miss Emma, Naked Jim, Shiree, Aliki, Shanae, Justine and Lexi.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/3017279011615435/
    https://www.cacreations.net/
    Go to www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com to find the links to our Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Patreon and more. And send us an email at recyclemotorcyclegarage@gmail.com
    www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits

    • 1 hr 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
280 Ratings

280 Ratings

Tankbag1946 ,

Always an enjoyable listen

Liza Miller does a fine job of managing a diverse cast of podcast characters. Lots of information, combined with lots of humor. A great assortment of distinguished guests from the world of motorcycles makes each show unique.

Azjlp ,

But remember, it’s never just you.

Love this show! It was informative, entertaining and fun. But as a long time paramedic, if you crash I have to put myself in danger riding lights and sirens and deal with ya arse. Don’t make more work for me. lol

wickedone91 ,

Love the show!!

I absolutely love this show. I look forward to what the gang has been up to as well as any advice from Emma’s expertise lol I just recently got a bike and will continue to listen maybe even stop by for a visit some day

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