60 episodes

My mission is simple. I want to help grow the sport of motorcycling, and help expand the motorcycle industry, by helping new people find motorcycling, by helping new riders succeed, by helping returning riders overcome any barriers that caused them to quit, and finally by helping all riders, of all experience levels, continue developing their knowledge, skills and abilities so that they get everything they can out of motorcycling, and enjoy a lifetime of safe and fulfilling motorcycling adventures...which who knows...might even include track days and amateur or professional motorcycle racing!

So, you want to ride a Motorcycle‪?‬ Chris Geiss

    • Sports
    • 4.6 • 22 Ratings

My mission is simple. I want to help grow the sport of motorcycling, and help expand the motorcycle industry, by helping new people find motorcycling, by helping new riders succeed, by helping returning riders overcome any barriers that caused them to quit, and finally by helping all riders, of all experience levels, continue developing their knowledge, skills and abilities so that they get everything they can out of motorcycling, and enjoy a lifetime of safe and fulfilling motorcycling adventures...which who knows...might even include track days and amateur or professional motorcycle racing!

    Episode 060: Scott Rybarik - Rider, Writer, Racer & Instructor

    Episode 060: Scott Rybarik - Rider, Writer, Racer & Instructor

    This episode is a great discussion with Scott Rybarik. Scott works to support the expansion of the sport of motorcycling in more ways than I can count...including as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School. As Scott says in his bio, "the motorcycling community has become an extension of my family, and I want to help others become better, safer and faster riders." Scott and I talk about lots of topics related to motorcycles and motorcycling, including community, running clubs, managing risk and performance, how people learn new skills, taking kids racing, the lessons of motorcycling that relate to other parts of life, modern motorcycle electronics and tires and are they too good, and much, much more.


    Episode Links



    Facebook Live Video Interview with Scott Rybarik
    Scott Rybarik on Facebook
    Email: scott@champschool.com
    Scott Rybarik on the Yamaha Champions Riding School Web Site
    Yamaha Champions Riding School
    Episode 025: MotoAmerica Superbike Racer Kyle Wyman
    Episode 054: N2 on Motorcycling, Track Days and Endurance Racing
    Sportbike Track Time
    Motorcycle Road Racing Association - Colorado
    Utah Motorsports Campus (formerly Miller Motorsports Park
    Ohvale
    MotoAmerica
    Utah Sportbike Association
    HEROIC Racing Apparel
    Greg's Garage Pod
    Road America
    Episode 051: A Chat with John Ewert from Road America
    California Superbike School


    Shout-Outs



    Manny Bastos
    Rob Cichielo
    Chip Spalding
    Kyle Wyman
    Todd McNabney
    Chris Bays
    Robby Cichielo Jr.


    Contact Me



    Become a Podcast Supporter (PayPal)
    Affiliates Page
    Podcast Supporters Page
    Email: soyouwanttoride@yahoo.com
    Twitter: @soyouwanttoride
    Instagram: so.you.want.to.ride
    Facebook: @so.you.want.to.ride
    Podcast Listeners Facebook Group
    Podcast Web Site
    Podcast YouTube Channel
    Old Man Slacker on Facebook
    Old Man Slacker on Instagram
    Special Guest: Scott Rybarik.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 059: The "Shiny Side Up" with Andrew Goodman

    Episode 059: The "Shiny Side Up" with Andrew Goodman

    This episode is an awesome chat with motorcyclist Andrew Goodman about his new book "Shiny Side Up - From First Ride to Fast Rider." Andrew started riding motorcycles in his early twenties. Finding a more effective way to commute through rush hour London traffic was the excuse, but in learning to ride he fulfilled a lifelong goal. He hit the ground running and got hold of anything and everything he could find to help him understand his strange and beguiling new hobby, and a more experienced mentor to show him the ropes. Ever since he can remember, Andrew has been fascinated with how things work. He eventually became a chartered mechanical engineer and has applied his knowledge of engineering and physics to his riding progression; whether servicing bikes, commuting, or track riding. So, join us as Andrew and I talk about all things motorcycle!


    Episode Links



    Facebook Live Video Interview with Andrew Goodman
    Shiny Side Up .Net Web Site
    Shiny Side Up on Instagram
    Shiny Side Up on Facebook
    "Shiny Side Up" paperback book on Amazon
    "Shiny Side Up" Kindle book on Amazon
    Fast Eddie
    Motojitsu
    John McGuinness Official Web Site
    Isle of Man TT (IOMTT)
    California Superbike School
    BMW S1000RR


    Contact Me



    Become a Podcast Supporter (PayPal)
    Affiliates Page
    Podcast Supporters Page
    Email: soyouwanttoride@yahoo.com
    Twitter: @soyouwanttoride
    Instagram: so.you.want.to.ride
    Facebook: @so.you.want.to.ride
    Podcast Listeners Facebook Group
    Podcast Web Site
    Podcast YouTube Channel
    Old Man Slacker on Facebook
    Old Man Slacker on Instagram
    Special Guest: Andrew Goodman.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 058: Max and Brian Van are Going Racing in MotoAmerica

    Episode 058: Max and Brian Van are Going Racing in MotoAmerica

    Max Vandenbrouck is going racing in the MotoAmerica Junior Cup series this season! This episode is a great chat with the father and son duo of Max and Brian Van from SportbikeTrackGear.com, otherwise known as STG, and we talk all things motorcycles and racing, including how STG got started, STG's sponsorship of MotoAmerica racers, and the progression of Max Van from track day rider and club racer to professional racer. By the release of this episode, Max has already completed his first MotoAmerica round at Barber Motorsports Park where he finished 10th and 11th, and he, his family and team are getting ready to head to Indianapolis Motor Speedway where Max will be competing in the second to last round of the MotoAmerica season this coming weekend.


    Episode Links



    Facebook Live Video Interview with Max & Brian Van
    SportbikeTrackGear.com (STG)
    SportbikeTrackGear.com (STG) YouTube Channel
    Video: "You Can't Make This Sh...t Up! Pt.2 | Sportbike Track Gear" (Saran-wrapped helmet)
    Video: "You Can't Make This Sh...t Up PT. IDK | Sportbike Track Gear" (Guy thought motorcycle came with the exhaust)
    Video: "Motorcycle Stand Comparison from Sportbiketrackgear.com"
    Western Eastern Roadracing Association (WERA)
    MotoAmerica
    MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup
    Episode 056: Racer, Team Owner and Technician, Melissa Paris


    Shout-Outs



    Chris "K3" Onwiler on Facebook
    Chris Onwiler novel "Highside!" on Amazon.com
    Chris Onwiler Bio on Sportbike Track Time web site
    Sportbike Track Time
    California Superbike School (CSS)
    Tristan King on Facebook
    Gus Rodio on Facebook
    Alexis Olivera on Facebook
    Trevor Standish on Facebook
    Cat MacLeod on Facebook
    Leod Motorcycle Escapes
    Blake Davis on Facebook
    Pit Bull Motorcycle Stands
    Woodcraft Technologies


    Contact Me



    Become a Podcast Supporter (PayPal)
    Affiliates Page
    Podcast Supporters Page
    Email: soyouwanttoride@yahoo.com
    Twitter: @soyouwanttoride
    Instagram: so.you.want.to.ride
    Facebook: @so.you.want.to.ride
    Podcast Listeners Facebook Group
    Podcast Web Site
    Podcast YouTube Channel
    Old Man Slacker on Facebook
    Old Man Slacker on Instagram
    Special Guests: Brian Van and Max Van.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 057: Manny Bastos from the Riders Academy at NYST

    Episode 057: Manny Bastos from the Riders Academy at NYST

    This episode is a great chat with Manny Bastos, who got his motorcycle and track day instructor training with Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS), and now runs his own rider training school, Riders Academy, at New York Safety Track (NYST). I recently completed the Riders Academy and plan to do many more track days at NYST. We talk about track days, NYST, Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS), my recent training at California Superbike School (CSS), and why people do track days and how any street rider can benefit from learning to ride on the track. And we cover a lot of other topics including track riding, street riding, wheelies and more!


    Episode Links



    Facebook Live Video Interview with Manny Bastos
    Manny Bastos on Facebook
    Riders Academy on Facebook
    New York Safety Track (NYST)
    Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS)
    Keith Code
    Twist of the Wrist II by Keith Code
    California Superbike School (CSS)
    Ken Hill Podcast
    Ken Hill Podcast "Podcast #77 - Make it hard to crash"
    My Junior Cup crash photo on the MotoAmerica Web Site


    Shout-Outs



    Peter Levins
    Peter Levins Photography Web Site
    Kyle Wyman on Facebook
    Travis Wyman on Facebook
    Kayla Yaakov on Facebook
    Ken Hill on Facebook
    Jason Madama, MotoAmerica Twins Cup Racer on Facebook
    Jason Madama on Instagram
    Scott Rybarik on Facebook


    Contact Me



    Become a Podcast Supporter (PayPal)
    Affiliates Page
    Podcast Supporters Page
    Email: soyouwanttoride@yahoo.com
    Twitter: @soyouwanttoride
    Instagram: so.you.want.to.ride
    Facebook: @so.you.want.to.ride
    Podcast Listeners Facebook Group
    Podcast Web Site
    Podcast YouTube Channel
    Old Man Slacker on Facebook
    Old Man Slacker on Instagram
    Special Guest: Manny Bastos.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 056: Racer, Team Owner and Technician, Melissa Paris

    Episode 056: Racer, Team Owner and Technician, Melissa Paris

    This episode is a great chat with Melissa Paris. Melissa is a self-proclaimed street squid who snuck her way into racing and is currently the lead technician for the Altus Motorsports team which races a Suzuki GSX-R 1000 in the MotoAmerica Stock 1000 series with rider Cameron Petersen on-board. We start off talking about the team’s very successful weekend at PittRace, where rider Cam won both Stock 1000 races. We also talk about how Melissa got into motorcycles in college and made the progression from street rider, to track rider, to club racer, and then to mechanic, professional racer, and team owner. And we discuss relationships and motorcycles, including a little bit about her son Hawk and her husband Josh Hayes and how banging handlebars with your spouse on the track can be very therapeutic and great marriage counselling!


    Episode Links



    Facebook Live Video Interview with Melissa Paris
    Melissa Paris on Facebook
    Melissa Paris on Instagram
    Altus Motorsports Web Site
    Altus Motorsports Race Team
    Cameron Petersen on Facebook
    Build. Train. Race. Presented by Royal Enfield
    "Indian Motorcycle And S&S Cycle To Race In King Of Baggers At Laguna Seca"
    American Supercamp Riding School
    Let's Ride Track Days
    JP43 Training
    J4orce Training Camp
    Episode 026 where I discuss the MotoAmerica Two Seater Experience
    Discussing the Two Seater Experience on the Throttled Podcast
    "Two-Seat Superbike Boosts Roadracing World Action Fund"


    Shout-Outs



    Brian Hunnicutt on Facebook
    Chris Ulrich on Facebook


    Contact Me



    Become a Podcast Supporter (PayPal)
    Affiliates Page
    Podcast Supporters Page
    Email: soyouwanttoride@yahoo.com
    Twitter: @soyouwanttoride
    Instagram: so.you.want.to.ride
    Facebook: @so.you.want.to.ride
    Podcast Listeners Facebook Group
    Podcast Web Site
    Podcast YouTube Channel
    Old Man Slacker on Facebook
    Old Man Slacker on Instagram
    Special Guest: Melissa Paris.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 055: Brake Free - The Smart Brake Light for Your Helmet

    Episode 055: Brake Free - The Smart Brake Light for Your Helmet

    This episode is a great discussion with Alex, Henry and Ian, the founders of Brake Free. Brake Free's first product, which they describe as "The Smart Brake Light For Your Helmet", is a device that easily mounts to the back of your helmet and provides a third brake like, similar to the ones you see on all cars today. Brake Free requires no external wiring, and has built in circuitry to sense when you are light braking, hard braking, engine braking, and so on. The goal is to make you more visible on the road and to help avoid one of the most common accidents for motorcyclists...being hit from behind by another vehicle.


    I am a Brake Free customer myself, and was backer #646 for the Indigogo campaign that they started to fund development of the product.


    We talk about how the idea for Brake Free came about, what was involved in developing the product and getting it perfected, what each member of the team has contributed to the product, and lots of other motorcycle topics.


    Check out the Facebook Live video on my Facebook page if you want to see the product and some of the other cool stuff we show during the interview.


    If you want to get your own Brake Free, use my affiliates link. You will get $10 off your purchase and also help support the podcast!
    Brake Free Affiliates Links


    Episode Links



    Facebook Live Video with the Brake Free team
    Brake Free Web Site
    Brake Free Facebook Page
    Brake Free on Instagram
    Brake Free Indigogo Campaign Site
    My Brakefree Videos:
    Video #1 Brake Free unboxing video
    Video #2 Finding a spot to mount the Brake Free unit
    Video #3 Installing Brake Free on my helmet
    Video #4 Running Light and Braking Modes
    Video #5 Brake Free in action out on the road


    Shout-Outs



    Richard Warfield Jr. on Facebook
    Loud Pipes! podcast


    Contact Me



    Become a Podcast Supporter (PayPal)
    Affiliates Page
    Podcast Supporters Page
    Email: soyouwanttoride@yahoo.com
    Twitter: @soyouwanttoride
    Instagram: so.you.want.to.ride
    Facebook: @so.you.want.to.ride
    Podcast Listeners Facebook Group
    Podcast Web Site
    Podcast YouTube Channel
    Old Man Slacker on Facebook
    Old Man Slacker on Instagram
    Special Guests: Alex Arkhangelskiy, Henry Li, and Ian Dunn.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

scottlovessauconys ,

Great Motorcycle Pocast

Really Easy Listen. Great Interviews !! Loaded with information without being too technical. Appeals to beginners as well as seasoned riders. The passion Chris has for motorcycles and racing along with proper training and gear make this an Awesome show !!

SlayJae666 ,

Fueled by the passion

I enjoy the hosts (Chris) style a method of delivery in this pod. He interviews a variety of engaging and inspiring people in the world or motorcycles. Chris is laid back and has a very calm energy. He seeks to analyze and discuss all sorts of interesting topics. Great podcast!

Dififjfdy ,

Fan

I’m 31 years old and saving up for my first bike! O got the motorcycle fever and this podcast keeps me excited!

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