39 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

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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 039: Getting On Track with Heroic Racing Apparel

    Episode 039: Getting On Track with Heroic Racing Apparel

    This episode is a great discussion with Todd McNabney, the owner and lead designer at HEROIC Racing Apparel, and his motorcycle racing buddy, Chris Onwiler, who in addition to being an accomplished racer, track day coach and writer, is also a customer and huge advocate of HEROIC’s motorcycle racing gear. I met Todd at the International Motorcycle Show in New York City last December, when I bought a pair of his HEROIC SP-R Pro racing gloves as the first item in my new kit of gear for doing track days this season. I was very impressed with Heroic’s products, the message behind their products, and their loyal customer base, and thought it would be cool to bring you the story behind HEROIC Racing and how the company got started. And for those listeners only interested in riding on the street, in addition to their products for the race track, HEROIC applies the same ingenuity and care that they put into protecting riders on the track into their line of motorcycle gear for street riders, such as their street gloves and Kevlar hoodie.


    Episode Links



    HEROIC Racing Apparel
    HEROIC SP-R Pro V1 Gloves
    HEROIC Tridavar Kevlar Hoodie
    Chris "K3" Onwiler on Facebook
    Chris Onwiler novel "Highside!" on Amazon.com
    Chris Onwiler Bio on Sportbike Track Time web site
    Sportbike Track Time
    Chicagoland Speedway
    Vanson Leathers
    Branded Leather on Facebook
    Legendary USA (leather products)
    New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH


    Shout-outs



    J. L. Unlimited on Facebook
    J.L. Unlimited podcast radio show on Apple Podcasts
    Legacy Trackday C.J. Cowen


    Contact Me



    Donate to support the podcast
    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: Chris "K3" Onwiler and Todd McNabney.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Episode 038: The International Motorcycle Show in New York

    Episode 038: The International Motorcycle Show in New York

    This episode has the latest news including the trip that Gina and I took recently to California and getting the chance to meet up with Larry Lanes and Brian Hunnicutt from the Throttled podcast, seeing the Re-Cycled Garage in sunny Santa Cruz and getting to hang out with Fast Eddie from Motojitsu. I also ask for listener feedback for some new ideas I have for the podcast. And lastly, I talk about all of my observations and thoughts about the Progressive International Motorcycle Show that Gina and I attended back in December.


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    Episode Links



    Throttled podcast
    Motojitsu
    Fast Eddie
    Progressive International Motorcycle Shows
    Bohn Body Armor
    Bohn Armor All-Season Airtex Armored Riding Shirt – Blue + White
    Bohn Armor Cool-Air Mesh Armored Riding Pants
    Bohn Armor Performance-Thermal Armored Riding Pants
    ROAD iD - Official Site
    Re-Cycle Santa Cruz - Home | Facebook
    Motorcycles & Misfits Podcast
    Episode 006: Interview with Eugene and Shana Sanderson about WRWR
    Episode 009: Interview with Fast Eddie from Motojitsu
    Episode 025: MotoAmerica Superbike Racer Kyle Wyman
    WRWR Web Site
    Making the baton for women riders world relay (WRWR)
    Gesto and Lane Video of the WRWR Finale Party
    BMW S1000R
    Knee Down or Foot Out? | Lee Parks from Total Control Training, Inc.~ MotoJitsu
    Arai Helmets
    Arai Signet-X Helmet
    Arai Pro Shade System VAS Shield
    Snell Foundation
    California Superbike School
    Harley-Davidson Livewire
    Harley-Davidson FXDR 114
    Indian Challenger
    CycleGear
    Revzilla
    Giant Electric Road Bicycles
    Giant Electric Mountain Bicycles
    HEROIC Racing Apparel
    Bikers Against Child Abuse® International
    Rocky Creek Designs US
    Royal Enfield Himalayan
    Momentum Bicycles
    Kawasaki Ninja H2™R
    Kawasaki Z H2
    Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS
    Shad Cases USA
    Bimota Motorcycles
    Mimi and Moto the Motorcycle Monkeys
    Forma Boots USA
    Daytona TT and Daytona 200 Combine FOR 2020 Doubleheader Event
    MotoAmerica
    American Flat Track (AFT)
    Daytona International Speedway Virtual Views
    N2 Track Days
    Kyle Wyman Facebook Page
    Kyle Wyman on Instagram
    Kyle Wyman Racing
    KW Army - Tiers and Pricing


    Contact Me



    Donate to support the podcast
    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

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 037: "American Racing" with Motorsports Cinematographer Gray Pham

    Episode 037: "American Racing" with Motorsports Cinematographer Gray Pham

    This episode gave me a great opportunity to get to know former motorcycle racer and burgeoning motorsports cinematographer Gray Pham. Gray started racing motorcycles when he was 12 years old and had a successful racing career through 2017, including competing in the MotoAmerica KTM RC 390 Cup Series. After making it through a string of bad luck, including having to recover from a major racing-related injury, Gray decided to hang up his leathers for a while and focus on starting his college career. During his first year of college, he also started playing around with shooting video at some local motocross tracks. His videos started to get a lot of attention and, in the Summer of 2018, a former racing sponsor approached Gray about shooting some video of motorcycle racer Ashton Yates on his Kawasaki Ninja 400. As the saying goes, the rest was history. Gray formed his own video production company, GP Industries, and decided to put college on hold for a little while so he can devote his full attention and energy to his passion for video creation and further honing his skills as a cinematographer and visual story teller. All of which aligns with Gray’s intense passion to help support, promote and grow the sport of motorcycle racing in America, and led to the creation of his motorcycle racing documentary series "America Racing".


    Episode Links



    Gray Pham email: gp241industries@gmail.com
    Gray Pham on Facebook
    GP Industries on Facebook
    GP Industries on Instagram
    GP Industries on YouTube
    "America Racing" Season 1
    Episode 005: Interview with Sarah Worthylake from WRWR
    Episode 006: Interview with Eugene and Shana Sanderson about WRWR
    Episode 016: Hanging out with WRWR Founder Hayley Bell
    Episode 021: MotoAmerica Supersport Rider Braeden Ortt
    Episode 023: MotoAmerica Twins Cup Racer Chris Bays
    Episode 025: MotoAmerica Superbike Racer Kyle Wyman
    Episode 026: Racer Chris Bays and New Racing Fan G4
    Episode 035: Racer and Track Day Coach Robby Cichielo Jr.
    MotoAmerica Off Track Podcast
    Women Riders World Relay (WRWR) Web Site
    Redbull "MX Nation"
    Trackdaze Motorcycle Track Days


    Contact Me



    Donate to support the podcast
    Podcast Supporters Page
    Email: soyouwanttoride@yahoo.com
    Twitter: @soyouwanttoride
    Instagram: so.you.want.to.ride
    Facebook: @so.you.want.to.ride
    Podcast Web Site
    Podcast YouTube Channel
    Old Man Slacker on Facebook
    Old Man Slacker on Instagram
    Special Guest: Gray Pham.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 036: New Year's Ride, Resolutions, and Plans for 2020

    Episode 036: New Year's Ride, Resolutions, and Plans for 2020

    In this episode I start by talking about why it's been 3 weeks since I released the last episode…a water boiler leak in our Levitt house, shopping for my new Arai helmet (and more importantly getting a good fit), and all the activities surrounding the holidays. I also thank my new podcast supporters and announce the new Podcast Supporter page on my web site and the various support levels. I revisit Shane Patilla's question on shopping for gear, and I talk about helmet standards and helmet shelf life as well as provide some guidelines on the basic gear a rider needs…helmet, jacket, pants, boots and gloves. I mention things to consider when shopping for gear, including close-out deals and counterfeits. And I discuss my New Year’s resolutions regarding the podcast and my own riding this year. I cover my first ride of the new year on the Isle of Man(hattan) ride. And I go over my plans for the podcast and my plans for California Superbike School, other rider training and Motojitsu. I cover my plans for the motorcycle races I want to attend in 2020 and end off with some tips on heated gear that fits snugly, avoiding hypothermia, and choosing and modifying gear so it is easy to use with your riding gloves on.


    Episode Links



    Levitt Houses
    Arai Helmets
    Podcast Supporters Page
    On The Road Again Motorcycle School (OTRA)
    Loud Pipes! podcast
    Episode 034: What I am Learning about Motorcycle Gear for Road and Track
    FortNine YouTube Channel
    Sportbike Track Gear (STG) YouTube Channel
    RevZilla YouTube Channel
    Cycle Gear YouTube Channel
    FortNine - Uncovered - Dangerous Secrets of the DOT Helmet Standard
    Arai Helmets - Jay Leno's Garage (OK if you drop your Arai helmet? Yes...Skip to 7:13 in the video)
    Snell Foundation
    D30 Armor
    FAQs on D30 Armor and an it be re-used after a crash
    Episode 028: Gearing up with Bohn Body Armor
    Tobacco Motorwear Kevlar Jeans
    Bohn Body Armor
    Draggin Jeans
    HEROIC Racing Apparel
    Klim
    Aerostitch
    Jedz Moto
    Motorcycle Podcasters Challenge (MPC)
    Jesse Erlbaum on Facebook
    New York Motorcycle & Scooter Task Force on Facebook
    Isle of Manhattan Motorcycle Ride on Facebook
    EXCLUSIVE: 2020 Isle of Manhattan (NYC) - Interview with Skull (the founder)
    My Facebook post on the Isle of Manhattan Ride
    California Superbike School
    New Jersey Motorsports Park
    Motojitsu
    Jon DelVecchio Street Skills Web Site
    Jon DelVecchio's Cornering Confidence Book on Amazon
    MotoAmerica
    American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA)
    The 8th Annual AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Festival & Swap Meet
    Women Riders World Relay (WRWR) Web Site
    Sedici Strada Carbon Primo Helmet, Snell Helmet
    Sedici Strada Primo Helmet, Snell Helmet
    Moto Loot Key Tags


    Links to My Gear I Talked About on the Episode



    Bilt Techno 2.0 Sena Bluetooth Evolution Modular Helmet
    Freeze-Out Warm'R Balaclava
    FieldSheer Hydro Heat Heated Jacket
    Fieldsheer Dual Power Barra Heated Gloves
    Bohn Armor Performance-Thermal Armored Riding Pants
    Olympia Ranger 3 Over Pants
    Freeze-Out Warm'R Boot Liners
    Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex Boot


    Contact Me



    Donate to support the podcast
    Podcast Supporters Page
    Email: soyouwanttoride@yahoo.com
    Twitter: @soyouwanttoride
    Instagram: so.you.want.to.ride
    Facebook: @so.you.want.to.ride
    Podcast Web Site
    Podcast YouTube Channel
    Old Man Slacker on Facebook
    Old Man Slacker on Instagram

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Episode 035: Racer and Track Day Coach Robby Cichielo Jr.

    Episode 035: Racer and Track Day Coach Robby Cichielo Jr.

    In this episode I have a really cool chat with Robby Cichielo Jr, in which we discuss how he got into motorcycling, why he prefers riding on the track, and the amazing experiences he has had as an endurance racer, as a racer in the MotoAmerica Twins Cup Series, and as an instructor and coach for N2 Track Days. We also talk about how motorcycles are the great equalizer and how motorcycling brings people together from all kinds of backgrounds and all walks of life. The shared love of motorcycles and motorcycling seems to know no boundaries and melts away differences in gender, race, religion, nationality, economics and the other things that sometimes put up barriers between people. In a nutshell, when true motorcyclists put on their gear and throw a leg over their bike, they are all very much of the same heart and spirit, and they all share a very special bond, one with another.


    We talk about Robby's experience riding motorcycles, including starting on a Suzuki SV650 at age 14, about 13 years ago. He had a Suzuki GSX-R for a while and eventually bought back his original SV650, which then led to getting started racing in the MotoAmerica Twins Cup Series. We go over how Twins Cup is very much a builder series and how riders and mechanics take bikes like the SV650 and other street bikes which are really designed and intended to be daily commuters and turn them into race machines with souped-up motors and more torque.


    We also talk about how Robby had to learn how to race the SV650, as it's not a pure race bike and requires a slightly different technique. And we talk about Robby's experience in endurance racing as a member of the 4 Dudes on a Twin race team.


    I also mention that now that I have read quite a few books about motorcycles and riding technique, I decided it is time to put my understanding to the test and see how well I can apply what I've learned. That's why I want to start riding on the track, and why I recently signed up for the 2-Day Camp with California Superbike School at New Jersey Motorsports Park in May 2020.


    Robby talks about the fact that often it is easier to teach less experienced street riders good riding technique on the track, as they haven't developed a lot of bad habits that can be hard to get people to break. He sometimes runs into "beginner techniques" that are taught in some basic rider training classes that then have to be unlearned. On the same theme, we talk about how strider bikes have been a great improvement over the bicycles with training wheels that many of us had when we learned to ride on two wheels, as strider bikes are two wheel vehicles and behave like two wheel vehicles, so kids learn balance and counter-steering. Whereas tricycles and bicycles with training wheels behave differently and don't teach the skills needed to ride a two wheeled vehicle.


    Robby and I also touch upon how buying and owning good, quality riding or track gear is an investment in yourself!


    Episode Links



    Robby Cichielo Jr. on Facebook
    Robby Cichielo Jr. on Instagram
    N2 Track Days
    N2 Track Days Takes Over NESBA Track Event Operations
    NESBA - done. N2 track days taking over operations
    MotoAmerica
    MotoAmerica Twins Cup
    Episode 023: MotoAmerica Twins Cup Racer Chris Bays
    Episode 025: MotoAmerica Superbike Racer Kyle Wyman
    Suzuki SV650
    Robem Engineering
    RBoM Racing on Facebook
    4 Dudes on a Twin on Facebook
    Steve Wilson on Facebook
    Fowl Play Racing on Instagram
    Championship Cup Series - CCSRacing
    California Superbike School
    New Jersey Motorsports Park
    Road Racing World Magazine
    Chris Ulrich
    Team Hammer
    Episode 026 where I discuss the MotoAmerica Two Seater Experience
    Progressive International Motorcycle Shows
    Yamaha Champions Riding School
    100 POINTS OF GRIP with CHAMPSCHOOL's Nick Ienatsch
    "Sport Riding Techniques: How To Develop Real World Skills for Speed, Safety, and Confidence on the Street and Track"
    Ara

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 034: What I am Learning about Motorcycle Gear for Road and Track

    Episode 034: What I am Learning about Motorcycle Gear for Road and Track

    In this episode I answer an email from a listener who is looking to buy his first motorcycle and is looking for advice on how much to spend on his motorcycle gear. I take this opportunity to answer his question by discussing all the things I have learned recently about high end gear that is suitable for track riding, as I start preparing myself to start riding on the track in 2020. I cover the fact that I am facing the same dilemma that he is…how much do I spend? I discuss what I am learning about helmets, boots and track suits, and the approach I am taking to move ahead and decide what to buy. I also mention that I have decided that before I start getting very involved in doing track days, I first want to improve my riding skills, and learn how to ride properly on the track, by taking the type of training offered by the California Superbike School and Total Control Training.


    I also talk about the things I have learned about Shoei and Arai helmets and some special features of Dainese track suits and boots. I also share what I have learned regarding the design features that make a helmet safer and more effective in a crash.


    And I mention the importance of deciding how to dress for your ride before you get on the bike.


    Episode Links



    Progressive International Motorcycle Shows
    Bilt Techno 2.0 Sena Bluetooth Modular Helmet
    Bilt Techno 2.0 Sena Bluetooth Evolution Modular Helmet
    Dan Netting email: dan@lifeatlean.com
    Life at Lean Web Site
    "Leathers – the good, the bad and the bloody disgraceful"
    "Leathers (part 2) – the individual manufacturers"
    Dave Moss Tuning (DMT) Web Site
    Motorcycle Helmet FAQs: DOT, Snell, and ECE
    Helmet Safety Ratings 101
    Snell Foundation
    Shoei Helmets
    Inside A Shoei Helmet
    Arai Helmets
    The Arai Difference
    Dainese Torque D1 In Boots
    Dainese Torque 3 Out Boots
    California Superbike School
    Total Control Training
    N2 Track Days


    Contact Me



    Donate to support the podcast
    Email: soyouwanttoride@yahoo.com
    Twitter: @soyouwanttoride
    Instagram: so.you.want.to.ride
    Facebook: @so.you.want.to.ride
    Podcast Web Site
    Podcast YouTube Channel
    Old Man Slacker on Facebook
    Old Man Slacker on Instagram

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

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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