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Do you feel guilty for wanting to ride a motorcycle? Do you have a fear that overcomes you when you ride? Do you want to enjoy the peace of mind knowing that you’re doing everything possible NOT to leave your family alone? Join David Mixson, author of the "Motorcycle Smarts" book series (and NASA engineer), as he explains the sport of motorcycling his way. Whether you’re just thinking about riding or have been riding for decades, this is for you. Learn about rider-induced lowside and highside crashes: what are they, what triggers them, and how can you avoid them. David also shares some of the tips from his book “Motorcycle Smarts.” This show is a mix of how to ride proficiently, how to take ownership of your riding safety, and how to reduce your chances of crashing. David covers lighthearted topics like “The Motorcycle Wave” … and more serious topics like “The Low Information Rider.” Hit subscribe and reduce your chances of crashing.

The Motorcycle Mentor Podcast David Mixson

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    • 4.8 • 181 Ratings

Do you feel guilty for wanting to ride a motorcycle? Do you have a fear that overcomes you when you ride? Do you want to enjoy the peace of mind knowing that you’re doing everything possible NOT to leave your family alone? Join David Mixson, author of the "Motorcycle Smarts" book series (and NASA engineer), as he explains the sport of motorcycling his way. Whether you’re just thinking about riding or have been riding for decades, this is for you. Learn about rider-induced lowside and highside crashes: what are they, what triggers them, and how can you avoid them. David also shares some of the tips from his book “Motorcycle Smarts.” This show is a mix of how to ride proficiently, how to take ownership of your riding safety, and how to reduce your chances of crashing. David covers lighthearted topics like “The Motorcycle Wave” … and more serious topics like “The Low Information Rider.” Hit subscribe and reduce your chances of crashing.

    MMP 31: Lowside and Highside Crash Awareness Month: Session Four

    MMP 31: Lowside and Highside Crash Awareness Month: Session Four

    I’m proclaiming the entire month of May as “Motorcycle Lowside and Highside Crash Awareness Month.” 
    For the entire month of May, I’m diving into lowside and highside crashes and answering these questions:
    What are they? Why is it important to understand them? What triggers them? What can we do to avoid them? Understanding lowside and highside crashes is one of the most important things you can do to change your chances of crashing. Yet, I believe it’s the MOST glossed-over topic in motorcycling—probably because it’s hard to explain in simple language. 
    I cover all this (and more) in my book Motorcycle Smarts. This material is so important that I’ve decided to give the book away through the month of May at this link: motorcyclesmarts.com/gift
    If you’re listening to this after the book has been released for sale (and you don’t want to buy it), I have pulled out this section of the book as an excerpt and offer it to you as a free download here: motorcyclesmarts.com/nocrash
    Download the book material and follow along as I step you through the illustrations in the book.
    Understanding lowside and highside crashes, what triggers them, and how you can avoid them WILL reduce your chances of crashing. Anyone who tells you differently is a liar.
    In this final session, I explain two pieces of electronics that can significantly reduce your chances of triggering a lowside or highside crash.
    —David
    MotorcycleMentor.com
    facebook.com/themotorcyclementor

    • 10 min
    MMP 30: Lowside and Highside Crash Awareness Month: Session Three

    MMP 30: Lowside and Highside Crash Awareness Month: Session Three

    I’m proclaiming the entire month of May as “Motorcycle Lowside and Highside Crash Awareness Month.” 
    For the entire month of May, I’m diving into lowside and highside crashes and answering these questions:
    What are they? Why is it important to understand them? What triggers them? What can we do to avoid them? Understanding lowside and highside crashes is one of the most important things you can do to change your chances of crashing. Yet, I believe it’s the MOST glossed-over topic in motorcycling—probably because it’s hard to explain in simple language. 
    I cover all this (and more) in my book Motorcycle Smarts. This material is so important that I’ve decided to give the book away through the month of May at this link: motorcyclesmarts.com/gift
    If you’re listening to this after the book has been released for sale (and you don’t want to buy it), I have pulled out this section of the book as an excerpt and offer it to you as a free download here: motorcyclesmarts.com/nocrash
    Download the book material and follow along as I step you through the illustrations in the book.
    Understanding lowside and highside crashes, what triggers them, and how you can avoid them WILL reduce your chances of crashing. Anyone who tells you differently is a liar.
    In this session, I explain highside crashes and go over three possible triggers.
    —David
    motorcyclementor.com
    facebook.com/themotorcyclementor

    • 17 min
    MMP 29: Lowside and Highside Crash Awareness Month: Session Two

    MMP 29: Lowside and Highside Crash Awareness Month: Session Two

    I’m proclaiming the entire month of May as “Motorcycle Lowside and Highside Crash Awareness Month.” So far, nobody has told me I can’t do that. 
    For the entire month of May, I’m diving into lowside and highside crashes and answering these questions:
    What are they? Why is it important to understand them? What triggers them? What can we do to avoid them? Understanding lowside and highside crashes is one of the most important things you can do to change your chances of crashing. Yet, I believe it’s the MOST glossed-over topic in motorcycling—probably because it’s hard to explain in simple language. 
    I cover all this (and more) in my book, Motorcycle Smarts. This material is so important that I’ve decided to give the book away through the month of May at this link: motorcyclesmarts.com/gift
    If you’re listening to this after the book has been released for sale (and you don’t want to buy it), I have pulled out this section of the book as an excerpt and offer it to you as a free download here: motorcyclesmarts.com/nocrash
    Download the book material and follow along as I step you through the illustrations in the book.
    Understanding lowside and highside crashes, what triggers them, and how you can avoid them WILL reduce your chances of crashing. Anyone who tells you differently is a liar.
    In this session, I explain lowside crashes and go over four possible triggers.
    —David
    MotorcycleMentor.com
    Facebook.com/themotorcyclementor

    • 17 min
    MMP 28: Lowside and Highside Crash Awareness Month: Session One

    MMP 28: Lowside and Highside Crash Awareness Month: Session One

    I’m proclaiming the entire month of May as “Motorcycle Lowside and Highside Crash Awareness Month.” I’m not sure I have that kind of authority, but I’m doing it anyway.
    For the entire month of May, over the next four episodes, I’m going to be diving into lowside and highside crashes. I’ll be answering questions like:
    What are they? Why is it important to understand them? What triggers them? What can we do to avoid them? Understanding lowside and highside crashes is one of the most important things you can do to change your chances of crashing. Yet, I believe it’s the MOST glossed-over topic in motorcycling—probably because it’s hard to explain in simple language. 
    I cover all this (and more) in my book Motorcycle Smarts. This material is so important that I’ve decided to give the book away through the month of May at this link: motorcyclesmarts.com/gift
    If you’re listening to this after the book has been released for sale (and you don’t want to buy it), I have pulled out this section of the book as an excerpt and offer it to you as a free download here: motorcyclesmarts.com/nocrash
    Download the book material and follow along as I walk you through the illustrations in the book.
    Understanding lowside and highside crashes, what triggers them, and how you can avoid them WILL reduce your chances of crashing. Anyone who tells you differently is a liar.
    I hope you will follow along for all four sessions.
    P.S. I’ve just reestablished The Motorcycle Mentor Facebook page! I plan on posting more updates there moving forward, so be sure to click FOLLOW to get updates in your news feed. You can find that here: facebook.com/themotorcyclementor
    —David

    • 11 min
    MMP 27: Losing My Sister and Urgency

    MMP 27: Losing My Sister and Urgency

    This episode is about more than motorcycles.
    It’s about losing my sister—and friend.
    If that feels uncomfortable, it’s perfectly fine to skip to the next episode.
    It’s also about the urgency I feel to help riders NOW! Accordingly, I’m claiming May as: 
    Motorcycle Lowside and Highside Crash Awareness Month
    For the entire month of May (starting next week), I’ll be going over Chapters 20 - 29 (and more) in my new book, Motorcycle Smarts: Overcome Fear, Learn Control, Master Riding Well.
    This is the material that other motorcycle books gloss over. It’s also one of the most important topics on motorcycling. 
    What are lowside and highside crashes? What triggers them? How can riders avoid them? You can download my new book, Motorcycle Smarts, for free for a little while longer before it goes on sale at this link:
    motorcyclesmarts.com/gift
    You don’t want to miss this.
    —David
    MotorcycleMentor.com

    • 8 min
    MMP 26: The Importance of Mindset

    MMP 26: The Importance of Mindset

    For a limited time, you can still download my new book, Motorcycle Smarts: Overcome Fear, Learn Control, Master Riding Well. But hurry, once I send it to the publisher, I won’t be able to do this.
    You can find it at motorcyclesmarts.com/gift
    And please share the link above with your riding friends. I want to give the book away to as many riders as possible BEFORE it goes on sale. 
    In this episode, I discuss the importance of having the right mindset. Because without it, you’ll never be better than an average rider—with average chances of crashing.
    What you think matters to your riding safety.
    —David
    MotorcycleMentor.com

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
181 Ratings

181 Ratings

Bull ,

Podcast is great for new riders

As a new rider I took the MSF beginner course but this pod cast goes over a lot more information and helps me be a safer rider

sjdjrjcof ,

Great podcast for serious motorcyclists

David has a great podcast going here for people who are serious about both understanding the mechanics of motorcycling and the safety aspect of it. He break stuff down in a really manageable way and doesn’t throw around as words and concepts that are hard to grasp. There is a tremendous amount to know if you want to be a proficient motorcyclist, and this podcast is one way to help you get there.

broman32 ,

New rider

I am a avid podcast listener so when i decided to buy a motorcycle it was only natural to find a podcast about it. I searched for about a week and I finally found the motorcycle mentor and listened to all the episodes immediately. I just bought my first bike (ninja 650) and this podcast was perfect for information and easing stress. Keep up the good work!!!!

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