33 episodes

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 • 188 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 34: Motorcycle Dream Ride Book Is Live!

    MMP 34: Motorcycle Dream Ride Book Is Live!

    In today’s session, I share something big in my life.
    In 2015, Mike and I ventured to do something we weren’t sure was possible. 
    We rode our motorcycles from Alabama to Alaska and back. I was so moved by the experience that I wrote a book about it—and I just released it for sale on Amazon.
    Motorcycle Dream Ride does more than document our ride, and it’s not just for riders. It unpacks what really happened along the way—and how the people we met changed us.
    For a limited time, I’m making the paperback version available at a discounted price. If you have Kindle Unlimited, I’m making the Kindle version available for free.
    Here’s a link for the book: https://www.motorcyclesmarts.com/book2launch
    I’ll unpack the book in more detail later, but I wanted you to know about the introductory price. 
    And thanks to all the beta readers who helped me do a final edit on the book. I used some of your feedback in the “Reader Reviews” section in the front of the book. I’m humbled.
    Motorcycle Dream Ride is the second book in the Motorcycle Smarts Book Series.
    —David
    motoryclesmarts.com
    motorcyclementor.com

    • 7 min
    MMP 33: Hands-On Training and How to Treat a Rider Coach

    MMP 33: Hands-On Training and How to Treat a Rider Coach

    In 2005, my riding buddy Mike and I took our first hands-on motorcycle training class in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 
    If I had it to do over again, I would have asked better questions.
    In today’s session, I talk about how rider coaches are worth their weight in gold. I also discuss good questions to ask and bad questions to ask.
    With Gratitude
    —David
    motorcyclesmarts.com
    motorcyclementor.com

    • 10 min
    MMP 32: I Wanted You to Know First

    MMP 32: I Wanted You to Know First

    Back in 2017, I took my family out to a fancy restaurant (along with my son’s best friend, Will) and announced the big news:
    “I’m writing my first book about motorcycles, and I’m almost finished.”
    That was nearly five years ago.
    Completing Motorcycle Smarts has been such a thing in my life that my family has stopped asking me when I’m going to publish the book. After all, I told them I was almost finished five years ago.
    Anyway, onto the breaking news!
    I’m thrilled to announce that my first book Motorcycle Smarts: Overcome Fear, Learn Control, Master Riding Well is now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions. I can’t believe it. It’s a dream come true!
    You can find it here: motorcyclesmarts.com/books
    Many of you downloaded Motorcycle Smarts when I gave away the PDF version months back. Thank you for your comments and feedback. I incorporated them into the book, and I think it’s even better.
    And, for a limited time, I’m offering the book at a huge discount. I want to do that to say thank you for your support and encouragement.
    With gratitude,
    —David
    motoryclesmarts.com
    motorcyclementor.com

    • 20 min
    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

Customer Reviews

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188 Ratings

188 Ratings

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Returning Rider

This is a really great podcast. Subjects are thoroughly explained. I have learned a lot by listening to these. Presentation style makes these easy to listen to.

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This guy is a judgmental, condescending, absolutely horrible human being.

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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

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