84: OBX Bike Week and Motorcycle Podcasters Challenge 2017

After a great show with the next generation, Jon is back on the hot seat to talk about his riding over the past few days.  Jon met up with Rich and Micah for lunch on Friday at Hwy 55 Burgers.  Then on Sunday Jon took a little ride out to Kitty Hawk, NC to meet-up with Dave and attend the OBX bike week.  All in Jon rode 975 miles and is about to crack 13k on the Spyder.  With two more weeks before the one year anniversary, will he crack 14k, 15k, or 16k?

OBX Bike Week:

  • Very SMALL turn out, perhaps due to end of the weekend and rainy weather
  • Visited three light houses (Cape Hatteras, Bodie Island, and Currituck) 
  • Traveled the length of NC 12 from Corolla, NC to Hatteras, NC
  • After speaking with a fellow Spyder rider on replacing reflectors with LED lights, Jon has ideas

Motorcycle PodcasterS Challenge:

We have been busy working on the rules for the 2nd annual Motorcycle Podcaster Challenge.  We give a high level overview of the rules and here are some of the highlights:

  • Three week challenge and will start on June 21st, 2017 ending on July 12th, 2017
  • Standalone Podcast that challenge members can be part of.  Recording will be Wednesday nights at 9pm ET.
  • No phone app will be used - social meet site will be used in stead (Facebook Group)
  • Weekly submit for points instead of daily
  • Managed by non member of challenge
  • Alphabet scavenger hunt
  • Milage bonus points
  • Listener bonus points
  • Flash Challenges will be offered as a way for behind teams to catchup.

EVENTS:

  • Homestead Hill Hootenanny 2017 (Boone, NC/Robbinsville, NC - July6th - July 9th) Rico and Jon are going.  This is a large moto vloggers meetup
  • Barber Vintage Festival - October 6th-8th, 2017 - Leeds, Alabama

Running time:  59 minutes 33 Seconds

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83: Raising the Next Generation of Riders - Kids in the Studio!

The idea for this episode was to talk with our kids and get their perspective on motorcycles.  So we talk with Rico's son Kahlum (12) and Rich's sons Bryce (8), and Cameron (6), which was not very hard to do once we turned on the mics! 

General details of the conversation:

  • Bikes they have ridden / owned
    • Razor MX350 electric dirt bike (originally Kahlum's and gifted to Bryce and Cameron)
    • Motovox MBX10 mini bike (originally Kahlum's and gifted to Bryce and Cameron)
    • Kahlum has ridden on Rico's Yamaha R6 and Indian Roadmaster
    • Cameron and Bryce has enjoyed some spins on the KLR650, but no Harley rides as yet
  • Favorite or what they like and don't like about each one
  • Bike's they think they might like to ride when they get older
  • Gear that they wear and how they like wearing it

EVENTS:

  • Homestead Hill Hootenanny 2017 (Boone, NC/Robbinsville, NC - July6th - July 9th) Rico and Jon are going.  This is a large moto vloggers meetup
  • Barber Vintage Festival - October 6th-8th, 2017 - Leeds, Alabama

Running time:  1 hour 13 minutes

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82: MotoNobodies Meetup and the Wheels Through Time Museum

Rich and Rico grill Jon about his mountain trip with the MotoNobodies. The weekend trip for Jon was about 850 miles.  The group was made up of the following moto vloggers:

The group had a hard time getting all connected with Senas and figured out after the trip that the Sena BackPack that was used to capture audio to GoPro cameras maxes out at 3-4 riders.  Another lesson learned from trip is that the night before, sit down (generally while drinking) and pair the units.  Looks like the sena 30k will be using 2.4 GHz Adaptive Mesh-Networking Technology.  The reviews said it will be easier to pair up units and we'll update if we get a chance to test it. 

Check out the Wheels Through Time Museum and Dales Channel for some great video on restoration and all the bikes at the museum

EVENTS:

  • OBX bike week - April 22 - 30.  Look for Dave Shupe and he'll buy the first Loud Pipes fan lunch plus he'll have some show swag to give out. 
  • Homestead Hill Hootenanny 2017 (Boone, NC/Robbinsville, NC - July6th - July 9th) Rico and Jon are going.  This is a large moto vloggers meetup
  • Barber Vintage Festival - October 6th-8th, 2017 - Leeds, Alabama

Running time:  1 hour 19 minutes

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81: Isle of Man and the TT with Benn Gilmour

You may recall from a prior episode where Rico caught a massive Yellow Fin Tuna.  The captain and owner of that boat turned out to be from the Isle of Man, which then set the wheels in motion for this episode.  Big thanks to Benn Gilmour for joining us and sharing what it's like on the Isle of Man and watching the TT.  Please check out Jackpot Sport Fishing and look him up if you are in Costa Rica.

Interesting tidbits from the conversation with Benn

  • Benn's father had an RG500 GP bike and has been involved with TT racers for over 20 years
  • Between a pub in Creg-ny-Baa and Hillberry is Benn's favorite place to watch the TT
  • Listens to the action on Radio TT on Manx radio
  • Follow the action with timing and scoring (web app)
  • Must try food on the Isle of Man:
  • John McGuinness is Benn's racer to watch this year, although Michael Dunlop will be tough to beat

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Running time:  1 hour 11 minutes

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    80: Motorcycle Racing, Harley Street Rod, and an ER visit

    Catching up after some time off due to various reasons.  We cover some motorcycle racing and various other topics.  First Five Loud Pipes Rider Jebbie got himself a Yamaha Raider and we are super happy for him!  We also welcome Roger Smith to the club house and appreciate the support.  

    NEW TOPICS

    American Flat Track - we catch up on the first three races of the season and give our take on the season so far.  

    World Super Bike - season is three races in and Rich is following with his desire to get the R6 on the track.

    U-TURN

    EVENTS:

    • Moto Vlogger Spring Mountain Ride - April 7, 2017 - Going to be staying in Pigeon Forge, TN.
    • OBX bike week - April 22 - 30.  Look for Dave Shupe and he'll buy the first Loud Pipes fan lunch plus he'll have some show swag to give out. 
    • Barber Vintage Festival - October 6th-8th, 2017 - Leeds, Alabama

    Running time:  1 hour 25 minutes

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