85: Moto Guzzi MGX-21 and Can-AM Spyder F3 Demo Rides plus Rico Joins the Road Hogs again

We have had all sorts of issues getting a show out lately and finally 85 is available.  

Two of our First Five riders, Markus and Rickard are making a ride to the northern park of Sweden and if there are other listeners in the area, reach out to use on the feedback line and we'll put you in contact with them.  The destination is to a custom motorcycle show: http://www.custombikeshow.se/indexE.html



  • Loud Pipes! mini meetup - Suck Bang Blow, Myrtle Beach, SC - June 4th PM
  • 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 08 minutes

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25: You meet the nicest people on a motorcycle



  • Rich talks about 1600 miles of riding and meeting friends along the way.
  • Big thanks to Mike, Sally, Josh, and Sharon for joining me for a big part of the ride home.

Always more fun to ride with a group.

Nice day ride in PA with my Uncle and two of his friends.


  • Rico adds about 300 miles to his Roadmaster since the last episode and has been adding some accessories, mainly chrome!


Running time: 1 hour 17 minutes

Questions or comments: feedback@rdubstudios.com

Episode 12: Ducati Preview Tour


What we're drinking

Chit Chat


One more bike from the Easyriders show we wanted to mention.

Ob$e$$ed - 1978 HD shovel head engine, NOS, air shift, every nut and bolt hand made by Revrend Jim - Largo Fl.  After the show, we found the owner's website. 

Link to a additional bikes from the show that we liked.

New Topics

Ducati Preview Tour - we got to see and sit on the new Scrambler, Multistrada, and the 1299 Panagale.  A future ride to report on at some point I'm sure and we spent a few minutes talking with the dealership and Ducati staff that were on hand. 

Thanks to Motorcycles of Charlotte where the Ducati Preview event was held.

Enjoy the pictures:

Rich finally on the Scrambler!

New ride for Rico?

KLR upgrade? :)

I can see this...

Will the owner of a red Panagale, please move your bike, you're blocking a fire lane!

Hmmm, you say my bike will be ready when?

Not Ducati, but a cool Scrambler anyway

Polaris acquires Brammo motorcycle business: our conversation started with an article from Motorcyclist online and we are excited to hear that there may soon be Victory branded motorcycles for sale.  Also, we feel that Harley-Davidson needs to get going on some sort of production announcement for Project LiveWire.  

We spent some time talking about some big horsepower cars making news.  

Ford GT - Article from Autoweek on how Ford kept the GT a secret and a second article about the unveiling of the Ford GT was a topic of conversation. 

Corvette Z06: Internet rumor that the new Z06 may have lapped the Nurburgring in less than 7 seconds!  We discuss that topic and refer to the current list for comparison.  After the show, found an article that debunks the rumor, so we will see once Chevrolet releases the official time and a video to back it up. 

Dodge Charger Hellcat: Since Jon is considering purchasing a new Charger, we thought it would be appropriate to talk about this car running over 200 miles per hour.  Another great article from Autoweek providing the starter for this conversation. 

Head over to the shop

Update on the Eat Sleep Ride app.  Discussed observations and usage so far, also played a sample of what a crash alert voice mail sounds like.

The link below has our affiliate code, which helps keep the lights on for our show.

Eat Sleep Ride iOS app

Running time: 52 minutes, 59 seconds

Questions or comments: feedback@rdubstudios.com

Episode 10: We're going to Sturgis?


What we're drinking

Chit Chat

  • Rich takes first "cold" ride of the year in 20 degree weather
  • What is it that draws people to Harley Davidson, we try to explain and ask listeners to send their thoughts.  email: feedback@rdubstudios.com or twitter @RDubStudios

U Turn!  

  • Expand on a few more bikes we plan to ride in 2015:
    • Star Motorcycles (Yamaha): Bolt R-spec - compares nicely to the Indian Scout
    • Star Motorcycles (Yamaha): V Star 1300 Deluxe - part of our finding the best bagger series
    • Victory: Cross Country - another entry in the best bagger series
    • Victory: Magnum - another entry in the best bagger series

New Topics

  • How often do you ride and does that align with your goals
    • Rich - NO! and here is my goal for 2015
      • 5,000 miles on the Deuce, 1,000 miles on the KLR (100 on dirt)
      • Using Eat Sleep Ride app on iOS to track
      • Plan to ride every week, more if possible
  • We're going to Sturgis?
    • We discussed options and ideas for making a trip to Sturgis for the 75th anniversary
    • Only have a week, best to use a truck, trailer, or ship?
    • Also looked at other options closer to home and spend the same week of time (Myrtle Beach, Daytona, Raleigh, and others)

Head over to the shop: 

  • Preview of the Eat Sleep Ride iOS app, direct link is below and will be a more in depth review on a later show

Eat Sleep Ride iOS app


Running time: 59 minutes, 10 seconds

Questions or comments: feedback@rdubstudios.com

Episode 7: Auto Show Season

Show topics and links for episode 7:

Running time: 55 minutes, 34 seconds

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