86: The Congregation Show and Autonomous Vehicles

Rich attended the Congregation Show in Charlotte, NC and that is the first major topic.  We cover some recent news and then discuss the coming trend of autonomous vehicles and the systems that operate vehicles.

TOPICS:

EVENTS:

  • 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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78: Riding Vintage with Devah Walkem

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This week we have a guest to talk about riding vintage motorcycle exclusively and over long distances.  Joining Rico in studio this week, we have a great conversation to share with everyone.

Devah Walkem

  • Rides a 1939 80ci Harley Flathead and a 1980 Sturgis Harley (only 1400 of these ever created)
  • Learned on a Yamaha Virago
  • Flathead upgraded from 45 to 80 cubic inch by her husband Wymand.
  • The bike had low center of gravity and was a great bike being short of 5'4".
  • Main reason Devah rides is the freedom and seeing new sights, and the feeling of different winds
  • Been riding for 35 years and has gone from Toronto to New Orleans as well as Toronto to Sturgis
  • Once ran out of gas in Oregon and once off the highway,  a gas truck pulled in behind and filled them up!
  • Tips for riding vintage bikes is to be mechanically inclined, have a good back, and be prepared to be looked at.
  • Tip for women is to carry a scarf that can be used for to keep you warm and cool.
  • Best state to ride in the USA is Utah in Devah's opinion.
  • Salt river canyon in particular is a great place.
  • Having ridden on the back for many years, she enjoys the different feeling of being a passenger, which allows for looking around more at the scenery and Nagigation (new term for us)

EVENTS:

Running time:  53 minutes

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29: Vintage Motorcycle Festival at Barber Motorsports Park 2015

SHOW TOPICS AND LINKS FOR EPISODE 29:

We made an epic road trip to attend the 11th annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL.

  • 2015 Attendance: 69,264
  • Jon planned out the route (using: https://trips.furkot.com) that allowed us to touch five states along the way:

Nice route from Rico's place to Birmingham, AL

The route home was much less exciting...

  • We had a quick interview with Richard Worsham (Founder/Designer) from Janus motorcycles and we'll plan to have them back on the show for a longer conversation in the future.  
  • We also had a conversation with a rider following a demo ride on a Motus MST.

A few pictures from the trip below and we have a ton of photos and videos that we are working on for future release.

The trio en route with the chase car keeping us in check. 

Just a sampling of the bikes parked everywhere at Barber.

Our bikes after making 5-6 laps on the track.

New company working on a 100% U.S. sourced and assembled motorcycle.   Samco-MC.com

New company working on a 100% U.S. sourced and assembled motorcycle.  Samco-MC.com

Rico got a leg over the supercharged Motus!

We ran into Lee Conn at the Motus block party and got a few minutes to catch up with him since episode 20. 

Running time: 1 hour 29 minutes

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