Turbotastic

June 24, 2016

Episode 160 of the Wheelnerds! After coming down off our Buell high, we took a week and then recorded a ramblecast. Which I saw on for a couple more weeks, because I am lazy. Also, life gets busy. Also, for this episode, I was streaming live on Facebook so you'll hear us mention that a couple times while we're riffing and drinking. Kick back, relax, and listen to our crappy jokes, won't you?


Sponsors: 
  • HeliteMoto : Airbag safety vest. WHY AREN'T YOU WEARING ONE? Seriously. They're awesome.
  • Good Adventure Company : Gear, rentals, and guided trips. Still time to get in the early-bird discount on their Best of Colorado Backcountry (Aug 6-12) 
  • Sena : Bluetooth awesomeness. Get all the music and audio in your head.
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Want to hear yourself on our show? Ridden a bike (like your own) and got an opinion? Got a cool piece of gear or farkle? Got a story? Know some jokes? Record an MP3 (or whatever) and email it to us at wheelnerds@gmail.com. We’ll throw it on the air and talk about it, too. That’s right, you can be the first on your block to be openly mocked by the Wheelnerds.

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Consequences and Buell

May 31, 2016

So, for this week, we thought we'd bring on a guest that some of our listeners might be familiar with. He's Erik Buell, the Chief Technical Officer of Erik Buell Racing. MARVEL at the high-pitched fanboy noises Chuck makes! Erik comes on (FINALLY) to answer all of Chuck's questions about the Ulysses. Todd also manages to ask some questions that people who aren't Chuck might be interested in. 

We're also welcoming a new sponsor to our show. Please check out the Good Adventure CompanyThey're soft luggage experts and only sell the best, representing Wolfman Luggage, Giant Loop and Enduristan, ADV accessories, and tires. They also rent high quality ADV and dual sport bikes and provide guided adventure motorcycle trips throughout Colorado, Utah, NM, AZ, the Navajo Nation and Copper Canyon Mexico. They are excited to offer  the "Best of the Colorado Backcountry Expedition," August 6-12 starting and ending at the Good ADV Basecamp in Cortez,, CO. Please see their website at www.good-adv.com for more details.

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Want to hear yourself on our show? Ridden a bike (like your own) and got an opinion? Got a cool piece of gear or farkle? Got a story? Know some jokes? Record an MP3 (or whatever) and email it to us at wheelnerds@gmail.com. We’ll throw it on the air and talk about it, too. That’s right, you can be the first on your block to be openly mocked by the Wheelnerds.

Or call our voicemail: (801) 917-4136

Or, leave us a voicemail via Skype! Our skype ID is wheelnerds.

Just go ahead, call, and leave us your story there! (We still read your emails, too, and will answer them on the show). If you got something really cool, shoot us a line and maybe we’ll talk to you live, too.

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Cock Assy, Fuel

May 23, 2016

In a Very Special Wheelnerds, we invite on Sue Knight and Andrew Pain. You'll recall Andrew, previous guest and guest cohost on the show, as author of Going Small - A Guide to Lightweight Motorcycle Travel and frequent teddy bear hugger. Sue is his wife and Cancer survivor. They come on the show to talk about their new books chronicling her journey through treatment and his journey as a supporter. Their books are called, One Knight's Journey and Sidelines. You can visit their websites at:


http://1knightsjourney.com/
http://www.721publishing.com/

Classifieds:


Want to hear yourself on our show? Ridden a bike (like your own) and got an opinion? Got a cool piece of gear or farkle? Got a story? Know some jokes? Record an MP3 (or whatever) and email it to us at wheelnerds@gmail.com. We’ll throw it on the air and talk about it, too. That’s right, you can be the first on your block to be openly mocked by the Wheelnerds.

Or call our voicemail: (801) 917-4136

Or, leave us a voicemail via Skype! Our skype ID is wheelnerds.

Just go ahead, call, and leave us your story there! (We still read your emails, too, and will answer them on the show). If you got something really cool, shoot us a line and maybe we’ll talk to you live, too.

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Even Cavemen Had Luggage!

May 15, 2016

We're moving hosts so things are fluid in the pipes of the Internet. Assuming Chuck submitted all the requests correctly, it should be a short outage. In the meantime, our guest this week is Christian Dutcher of Americade. He's coming on to give us the lowdown, a little history, and a lot of what's in store for this year's Americade, including their new Adv-biking centered event! 

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Links:


Want to hear yourself on our show? Ridden a bike (like your own) and got an opinion? Got a cool piece of gear or farkle? Got a story? Know some jokes? Record an MP3 (or whatever) and email it to us at wheelnerds@gmail.com. We’ll throw it on the air and talk about it, too. That’s right, you can be the first on your block to be openly mocked by the Wheelnerds.

Or call our voicemail: (801) 917-4136

Or, leave us a voicemail via Skype! Our skype ID is wheelnerds.

Just go ahead, call, and leave us your story there! (We still read your emails, too, and will answer them on the show). If you got something really cool, shoot us a line and maybe we’ll talk to you live, too.




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Say Another Command

May 13, 2016

This week, we invite on Rick Grassadonia, Sales Director for SENA Bluetooth, to unravel for us the mystery of SENA’s product numbering and to talk about the cool new stuff we got to see at the AIMExpo, like the smart-helmet.

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Guest:

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Chuck is bad at guest pictures

Rick Grassadonia is coming on to explain SENA‘s product line to us and tell us, finally, what we should be using for our riding needs. He also gives us the scoop on their coming smart helmet, which looks ready to straight up revolutionize helmet and sound technology. He also apparently rides an HD. But we do not hold that against him. He’s a good guy.

 

Want to hear yourself on our show? Ridden a bike (like your own) and got an opinion? Got a cool piece of gear or farkle? Got a story? Know some jokes? Record an MP3 (or whatever) and email it to us at wheelnerds@gmail.com. We’ll throw it on the air and talk about it, too. That’s right, you can be the first on your block to be openly mocked by the Wheelnerds.

Or call our voicemail: (801) 917-4136

Or, leave us a voicemail via Skype! Our skype ID is wheelnerds.

Just go ahead, call, and leave us your story there! (We still read your emails, too, and will answer them on the show). If you got something really cool, shoot us a line and maybe we’ll talk to you live, too.

To subscribe to the podcast: our RSS feed link is in the sidebar to the right or even right here. Copy that address into your listener/getter/subscriber of choice. We’re also listed in  iTunes as well as on Stitcher.

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No-Neck Head Crusher

May 13, 2016

This week, we’re talking with Sharon Faith, moto-vlogger. If you follow her on Facebook, you’ll see she’s always on the go. She was recently at Daytona Bike Week and she comes on to give us the lowdown from that and her other adventures. She also clues us in on Motostays, a home-sharing network for motorcycle travelers by motorcycle travelers that, I think, has something to do with motorcycles and traveling. Chuck and Todd also have a laugh about the last show. And our usual shenanigans.

Classfieds:

Link:

  • http://motostays.com/ – The growing motorcycle community that promotes and provides access to home-sharing opportunities throughout the world that Sharon talks a little about during the show.
  • Show outro courtesy of Project Archivist

Guest:

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Pictured unusually not in motion

Sharon Faith is our guest. You can find her on: http://www.motomavenlife.com and https://www.facebook.com/motomavenlife. From her bio:

…. born and raised in Oak Harbor, Washington…that is the largest and most northern city on Whidbey Island…a beautiful place nestled in the cold waters of the Puget Sound.  I always feel very lucky to have been born in such an amazing part of the USA.
I have been obsessed with motorcycles from a very early age, really as long as i can remember.  I had not had the chance to actually “drive” one before, however I had been on the back of many and was always watching the controls, wishing, wanting and hoping to own one someday. After completing the Motorcycle Safety Foundation course, I purchased my first bike and loved it for 25,000 miles then someone had told me to purchase a copy of Lois on the Loose by  Lois Pryce. Her story of determination and passion for adventure on 2 wheels changed my life!

I since have ridden a variety of motorcycles, 25 US states as well as Australia, Nicaragua, Peru, Canada and Mexico.  As I traverse this world I meet people from all walks of life, and if I am lucky they ride motorcycles too…I am inspired by their stories and their journey… Here is a collection of some of the amazing souls i have been blessed to encounter… For the Love of 2 Wheels: My personal inspirations from around the globe.

 

 

Want to hear yourself on our show? Ridden a bike (like your own) and got an opinion? Got a cool piece of gear or farkle? Got a story? Know some jokes? Record an MP3 (or whatever) and email it to us at wheelnerds@gmail.com. We’ll throw it on the air and talk about it, too. That’s right, you can be the first on your block to be openly mocked by the Wheelnerds.

Or call our voicemail: (801) 917-4136

Or, leave us a voicemail via Skype! Our skype ID is wheelnerds.

Just go ahead, call, and leave us your story there! (We still read your emails, too, and will answer them on the show). If you got something really cool, shoot us a line and maybe we’ll talk to you live, too.

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Bacon And Eggs

May 13, 2016

Happy April First, everyone! Our guest is totally Charley Boorman of the Long Way Round, the Long Way Down, and Race to Dakar! Also, Chuck gets Engaged! Todd buys yet another motorcycle! And many other things that are surely not vicious lies and/or traps!

Classfieds:

Links:

  • Oasis of My Soul – Ara Gureghian’s website. As we mentioned in the show, he’s recuperating from recently spine surgery. Give his site a visit and pick up a book of his to help contribute towards his recovery.

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Pictured: totally Charley Boorman

Our guest is Charley Boorman. His website is http://www.charleyboorman.com. You may have seen Charley in shows such as the Long Way Round, The Long Way Down, or Race to Dakar. He comes on to talk about the things he’s been in and what he’s up to now. Besides recuperating from a recent motorcycle accident!

Want to hear yourself on our show? Ridden a bike (like your own) and got an opinion? Got a cool piece of gear or farkle? Got a story? Know some jokes? Record an MP3 (or whatever) and email it to us at wheelnerds@gmail.com. We’ll throw it on the air and talk about it, too. That’s right, you can be the first on your block to be openly mocked by the Wheelnerds.

Or call our voicemail: (801) 917-4136

Or, leave us a voicemail via Skype! Our skype ID is wheelnerds.

Just go ahead, call, and leave us your story there! (We still read your emails, too, and will answer them on the show). If you got something really cool, shoot us a line and maybe we’ll talk to you live, too.

To subscribe to the podcast: our RSS feed link is in the sidebar to the right or even right here. Copy that address into your listener/getter/subscriber of choice. We’re also listed in  iTunes as well as on Stitcher.

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Blueshifting Douche

March 25, 2016

This week, we’re joined by Bob Wark, one-man sidecar builder. He talks a bit about Todd’s continuing quest to find a pusher for his new sidecar that doesn’t involve cannibalizing Chuck’s Buell. Speaking of, Chuck gets to test-ride some fast bikes and Todd talks about teaching his first MSF class of the season.

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Links:

  • The Sofa King Podcast –  Go give them a listen. It’s a funny take on pop culture and technology. As a personal favor, write them a long angry email defending Scientology and how offended you are over their show on it. Then end it with “P.S. Love and kisses, the Wheelnerds.”

We have on Bob Wark, of the Warkshop (which my spell-checker is having a fit over). He’s a one-man sidecar build and sales shop. Apparently, he used to paint, too, but he’s retired from that. The man’s got an awesome perspective on the sidecar industry and has a lot of interesting stories. Liberally stealing from his website:

Motorcycle sidecars for sale and installation. Sales of Sidecars and install kits are also my speciality. Proper sidecar mounting and alignment are high priorities here. 20 years experience in this work. After over 40 years i’ve decided to retire from bike paintingsorry.My name is Bob Wark and I love motorcycles, some might say too much! I am proud of my work and customer service is a priority. The Warkshop is a no B.S. zone. I do all of the work myself, from start to finish, phone work to floor sweeping to website admin. References are available on request.

Want to hear yourself on our show? Ridden a bike (like your own) and got an opinion? Got a cool piece of gear or farkle? Got a story? Know some jokes? Record an MP3 (or whatever) and email it to us at wheelnerds@gmail.com. We’ll throw it on the air and talk about it, too. That’s right, you can be the first on your block to be openly mocked by the Wheelnerds.

Or call our voicemail: (801) 917-4136

Or, leave us a voicemail via Skype! Our skype ID is wheelnerds.

Just go ahead, call, and leave us your story there! (We still read your emails, too, and will answer them on the show). If you got something really cool, shoot us a line and maybe we’ll talk to you live, too.

To subscribe to the podcast: our RSS feed link is in the sidebar to the right or even right here. Copy that address into your listener/getter/subscriber of choice. We’re also listed in  iTunes as well as on Stitcher.

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Mission Toddpossible

March 11, 2016

We’re rambling tonight. Sit back and listen to us shoot the crap.

Classifieds:

Want to hear yourself on our show? Ridden a bike (like your own) and got an opinion? Got a cool piece of gear or farkle? Got a story? Know some jokes? Record an MP3 (or whatever) and email it to us at wheelnerds@gmail.com. We’ll throw it on the air and talk about it, too. That’s right, you can be the first on your block to be openly mocked by the Wheelnerds.

Or call our voicemail: (801) 917-4136

Or, leave us a voicemail via Skype! Our skype ID is wheelnerds.

Just go ahead, call, and leave us your story there! (We still read your emails, too, and will answer them on the show). If you got something really cool, shoot us a line and maybe we’ll talk to you live, too.

To subscribe to the podcast: our RSS feed link is in the sidebar to the right or even right here. Copy that address into your listener/getter/subscriber of choice. We’re also listed in  iTunes as well as on Stitcher.

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Stupid and Injured

February 26, 2016

We're back for Season 7 of the Wheelnerds. Catch up with us as we detail how we hurt ourselves over the break. Yeah, turns out we're old guys. Even Todd.

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