Ep 156: Say Another Command

1 May

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.

 

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Say Another Command

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Ep 155: No-Neck Head Crusher

22 Apr

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.

 

 

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No-Neck Head Crusher

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Ep 154: Bacon And Eggs

1 Apr

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.

Guest:

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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.

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Bacon and Eggs

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Ep 153: Blueshifting Douche

26 Mar

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.

Classfieds:

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.”

Guest:

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Pictured: probably Bob Wark

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.

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

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Blueshifting douche

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Ep 152: Mission Toddpossible

11 Mar

 

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

Classifieds:

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Mission Toddpossible

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Ep 151: Injured and Stupid

26 Feb

 

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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Links:

 

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

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Injured and Stupid

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Ep 148: The One With the Air Vest

15 Jan

 

OK, so this is the last out-of-order show left to go. And, it’s the one where we actually get and review the Helite Vest in studio and try it out for a couple testfires because we were giddy. This was recorded the week before we had Nichole from Helite on to talk to us about it. Anyway, you can get hear our first impressions and uses of the vest and see why we’re big fans of it. I’m going to reinclude the video from the previous show as this show was when it was actually recorded. OK? OK!

The Classified:

 

Links:


Helite Moto Airbag Vest In-Studio

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The One With the Air Vest

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Ep 147: How To Not Not Steal

8 Jan

 

Coming on the show to talk about his misadventures in bike procurement, we have Roe from the podcast Project Archivist. Chuck’s helped co-host a couple of their lighter episodes dealing with topics like Florida and poop so it was only fair that Roe come on and tell us how bad he is at getting a bike. Go give PA a check out and add it to your regular listening rotation.

Unless it means not listening to us. In that case, fuck those guys.🙂

The Classified:

 

Links:

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How to Not Not Steal

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Ep 149: Christmas Extravaganza

23 Dec

 

So, skipping ahead in a couple shows because I’m slow at editing and really wanted to try and get this out in time for Christmas (I know everyone’s a last minute shopper like me, right?).

Classfieds:

Guest:

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I see something I want to crash into over there.

 

Our guest this week is Nichole, National Sales Manager from Helite Moto, makers of the airbag vest we’ve been geeking out all over. She comes on to tell us about the vest and its history as well as give us her perspective of being a female rider and what it’s like to go day-in and day-out making vests explode on complete strangers for fun and profit.

Here is the in-studio test of the vest. We do a test-firing, show how to replace the CO2 cannister and the mechanism, and then another test-firing using slow-motion:

Here’s a pretty impressive crash test video that Helite made of the vest:

Don’t think we can over-emphasize how cool we think this is.

 

Misc:

Todd’s present to Chuck. Actual item slightly used.

 

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Christmas Extravaganza

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Ep 146: Adventure Man Bun

4 Dec

 

 

This week, we’re chatting with the Gear Dude and he’s telling us about his upcoming First Ride Up the Divide and we start scheming about how to tag along.

Guest:

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Not a Hipster™. Clearly.

Our Guest is Spencer Hill, AKA The Gear Dude. Bio liberally stolen from his website:

My name is Spencer Hill and my goal is to create interesting and relevent motorcycle media content. Losing myself in the immense and humbling majesty of the outdoors is one of my favorite past times. The adventure motorcycle culture combines some of my greatest passions, adventure, travel, trail riding, camping, navigation and mechanical engineering (just to name a few) into one. Needless to say ever since discovering adventure riding I have been hooked. I am passionate about the evolution and development of this community. I am dedicated to writing honestly and genuinely about my travels, motorcycle products and this quickly expanding sport.

You can catch up with Spencer at his website: http://www.thegeardude.com/ as well as his Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGearDude/

Links:

Misc:

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Adventure Man Bun

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