Episode 220: First Ride Up the Divide

Episode 220

August 17, 2016

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This week we talk to Steve Grasso of The Cafe Racer Podcast all about his trip up the continental divide with a group that included two brand new riders. You don't want to miss this one, folks. Be sure to check out The First Ride Up the Divide on Facebook and on The Gear Dude's site.

  The ride's sponsors are listed below.

Big Agnes Tents, sleeping bags, pads, and Helinox camp chairs

BestRest Products CyclePumps, tire repair kits, MRS bike recovery kits, BeadSetR, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZ Gauges.

Twisted Throttle Hard protection parts for the KLR's and SW Motech racks for the 1290

Sena Communications and Prism cameras

Outback Motortek Crash bars and skid plates for the KLR's

Kate's Real Food Snacks and food bars

Mosko Moto Soft bags for hard travel - all of our luggage

Nexx X.D1 Adventure Helmets

Mountain House Freeze dried food

Klim Rider gear

Rottweiler Performance Performance Air Filter systems for the KTM's

Konflict Motorsports Suspension for the KTM 690

Wolfman Luggage Tank bags

Black Dog Cycle Works Hard armor for the KTM's

 Voltaic Systems Solar battery charger

Forma Boots Adventure and Terra riding boots

Pakpod

Adventure tripod

Episode 215: Screaming its Fool Head Off

Episode 215

November 19, 2015

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Episode 192 – January 2015 Riders’ Roundtable

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This week, James & Chris are joined by Todd from The Wheelnerds and Chris & Steve from The Cafe Racer Motorcycle Podcast. The esteemed panel of experts lay out everything you can expect in 2015 with flawless logic, on-point analysis, and laser tight focus on the most important issues of the coming year. Enjoy!

Episode 183: That Sounds Like a Terrible Idea

Episode 183: That Sounds Like a Terrible Idea

Recorded on September 10, 2014

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Another view. Because once just isn't enough.

Episode 182: It’s not entry level

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It’s supercharged and it revs. It’s the Kawasaki Ninja H2. This ain’t your daddy’s Widowmaker. KTM gives us a real, honest to goodness small displacement sport bike, and it is good. CSC is bringing us a ~$3500 adventure bike, and on paper it looks like a solid package. DMG out, Krave in: AMA gets fresh blood, and gosh-n-golly, a racer is at the helm. This should be very good news for American motorcycle racing going forward. Ever want a Brammo electric bike, but the price scared you away? Well, lucky you… the scary parts got a lot less scary! News Quick Hits Update

Episode 181: Harley Gone, Fun is On!

Episode 181 - Harley gone, fun is on!

Recorded August 24, 2014

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  • Michael Montiel
  • Tom McGoldrick
  • Mike Evans
  • Quentin Lewis

Theme music composed and performed by Raoul Lowe

Episode 180: You can’t call these naked

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  • Be careful out there… how a car blocked my way.
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  • Dimitar Dramchev
  • Lloyd Hudson
  • Roland Cannon
  • Doug Kneissl
  • Heather Doll
  • Ken Blasor
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Episode 158 – It’s got KiPass and chutzpah!

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This week the boys are discussing... well, there's lots of talk about Sena and Bluetooth communications. So, there's that for news. Ok, ok... it's a light week for news. But they have lots of feed back, opinions and the occasional wise crackin' joke. Chris reviews the Power Trip Dakota II jacket. Editor's note: Chris's closet currently contains a Power Trip Dakota II jacket for a whomping $24, and a BiLT Typhoon jacket for colder & wetter riding, for a killer $89. It's not that he's cheap, mind you, but... Ok, maybe he is. A little. After the news and reviews, the guys go on to the feedback and wow, is there a lot of it. Keep the feedback rolling in! It makes the boys feel like they're doing something special. Boosts their Internet motorcycle maven street cred, as it were. Anyway, yeah... feedback.

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  • Lex

  • Will Shell

  • Scott Christ

  • Christopher Morey

  • Daniel Dyer

Episode 157: Shell Out the Shekels

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Episode 157 - Shell Out the Shekels

October 9, 2013

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  • Mark McDonald

  • Dan Bentley

  • Roland Cannon

  • Michael

  • Keith Mills

Episode 152: Still prettier than Repsol

Episode 152 - Still prettier than Repsol July 23, 2013

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Not just anyone can own and wear deer skin on their hands. No, wait... that’s not right. Anyone can. All you need to do is buy some Tour Master gloves. And that’s what Chris did. Again. Frustrated with affordable summer gloves that fit is oddly shaped mutant mitts, he went with what he knows and got another pair of Tour Masters. And he likes it that way!

Is Yamaha’s new parallel twin engine too big? Only James knows for sure. But he’s loving the new KTM390, so that should give you an idea. And speaking of right sized... Motus unveils the final production machines, and at almost 1700CCs of torquey monster power, surely that’s the right size to get it done, right? 

The guys wrap up the show by giving props to a very, very cool Ryca conversion on a $500 Craigslist Savage. Check out the pictures, but don’t get too close. It’s a Lycan, after all.

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  • John Ryder - Which bike for a tall guy?

  • Arno Jansen - What’s high mileage for a bike?

  • Stuart Watson - Chris, get a BMW!

  • Daniel Short - The Lycan, a Ryca conversion.