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  • 01:15

    Talking Motorcycles with Patrick Simmons/Doobie Bros

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    Talking (life, love, music and...) Motorcycles with
    Patrick Simmons of the Doobie Brothers


    and Special Guest Cris Sommer Simmons 



    Daytona Beach, FL (April 7, 2015) One of the celebrated singer/songwriters of our time joins us this Wednesday night on Talking Motorcycles. Patrick Simmons of the Doobie Brothers has written and performed some of the best music of our lifetime and he joins us for tonight's show. Patrick is passionate about vintage motorcycles and recently competed in the coast to coast Motorcycle Cannonball on his 1928 Harley-Davidson JD. He was a guest on our show live at the Hilton Daytona Beach for the kickoff of the 2014 Cannonball and has agreed to be our guest for the full hour and we are most excited to have Patrick on the show.
     


    The bonus is that Patrick will be joined on the show by his wife Cris Sommer Simmons. She has been a major player in motorcycling for many years and recently released her third book on the subject. The Cannonball Diary documents her coast to coast ride in 2010 on a 1915 Harley-Davidson affectionately known as Effie. She is the recipient of numerous industry awards and honors and has encouraged women around the world to get out and ride. In addition to her 1915 H-D, Cris also owns several modern motorcycles.


     


    Patrick and Cris met in Sturgis in 1989 - Tonight's program will provide an insight to these great guests that you will not learn anywhere else!


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  • 01:17

    Talking Motorcycles with Harley-Davidson Motor Company LIVE from Sturgis!

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    The 75th Sturgis Rally is expected to draw 1,000,000 motorcyclists and it is well underway! It is a who's who of motorcycling with everything a motorcycle enthusiast could possibly ask for. Talking Motorcycles is looking for the inside story of Sturgis 2015 and these two guests will provide the updates!


    Kris Schoonover, Event Manager and Execution Manager for the Harley-Davidson Motor Company calls us LIVE from the heartbeat of Sturgis with updates concerning all the amazing events happening in 2015. We go inside the bike shows, AMA Pro Flat Track Black Hills event and the kickoff of the 75 year deal Harley has struck to sponsor Sturgis. This should be a fun conversation with a real motorcycle enthusiast who loves it all!


    Terry Rymer of Black Hills Harley-Davidson joins us LIVE to update the events at Exit 55 plus the Grand National Flat Track and much more! The Black Hills Half Mile event has seen their share of rain outs and we are in hopes this year we will be getting a post race report from a completed event! Black Hills HD is fully supporting the event. It was originally called the Sturgis Rally and Races and thanks to Terry and his team it once again is about flat track motorcycle racing!


    In this episode we kick off our third Dunlop motorcycle tire give a way! We will reveal how to enter to win! 


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  • 01:12

    Talking Motorcycles with the on air personalities for MotoAmerica!

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    In this special LIVE edition of Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone we feature the  three on air personalities that will make up the CBS Sports Network television coverage of MotoAmerica in 2015.


    Jonathan Green, fresh off his long term anchor position at World Superbike returns to American television as anchor for the coverage of AMA Superbike racing. He is known worldwide for his passion, wit and knowledge of motorcycle road racing. Jonathan joins us for this episode to share his thoughts on the new series and what it will take to bring viewers into the fold.


    Colin Edwards has now retired from MotoGP. From the motorcycle to the right hand seat in the broadcast booth should be an interesting transition for this engaging and entertaining personality. We discuss this transition with Colin.


    Cristy Lee has been working in a variety of television roles for the last several years. Star of All Girls Garage, experience on pit road in American Superbike racing combined with her exacting standards as a pit road reporter, Cristy appears ready to take it to the next level on CBS sports. We get her thoughts about being a part of this exciting three person team.


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  • 01:25

    Talking Motorcycles with David Aldana and Brian Slark

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    Talking Motorcycles proudly presents another episode as a part of our AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Series. 


    David Aldana, 1999 Hall of Fame inductee, became famous early in his career for his "all or nothing" mentality as a professional motorcycle racer. He was a rookie expert in AMA Grand National competition in 1970. He went on to place 3rd in the Championship winning three Grand Nationals along the way. In total, David won 4 Grand Nationals in his flat track career. He competed in nearly every form of motorcycle racing including motocross and road racing. During his road racing career he was a factory rider for Suzuki, Kawasaki and Honda. In 1981 he teamed up with Mike Baldwin to win the SUZUKA 8 Hour Endurance Race in front of 10's of thousands of fans. Suzuka was at that time, one of the most prestigious road races in the world and the one race everyone wanted to win. Known for his black leathers with the white skeleton outline in the front, Aldana was and continues to be a fan favorite world wide.


    Brian Slark, 2012 Hall of Fame inductee, was one of the people who gets credit for the creation of motocross in America. He was at one time the importer of the Rickman Metisse. Brian assisted Hall of Famer, Dave Mungenast in the creation of a vintage motorcycle museum in St. Louis. He then helped create the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama. Today Barber is considered the premier vintage motorcycle museum in the world and Brian oversees the restoration work in their shop as Technical Director. If you have a Clymer Service Manual published from 1971 through 1984, the teardown work was likely performed by Brian Slark.


    Both of the legendary men will be on hand at the 16th annual Riding Into History event this weekend!

  • 01:16

    Talking Motorcycles with Wayne Rainey/Aksland/Carruthers Unplugged

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    MotoAmerica Unplugged!


    With 5 events completed and 4 remaining on the 2015 MotoAmerica schedule we go inside the first season with the decision makers!


    Paul Carruthers is the Communications Manager for MotoAmerica. We discuss their fan outreach and evaluate the successes, ideas for improvements and plans moving forward.


    Chuck Aksland is the A in KRAVE. As one of the partners Chuck is involved in nearly every aspect of the sport and the organization. We take a look at the season to date, what is working as well as what can be improved. Their are many moving parts to a professional road racing series. Chuck invested about 20 years as a key player in the Kenny Roberts operation and understands all those pieces and parts.


    Wayne Rainey is a 2 time AMA Superbike Champion and three time 500cc World Champion and serves as President of MotoAmerica. We will discover his thinking about the series at this point in their first season and evaluate successes and perhaps disappointments. Wayne is a man of action who can be seen circulating in the paddock area at every round of the series interacting with teams, fans, sponsors and promoters. In every respect he is hands on.


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  • 00:59

    Talking Motorcycles with the Roadrace Factory's Danny Walker

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    The Roadrace Factory is entering the 2015 MotoAmerica season with new rider announcements and Danny Walker joins us to discuss the exciting rider lineup for the season ahead.


    Jake Gagne will head up the teams efforts for 2015 aboard the all new Yamaha R1 in Superstock. Jake's training has ramped up in the off season as he prepares for his return to the Roadrace Factory.


    Tomas Puerta (Columbia) brings high expectations for the RRF team in 2015 riding the R6 Yamaha in the Supersport Class. Puerta was the AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike Rookie of the Year.


    Ben Young will be returning to the American road racing scene after a season abroad in the British Superbike Series competing in the 1000cc Superstock class. Young will be bringing with him the sponsorship of Tim Hortons. 


    Cameron Peterson, the South African 2013 Super600 Champion will be working to adapt to not only his new Roadrace Factory team but the race tracks utilized by MotoAmerica in 2015.


    This four rider package will mean much adjustment for the Roadrace Factory team led by Danny Walker. We go inside the mind of one of the most talkative and dynamic team owners in the sport to get his thoughts on the season ahead. Organizing the team around this four rider lineup requires much energy, dedication and money. We will talk about all three of those when Danny Walker joins us LIVE for this episode of Talking Motorcyles.


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  • 01:13

    Talking Motorcycles with Eslick/MotoAmerica/De Keyrel

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    MotoAmerica puts on their first event at the Virginia International Raceway this weekend and we have three key guests tonight who will talk about racing and what goes on behind the scenes at the event.


    Danny Eslick is a two-time winner of the Daytona 200 and holds three AMA Pro Road Racing championship titles. This talented and fast pro has been forced to sit out the first two MotoAmerica rounds in 2015! He joins us tonight to talk about his new ride with the Turbo Turtle Racing Team riding their CBR1000RR's starting at Virginia International Raceway this weekend!  


    Kaleb De Keyrel is about to have a new teammate coming into the VIR round. We hear from this talented young pro racer about that, his view on his career to date, and what his goals are for the balance of the season. The family-owned team is moving forward!


    Paul Carruthers is the Communication Manager for MotoAmerica and joins us to discuss their season so far. With two rounds behind them, we take a look at the refinements they are making along the way. Paul will clue us in on MotoAmerica's big plans for this weekend's Virginia International Raceway event that includes lots of fan-friendly entertainment.


    Bill Robinson joins us with all the important details of this years Riding Into History vintage motorcycle show in St. Augustine, Florida!  


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  • 01:06

    Talking Motorcycles with Brad Baker/Brandon Cretu

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    Brad "The Bullet" Baker won the AMA Pro Flat Track Hagerstown 1/2 Mile National in 2013. The track is perfectly suited for the Harley-Davidson XR750 and Brad's riding style. We talk to the 2013 Grand National Champion about that plus the Harley-Davidson Flat Track at ESPN X-Games Austin!


    Brandon Cretu has competed in the Isle of Man TT 7 times. In our quest to learn more about the highly technical and extremely dangerous event, we will discuss all aspects of the TT with Brandon plus the Macau GP and much more in this special edition of Talking Motorcycles powered by SOZO!


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  • 00:59

    Talking Motorcycles with Peter Egan author of Leanings 3!

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    Stories and observation's from America's best motorcycle journalist.


    Peter Egan's writing invites you to pull up a chair, pour a little scotch, and relaxwhile he shares with you his tales from the road, his motorcycling philosophy, andhis keen observations about the two-wheeled life. His columns and featurearticles are among Cycle World's most anticipated each month. Egan's legions offans know they will always leave his articles with a fresh perspective. Leanings 3offers a fresh collection of Egan's motorcycle musings delivered in his signaturewise but amusing style. For added perspective, each feature article is precededby fresh commentary from the author. This is an unforgettable collection of theworks of a master writer whose simple adventures of life remind us all why we love to ride.



    ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    Peter Egan is one of the most readable writers in the motorcycle enthusiast world.His work first appeared in Cycle World magazine in 1977, and he has been aregular fixture there ever since. Peter lives near Madison, Wisconsin with his wife,Barb, a houseful of dogs and cats, and a garage filled with motorcycles, cars, andthe sound set for his garage blues band.


    ABOUT MOTORBOOKS 
    Motorbooks, an imprint of Quayside Publishing Group, is the world’s leading
    publisher of automotive, motorcycle and motorsport books for enthusiasts. For 45years, Motorbooks has published award-winning books by the world’s most
    talented authors and photographers in the subject category. 


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  • 01:35

    Talking Motorcycles with Yamaha's Keith McCarty - Hall of Fame Inductee

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    Keith McCarty joined Yamaha in 1977 and currently oversees the company's US racing operations. He will be inducted in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in October.Yamaha's Keith McCarty will be inducted to the AMA Motorcycle Hall on October 17 in Orlando, Florida, as part of the 2015 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame induction ceremony held in conjunction with the annual AIMExpo at the Orange County Convention Center.


    Keith McCarty's first job as a motorcycle mechanic was for US Suzuki in 1973 for rider Mike Runyard. In 1975-76, he wrenched for AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Tony DiStefano, winning two 250cc AMA National Motocross Championships. When the motocross schedule didn't conflict, he worked with the Hall of Fame duo of Erv Kanemoto and Gary Nixon in road racing.


    In January, 1977, McCarty began his long career with Yamaha as the mechanic for AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend Bob "Hurricane" Hannah. McCarty has remained in Yamaha's racing division ever since, working as mechanic, supervisor, department manager and, most recently, division manager for all of Yamaha's US racing activities.


    Cameron Beaubier and Josh Hayes join us with stories and examples of who Keith McCarty is and how he has impacted their lives and their careers. They are but two talented riders of many that Keith has aided and assisted in their growth and personal development as professional motorcycle racers. 


    We are excited to have Keith on the show and I am certain it will be both entertaining and informative!


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  • 01:39

    Talking Motorcycles with Coolbeth, Luker, Jones, Bonsey and Eslick!

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    In this exciting episode of Talking Motorcycles our guests are all four Main Event winners from Daytona Flat Track I and II plus the winner of the Daytona 200!


    Justin Jones and Andrew Luker prove that the future flat track in America is going to be strong. These young up and coming GNC2 competitors rose to the top of the deep talent pool at Daytona and won at Daytona Flat Track on an extremely tight and technically challenging race track! We go inside the helmets to get their thoughts about winning at the World Center of Racing!


    Stevie Bonsey and Kenny Coolbeth both had exciting wins in GNC1 at Daytona. Bonsey borrowed a motorcycle and a van and made the drive from California to Daytona with a dream of winning. That dream came true as he held off the hard charging defending champion for his victory. Kenny Coolbeth went on auto pilot and put on a short track clinic at Daytona Flat Track II in the GNC1 class.Both join us to discuss their experience at Daytona in the opener.


    Danny Eslick has put his name on a short list of back-to-back winners of the Daytona 200. In the process he gave the TOBC Racing Team a Daytona 200 victory that just a few months ago was unimaginable for everyone including the team. Danny joins us to discuss his thoughts on winning the 200 two years in a row and what this means for him moving forward. 


    Thank you for listening to this post Daytona wrap up show co-hosted by Dan Johnsen. We are excited to bring you all the Main event winners from Daytona Flat Track plus the winner of the Daytona 200! 


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