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For antique American motorcycle enthusiasts, there has always been and will always be a need for a source of parts to restore and repair their machines so that they can stay on the road and into the wind. With the price for OEM and NOS parts going through the roof in recent years and the falling amount of usable original pieces, enthusiasts are sometimes hard pressed to justify these rising costs in order to keep their machines operating. This week we are joined by one man who had a vision to start a business that would build faithful reproductions of the parts needed and wanted by American motorcyclists. Calling into the show live is Mr. Ted Doering, who is the man behind the largest parts supplier for antique American motorcycles in the world: V-Twin Manufacturing?. We will be discussing the finer points of the business and cover some of the great products offered by VTwin. In addition to talking about the business end of things, we will cover the famous Motorcyclepedia Museum? in Newburgh, New York that Ted is heavily involved in. This should prove to be an exciting and interesting look behind the scenes of an industry giant, and motorcyclists from all over the world are welcomed and encouraged to tune in to the program at 7pm Central.
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Special Guests: John Landstrom, owner of Blue Moon Cycle
Ask anyone in the south about the highest quality antique motorcycle shop, and Blue Moon Cycle is bound to be at the top of that list. Since 1987, Blue Moon Cycle has maintained as an icon in the Atlanta, Georgia motorcycle scene. Over the years, Blue Moon’s day-to-day operations revolved around the sales and service of modern BMW motorcycles. Owner John Landstrom prides himself on having operating one of the smoothest-running BMW motorcycle franchises in the country, and the determination of his highly skilled staff to go the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction. In addition to selling late model machines, Blue Moon is well known as a parts distributor for antique European motorcycles dating back to the 1950s. Most recently, John made the decision to sell his BMW dealership franchise and focus on strictly vintage motorcycles. On September 12th, 2015, Blue Moon Cycle officially re-opened to welcome its visitors to a showroom and museum where more than 100 vintage European machines are on display. Dozens of beautiful BMW, DKW, Horex, NSU, and Adler motorcycles are presented, as well as rare makes and models such as Bohmerland, Munch, Immer and Gnome Rhone. In addition to the collection of motorcycles available on display, John Landstrom is well known for his adventures with rare and exotic motorcycles around the globe. This week on Classic Chrome, we are excited to be joined by Mr. John Landstrom himself, who will be sitting down for an exciting hour of his motorcycle tales and more information about the Blue Moon Cycle collection.
Blue Moon Cycle Website: www.bluemooncycle.com
I don't feel right now as if I'm living in reality, but sure enough, though it feels surreal to type, the Mets are playing in the 111th Fall Classic this very evening, and I can't be any more pumped, prouder and happier in this moment. Whatever comes next is up to the fates, but to echo what Terry Collins has been saying, take nothing for granted and soak it all up. That's what the New York Metropolitans will be doing, and that is what this fanbase will be doing as well.
The folks from Rising Apple will gather briefly on the fiber-optic airwaves to bask in the moment pre-game, while discussing all the things on our mind about the baseball the Mets are about to play.
Take a deep breath, take it all in, and get pumped for the Mets to play World Series baseball. We will convene here at 6pm ET.
KEEP. ON. PUSHIN'.
LET'S. GO. METS.
Special Guests: Brian Keating, Gary Keating, and Robert Keating
When looking at the market for pre-war motorcycles, it may seem that field was dominated by just a handful of manufacturers; Harley Davidson, Indian, Excelsior, Henderson. But, did you know that in these very early days of motorcycling, hundreds of motorcycle companies were in existence across the globe? Many of these manufacturers actually date back even earlier than American legends Harley Davidson and Indian! Dozens of these smaller companies were in existence here in the United States, with many of them located in the Northeast. While some of these companies were later purchased by the industry leaders, most of these early builders wound up closing their doors. The design elements of several of these defunct manufacturers still wound their way into the machines produced by the larger companies. Today, machines such as the Flying Merkel, Reading Standard, Minneapolis, Cyclone and several others are invaluable to cataloging the history of the sport and are usually only seen from behind plate glass in a museum. On September 23rd, we are joined by three very special guests. Signing on for the cast on the first episode on our new network, we are honored to welcome the Keating Brothers: Brian, Gary, and Robert. The Keating brothers have an interesting link to the pioneering days of motorcycle development: enter the Keating Wheel Company. Amongst a long and incredible list of milestones, the Keating Wheel Company was the very first manufacturer in the United States to build a complete and running motorcycle (also called a motor bicycle)—MONTHS before Oscar Hedstrom and the Indian Motorcycle Company offered their first machine. Adding to the incredible history of the company, the Keating Wheel Company sued both Indian Motorcycle and Harley Davidson for patent infringement and design, and WON both cases.
Special Guests: Joe Gardella, two-time Motorcycle Cannonball rider, vintage motorcycle enthusiast and collector
Old motorcycle fans who are active in the vintage bike world may not know this week’s guest personally, but “Slow Joe” Gardella’s list of accomplishments with old motorcycles is very long and very well known. Hailing from Michigan, Joe is a long time lover of antique machines and is a very skilled craftsman when it comes to restoring and repairing them. While his collection of old motorcycles consists of varied years, Joe is well known for his love affair with pre-1920 Harley Davidson Motorcycles. In 2010, Gardella rode his 1914 Harley twin from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina to Santa Monica, California, placing 12th overall in the first rendition of the Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run. He reprised his entry in 2012 by riding the same machine from Newburgh, New York to San Francisco, California, and took 2nd place overall in the second coast-to-coast race. Joe and his early machines can also be found on the track too; Gardella has entered and on several occasions won the famous “Race of the Century” held every year on the famous Barber Motorsports Race Track during the annual Vintage Festival in October. Joe has entered and ridden incredible pieces of motorcycle history such as a 1907 Curtiss, 1909 Harley single, 1911 Harley Belt Drive, and 1912 Harley twin.
Did you miss “Barbershop Talk" on “The Dedan Tolbert Show” where we thoroughly examined Psalms 1:1-3 in regards to “Who and What Do You Stand For: The World or the Word”? To hear the men of Barbershop Talk discuss letting go of sinful behaviors and friends from your past life when you were rooted in the world, tune into "The Dedan Tolbert Show" TONIGHT at 9:00pm EST for a special rebroadcast. Listen 7 nights a week byh calling 646 200 0366 or online worldwide at www.dedantolbertshow.com... "REAL Radio that Matters for Over 10 Years" #RRTM
Special Guests: Ron Fellowes, author of No Room for Watermelons, veteran motorcycle traveler
Many people dream of one day getting on their motorcycle and setting out to see the world, but not enough of us get that opportunity. This week on Classic Chrome, we are honored to be joined by one man who took such a journey; aboard a now 105 year old motorcycle. In 2012, 68 year old Ron Fellowes of Brisbane, Australia set out to ride his 1910 Fabrique Nationale (FN) Four Cylinder motorcycle more than 9,000 miles from Kathmandu to the factory where it originated in Belguim. Over eight months, Ron’s journey took him through 15 countries and challenged every mechanical part on his machine as well as every fiber of his being. Through his journey, Fellowes traveled across some of the most hostile territory in the world while battling mechanical failures in the face of treacherous environmental conditions and dangerous bystanders. Ron’s pilgrimage brought him to some of the most beautiful parts of the globe, as well as brought him literally within sight of death. With no gears, pedal cranks, and lack of appropriate brakes, Effie, Ron’s 1910 FN made the trip ever more difficult. Despite these tough factors though, Ron and Effie traveled across the globe in the ultimate test of man and machine; a trip only made possible by his own dedication and the unending help of his wife Lynne and generosity of complete strangers. After the trip was completed, Ron and Lynne compiled their documentation and commentary on the ultimate journey of a lifetime into an incredible book: “No Room for Watermelons: A man, his 1910 motorcycle, and an epic journey across the world”.
Ron Fellowes Website: www.oldblokeonabike.com
Special Guests: David Lloyd, vintage collector, restorer, and Motorcycle Cannonball finisher
One of the most rewarding experiences in owning a vintage motorcycle is being able to kick the starter pedal (or push the electric starter button), select a gear and find a backroad. Riding a vintage machine brings a whole new aspect to the joy in owning one. For many, it provides a deep connection to history, for others it brings the feeling of a time warp. However, the all-too-real risk of owning and riding an old motorcycle is that of mechanical failure leaving you stranded on the side of the road. While these unfortunate experiences become lessons to be learned from and laughed at later down the road, it certainly can be frustrating, and at times dangerous. So in the first installment of our monthly tech series, we are going to focus on how to properly, and safely, prepare your motorcycle for a season of two wheeled fun. Additionally, we will cover some of the most common roadside fixes and troubleshooting processes in solving the problem that ails your motorcycle. Joining the show to head up this discussion is none other than Mr. David Lloyd, who is an avid collector, builder, and rider of antique motorcycles. David is most definitely qualified to cover this important subject, as he has completed a massive amount of vintage rides, including the famed Motorcycle Cannonball.
Join authors Eartha Watts-Hicks, JP Howard, CC Minton, emcee Dontre Conerly and organizer Yolande Brener as they talk to Danny Tisdale on The Danny Tisdale Show on Harlem World Radio Podcast about the upcoming Harlem World Reading, Part One event. They discuss the delicious home made treats created by healthy eating advocate, CC Minton, and Harlem World food writer, Lil Nickelson. Listen and taste the Harlem experience Friday, Dec. 4th at 6:30 pm, at Sisters Uptown Bookstore and Cultural Center, 1942 Amsterdam Ave @ 156th Streeet, New York, NY 10032, http://harlemworldmag.com/harlem-world-magazine-reading-series-part-one/
Special Guests: Ken Campbell, builder and owner of the one-of-a kind V8 Indian
Motorcyclists around the world can agree that while the various motorcycle manufacturers have provided an impressive and unique field of machines to pick from when purchasing, sometimes it is the homebuilt machines that outclass the line-production items. More often than not, it is these handcrafted pieces of art that are engineered and built in method that far surpasses that of a factory, and leaves enthusiasts scratching their heads and wondering just why the manufacturer never created such a piece. This week on Classic Chrome, we are joined by a man who has built such a machine. Old motorcycle fans can all appreciate the appeal of an Indian Four; the sound, aesthetic qualities and performance of what is essentially a small car engine in a motorcycle frame speak for themselves. But what if the Springfield, Massachusetts-based company had offered an eight cylinder model? Unfortunately, with the death of Springfield Indian in 1953, that question was unanswered. However, New Zealand motorcycle enthusiast Ken Campbell has just finished engineering and building the first example of what such a machine would resemble.
V8 Indian Fanpage: www.facebook.com/v8indian
On this episode of Baseball Beer & BBQ, Todd Vandenberg and Lee Vowell discuss the last MLB hot stove moves and talk with Anthony Broome, Recruiting Editor at SB Nation's Michigan site, Maize n Brew, to discuss Saturday's Michigan versus Ohio State throwdown. Plus, even more entertainment!
Mike Maddux is the pitching coach for the Texas Rangers who lost a heart-breaking series to the Blue Jays who eventually lost to the Royals for the AL pennant. Mike is also a long-time friend from Las Vegas. He also pitched in the major leagues for 15 years for 9 teams. We will talk about all that and more.
Let’s break down the series. I like the Mets starting pitching. I worry about their youth in a series. I like the Royals experience of being there plus their defense, team speed, and their middle relief. So I think I give the edge to KC. What are you seeing?
Do the stats bear out that the Royals hit power pitching better?
Talk about the psychology. The Rangers lost 2 tough World Series. How difficult is it to bounce back and get there again like the Royals are doing?
Talk about the young pitchers. I think Terry Collins has done a great job preserving the young arms for the post-season. But what about their heads now that they are a few steps from the promised land here?
How do you pitch Daniel Murphy?
An interesting issue during the Jays-Royals Series where reliever Aaron Loup was dropped from the roster and would not have been allowed back on for a family emergency. That’s tough on a team. What do you think MLB should do?
You coming back to Texas?
So everyone asks me. What is it with Mike having to put his hand on the shoulder of the pitchers when he comes out to the mound? You have like healing powers?
Tomorrow Ken Singleton.
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