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Episode 104: Sturgis with Tom’s Best Friend - Doug Edwards

2015-08-13

Today we have Tom and Doug, who just returned from the 75th Anniversary of Sturgis, discussing their trip.

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Episode 103: Renee & Cassie from the Motorcycle Industry Council

2015-07-30

Today’s guests are Renee Tuzee - Director of Marketing & After Market Programs and Cassie Silhan - Senior Coordinator of Member Services, both from the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC). The MIC exists to preserve, protect and promote motorcycling through government relations, communications and media relations, statistics and research, aftermarket programs, development of data communications standards, and activities surrounding technical and regulatory issues.

Renee learned to ride minibikes, snowmobiles, and drive powerboats at age 8. She went on to have a career in marketing and advertising in the powersports industry including Sea-Doo and Vespa. She currently rides a Honda CBR250.

Cassie is also building a career in the powersports industry, including Akrapovic and Two Brothers. She learned to ride dirt bikes at age 13 and recently bought her first street bike, a Yamaha FZ-07, which already has 9,000 miles on it.

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Episode 102: Bob Saghafi of Moto Gyro Vision & Jawnos Solis from SoCal Motorcycles

2015-07-23

Today on Ridin’SoCal we have Bob Saghafi, track day enthusiast and designer of the Gyro Vision camera mount for GoPro. The Gyro Vision is a gyro mount for your GoPro allowing you to record quality video like that of MotoGP racers. When the camera stays horizontal it makes for much nicer playback of your days ride.

Joining us for the second half of the show is Jawnos Solis, one of our parts experts here at Southern California Motorcycles and a GoPro enthusiast. When riding he always has at least one camera on him.

For more information about Moto Gyro Vision, including videos, check out their website.

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Episode 101: John Hilton of Fastrack Riders

2015-07-16

Today’s guest is John Hilton, former racer and current Fastrack Riders instructor. In his spare time he also plays in a band and surfs, but today he shares his knowledge of the race track.

Fastrack Riders Website | SoCal Motorcycles Stars & Stripes Event

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Episode 100: Ken Tam of Foothill Ducati Owners Club

2015-07-09

First, an important milestone. This is our 100th Episode! Huge thanks to all the listeners, we do this for you!

Now, for today’s episode we have Ken Tam, CEO of GABI TOY - maker of the MotoGP teddy bear, and president of the newly formed Foothill Ducati Owners Club.

Foothill DOC Facebook | Nuno’s Bistro: 2440 W Arrow Route, Upland


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Episode 99: Beno Blanko of Scoobeez

2015-07-02

Beno Blanko (a man of many talents) has big plans for the future of delivery services! Most parts of the world have motorcycle/scooter courier, delivery, and messenger services, and he has brought it to LA with plans to grow. He’s hiring!

For more information on Scoobeez check out their website.

Scoobeez Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Phone: (323) 577-9117

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Episode 98: Steve Carpenter - Carpy’s Cafe Racers

2015-06-18

Steve Carpenter, a London transplant, has made quite a name for himself building cafe racers here in the states. Along with building bikes beautiful he also makes a great line of parts and apparel. He’s quite the character and happy to be living the American Dream to the fullest.

Contact Carpy’s Cafe Racers: Website, Facebook, Instagram

For information on Moto Ventures: Website

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Episode 97: Bob Cable - Motorcycle Enthusiast

2015-06-11

Today’s guest is Bob Cable, owner of Cable airport in Upland and an avid motorcycle enthusiast. When he’s not flying the Southern California skies you can find him riding the surrounding roads. There’s certainly a strong link between aviation and motorcycling.


Cable Airport Website

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Episode 96: Speedway with Paul Flanders & Shawn McConnell

2015-05-27

Paul Flanders: He set a production class speed record of 64mph at Bonneville on Darryl Packard’s Suzuki. He served as pit steward and starter for the night races at Irwindale Racing. Currently he promotes the LA-Barstow to Vegas National Dual Sport Ride as well as serving as an AMA track representative and committee member.

Shawn McConnell: Ran Pirate Speedway for 6 years. Has been racing speedway since he was 15 and continues to do so. He’s also a member of Bikers Against Child Abuse.

Tonights races begin at 7:30pm. Gates at 6pm. Motorcycle parking is free, cars are $5. Adult admission is $15, youth (13-17) and seniors (55+) $10, kids 12 and under are free. If you can’t make it to the races tonight, you can catch them live

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Episode 95: Alisa Clickenger - MotoAdventureGal

2015-05-21

Today’s guest is Alisa Clickenger (AKA MotoAdventureGal), a writer, blogger, and true motorcycling enthusiast. Alisa has traveled the world on two wheels and today she shares some of her adventures with us.

MotoAdventureGal Blog | Personal Website | Coming Soon: US Tour for Women

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Episode 94: Billy Gordon - Author of Funcycle

2015-05-14

Today’s guest is Billy Gordon, executive director of Motorcycle Charity Associates and author of Funcycle, a book about the Sturgis 75th anniversary. Billy has hosted multiple charity events at the Playboy Mansion as well as traveling the world and playing numerous motorcycle events with his band.

Send Billy an email | www.fun-cycle.org | Muckenthaler Motor Car Festival | Sturgis

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Today’s Episode Post-Poned

2015-05-07

Due to a conflict in Tom’s schedule today’s episode has been post-poned. Make sure to check back next week for Billy Gordon!

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No Episode Today

2015-04-23

We will be taking a 2 week hiatus. We’ll be back with you May 7th!

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No Episode Today

2015-04-16

Due to weather conditions our host, Tom, was unable to make it back for our podcast today. We’ll be back with you next week!

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Episode 93: Mike York - LA Ride For Kids

2015-04-09

Today’s guest is Mike York of the Los Angeles Ride for Kids. Ride for Kids is a national organization that has been around for 30 years, the ride supports the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Mike has a personal connection as his daughter is a brain tumor survivor. Make sure to check out his booth at our Open House on Saturday, and attend the ride on May 3rd!

Ride for Kids LA | Cure the Kids | Charity Navigator
Southern California Motorcycles 15th Anniversary Open House

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Episode 92: Krystyna Kubran - Lady Racer

2015-03-26
Length: 1s

Today’s guest is bad ass female road racer, Krystyna Kubran, who was recently featured on Buzzfeed. She is the first female in WERA history to win an open class championship. When she isn’t racing, she works as a mechanical engineer. Keep your eyes open for #352 and her pigtails flapping in the breeze!

See her Buzzfeed feature here | Riverside Airshow | SoCal Motorcycles Open House

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Episode 91: Lennie Combs - Racer

2015-03-19

Today’s guest is Lennie Combs - road racer. Lennie raced in the 80’s, earning quite a few national titles. After a long hiatus he jumped back into racing 2 years ago. His goal is to return to the AMA 1000 Superstock class with Moto America. Can he do it? Time will tell. We’ll certainly cheer him on!

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Episode 90: Todd Huffman - Creator of the Film Penton

2015-03-12

Today’s guest is Todd Huffman. As one half of Pipeline Digital Media (PDM), Todd is involved with all aspects of PDM’s projects. He develops, writes, field produces, directs, manages post-production, even bangs on the keys for offline editing. He prides himself in great story-telling and attention to detail from both dramatic and marketing perspectives. His latest work was Penton: The John Penton Story.

Buy Penton Here | Check out the Book | Film Website |

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No Episode Today

2015-03-05

Ridin’SoCal will be back next week.

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Episode 89: Ken Glaser of MSF

2015-02-26

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation is a national, not-for-proft organization promoting the safety of motorcyclists with programs in rider training, operator licensing, and public information. They have 23 courses in 47 states.

MSF Website | Dirt Website | iTunes U Courses
SoCal Motorcycles Takes the Drunk Goggles Test
Victory Burnout Event | Whittier Car Show

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