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The mission of Re-Cycle Garage in Santa Cruz is to get old motorcycles back on the road and to teach people how to wrench on them. Over the years we have built up an amazing community through our free-to-all motorcycle garage. Our podcast consists of a rotating cast of characters sharing their stories, knowledge and experiences.

The mission of Re-Cycle Garage in Santa Cruz is to get old motorcycles back on the road and to teach people how to wrench on them. Over the years we have built up an amazing community through our free-to-all motorcycle garage. Our podcast consists of a rotating cast of characters sharing their stories, knowledge and experiences.

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United States

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The mission of Re-Cycle Garage in Santa Cruz is to get old motorcycles back on the road and to teach people how to wrench on them. Over the years we have built up an amazing community through our free-to-all motorcycle garage. Our podcast consists of a rotating cast of characters sharing their stories, knowledge and experiences.

Language:

English

Contact:

8313591311


Episodes

Podcast 484: Emma and Cat's Italian Alps Adventure

8/15/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast, Emma is back! She, along with Cat, Henry and Patrick are here to share their stories from the Misfits trip to the Dolomites. Everyone reports having a great time enjoying the roads and views, the food and drinks, but especially the moments with all of the Misfits who attended. But of course with Emma along, you know things will get crazy. In fact, she tells a story about almost getting arrested by an Italian cop. That's amore! Liza starts out with the...

Duration:01:33:13

Podcast 483: Motorcycle Wars with Jerry Deluca

8/8/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast we are talking about wars. Well, not the wars you're thinking of. This is Motorcycle Wars: Blood, Sweat and Tears. We are joined by executive producer Jerry Deluca, who has been creating a new kind of motorcycle show. This is a motorcycle racing elimination competition with both amateurs and pros. They will be featuring the stories of the riders, and the racing community as well. We can't wait till next year when the series will be ready to view. We also...

Duration:01:58:12

Podcast 482: Stories From VMD - The Happiest Place On Earth

8/1/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast Liza shares some of her stories from Vintage Motorcycle Days. Move over Disney, because this is the happiest place on earth for motorcyclists. Non stop barrel racing, every weird bike you can imagine, track time, trails in the woods, the largest moto swap meet, and the coolest people in the world all hanging out and having fun. There were hospital visits, stormageddon, mud for days and eating like a raccoon. We just can't wait to go back again next year....

Duration:01:56:14

Podcast 481: Top Ten Motorcycle Innovations w/Cleveland Moto and Noco Moto

7/24/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast we are coming to you from the seminar tent at the AMA VMD. The guys from the Cleveland Moto Podcast and the Noco Moto Podcast join Liza to debate the top 10 technical innovations of all time in motorcycling. But of course this is not an easy task, so we take turns debating each of the topics and why they belong on the list. In no order, here's the innovations that were chosen: Hydraulic brakes, electric start, standardization of controls, electric...

Duration:01:30:01

Podcast 480: AHRMA Classic Motofest and Spirit Traffic w/ author C. Jane Taylor

7/18/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast we are off to the races for week 2! But this one is different. It's the AHRMA Classic Motofest at Laguna Seca. And this one has motocross and flat track too! We had a blast at this well organized and fun event, and can't wait for it to return next year. Check out the schedule for racing near you. https://www.ahrma.org/ Next up we have some special in studio guests. Jane Taylor and her husband John were about to become empty nesters, and decided that a...

Duration:01:55:11

Podcast 479: MotoAmerica Races and a Hard Lesson

7/11/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast we are off to the races at the world famous Laguna Seca racetrack. The weather was perfect, and the races were awesome, but Liza noticed some changes to the race that prompt a heartfelt apology. The baggers and hooligans were something to watch, and really made the event even better. Now to switch things up and talk about something that most people don't like to talk about: tragedy. Zach joins us to tell his story of a night he will never forget. We talk...

Duration:02:07:25

Podcast 478: Stories From Stumpistan

7/4/2022
Stumpy John has returned from Pakistan, and invited some of the guys to join him in telling their tales from the trip. There were crashes galore, some treacherous roads, and close calls but overall everyone had an amazing time. This truly is a trip of a lifetime that changes your perception on the way you see the world, and it's great to hear everyone share their experiences. With Liza, Stumpy John, Thomas, Miss Emma, Zach, Clark, Moin, David and Aaron. adifferentagenda.com/tour/chickistan/...

Duration:02:02:25

Podcast 477: Mistakes We've Made and the Lessons We've Learned

6/27/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast we share mistakes we've made and lessons we've learned. Everything from close calls when riding, bad motorcycle investments, and costly wrenching mistakes. We've all been there, so hopefully you can learn from our mistakes. Then Emma shares some "Customer States" stories from her years as a mechanic. What's the worst thing she's seen? And what's the worst mistake she's made? And lastly, we answer listener emails. Keep em coming! With Liza, Patrick, Miss...

Duration:01:19:37

Podcast 476: Mike's Awesome Adventure and the Indomitable SV650

6/20/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast we hear from Award Winning Mike, who has just returned from one of the Leod Escapes tours. He traveled through Austria, Germany and Czech Republic, with the highlight of the tour being 3 days of track riding at the MotoGP track BRNO. Mike gives Cat McLeod's tour 6 out of 5 stars, and can't wait for the next trip. https://www.leodescapes.com/ Next up, Zach tells us about all the trick mods and upgrades he's been doing to his gen 1 Suzuki SV650. He loves...

Duration:01:09:16

Podcast 475: Americade Recap and Alonzo Bodden Interview

6/13/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast Liza has returned from a week at Americade, and she shares her recap. There were test rides, and Liza has a declaration to make about the Yamaha Tenere 700. Overall a fun event with great people in attendance, but one of the highlights is staple Alonzo Bodden performing his comedy. Liza had the opportunity to interview him and find out more about Alonzo the biker. Big thanks to all the listeners who came and said hi, and made the experience even better....

Duration:01:26:39

Podcast 474: 10 Reasons Why Scooters Are Better Than Motorcycles

6/5/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast we are going down Bagel's list of 10 things that scooters do better than motorcycles. There's some interesting innovation and ideas that we think you should check out. Next up we catch up on our backlog of emails (sorry, -Liza) and try to give out the best advice we can. Congrats to Charley and Mycah for tying the knot! With Liza, Miss Emma and Bagel. recyclemotorcyclegarage@gmail.com www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits...

Duration:01:52:20

Podcast 473: Christian Dutcher of Americade

5/30/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast we are joined by Christian Dutcher of Americade. This is a yearly motorcycle rally in Lake George, NY that has been going since 1983. He grew up working at Americade when he was a kid and his parents ran it, and then as an adult he came back to take over and put his own stamp on it. Once known as the touring rally, he's been making small changes to open it up to even more demographics, including women riders. So what does it take to run an event of this...

Duration:01:22:00

Podcast 472: Texts From a Teenage Daughter w/Hailey and Shawn Thomas

5/23/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast we are joined by 15 year old Hailey Thomas, daughter of BMW ambassador Shawn Thomas. She's got the keys to the kingdom. She's grown up on the back of her dad's bike on adventures, she's been given the best training you can get, and she's got all the best gear and a new BMW motorcycle. But is she riding for herself? Or is she riding because she knows it makes her dad happy? Or, is she just discovering who she is, and who she is meant to become; A true...

Duration:01:32:43

Podcast 471: The Quail Recap and the Lance Percival Doll

5/16/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast we give our recap on the Quail Motorcycle Gathering. We had perfect weather, amazing bikes and loads of friends there. It was a magnificent party. We talk about some of our favorite bikes, some interesting engines, and clever designs we discovered. Big thanks to Law Tigers for sponsoring Emma's booth, and giving us a base camp. Next up Liza asks some random questions of the group, which leads to some inappropriately named things, which then leads to a...

Duration:01:46:06

Podcast 470: Gordon McCall of the Quail Motorcycle Gathering

5/9/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast we are joined by Gordon McCall, the director of motorsports at the Quail Lodge. He is responsible for bringing us the Quail Motorcycle Gathering, which we look forward to attending every year. Choppers, scooters, race bikes, vintage, mini bikes and even new electric bikes are all represented. But the thing that really makes this event special are the people. Everyone there wants to talk about motorcycles. They want to tell you about the restoration process...

Duration:02:07:31

Podcast 469: The 2022 One Moto Show

5/2/2022
The One Moto Show is back, and it's bigger and better than ever! We've been going to this event for a few years and always look forward to it. The bikes, art, music, food, vendors and people are what make it unique in a way only Portland can do. But more than that, it's become something of a family reunion for us. Hanging out with old friends and new, deep diving into motorcycle mods with the builders, and getting to meet so many listeners is why we will keep coming back. We've got some cool...

Duration:02:02:19

Podcast 468: Emma's Guide to Swearing

4/25/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast we have a smorgasbord of topics we discuss. First up, Segway announced the new hydrogen electric hybrid motorcycle, and Emma has an opinion on why it's not going to be successful. Then Emma gives us a lesson in proper swearing, British style of course. Next up we take some biker quizzes, and discuss what should be included in our upcoming Ultimate Biker Quiz. Does the $500 project bike good deal still exist? Emma says no, and we all try to convince her it...

Duration:01:58:59

Podcast 467: Recumbant Motorcycles - Bike of the Future or of the Past?

4/18/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast we hear from Mike, who found his groove on the race track, and then found the ground after high siding. He came away with his best time on the track, and also a broken wrist. Then we play a round of Tell Me Why, answering questions about burgers and being cool and such like that. Next up we discuss the future of motorcycles, the recumbant feet forward style of bikes like the Quasar and Gurney Alligator. But since this style has been tried over and over,...

Duration:02:01:50

Podcast 466: Super 73 is Super Duper

4/11/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast we talk about a bike that came in to the shop for an assessment and possible new customer for Emma. There's a story to this bike that makes it seem pretty special, but is it true? And if it isn't, is it worth the money to resurrect? We discuss. Next up we are joined by Michael, Aaron and Legrand who are 3 of the founders of Super 73, an ebike and American lifestyle brand. We ask them about their beginnings, the successful Kickstarter campaign, and what...

Duration:02:02:46

Podcast 465: Becoming a Better Rider

4/4/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast we talk about how to become a better rider. In our first story, we talk about a new guy named Michael, who's only been riding less than 6 months, and has already moved up to a Ducati. At first we thought he might just be another squid, but he came to learn how to maintain his bike, and he's already taken an advanced riding class. Way to go Michael. Next up we hear from Lila who spent their first day in the dirt riding with us. They took instruction well,...

Duration:01:50:24