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The Motorcycles and Misfits Podcast is how we share our passion for all things two-wheeled. We ride street, dirt, ADV, track, touring, vintage and scooters, and we wrench, ride, race and attend events year round. We share our stories and interviews every week from the Re-Cycle Garage in sunny Santa Cruz, Ca.

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United States

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The Motorcycles and Misfits Podcast is how we share our passion for all things two-wheeled. We ride street, dirt, ADV, track, touring, vintage and scooters, and we wrench, ride, race and attend events year round. We share our stories and interviews every week from the Re-Cycle Garage in sunny Santa Cruz, Ca.

Language:

English

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Episodes

Podcast 561: Pushing Miles with Wendy Crockett and Ian McPhee

2/18/2024
This week on our motorcycle podcast we talk about the goings on in the garage, as well as an update on legislation concerning e-bikes. Next up we are joined by Wendy and Ian, who wrote a book on their record setting long distance ride. The description for the book is "The inspiring true story of a 100,000-mile motorcycle world record attempt where everything that could possibly go wrong, went spectacularly wrong", and they join us to share even more stories from this epic trip. Added bonus, you get to find out what a stubby cooler is. And lastly, it's time for one of Emma's History Holes, and this one is all about spark plugs (or sparkly plugs as Emma likes to call them. With Liza, Stumpy John, Miss Emma, Neal, Naked Jim and Bagel. http://pushingmiles.com/index.html breakingawayadventures.com/misfits-rally-vol-2 www.vintagerides.travel www.adifferentagenda.com/ www.leodescapes.com/ Join our Discord at discord.gg/hpRZcucHCT www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com motorcyclesandmisfits@gmail.com www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

Duration:02:05:31

Podcast 560: What Bike Is Most In Need of a Factory Upgrade?

2/11/2024
This week on our motorcycle podcast we hear from Stumpy John, who has had two different recent adventure rides that left him assessing his life's choices. But thankfully he bounces back well, and is joined by Josh to tell the tales of their trip to the Misfits Desert Hare. Another choice John needs to make is which bike's should he sell, and what should he buy? Gilles joins us all the way from Quebec on his Kawasaki W800. He's been touring the US since November, and made it all the way to California to sit in on the podcast and answer pressing questions like "Why!?" Liza throws a question out to the group about bikes that are in need of a serious makeover or upgrade. The XR650L for example is 30 years old, and can't compete with bikes like the Tenere 700. Is it time? And what changes should be made? Lastly we finish with listener emails, some of which are quite irate. with Liza, Stumpy John, Miss Emma, Josh, Gilles and Bagel. breakingawayadventures.com/misfits-rally-vol-2 www.vintagerides.travel www.adifferentagenda.com/ www.leodescapes.com/ Join our Discord at discord.gg/hpRZcucHCT www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com motorcyclesandmisfits@gmail.com www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

Duration:02:09:01

Podcast 559: What's the Best Bike For A Tuscan Tour?

2/4/2024
This week on our motorcycle podcast we dive back into last week's conversation about adding color to brake fluid while flushing the lines. This has been quite controversial, and the same debate has been had by every car and motorcycle forum out there. Liza did some extensive research and shares her findings from the web. Cat McLeod is here and he's got a list of bikes for us to look at. These are all the bikes available on his new Tuscan tour, and it's hard to pick the which one is the best. Listen to find out what everyone picks as their favorite. Lastly we cover some current topics that include Laguna Seca being threatened with a lawsuit to have it shut down, the new shirt design has been revealed, and Liza recommends a new show on MAX called On the Roam with Jason Momoa. With Liza, Miss Emma, Charley, Cat and Bagel. breakingawayadventures.com/misfits-rally-vol-2 www.vintagerides.travel www.adifferentagenda.com/ www.leodescapes.com/ Join our Discord at discord.gg/hpRZcucHCT www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com motorcyclesandmisfits@gmail.com www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

Duration:01:58:19

Podcast 558: That's Cool, But Is It Cool Cool?

1/28/2024
This week on our motorcycle podcast we share some things we think are cool. The group takes a vote after each presentation and decides if it's just cool, or if everyone agrees that it's cool cool. Then we ask the question; what came first, gasoline or the gasoline engine? The answer is not that simple, and more interesting than you thought. Next up we play the alphabet game using motorcycle brands and models. Play along and see how well you do. Liza is still holding onto an idea about dying brake fluid, and Emma is vehemently against even trying it. What do you think? And lastly we answer listener emails. With Liza, Stumpy John, Miss Emma, Neal, Scottie, Naked Jim and Bagel. breakingawayadventures.com/misfits-rally-vol-2 www.vintagerides.travel adifferentagenda.com/ www.leodescapes.com/ Join our Discord at discord.gg/hpRZcucHCT www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com motorcyclesandmisfits@gmail.com www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

Duration:02:07:19

Podcast 557: Mindblowing Geometry and Physics of Braking

1/21/2024
This week on our motorcycle podcast we jump right into listener emails, and the conversations that come from them. First up, do modern sport bikes brake better than a vintage bike or a cruiser? It's hard to believe but the answer is no. We get into the physics and geometry that explains why bikes may be safer, but the stopping distance has not improved in 50 years. Between emails we play a couple of games that you can play along with. How many models of bike brands can you name? Can you do better than the Misfits? And how many of the top 15 global motorcycle brands can you guess? Play along and see how you do. Congrats to Ricky Brabec for running a perfect race and winning this year Dakar. With Liza, Henry, Neal, Miss Emma, Scottie, Naked Jim and Bagel. breakingawayadventures.com/misfits-rally-vol-2 www.vintagerides.travel adifferentagenda.com/ www.leodescapes.com/ Join our Discord at discord.gg/hpRZcucHCT www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com motorcyclesandmisfits@gmail.com www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

Duration:02:00:02

Podcast 556: Biker Identity Crisis

1/14/2024
This week on our motorcycle podcast we talk about the following: The Dakar Rally so far Bagel's new purchase Who can find the best deal for $1500 Being an aging biker and dealing with shifting comfort levels while also recognizing that it effects your identity as a rider Bikes we regret owning Listener emails With Liza, Stumpy John, Miss Emma, Ray Ray, Scottie, Naked Jim and Bagel breakingawayadventures.com/misfits-rally-vol-2 www.vintagerides.travel https://adifferentagenda.com/ https://www.leodescapes.com/ Join our Discord at discord.gg/hpRZcucHCT www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com motorcyclesandmisfits@gmail.com www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

Duration:02:07:59

Podcast 555: Live to Ride, Ride to Eat Seabugs

1/7/2024
This week on our motorcycle podcast we find out why Emma is the best tool in the shop. She quickly identifies nagging unsolved issues on bikes with ease, plus we don't have to share our shrimp with her. Jim's got renewed spark for his Honda Ascot Flat Tracker project, and we discuss the best way to approach it for him. Meanwhile Liza spent the day trying all of the gadgets used to help you change tires, and found that they all failed her. Tire changing sucks! But to make her feel better, she springs a new game on the squad where they have to name as many current model bikes as they can for certain brands. Could you have done better? Lastly we read listener emails and answer some questions. With Liza, Stumpy John, Miss Emma, Scottie, Naked Jim and Bagel. breakingawayadventures.com/misfits-rally-vol-2 www.vintagerides.travel https://adifferentagenda.com/ Join our Discord at discord.gg/hpRZcucHCT www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com motorcyclesandmisfits@gmail.com www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

Duration:02:06:59

Podcast 554: Misfits New Years Eve Jamboree

12/31/2023
Happy New Years from the Misfits! This being our final show of 2023, we decided to invite listeners to join us via Zoom for our recording, and hear what they have to say. We talk about what bike is next on the list to buy, what's the next riding destination, and what everyone considers the golden era of motorcycles. The 90's sportbike era, the 1920s when people started to travel more by motorcycle, or is it still to come with all of the new technology around the corner? What do you think? Then we hit Emma with some Tell Me Why questions, and she does her best to explain things to us mere mortals. Thanks to everyone who joined us on the recording, and for making it feel like a party. But especially thanks to all of our listeners for keeping us going and looking ahead to all of our adventures in 2024. With Liza, Stumpy John, Miss Emma, Scottie, Mrs. Stumpy and the Zoom crew. breakingawayadventures.com/misfits-rally-vol-2 www.vintagerides.travel Join our Discord at discord.gg/hpRZcucHCT www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com motorcyclesandmisfits@gmail.com www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

Duration:01:56:37

Podcast 553: What Do You Want From a Smart Helmet?

12/17/2023
This week on our motorcycle podcast we bring to you our pre-holiday ramblings. Here's what we talk about: -Liza, and Jim had a perfect ride while bike swapping and comparing three similar but different sport touring bikes. -Trips, trips trips! Are you ready to take a trip next year? We talk about the trips we have planned and where we want to go in the future. -Liza wants to give away a motorcycle next year, and we want your input. What kind of bike would you want? -Smart helmets; will they ever be exactly what we need? -What's the right bike for a young rider who has taken many riding classes but still hasn't had a lot of street experience? With Liza, Stumpy John, Naked Jim and Scott. breakingawayadventures.com/misfits-rally-vol-2 Join our Discord at discord.gg/hpRZcucHCT www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com motorcyclesandmisfits@gmail.com www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

Duration:02:09:10

Podcast 552: Fixing Santa's Cycle

12/10/2023
This week on our motorcycle podcast we are joined by Matthew Biberman, who is the author of a brand new children's book called Fixing Santa's Cycle. Did you know that Santa rides a motorcycle? All this time people thought they were hearing reindeer hoofs when it was actually the sweet exhaust sounds from his Vincent. Matthew is the son of bike builder Big Sid Biberman, who was well known for his wrenching skills on vintage bikes. In fact, it was a special build of a Vincati that brought Matthew and his dad close again, and was the subject of the book Big Sid's Vincati. To find out more, visit Matthew's site where you can order all of his books at https://matthewbiberman.com/ With Liza, Stumpy John, Miss Emma, Eric and Bagel breakingawayadventures.com/misfits-rally-vol-2 Join our Discord at discord.gg/hpRZcucHCT www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com motorcyclesandmisfits@gmail.com www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

Duration:02:08:05

Podcast 551: Santa Cruz Is Changing The World

12/3/2023
What does Zero Motorcycles, Onewheel, surfing, flying taxis, Crossfit, the Trident missile, lunar landing, zero emission busses, skateboard culture and cell phone cameras have in common? They all came out of Santa Cruz. That's right, our sleepy little beach town has had a hand in changing the world of transportation and technology for decades, and is still at it with the the latest; Joby Aviation. Give a listen and learn about the place we call home, Santa Cruz. With Liza, Stumpy John, Miss Emma, Scottie, Naked Jim and Bagel. breakingawayadventures.com/misfits-rally-vol-2 Join our Discord at discord.gg/hpRZcucHCT www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com motorcyclesandmisfits@gmail.com www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

Duration:02:02:35

Podcast 550: Yamaha Niken - An Amazing Abomination

11/26/2023
This week on our motorcycle podcast it's time to talk about the Yamaha Niken. Everyone's had a chance to try it, and everyone is impressed. Set aside the freak show imagery with it's double front wheels, and what you have left is an extremely capable sport touring bike, which is equally comfortable in rough twisty roads as it is doing 100mph freeway slabbing. In fact, Liza makes the declaration that a big triple engine is the best all around street bike engine you can get right now. Once you're on the bike, you forget that it's got 2 front wheels, and it just feels like a well planted machine ready to take you down any road in any conditions, and get you home safely. In our You Must Be Crazy segment, we look at a marketplace ad for a modified Ruckus scooter that the seller thinks is worth $10K. Even with the quality modifications, it's hard to believe anyone would pay this much. Would you? Lastly we finish up with announcements and emails. With Liza, Stumpy John, Miss Emma, Scottie, Naked Jim and Bagel. breakingawayadventures.com/misfits-rally-vol-2 Join our Discord at discord.gg/hpRZcucHCT www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com motorcyclesandmisfits@gmail.com www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

Duration:02:03:43

Podcast 549: Around the World with Bridget McCutchen

11/19/2023
This week on our motorcycle podcast we are joined by new world record holder Bridget McCutchen. She is officially the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe on a motorcycle. Completing her journey just shy of her 23rd birthday, she relied on her Kawasaki Versys 300 and the motorcycle community at large to help her complete her journey. Of course there were some hardships along the way, as well as a new love, and possibly the best education you can get. Listen in and hear how she got the idea, and how she made it all the way back home. With Liza, Bagel and Steph Yue. breakingawayadventures.com/misfits-rally-vol-2 Join our Discord at discord.gg/hpRZcucHCT www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com motorcyclesandmisfits@gmail.com www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

Duration:02:00:42

Podcast 548: Dirt/Dual Sport/Enduro/ADV What's the Difference?

11/12/2023
This week on our motorcycle podcast we are getting dirty. Well, talking about dirt bikes. Specifically, what's the difference between all the types of off road bikes? And how do you define ambiguous bikes like the Tenere 700? Liza introduces a new game to the group called about Santa Cruz street names. Play along! Honda and Lambretta have both announced new electric scooters. Bagel gives us his opinion as to if we should care or not. Lastly, we read listener emails and answer some great questions like what kind of mixed drink would you compare to your bike? With Liza, Naked Jim, Stumpy John and Bagel. https://breakingawayadventures.com/misfits-rally-vol-2 Join our Discord at discord.gg/hpRZcucHCT www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com motorcyclesandmisfits@gmail.com www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

Duration:01:44:32

Podcast 547: The Best Motorcycle Color

11/5/2023
This week on our motorcycle podcast we jump into some bikes that came into the shop today, and can't believe the suggested maintenance intervals on a Himalayan. Liza talks about the Niken she's got a line on, and her good bad idea to turn it into an adventure bike. In our Debate Club segment, we discuss the best color for a motorcycle, and come pretty close to deciding as a group what it is. We have free gear. Spread the word. And lastly, we read listener emails and try our best to problem solve a poorly running flingpoo. With Liza, Stumpy John, Lucas and Kelly. Join our Discord at discord.gg/hpRZcucHCT www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com motorcyclesandmisfits@gmail.com www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

Duration:01:53:20

Podcast 546: The Friendly Rattlesnake

10/29/2023
This week on our motorcycle podcast we hear from Naked Jim, Stumpy John and Scotty who were down in the Mojave Desert at Johnson Valley doing some dirtbiking. There's plenty of things here that can kill you, including the sidewinder that joined them in their camp at night. Navigating in the desert and negotiating the windy roads can be a challenge. So can the sand and silt that tried to kill John, yet they still had a wonderful time. Bagel shares his stories from the Scotchtoberfest Scooter Rally, where they had competitions like throwing utensils and such. Scooterists are one crazy bunch and know how to throw a rally. In other news, Emma changed tires and Liza got new pants and found a cool TV show called Flipping Bangers. With Liza, Stumpy John, Miss Emma, Brian, Scotty, Naked Jim and Bagel. Join our Discord at discord.gg/hpRZcucHCT www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com motorcyclesandmisfits@gmail.com www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

Duration:02:03:47

Podcast 545: Appraise This!

10/22/2023
This week on our motorcycle podcast Liza is seeking on advice on a few legal matters. If you get a speeding ticket in another country, does it follow you back home? How can you tell you are talking to a Craigslist scammer? What can you do if you pay for a custom item that doesn't work, and the fabricator won't respond to your emails? Our guest Amy from https://autoappraisalnetwork.com/ tries to answer some of these questions. In her experience working with the DMV, as a VIN verifier and an automotive appraiser, she has learned how to navigate the grey areas in the system. She answers all of our questions, and also gets roped into playing a game where everyone has to appraise different vehicles, some of which are one of a kind. If you would like to reach her for her appraisal services, contact her at AmyL@autoappraisalnetwork.com With Liza, Miss Emma and Bagel. Join our Discord at discord.gg/hpRZcucHCT www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com motorcyclesandmisfits@gmail.com www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

Duration:02:15:31

Podcast 544: Guilty Pleasures w/Zee and Cat

10/15/2023
This week on our motorcycle podcast we are joined by both Zee Traveler and Cat McLeod. Zee's still living life on the road, has ridden to Alaska and Panama, and managed to write and publish her own book. Not having a job sure does keep you busy! Cat has been leading tours throughout Europe and has finally made it home. He gives us updates on where he's been, and where he's going. We also play a round of the Dating Game with Cat. Which sexy bike will he choose to be his date? Next up we go around the room and talk about our guilty pleasure bikes. This is a bike you've always been fond or bikecurious about, that may surprise people based on your taste and current bikes. Lastly, we read listener emails and enjoy pics of some old ladies. Keep the emails coming! With Liza, Naked Jim, Miss Emma, Zee, Cat and Bagel. https://zeetraveler.com/ https://www.leodescapes.com/ Join our Discord at discord.gg/hpRZcucHCT www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com motorcyclesandmisfits@gmail.com www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

Duration:01:59:35

Podcast 543: Biker Pornography

10/8/2023
Warning: This episode contains graphic subjects that are not suitable for children or in public spaces. We acknowledge that sex and pornography exist, so if you're not comfortable with these topics, you may want to skip this one. Motorcycles and bikers have been fetishized for decades. Where does this come from? What is the difference between good and bad biker porn? Does a hot girl on your bike ad get more interest? And what biker porn would Liza like to see? We delve into this taboo subject and share findings from our 'research'. With Liza, Miss Emma, Naked Jim and Bagel. Join our Discord at discord.gg/hpRZcucHCT www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com motorcyclesandmisfits@gmail.com www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

Duration:01:44:21

Podcast 542: Hey Kid, Give Me All Your Money!

10/1/2023
This week on our motorcycle podcast we talk about our recent rides and what we've been up to. Jim and Liza have are selling their Africa Twins, and Emma helps them pepper up their ads. What do choppers, cafe racers, flat trackers, ADV and scramblers have in common? They all started as street bikes that were modified by the public, became popular, and then eventually became produced bikes. What other styles came from the public? And what style will we see produced next? Discuss..... Lastly we read listener emails and answer some great questions. Keep the emails coming! With Liza, Stumpy John, Miss Emma, Naked Jim and Bagel. Join our Discord at discord.gg/hpRZcucHCT www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com motorcyclesandmisfits@gmail.com www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

Duration:01:55:29