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Moto Adventurer Unscripted

Moto Adventurer Unscripted

By Drew Faulkner
On Moto Adventurer Unscripted we talk about motorcycles, outdoor life, adventure, travel, riding techniques, and tastes, along with motorcycle industry headlines.
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Episode 17: What's in Your Dream Garage?
Years ago I published a blog post about what 3 bikes I'd put in my "Dream Garage". After a tougher winter, I recently copied Peter Egan's formula and expanded that to 5 bikes. I also discussed that topic with Jon Beaver on the Crushing Miles Podcast so decided I'd circle back to it for a long-format monologue, including some runner-up bikes and some discussion about why. I'd also like to hear from the audience about what 5 bikes they'd put in their dream garage, hit me at with comments! Crushing Miles Podcast: How Many Motorcycles Do you Need?
May 5, 2021
Episode 16: No Metric for Taste
Incidentally, I get a lot of texts about bike selection. I love getting into the weeds with folks about the "best bike" for them. Not the best bike for me, the best bike for them. After several conversations over the last few weeks I took a minute to monologue for a bit about my personal "taste" in motorcycles, and then highlight various things that draw you to a bike. We debate stat sheets on the internet, but the bike that stirs your soul is the one you take home. Strap in, put your philosophy cap on and let's debate the nuances of motorcycles and why we love them. As always, I love to hear feedback, what your taste in motorcycles is, or if you're having a hard time picking a bike. Hit me up at and who knows, maybe we'll give birth to another podcast. 
April 29, 2021
Episode 15: Brick & Mortar
I've been wrestling with this topic for a while now and finally put a few coherent thoughts together. In a world where Amazon can have something at my doorstep tomorrow, why should I buy something from a brick-and-mortar store? There are a lot of good reasons, but businesses need to be making it easier to walk into their stores, not harder. That and more on the show today. As always, I want to hear your comments and feedback. Hit me at with comments on this topic or others, ideally, we can talk about them on the show.  Find more content at:
April 9, 2021
Episode 14: Hare Scrambling 101
After racing last season I noticed an uptick in the number of inquiries about racing so I figured I'd talk about what I've learned over the last year of racing Cross Country. If you've been debating about giving it a shot, here's a few tips and commentary about what to expect on race day. If you're curious about something and I didn't touch on it, or if you have comments or questions, hit me at  Full Write-up: Kentucky Cross-Country Racing:  Indiana Cross-Country Racing:
March 1, 2021
Episode 13: Harley's Pan America
On the heels of the previous podcast about my fears of Harley-Davidson's future, came the release of the new Pan America. Considering how this aligned so closely with so many of my comments, I rushed a quick response to what I think about the launch video, the bike, and more importantly what it means for the brand. Again, drop me your comments at Per my comments in the podcast, check out this write-up about the engine:
February 23, 2021
Episode 12: Harley-Davidson is doing it wrong
As more news of the new "Hard-Wire" plan trickles out, I'm more and more fearful about the future of Harley-Davidson. Today I get into the nuts and bolts of what I think is going on, and what I think Harley should actually be doing. Things have been hectic over the past few months so I apologize for being behind. Looking forward to comments from the audience. Hit me with e-mails at Full Blog Post:
February 22, 2021
Episode 11: Joe Zito
Joe is a moto personality on RevZilla's Highside/Lowside podcast, a moto journalist, and Media host for the RevZilla YouTube channel. After years of running his own motorcycle shop, Joe moved over to RevZilla; starting in customer service, moving on to become a Video Production Coordinator, and then on to being a Media Host and occasional print personality on Common Tread. Joe and I geek out over gearhead stuff, the different bikes Joe has in the garage, what it's like scrambling a classic scrambler, a little sneak peek at his job behind the scenes at RevZilla, and the general love of all things two wheels. For more Joe Zito check out the links below:
July 9, 2020
Episode 10: Heather Wilson
Heather is the Recreational Riding Manager at the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). A Journalism graduate from Ohio University, Heather is a bit of a communications and marketing specialist, having worked as an associate editor for the AMA along with working at the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC). She's ridden dirt bikes since childhood as her family has owned a dealership for the better part of 40 years. We talk about dirt bikes, street bikes, rallies, AMA workshops, and pretty much anything else that comes up. You can find Heather at any of the links below: @HeatherNWilson_ on Instagram As always e-mail questions or show comments to
June 3, 2020
Episode 9: Bjorn Bredeson
Bjorn Bredeson is the man behind the marketing department at REVER Moto. We talk about his passion for all things outdoors, including moto, BMX, and mountain biking, life in Eagle, Colorado, and of course a lot of about REVER. For those unfamiliar, REVER is a navigation and social app for motorcyclists. See more at: @revermoto & @BjornBredeson on Instagram
May 27, 2020
Episode 8: Dave Kuck
Dave Kuck is a former Ohio native that has since moved out west to Idaho. Dave is the brand manager with Uclear Digital. Uclear makes Bluetooth communicators for the Powersports industry, among other things. Dave and I talk about his roots in motorcycling, his transition to Idaho, how he likes to ride, and how selling Powersports goods is way more fun than selling insurance.
May 19, 2020
Episode 7: Tyler Gantt
Tyler Gantt is the founder and general manager of Triumph of Harrisonburg. Tyler grew up in Virginia riding dirt bikes and ultimately raced motocross as an amateur and professional racer. Shortly after retirement, he opened a Triumph dealership with his family. We talk about life as a young racer, how racing affects the way you see the world, adventure riding, and of course, Triumph motorcycles.  Follow Tyler on Instagram @Triumph_of_Harrisonburg and @MX818 Youtube: Music: A Dusty Road - Dan Lebowitz Send comments to
May 12, 2020
Episode 6: Amelia Nunn
Amelia is a founding member of the Rev'It women's adventure team. She's also an avid dirt bike rider, enduro racer, and all-around motorcycle enthusiast. We talk about how she got into racing, nearly by accident, the challenges of riding from the female perspective, dabble in some discussion about the industry, and maybe some news about a new motorcycle.   Find Millie at @MillieOnTheMove on Instagram Sandblast Rally "giggle" video: First NE24: Ernie Vigil - Scramble ME: Music: A Dusty Road - Dan Lebowitz Send comments to
May 6, 2020
Episode 5: Shahin Alvandi
Shahin Alvandi, the "Shah of Brap", is the cohost and podcast personality from the popular Brap Talk Podcast (with Jensen Beeler). Shahin spent almost two decades working in the motorcycle industry. A died in the wool Ducastista, foodie, and avid adventure rider, Shahin and I discuss the nuts and bolts of the motorcycle industry, west coast adventure riding, what to pack on the trail, and endless rabbit holes in between.  Follow Shahin on Inargram @BrapTalk & @MotoBraaping Brap Talk Podcast: ~2:07:00 correction: IMS Show in Cleveland, not Columbus Send comments to
April 30, 2020
Episode 4: Chris Cope
Chris Cope is the personality behind The Motorcycle Obsession. Born in Texas, Chris has taken a strange journey across the globe, landing in Wales (UK), and still publishing love letters about his "fire-driven dandy horse". Chris and I discuss how he got into motorcycles, his time as the Managing Editor at Ride Apart, and his humorous journey from Texas to Wales.  Find Chris Cope at: @MotoTOMO on Instagram: The Motorcycle Obsession on YouTube: Send comments to
April 17, 2020
Episode 3: Jenna West
Jenna West is an adventure-travel blogger, member of the REV'IT Women's Adventure Team, and motorcycle enthusiast. A southeast Indiana native, Jenna has spent significant time road-tripping out west, including parts of Canada. We talk about how her passion for motorcycles started, what her plans are for the future, her flavor of motorcycles and her taste in riding.  Follow Jenna @jensmotoadventures on Instagram Follow Jenna's Blog at: Send comments to
April 16, 2020
Episode 2: Jeff Stoess
Jeff Stoess is the creator of the Kentucky Adventure Tour (KAT). The KAT is a 900+ mile  Dual-Sport backcountry route through eastern Kentucky, including small parts of Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee. I sat down with Jeff to talk about why he created the KAT, all the nitty-gritty details of riding the KAT, and a little bit about how he got into riding in the first place.  More info on the KAT: Send comments to
April 16, 2020
Episode 1 - Welcome to Moto Adventurer Unscripted
After moonlighting as a Moto Blogger for a few years, I wanted to sit down with folks in the motorcycle, outdoor, and adventure community and get to know them as people; talk about riding, their tastes, where they come from. Ultimately I want to host long-format discussions about people's passions; where we can get their expertise and hear their unfiltered opinions.  Send comments to
April 16, 2020