Behind the Bars, Motorcycles, Memories and Mayhem

Behind the Bars, Motorcycles, Memories and Mayhem

By Wilkins Harley-Davidson
Behind the Bars, Motorcycles Memories and Mayhem
Mark and John's no holds barred podcast about motorcycles and the people who ride them. Some language may be explicit. Sponsored by Wilkins Harley-Davidson, Barre, Vermont
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Ep 3, S4, Interview with Jamie Elvidge, Motorcycle Journalist, on Ewan Mcgregor and Charley Boorman’s Harley-Davidson LiveWire ride from Argentina to Los Angeles

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Ep 6, S4, Interview with Diego Cardenas, Creator of Influential Harley-Davidson LiveWire Group
Ep 6, S4, Interview with Diego Cardenas, Creator of Influential LiveWire Group Curious about the how the Livewire is faring out in the wild?   Tune into this podcast to get the lowdown. John and Mark chat with Diego Cardenas, an early adopter of the LiveWire, about his experiences, motorcycle culture shifts, and how the LiveWire is fairing with 5000 miles under his belt.  Diego gets into discussion on what happens when the motorcycle gets to 0 percent battery, how his range almost reached 200 miles on one battery, and the Harley-Davidson Motor Company's White Glove Approach.   Check out his online forum as well dedicated to all things Livewire.  Good stuff here folks! LIVEWIRE GROUP As always, thanks for listing and supporting our sponsor, Wilkins Harley-Davidson. 
32:11
March 13, 2020
Ep 5, S4, Interview with Harley-Davidson Go to Market Manager, Michael Spaeth
Ep 5, S4, Interview with Harley-Davidson Go to Market Manager, Michael Spaeth We received special permission for this interview.  Super cool discussion here on Behind the Bars with Michael Spaeth of the Harley-Davidson.  His title is mysterious but make no mistake he is a Harley insider who contributes significantly to all aspects of the Harley brand.  Discussion focused on all sorts of things, like, sleeping in ditches, product hygiene, therapeutics, and Batwing v. Sharknose fairings. Tune in to hear about the process employed to develop the next generation of Harley-Davidson motorcycles.  Thanks again to Harley-Davidson Motor Company for allowing Behind the Bars to interview Michael.  He is a great guy and very passionate and upbeat about the brand. Also, thanks to our sponsor, Wilkins Harley-Davidson.  www.WilkinsHarley.Com
33:57
February 6, 2020
Ep 4, S4, Interview with Author, Debi Tolbert Duggar, Author of Riding Soul-O
Ep 4, S4, Interview with Author, Debi Tolbert Duggar, Author of Riding Soul-O In this edition of Behind the Bars, John and Mark chat with Debi Tolbert Duggar- rider and author of the book Riding Soul-O.   Debbie is an awesome story teller with many fascinating experiences on a motorcycle that have led to her discovering her true self.   Tune in to hear how riding helped transform her from being “soul sick” to someone very at ease in her own skin. Debi's Website with more info on her book.  CLICK HERE A big thank you to Wilkins Harley-Davidson in Barre Vermont for sponsoring our podcast. If you have a moment, we would love for you to rate our podcast on whatever platform you listen on.  
27:11
January 29, 2020
Ep 3, S4, Interview with Jamie Elvidge, Motorcycle Journalist, on Ewan Mcgregor and Charley Boorman’s Harley-Davidson LiveWire ride from Argentina to Los Angeles
Ep 3, S4, Interview with Jamie Elvidge, Motorcycle Journalist, on Ewan Mcgregor and Charley Boorman’s Harley-Davidson LiveWire ride from Argentina to Los Angeles With the Harley-Davidson Livewire due in showrooms all across the country in the next few weeks, John and Mark chat with motorcycle journalist Jamie Elvidge about Livewire and Pan America.   Jamie wrote a fascinating article recently about adventure riders Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman who chose to ride Harley-Davidson Livewires on an epic journey from Patagonia to Los Angeles!   Tune in to learn more. It's a Wrap: Long Way Up Journey As always, a big thanks to Wilkins Harley-Davidson for sponsoring us!
22:08
January 2, 2020
Ep 2, S4, Bruce Motta, Harley Owners Group (HOG) Czar
Ep 2, S4, Bruce Motta, Harley Owners Group (HOG) Czar In this edition of Behind the Bars, John and Mark talk with Bruce Motta, Regional Manager for HOG Harley-Davidson Owners Group.  Bruce is a fascinating guy who has gone from designing nuclear subs for the Navy to making connections with motorcycle riders across the globe.   His harrowing account of his first time on a motorcycle and his run in with the law in Brazil make for very interesting listening.  Bruce “dances with his machine” and it comes across loud and clear why he excels in his role as Regional Manager. HOG Thank you to Wilkins Harley-Davidson for sponsoring this Podcast.  
28:36
December 17, 2019
S4, Ep1, Craig Ripley, Living off the Slab, Dual Adventure Motorcyclist, thoughts on Harley-Davidson Pan America
S4, Ep1, Craig Ripley, Living off the Slab, Dual Adventure Motorcyclist, thoughts on Harley-Davidson Pan America In this episode, John goes solo since Mark is off hugging trees (only for this episode).   John talks with Craig Ripley who has a popular Youtube Channel and does adventure touring riding all over the country.  While we are still learning many of the specs of the Pan America, Craig offers his insight on what he sees on the bike and compares it to many of the other models on the market.  Craig offers his insight on the only real American Made Dual Sport and the hill Harley-Davidson is going to need to climb in order to compete with BMW GS and KTM Adventure bikes.   Living off the Slab Harley-Davidson Pan America Craig Ripley www.livingofftheslab.com craig@craigripley.com As always, thanks so much to our sponsor, Wilkins Harley-Davidson.
25:30
December 9, 2019
Ep 14, S3, Interview with Joe Pennington, of THE Evel Knievel Museum
Ep 14, S3, Interview with Joe Pennington, of THE Evel Knievel Museum Evel Knievel has to be the interesting character to ever sit in the saddle of a motorcycle.  John and Mark were fascinated to learn that there is a museum in Topeka, Kansas dedicated to Evel.  In this podcast Joe Pennington of THE Evel Knievel Museum talks with John and Mark about the museum’s exhibits and attractions.  Evel himself, had left plans for how this museum might be designed.  There are also some interesting stories about Evel’s eccentricities.  Fun stuff all around. Evel Knievel Museum Thanks to our sponsor, Wilkins Harley-Davidson
22:29
November 11, 2019
Ep 13, S3, Interview with Alisa Clickenger, Women's Motorcycle Tours
Interview with Alisa Clickenger, Women's Motorcycle Tours In this Behind the Bars Podcast, John and Mark chat with Alisa Clickenger. Alisa is an inspirational writer, blogger, and global motorcycle tour leader who called motorcycles “the lens through which I view the world”.  Her passion for bikes was inspired by a dream and has allowed her to discover her true self. She speaks about many interesting elements of motorcycling including the sense of family, the value of solitude, and taming inner self-talk.  While her focus is largely on how motorcycles benefit and build confidence in women, her observations are relevant for all of us. Tune in for a fascinating discussion that will change the way you look at your motorcycle. Alisa Clickenger's website The Centennial Ride in August 2020 As always, thanks to Wilkins Harley-Davidson in Vermont for sponsoring this show.
27:50
October 30, 2019
Ep 12, S3, World's Fastest Female, Valerie Thompson, interview and dedication to Jessi Combs who died today.
Mark and John interview Valerie Thompson, who is the Fastest Woman on 2 Wheels (328 MPH), on her friendship with Jessi Combs who was tragically killed trying to achieve a world record on four wheels today. Valerie Thompson, is the “World’s Fastest Female Motorcycle Racer” and an eight-time land speed record holder with membership in the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame, seven 200 MPH Clubs and one 300 MPH Club. In 2018, she piloted the famed BUB 7 Streamliner to a record speed of 328.467 mph (528.616 km/h) and is the only female rider featured on the “World’s Top 10 Fastest Motorcycle Riders” list. She was recently included on the Dealernews “Top 100 Leaders in Powersports” list.  CLICK HERE Jessi Combs, Worlds Fastest Female on Four Wheels.  1980-2019.   Thank you as always to our sponsor, Wilkins Harley-Davidson.  
22:16
August 28, 2019
Ep 11, S3, What does 5 Time NHRA Champion, Andrew Hines, spray on his seat before every race?
Ep 11, S3, Interview with 5 Time NHRA Champion, Andrew Hines Ever traveled 200 MPH on a motorcycle?  On this edition of Behind the Bars, John and Mark talk with 5 time NHRA Champion Andrew Hines about what it feels like drag race a motorcycle for Vance and Hines/Harley-Davidson Race Team.  Andrew is a classy guy with three (3) little ones at home watching on NHRA.Com as he tears up the track and continues to demolish the competition.  Find out what Andrew sprays on his seat before every race. NHRA Racing  Andrew Hines Racing  Andrew Hines Facebook Page  As always, thank you to our sponsor and listeners for listening and growing Behind the Bars, Motorcycles, Memories, and Mayhem.
21:58
August 5, 2019
Ep 10, S3, Jake Bright, Contributor to TechCrunch on the 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire and Zero SRF
Ep 10, S3, Jake Bright, Contributor to TechCrunch on the 2020 LiveWire and Zero SRF  In this edition of Behind the Bars, John and Mark talk with Jake Bright for the second time.  Jake is a contributing writer for Tech Crunch.  All together they dig further into some of the details of the new LiveWire including the haptic experience and future versions of Harley E-Bikes/motorcycles.  Both John and Jake share there impressions having both ridden the Harley-Davidson LiveWire.  Jake does some comparisons on the Zero SRF, but is limited in his assessment until he spends more time on the LiveWire on the open road.  Jake compares riding Emotorcycles to riding the Starwars Millennium Falcon.  Jake believes Harley-Davidson has a lesser expensive emotorcycle to follow up the LiveWire.   Jake Bright, TechCrunch As always, we appreciate your constructive reviews on our podcast.  Thank you to our Sponsor, Wilkins Harley-Davidson, South Barre, Vermont.  
33:23
July 25, 2019
Ep 9, S3, Is Harley-Davidson really an American made motorcycle? International Business Professor, Frank Dubois, PHD gives insight.
Ep 9, S3, Is Harley-Davidson really an American made motorcycle?   International Business Professor, Frank Dubois, PHD gives insight on this complex issue. What is American Made mean?  Does it need to be manufactured in the USA?  Can it have products made outside the United States?  What about if the products were made in the US and shipped overseas to be finished? Very few things are 100% American Made.  Seven Criteria are considered, including profit margin, labor, and research and development location, among others.  Mark does his absolute best to set John up on who drives the most American vehicle, when it backfires on Mark.    Check out the KoGod Index which analyzes products for this very topic.   As always, a big thank you to our sponsor, Wilkins Harley-Davidson, www.WilkinsHarley.Com If you are able, we sure would appreciate you rating our podcast.  1 star or 5 stars.  It doesn't matter, just don't be a troll.  
33:56
July 9, 2019
Ep 8, S3, Lorne Banks, Adventure Touring Trainer for Special Forces, Government Agencies.
Ep 8, S3, Lorne Banks, Adventure Touring Trainer for Special Forces, Government Agencies. Lorne owns Adventure Riders International, a company that trains people in Adventure Touring.  Lorne explains some of the challenges in teaching people to move their bike in challenging environments.  Some of the uses for Adventure Touring Bikes in Special Forces.   This one wasn't one of our best since the phone quality isn't what we like it to be.  We had to call Lorne in Canada so the quality was lower than we would like.   As always, thanks for the constructive reviews.  We enjoy reading the positives comments and the constructive ones.  Of course, we get our fair share of trolls.   Thanks again to our sponsor, Wilkins Harley-Davidson 
19:42
July 6, 2019
Ep 7, S3, Discussion regarding Harley's Controversial partnership with Chinese Motorcycle Manufacturer Qianjiang Motorcycle Group
Ep 7, S3, Discussion regarding Harley's Partnership with Chinese Motorcycle Manufacturer Qianjiang Motorcycle Group In this podcast, John and Mark chat with Robert Pandya, (former PR Manager for Aprilia, Motoguzzi, Victory and Indian) about Harley-Davidson’s recent controversial announcement.  HD has partnered with a Chinese motorcycling manufacturer Qianjiang Motorcycle Group to begin producing smaller (338 cc) and more accessible bikes for the Asian Market.   Robert is perhaps the most energetic ambassador for the motorcycle industry that we know  He is tireless in his determination to build riders.  Tune in to hear why he thinks this is a great move for the Harley-Davidson Motor Company.   Robert's websites: www.AllKidsBike.Org www.MotoGiveAShift.Com As always, we appreciate constructive feedback and reviews.  Big thanks to our sponsor, Wilkins Harley-Davidson www.WilkinsHarley.Com
27:46
June 20, 2019
Ep 6, S3, Comparison, Harley-Davidson LiveWire v. Zero Motorcycle SRF, Electric Motorcycles
Ep 6, Season 3, Comparison, Harley-Davidson LiveWire v. Zero Motorcycle SRF, Electric Motorcycles In this podcast, Jon, John, and Mark compare and contrast the Harley-Davidson LiveWire and the Zero SR/F.   Both are fantastic electric motorcycles though the Harley is clearly aimed at those looking for a premium EV experience while the Zero is more value oriented.  That said, similarly equipped examples of both are closer in price than you might think.  The discussion focuses on Price, Range, and Components.  A lot still remains to be seen and many specs are simply unavailable at this point in time.   John gives a special shout out to one of our negative reviewers on Itunes.   Tune in to learn more. https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/en/motorcycles/future-vehicles/livewire.html https://www.zeromotorcycles.com/ Thank you to our Sponsor, Wilkins Harley-Davidson, www.WilkinsHarley.Com As always, we would love for you to review our Podcast on whatever platform you listen to.  
30:11
April 4, 2019
Episode 5, Season 3, Genevieve Schmitt, founder of Women Riders Now and long-time motorcycle journalist, inspiration to many
Episode 5, Season 3, Genevieve Schmitt, founder of Women Riders Now and long-time motorcycle journalist, inspiration to many Well before her time, Genevieve Schmitt founded Women Riders Now back in 2006.  Undoubtedly she is a factor in the recent trend which has women entering the Motorcycle World in droves.   John and Mark chat with Genevieve about how the machine and the culture around riding is changing rapidly. Genevieve is a fascinating speaker with a long history of breaking down barriers between women and motorcycles.  She is truly a delight to engage with.   Genevieve is also a recent inductee into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame (Yes, the AMA Hall of Fame), with the Bessie Stringfield Award, recognizing efforts to introduce motorcycling to new or underserved markets. AMA Awards Women Riders Now  As always, thank you for taking a moment and subscribing to our growing podcast.  We appreciate it very much and value the positive and constructive comments many of you leave.  You help shape our future podcasts.  Lastly, thanks to Wilkins Harley-Davidson for sponsoring this. www.WilkinsHarley.Com 
25:57
March 6, 2019
Robin Bradley, Author, Controversial Article on Harleys More Roads Strategy
In this podcast, John and Mark chat with Robin Bradley, writer for American Motorcycle Dealer Magazine. Robin shares his candid point of view about the Harley-Davidson legacy. The conversation revolves around an article that Robin wrote recently in a trade publication about HD's More Roads campaign that applauds the new direction the Motor Company is heading in. He maintains it is possible to maintain the core group of customers while attracting a new generation of riders with different needs and expectations. Robin also discusses how the dealership network is responding to the changes and the overall timing of the More Roads strategy. As always, we would love it if you subscribed to our Podcast and left a review, positive or negative.  All constructive feedback is appreciated unless you're just a troll about things, then we just quit reading. Thanks to our sponsor www.WilkinsHarley.Com
31:05
February 7, 2019
Sandra Hinksman, Vice President of the Motor Maids
John and Mark chat with Sandra Hinksman, VP of the Motor Maids. Te Motor Maids is a women's motorcycle club in North America with over 1,200 members from the United States and Canada. Established in 1940, Motor Maids was one of the first women's motorcycle groups and has been called the oldest existing women's club in the United States.  This Podcast is particularly special to us as Barbara Wilkins, one of our founders and current teammate, started in motorcycling in the same era as Motor Maids.  Strong, empowered women have always been a part of Wilkins Harley-Davidson. Tune in to learn more about the history of this progressive organization. The Motor Maids We would love it if you would rate our podcast with an honest review.  We recently enjoyed one of our first negative reviews of our podcast and we appreciate the listener's insight, of course he unsubscribed so he won't see this.  :) #MotorMaids #TheMotorMaids  
21:43
January 25, 2019
Harley-Davidson LiveWire Update
As more details emerge about the Harley-Davidson Livewire, John and Mark sit down with Jon "The Eagle" Sargent to discuss the latest news.  While John and Jon remain obsessed with power and performance, Mark makes a case for changing the way we look at motorcycles in general.  John and Jon scoff at the idea that bikes could be tools not toys.   Other  Discussion focuses on Ride Modes, The Revelation Engine, Charging Systems, Cast Aluminum Frame, Traction Control, Overall Mixed Range (110 Miles) and some comparisons to Energica and Zero motorcycles.   LIVEWIRE MOTORCYCLES ENERGICA MOTORCYCLES  ZERO MOTORCYCLES  As always, we sure would appreciate a rating.  #EV #ElectricVehicles #ElectricMotorcycles
30:14
January 9, 2019
A call-in with Mysterious Motorcycle Enthusiast "Lefty"
John and Mark host a mysterious caller who goes by the singular name- Lefty. Lefty expounds on how he sees motorcycles as a social good that brings diverse people together and reduces our carbon footprints. He also claims to be able to tell the difference between how Kentucky Horse Manure and Pennsylvania Horse Manure smell. Driving a Car is just about mailing yourself safely from one place to another when you can't ride your motorcycle. Is it okay to ride your motorcycle to church? Muffler Mikes Plea for Quiet Riding. As always, we appreciate you listening.  We would love it if you rated our Podcast.  While a 5 star is amazing, we view all feedback as a gift.  
30:56
January 3, 2019
Is Harley Killing off a bunch of models?
Jon "The Eagle" rejoins John and Mark for a lively end of season Behind the Bars podcast. This one features plenty of free-spirited banter about a Hodge podge of subjects including Mark's growing relationship with the FXDR114, how motorcycles were used in World War II, a wonderful philanthropic gesture by a Black Hills Harley-Davidson, Darwinism, and news on the most recently retired H-D models. Thanks to all of you who continue to listen and support this Podcast. We would certainly appreciate a review and a suggestion.
25:58
November 27, 2018
Jeannine Condon, riding instructor for track days and MSF.
In this Behind the Bars Podcast with Jeannine Condon, daughter of the famous Ken Condon, John and Mark gain a deeper understanding of how motorcycling is empowering and inspiring more women to ride. Jeannine speaks about the experience of training riders, both male and female, on the track and how those skills translate to street riding. She shares stories about riding with her father and how those experiences strengthen relationships. As always, we appreciate the ratings and reviews. We certainly would appreciate it if you shared Behind the Bars with a friend! Sponsored by www.WilkinsHarley.Com
29:40
November 15, 2018
Ken Kaplan, New England Motorcycle Museum, Rockville, CT
Ken Kaplan, New England Motorcycle Museum located in Rockville, Connecticut is a very interesting guy. Having built a 70,000 square foot Motorcycle Museum from scratch, he is on a trajectory to have a one-of-a-kind museum. Mark was in his glory as Ken and Kenny expounded upon the spiritual nature of bikes and "motorcycles as art" The museum is in an old mill that has been completely restored. The mill used to manufacture US Army military suits. Bigger than Noah's ark! Museum will eventually include a motorcycle themed restaurant, a pub, a drive in motorcycle movie theater, and a micro-brewery. Many of the bikes are for sale. Website: https://www.newenglandmotorcyclemuseum.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newenglandmotorcyclemuseum Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nemotomuseum/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH83p-r3mtrw-cE58WQo0Fg As always, we appreciate all the support. Please take a moment and rate our Podcast! Thanks to our sponsor, Wilkins Harley-Davidson, www.WilkinsHarley.Com
34:21
November 9, 2018
Jim, colorful long-time Harley Rider, Body-Builder and Motorcycle Racer.
In this explicit podcast, Mark tries to keep the peace while John bickers with Jim-one of our favorite colorful customers. Jim was a motorcycle Racer, Body-Building Champion and long-time Harley rider, growing up in New Jersey and transplanting to Vermont. He is one that purposely pushes the envelope just to get a rise out of people so don't find yourself getting red in the face, it's all part of Jim's enjoyment. One reason we love him.
21:41
November 3, 2018
Women Riders World Relay, Liza Miller
In this podcast, John and Mark chat with Liza Miller from Women Riders World Relay. That's WRWR for short. This group calls itself a "Global Sisterhood" of riders who are performing a relay across the world in the Spring of 2019. In a very short time, WRWR has inspired and empowered women riders in 92 countries. Women Riders World Relay Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2149024862007828/ Women Riders World Relay's Website: http://www.womenridersworldrelay.com/blog/ Liza's Podcast, Check it out! http://motorcyclesandmisfits.com/about-misfits/ WRWR's Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/womenridersworldrelay/
27:02
October 27, 2018
Harley-Davidsons' Newest Patent, Automatic Braking Systems?
Harley-Davidsons' Newest Patent, Automatic Braking Systems? Jon "The Eagle," Mark and John, with little public information, discuss the ins and outs of Harley-Davidson's new patent on automatic braking systems. What does this mean for motorcyclists? Do they want the Automatic Brakes? Will this decrease the risk of motorcycling? As always, it's a lively discussion. Thank you for listening. We would certainly appreciate it if you subscribed and or rated this podcast. We love 5 stars, but any rating is appreciated. Thank you for our sponsor, www.WilkinsHarley.Com
22:53
October 18, 2018
Discussion on the New Harley-Davidson Pan America, Adventure Touring Motorcycle
Jon "The Eagle" Sargent joins John and Mark to speculate on the new Harley-Davidson dual-sport Adventure Touring bike- the Pan America. Jon fancies himself a "rebel with manners" while John explains how a compass works. Mark rises above the fray staying focused on the spirit of the new model. Harley-Davidson's Pan America Adventure Touring: https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/en/motorcycles/future-vehicles/pan-america.html We would sincerely appreciate it very much if you subscribed to this podcast! www.WilkinsHarley.Com
22:16
October 11, 2018
Jesse James Dupree, Full Throttle Reality, Lead Singer for Jackyl, Bourbon Sales
Jesse James Dupree, Full Throttle Reality, Lead Singer Jackyl, Entrepreneur, talk with Mark and John about Jesse's visit to Laconia during bike week with the Full Throttle Reality Crew, his new Jesse James Bourbon, singing for the band Jackyl, and what its like to have 100 irons in the fire. Instagram: @jessejamesdupree What the hell is Locomotive Agitated Bourbon? see @jessejamesspirits Jackyl: @officialjackyl https://www.jessejamesdupree.com/ https://fullthrottlesaloon.com/pages/jesse-james-dupree
27:42
October 5, 2018
Brock St. Clair, Harley-Davidson Freedom Intern
John and Mark catch up with Brock St. Clair- one of the eight H-D Freedom interns. From taking Riding Academy to riding 15,000 miles this summer, Brock wasted no time. Brock's inspired us with his willingness to face fears and just go for it! His instagram page is a perfect place to watch as he chronicles the challenges from learning to ride to traversing the country. #FindYourFreedomIntern #WeBuildRiders Brock's Instagram: @dont_brock_the_boat Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTn_jFcodBMRyIZRdhxmL6Q We would sincerely appreciate it if you subscribed and rated the Behind the Bars Podcast on whatever platform you use. It allows us to continue to produce this without asking for money from sponsors, well, other than Wilkins Harley-Davidson.
25:29
September 13, 2018
Jon "The Eagle" Sargent talks about the new 2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR114
In this podcast, Mark's slower process of getting to "know" the NEW FXDR114 before riding it and the contrast to Jon and John's twist and go approach. Mark's sense that the Harley-Davidson FXDR114 is rooted in tradition, but also has one foot in the future. The three of them go over the style, engineering and physical hot spots of the new model. #FXDR114 #WeBuildRiders As always, we appreciate the support. If you like this podcast, please take a moment and subscribe and rate it.
22:13
September 4, 2018
Ryan McFarland, Founder of Strider Bicycles
John and Mark talk with Ryan McFarland Founder and "Chief Enthusiast" of Strider Bicycles about his mission to get kids on two wheels really young---and we are talking by the time they are 6 months (Baby Bundle Product) old! Turns out the kids are responding with great enthusiasm. Surprising and clearly he is on to something with 500,000 Strider Bike Sales a year! Check these things out. 👉 www.StriderBikes.Com As always, we sure would appreciate it if you subscribed to Behind the Bars Podcast and rated us on whatever platform you are listening. Special thanks to our sponsor, Wilkins Harley-Davidson, www.wilkinsharley.com
29:58
August 27, 2018
High Flying Cole Freeman, Modern Day Evel Knievel
John and Mark speak with 'High Flying' Cole Freeman. People are calling Cole a Modern Day Evel Knievel. Cole jumped his 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide in South Dakota 99 feet with no speedometer, no way of hitting a certain speed, just estimations using the seat of his pants and some serious balls. This podcast gets a little dicey so if your ears bleed when you hear bad words, don't listen. VIDEO: http://speedsociety.com/cole-freeman-the-modern-day-evel-knievel-100-foot-jump-aboard-a-1000-pound-harley/ Instagram @colefreeman Facebook: www.facebook.com/colefreemanofficial Sponsored by https://www.getklocked.com/ https://illconduct.com/ As always, we would love for you to subscribe to this Podcast wherever you listen to it. Thanks to our sponsor, Wilkins Harley-Davidson, www.WilkinsHarley.Com
18:09
August 20, 2018
Jim Halvorsen, To Wear a Motorcycle Helmet or Not
Mark and John get into it with Jim Halvorsen, contributor for Motorcycle Consumer News and Retired Motorcycle Cop about motorcycle helmets. The discussion focuses on the freedom of choosing whether to wear a helmet or not. We would love to hear your position on facebook, even if you disagree with Mark. We would appreciate it if you subscribed to our podcast. www.WilkinsHarley.Com
22:45
August 17, 2018
Sara Liberte with Garage Girls
If you think motorcycles are just for guys, think again. Gone are the days of women riding on the back. Women riders are the fastest growing segment of the motorcycle industry. Tune in to hear John and Mark chat with Sara Liberte, owner of www.garage-girls.com about how motorcycles are empowering women and what she is doing to change the riding landscape for them. Ride on Gals! As always, we would appreciate it if you rated our Podcast. We know Itunes and Spotify like that stuff. We do too. www.WilkinsHarley.Com
25:41
August 9, 2018
Robert Pandya, former PR Manager for Indian and Victory.
Season 2 of Behind the Bars, Motorcycle, Memories and Mayhem! Discussing Harley-Davidson's newest release of the HD Livewire Electric Motorcycle, HD Pan America (Dual Sport Bike), Custom, and Street Fighter Models. The "More Roads to Harley-Davidson" Launch. Video here: https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/en/about-us/more-roads.html#intcmp_HP-BB-MoreRoads (which if you haven't seen the video, you should). Robert Pandya is out of Georgetown, Texas and is the owner of SpokesPeople LLC, an agency dedicated to motorcycling and cool stuff with throttles. Former PR Manager for Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Victory and most recently Indian Motorcycle. He’s currently hosting a motorcycle industry panel and conversation at www.MotoGiveAShift.com and consulting with a couple companies he can’t tell you about…yet! As always, we would certainly appreciate it if you subscribed and gave us 5 stars. Itunes and Spotify like that stuff. www.WilkinsHarley.Com
41:00
August 3, 2018
Jeff Muir with East Penn Manufacturing, HD Batteries
This is an interesting one and you don't have to be a technical person to appreciate the exchange with Jeff. Mark and John interview Jeff Muir with East Penn Manufacturing (Harley-Davidson Batteries). East Penn Manufacturing, founded in 1946, makes batteries for Harley-Davidson, BMW, Caterpillar, Freightliner, Mack Volvo, Ford, Mercedes Benz, Jeep, Audi, John Deere, and they are family owned! *What is Battery Soup? *Mark and John discuss all sorts of battery topics including smelters (Mark confuses this with Smelt Fish). http://www.eastpennmanufacturing.com/ We would sincerely appreciate it if you rated our podcast. www.WilkinsHarley.Com
30:51
July 25, 2018
Jake Bright, TechCrunch Writer, Author on Electric Mtces
Award winning author, writer on global business and tech, contributor at TechCrunch and Revzilla Common Tread. After test riding several of the leading electric motorcycles, Jake recently wrote a very interesting article on Tech Crunch "How EV Startups Alta, Energica, and Zero could reboot the motorcycle industry." See below for link: https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/15/ev-startups-alta-energica-and-zero-could-reboot-the-motorcycle-industry/ https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/by/72-jake-bright Twitter Handle @JakeRBright https://www.altamotors.co/ https://www.energicamotorusa.com/ http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/ Video on Harley-Davidson Livewire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcjMUg38NdU As always, it would mean the world to us if you subscribed to our podcast using whatever site you use to listen to. www.WilkinsHarley.Com
38:40
July 20, 2018
Jody Reinisch, Mayor of Ryder, North Dakota
Mark and John interview the Mayor of North Dakota. Why? Well, you may have seen the town of Ryder in the news. Harley-Davidson decided to help turn the entire town of Ryder into a town of Motorcycle Riders by training everyone on how to ride a Harley using Riding Academy. Interesting story on the behind of the scenes on how Harley-Davidson really is focused on building riders for the future. As always, we would love it if you subscribed to this podcast and rated it a 5 stars. www.WilkinsHarley.Com
18:12
July 16, 2018
Jeremy Kroeker, Author, Motorcycle Adventurer
Mark and John interview a very unique Canadian (Mark thinks Canadians are Americans), and they talk about snake bites, motorcycle travel through Syria, Iran, Libya, and other foreign countries. He discusses being interrogated in Syria, visiting the Holiest Shrine in Iran (non-muslims not allowed). He also broaches the topic of spontaneity and seizing the moment rather than focusing so much on the problem at hand (running out of fuel in Libya). His website: www.MotorcycleTherapy.Com His Books: https://www.amazon.com/Jeremy-Kroeker/e/B00AQ9PZNW/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 We would sincerely appreciate it if you subscribed to our podcast! www.WilkinsHarley.Com
30:02
July 12, 2018
Jim Halvorsen, Retired Motorcop, Columnist for Motorcycle Consumer News
In this episode, Mark and John spar a bit with Jim, a self-proclaimed "contrarian" but a true professional in his field. Jim debates Motorcycle Only Law Enforcement Stops and supports them! Helmet Laws, and other related highly spirited topics. We can see Jim being a regular with the Behind the Bars Podcast since he clearly researches the topics, has the stats to back up his position and gets John and Mark fired up. http://www.mcnews.com/ As always, we would sincerely appreciate it if you subscribed to this Podcast, it would mean the world to us. www.WilkinsHarley.Com
28:14
July 8, 2018
Scot Harden, AMA Hall of Famer, Executive, and founder of Plus 1 movement
Scott Harden, AMA Hall of Famer, Corporate executive for companies including KTM, Husqvarna, Zero Motorcycles and BMW and now behind the Plus 1 movement to grow the motorcycling industry. Some of the topics we touched upon: *The more you ride, the longer you will live. *Plus 1. Challenging new riders to bring another rider to the sport. *Electric Bikes and Range Anxiety. *How riding a motorcycle feels. Are you watching the movie or IN the movie? Scot's website: www.Harden-offroad.com As always, it would mean the world if you subscribed to this Podcast. This is how we grow and bring on great people to be interviewed. www.WilkinsHarley.Com
32:21
July 6, 2018
Charley Boorman, Long Way Round on a Motorcycle
Mark decides to take a vacation day (which he never does) and John gets to spend time one-on-one with a real inspiration to the motorcycling community, the one and only, Charley Boorman. Travel Writer, Actor, Adventure Rider, Speaker, Motorcycle Rider who has ridden his motorcycle across the entire Globe, 20,000 miles. Some of our fun discussion: *Never ask a person on a horse or camel for directions. *Staying overnight in mafia's home. *Stopped for speeding in Ukraine on the bike. *Riding through Mongolia, (which is the size of Europe) with only 500 miles of Pavement. *Riding with good friend Ewan McGregor, Famous Actor from Star Wars. http://www.charleyboorman.com https://www.facebook.com/CharleyBoormanPage https://www.instagram.com/charleyboorman https://www.longwayround.com As always, we would genuinely appreciate it if you subscribed and rated our Podcast. This allows other listeners to find this podcast. It would mean the world to us. www.wilkinsharley.com
34:12
July 4, 2018
Vermont's Governor, Phil Scott, discusses motorcycles
Behind the Bars, Motorcycles Memories and Mayhem. John and Mark visit the Vermont Statehouse for a rare interview with Governor Phil Scott about motorcycles, racing, politics, and life. Despite his best effort, John fails to convince the Governor that the State House dome would look good with a Harley-Davidson on top. It would mean the world to us if you subscribed to Behind the Bars Podcast. www.WilkinsHarley.Com
26:52
June 19, 2018
Ride out of the Darkness, Suicide Prevention with Grant Bourne
Recently, the news has been full of prominent people taking there own lives. Suicide is clearly an issue. Annually, more people die at their own hands then die in automobile accidents. Grant Bourne has been riding his Harley-Davidson Road King across America raising awareness about the suicide epidemic in our country. He calls it a Ride out of Darkness, 100,000 Miles to Raise Funds and Awareness for Suicide Prevention. In this podcast Grant shares stories about his campaign and the people he has encountered along the way. It is a truly moving discussion and one that is important. Website: http://rideoutofthedarkness.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rideoutofthedarkness/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RIDEOUTOFTHEDARKNESS/ Sponsored by Wilkins Harley-Davidson www.WilkinsHarley.Com
28:52
June 14, 2018
Bill Davidson, Great Grandson of one of the HD Founders
In this episode, Mark and John interview Bill Davidson, great-grandson of one of the founders of the Motor Company. Harley-Davidson is in Bill's blood and it clearly comes out in this episode. He talks about Harley, Electric bikes (Livewire), Evel Knievel, and growing up around the best motorcycles on the planet. We certainly would appreciate you SUBSCRIBING to our podcast. It would mean the world to us and certainly, you'll get notice of all the future exciting episodes we are editing currently! Some very exciting ones! Brought to you by Wilkins Harley-Davidson, www.WilkinsHarley.Com
28:52
June 7, 2018
Matt Levatich, CEO Harley-Davidson Motor Co, Tariffs
In this episode, John and Mark ask Matt Levatich some of the hard questions. Harley's decision to build a production facility in Thailand might surprise you once you listen and learn what is already in Thailand. Also, some interesting information many may not know on where Harley-Davidson already has a plant and surprisingly, it's been there for a while.... Lastly, the CEO's other decisions that continue to keep motorcycling front and center in the industry. This is a good one. www.Harley-Davidson.Com Brought to you by Wilkins Harley-Davidson, www.WilkinsHarley.Com
28:14
May 29, 2018
Cornering Techniques with Cornering Expert, Ken Condon
Behind the Bars, Motorcycles, Memories and Mayhem In this episode, Ken Condon, Author, Racer, and Instructor talks about: *The feeling you get when your ass puckers in a corner * Ken has several free educational sites and one of the best up to date blogs on topics that are of interest to all motorcyclists: www.ridinginthezone.com www.tonystrackdays.com Ken's Own Podcast which is awesome: http://www.ridinginthezone.com/riding-in-the-zone-podcasts/ Also, some amazing other training opportunities. Our favorite is the Non-Sport Bike Class he puts on at the Thompson Speedway in Connecticut and also the Palmer Speedway in Springfield, MA. Brought to you by Wilkins Harley-Davidson, www.WilkinsHarley.Com
31:27
May 29, 2018
Vintage Steele, Restoring old motorcycles in Vermont
Behind the Bars, Motorcycles, Memories, and Mayhem, Vintage Steele. *These guys are the Real Deal! Self taught from Youtube, these guys are winning awards by restoring vintage motorcycles. In this episode, John and Mark discuss: *Daddy Cages (they didn't want to talk about this) *Do Motorcycles Have Soul? *What's in the Water in Brattleboro, Vermont that causes so much interest in Motorcycling. *Mechanic or Artists, you be the judge. Vintage Steele can be found here: Vintage Steele Website: http://www.vintagesteele.com/ Want to see some amazing photos? Instagram them https://www.instagram.com/vintagesteele Or if you love Facebook, check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/Vintagesteele If you liked this Episode, please rate this and subscribe! We appreciate it very much! Brought to you by Wilkins Harley-Davidson, www.WilkinsHarley.Com
38:07
April 25, 2018
Senator Joe Benning from Vermont
In this episode, Vermont State Senator Joe Benning discusses: *nasty mineral based material that adheres to your motorcycle when riding in Alaska, *proper Packing for a long range motorcycle trip, *Zen Experiences on a motorcycle, what's in front of you, *the 2019 Harley-Davidson Model, Benning Glide, *Lawyers and Bikers *Harleys at the State House *Monkey Butt Meanwhile, John challenges Mark about his stupid hypotheticals. If you liked this episode, please subscribe! It helps! Brought to you by Wilkins Harley-Davidson, www.WilkinsHarley.Com
34:31
April 25, 2018