Episode:019 - Ben Giese, Meta Magazine
I met Ben while attending Motos In Moab last May, I had been eyeing up his XS650 when we finally struck up a conversation. We were chatting about that bike when he brought up the fact that he “worked” at Meta Magazine and handed me a couple copies of which I of course immediately consumed hanging around at the camp site. Meta is one of those magazines that you can sit and page through a million times and not get sick of it, the stories are great, the pictures are beautiful and its printed on nice heavy paper. Meta is a moto magazine that should be on every two wheel addict’s coffee table.
018: Juan Coles, Lobo Loco
Here in episode 18 is one of the co-founders of Motos in Moab, Juan Coles. He fills us in how the event came to be, what actually happened at Motos in Moab and tells us his plans for future events, one of those being the Salty Bike Revival in Salt Lake City, Utah August 22nd 2015.
017: John Christenson, Oil & Ink Expo
This podcast started with the hopes of bringing people together to tell the stories of how motorcycles effect their lives. I would never have thought that I would make so many friends during the process. John is one of those friends now, we connected via the amazing world of Instagram and from then on we had talks of getting together to do this interview. It took last years Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Texas for us two Minnesotans to finally meet, after a beer or two and some great conversation I knew I needed to have him on the show, so last week we chatted it up over the phone and he filled me in on how the Oil and Ink Expo came to fruition.
016: Scott Johnson, Fuel Café
I first met Scott Johnson at the Mama Tried Motorcycle show last February and right away I could tell this guy had a passion for motorcycles and life in general! I followed him on Instagram and started learning a bit about him and thought what better person to bring on for the first episode after my year break. I could have chatted with him for hours and hope to do that sometime on another episode of the podcast but with the second Mama Tried show coming up this weekend I just wanted to get this one out there.
015: Brandon Cretu, Road Racer
Episode 15’s guest is Brandon Cretu the youngest American to ever race the IoMTT, I was so thrilled to get a chance to talk with him, to have him tell us his story of over coming a broken neck from a car accident and getting a chance to race in two of the most renowned racing events in the world!
Listen up and maybe take some tips on how you can get your chance at racing along side legends on the worlds most exciting race tracks.
014: Cam Elkins, Stories of Bike
I had the pleasure of chatting with Cam Elkins the founder and operator of the amazing video series Stories of Bike. The videos are stories of motorcycles and the people who ride them simple as that, but the videos are far from simple. Cam brings out the emotions behind the motorcycle and the reasons people ride them.
Cam shoots these videos on a minimal set up, but you would never be able to tell, because they look as if they came out of a Hollywood studio.
013: Lanakila MacNaughton, Womens Moto Exhibit
Itis not often you see a collection of photos of women who acutally ride, unless you are at one of Lanakila MacNaughton’s exhibits. The Womens Motorcycle Exhibit is her way of presenting all the wonderful women who ride various styles of motorcycles to the world. Its hard to put into words how great her work is, so I figured I would let her tell you!
012: Joe Gustafson, Icon
I’ve always wanted to get the guys from ICON on after seeing the amazing bikes they built for the ICON 1000 series and of course the fantastic riding gear they produce, so getting to talk to Joe Gustafson their marketing and communications specialist was a great opportunity! The best part was that we got to chat the same day they released their new film Containment Conflicts!
011: Shaik Ridzwan, The Mighty Motor
In episode 11 I talk with the man who brings you The Mighty Motor, Shaik is one of those guys you could talk to for hours, he has a passion for motorcycles and it shines through like the headlight of train rolling down a dark hillside.
010: Paul d’Orleans, Moto Film Festival
Its here we made it to episode 10! I figured what better way to celebrate then to bring back the original and first time guest on the podcast The Vintagent himself! Paul is the publisher of the fantastic online archive of motorcycle goodness thevintagent.com, he is also a co author of the new BIKEEXIF book “The Ride”, the co-curator of the “Ton up!” motorcycle exhibit at Sturgis this year, and now he is judging at the Motorcycle Film Festival in Brooklyn NY this weekend.
009: Astronautalis, Rapper & Moto Enthusiast
Andy AKA Astronautalis has been one of my all time favorite musicians for about 5 years. I followed him all over the interwebs, and one day I saw him posting something about getting a motorcycle from Harley Davidson, so what do I do? I get a even bigger man crush on him and finally ask him to be on the podcast. He said yes!
Andy and I talk about all kinds of good stuff in this episode from the birth of his motorcycle passion all the way down to “Dewey The Good Samaritan”. The Harley Davidson “Taste of Freedom” Tour has placed the moto-bug in Andy’s head and it’s there to stay, and I’m happy to have him on the show to tell us about it!
008: Alicia Elfving, MotoLady
In episode 8 of the Hold Fast Motors Podcast I chat with the talented Alicia Elfving from themotolady.com. I know most of you know who she is and most likely follow her work. She is one of those people who you could talk to for hours and only think it was a few minutes. She tells us about the birth of the “motolady” website and her plans for the future of the brand. Her passion for motorcycles shines through everything she does, as well as her drive to show that motorcycling is not just a man’s world. The women she showcases ride as hard as most men I know, and usually look better doing it, with that being said listen up and enjoy the show!
007: Max Hazan, Hazan Motorworks
In episode 7 of the Hold Fast Podcast I get to chat with Max Hazan from Hazan Motorworks. I found Max while looking through Iron & Air, as well as a post on Motomucci. I’ve seen some pretty mighty motorcycle builds but this guy lays down some crazy skills to make art of metal, wood and rubber. We chat about some of his inspirations and the history of his motorcycle building career.
006: Jordan Dickinson, Union Speed
Episode 6 is an interview with Jordan Dickinson from Union Speed And Style. Jordan has been a motorhead for quite some time now, I am happy he had time to chat with me as he has been a busy man getting his Born Free 5 bike ready. We chat about the build process and the adventure he had on getting his bike to the show in California. I always try to type up what we talk about on the podcast but its easier if you just listen and enjoy my friends.
005: Neale Bayly – Journalist
I had the pleasure and awesome chance to sit down and talk with Neale Bayly (on the phone) last month. Brett from Iron & Air told me about him during episode 4 of Hold Fast Motors Podcast. I instantly started searching for him on the web reading his posts about the new show, his stories of great rides and his fantastic reviews of bikes. Then to top it off I found out he was a fantastic Philanthropist, we chatted about his new show Neale Bayly Rides Peru as well as his work at Wellspring International Outreach.
004 – Brett Houle, Iron & Air
In episode 4 of the Hold Fast Podcast, I get to chat with the awesome Brett Houle from Iron & Air. We started off talking about his roots in the motorcycle community, then moved on to the birth of the great Iron & Air brand. I had no idea something as cool as Iron & Air would have started out as just a instagram account then moved to being one of the premier destinations for moto-inspiration.
003 – Jeremy & Nick Pederson, Relic Motors
In this episode I sat down with Jeremy Pedersen from Relic Kustoms and Nick Pedersen his brother. They are both close friends of mine and we actually did this interview/discussion in person, I sat the laptop up and set the mic up to pick up the whole room and we just went at it. The audio quality is not the best but it was fun to chat with friends about motorcycles, this will probably be the least professional sounding of the podcasts… but who said we were professional.
002 – Nathan Millward, The Long Ride Home | Author
In episode 002, we chat with Nathan Millward, the man who rode a Honda CT110 from Sydney to London, then New York to California to Seattle To Alaska. He wrote a great book called “The Long Ride Home” which tells the story of his first journey the trip from Sydney to London, its a fantastic book so far and I recommend it to everyone!
001 – Paul d’Orleans, The Vintagent
Introducing Paul from The Vintagent, a well know motorcycle writer & blogger. In Episode 001, we chatabout a lot of different things from motorcycle trends, new bikes, and some of Paul’s favourite places to ride, so sit down and relax and listen to me ramble on as Paul drops some words of wisdom on us.