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52 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 106 - Welcome Back...Maybe?
Heated Gear http://www.gearchic.com/blog/2018/10/25/heated-womens-motorcycle-gear-updatedAdventure Boots: SIDI, TCX, and Forma; Options for Inserts - Gearchic Joanne’s Favorite Dainese Boots - RevzillaBabes Ride Out 7 - Santa MargaritaRiding Jean Recommendations for the Curvy and Gifted in Inseam - RevzillaJulia LaPalme - InstagramHinterland: Women’s Casual Apparel - Instagram NHTSA Motorcycle Statistics - 2017 Data (Reported in 2019) EICMA: November 5 - 10 - 2019 Live Coverage and Updates @ A&R
52 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 104 - Small Bikes, Recalls, a (TrackDay) Killer Lawsuit, and Upcoming Events
The trackday killing lawsuit if the judge rules in its favor - RevzillaSmall Bikes, Big Shootout - A brief discussionBenelli's Grom-let - A&RZero's Flameworthy 2012 Recall - A&R
42 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 103: Beginner Bikes, Electric News, Women's Events
(Above) Spoiler Alert: Yeah, it's Petra.Ladies' To Do List of Eventswomensmotorcyclesummit.comclassrides.com/_calendar/AllWomen2018.htmlThe Electric Takeover - News and Updateshttps://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/tvs-zeppelin-hybrid-gas-electric-cruiser-concept/https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/harley-davidson-alta-motors-street-tracker-concept-carbon-projects/https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-28/china-to-start-new-energy-vehicle-production-quota-from-2019Spy ShotsIs Triumph beefing up their existing Scrambler?
44 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 102: LiveWire by Harley, Bike Sales, Women's Moto Events, Getting New Riders into Motorcycles
Poor Harley and the US Motorcycle Industryhttps://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/tuesday-was-not-a-cheerful-day-in-the-us-motorcycle-industryMoto Eventswww.americansupercamp.comhttp://www.texastornadobootcamp.com~Ladies Only~http://babesrideout.com/blog/2018/1/16/babes-in-the-dirt-4-registration-is-livehttp://www.classrides.com/_calendar/AllWomen2018.htmlMoto E World Cuphttps://www.asphaltandrubber.com/racing/fim-enel-motoe-world-cup-details/#more-148777Upcoming Gear Reviewshttp://www.gearchic.com/blog/2018/1/5/dainese-carvemaster-2-womens-gtx-jackethttp://www.gearchic.com/blog/2017/10/26/winter-is-coming-revit-neptune-gtx-womens-jacket
45 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 101: Fighting Winter Moto Blues on a Multistrada, Celebrities and Motos, Beautiful Bikers and More
A lovely shot of the 2009 Ducati Multistrada 620 Joanne Borrowed in California What is the Give A Shift Roundtable?Primer on Buying Used Bikes/ScootersKeanu Reeves is a GentlemanRIDE with Norman Reedus on AMCBeautiful Bikers ConferenceInstagram.com/gearchic - pics of Joanne's California Rides around SF, Oakland and Lake BerryessaDucati Multistrada 620Honda CB1Ride 2 for Playstation 4 : So realistic<not Motorcycle related> Black Mirror on Netflix. Watch it
94 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 100: Reminiscing on Our History and Women in Motorcycling Who Inspire Us
First off, thank you for listening over the years as it's taken us much longer than expected to reach our 100th episode. Neither Joanne nor myself thought we would be doing this for 4+ years, but here we are and much of that is due to you, the listener, as the posts, emails, stories, and questions fuel us to hang up our helmet for a few extra hours and chat about something we both share a passion for - motorcycles.As always, if you have any special requests, questions, comments, or feedback, we appreciate you letting us through social media or our website. If you would like to spread a little love for us over at iTunes with a rating and a positive comment, we'd greatly appreciate that.Thank you!
54 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 99.5: A few of our #motoporn picks from EICMA
We couldn't very well give you a half-assed 100, so we've squeezed in an incremental episode to lessen the blow 'til we find something to do for our big birthday. Enjoy our discussion of the EICMA releases and for more bike coverage beyond our discussion, visit our ol' buddy Jensen at Asphalt & Rubber.Honda's Neo Cafe, the CB1000R, is hot...and wayyyy different than its big sister!Who doesn't love a Monkey!!! Honda rigs up their off-road machine much like a GSA in this version of the classic Honda Africa TwinDucati V4 Pani-WHOADucati adds more gusto to their Scrambler 1100 and a killer retro paint job to the Desert Sled We're digging on the KTM 790 Adventure, but will it and its counterpart be worth the wait for 2019?A favorite of mine gets a ca-fantastic rework - the ol' Kawi Z900
58 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 99: Cristi's Euro Vacation, Recalls, Sunburns, Road Trips, and Boots
Show Notes:BMW recalls - Check out our friends over at Asphalt & Rubber who have been diligently tracking up to 7 recalls from the brand.To follow along on my Euro road trip, check out my Instagram account at @moterrificmediaAIMExpo - No word on the final numbers, but Vegas baby!To follow along on Joanne's tour of West Virginia, check out her Instagram account at @gearchicWorse for Wear - If you missed our last episode or Joanne's Meet and Greet in Philly, go baaaaaaack to Episode 98.Rev'It acquires North American distributorship for Italian farkle brand Rizoma - Cycle News Press ReleaseHonda...*IT* is coming...and Cristi will be there in real-time reporting for Ride Apart on October 24. Until then, check out the videos - Honda Global Unveil Protect Your Feet - Joanne's Off-Road Friendly Boot write-up - Women ADV Riders What does adventure mean to you? We pose the question to our listeners since marketing in the motorcycle industry seems to define it as exclusively adventures in dirt.The motorcycle industry gets visibility with a Cover Girl Joanne through her Gearchic Blog has added valuable training resources - Gearchic
61 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 98: Guest Interview with Laura Smith, Worse For Wear Riding Jeans
Check out the spectacular workmanship on Laura's jeans! (all handmade in Richmond, VA) Listen as I ask Laura all the hard hitting questions about her jeans and find out why you should save your lunch money to buy these "jeans" which are really a technical riding pant in disguise.We also cover important features of riding jeans such as how to read the tags, how to tell if your jeans were made for crashing in and how important seam construction is to protecting you in an impact. Shop.WorseWear.comFacebook.com/worsewearArmalith FabricEntrepreneur's Guide to Sewn Product ManufacturingOn Saturday, the evening of September 30th join Laura and Joanne at a little party in Philly to try on her jeans or get measured up for a custom pair: https://www.facebook.com/events/804848576349084
75 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 97: Trip Planning, HD Model Upgrades, Back Protectors, 6D Helmets
Where in the world will Cristi travel to this year? Hint #TeamOrange #LotsOfGreenAndBlueAIMExpo - You going? Check out who is - Exhibitor Floor PlanHarley makes some model changes - LA TimesMotoAmerica opens up the Junior Cup to all brands - MotoAmerica REI steps up their visibility of women in consumer marketing - ForbesCycling Industry acknowledges women account for nearly half of its consumer base - MomentumCristi's New Lid, Review to Follow in Next Podcast - 6D HelmetsA little minibike race action - M1 GP ClinicsGear Chat: Alpinestars Motegi Race Suit for WomenBell Race Star HelmetBreaking in Leathers!
64 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 96: Q: Where Have We Been? A: Everywhere!
Show NotesJoanne and "Tech Support" Have a Track Day - California Superbike SchoolMotoguild - Your One Stop Shop for DIY Mechanics in San Fran, San Jose, Chi Town, and PhillyWomen's Sportbike Rally Recap and Next Up - EastThe Bell Race Star Helmet - RevzillaWho's going to Budd's Creek? See you there! - ProMotocrossRacerX Gallery for a few of Cristi's Images - Washougal and Red BudListener QnA About Moving to East and Working for Revzilla
72 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 95: Lanesplitting Tips, NUVIZ, Rever, and Upcoming Trips
Show Notes:Joanne Heads to California Superbike School - National Schedule69-Mile Ride for Nicky / SoCal bicyclists invited to join - Interested?Women's Sportbike Rally - Come Visit! GearChic's Ladies Gear Survey- Want in? Click through the banner below. RedBud National Round 6 of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship - Say Hi!Tips on Lanesplitting and a Pretty Angry Buick on LA FreewaysAwkward City Names in the USA - SynopsisNuviz - What is it? Would you use it?Nuviz Reviews (Motorcyclist, Motorcycle.com) and Fast Facts (Ultimate)The Rever App - Thoughts?Buy GearChic's Pair of Sidi's - Vertigo Lei and her new Dainese Track Boots!
74 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 94: Women, Motorcycles, and Marketing...
We're back. Don't be mad. Cristi is out being crafty, pacifying her T100 with occasional rides, and trying to remember what "home improvement" means...It's a hot button issue. There is finger-pointing in the industry. And there are too many cogs in the machine to make it black-and-white. So now what? Constructive dialogue is always good.Panel Says Dealers are Failing to Engage Women - ArticleOur friend Moira chimes in about women and motorcycling - Read Here Women ADV Riders Take on What Women Want - Article Oh hey! The majority of us are the ones gripping the wallet - Article The Quail - Here is a great recap by fellow colleague Charles of the LA TimesWomen's Sportbike Rally - WestJoanne's Adventures at MotoGP Austin Custom Late 80s Suzuki at the Handbuilt Show, presented by Revival Cycles
50 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 93: The Rebel is Back and Cristi Gets Schooled
Episode 93 is here! Cristi is still feeling a little under the weather, so that's why she doesn't sound like herself :-)Coach2Ride - Get SchooledHonda Rebel 300 and 500 Redesigned - SpecsKTM Lust: the 1290 Super Duke GTOverland Expo - Join!Wolfman Soft Luggage - Expedition Dry Saddle Bags Handbuilt Motorcycle Show - Austin, Texas Circuit of the Americas Moto GP - Austin, Texas GS Trophy - Women's Team Try Outs/Qualifiers Tall Bike? No problem - BMW R1200 GS Video
69 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 92: The Kitchen Sink, Cuba in a Nutshell, and the Women's Sportbike Rally
Show Notes:Recalls - Zero has some ABS issues to reconcile - A&R Women's Sportbike Rally - Sportbike Not Required but a good attitude is a MUSTLyndon Poskitt - Dakar Racer and Dog Rescuer Joint Vacation Idea for Gearchic and I - China Cuba - Lots of words and images on my Instagram
51 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 91: Mansplaining and Condescension in Motorcycling, Gear, Industry News, and Recalls
Industry NewsNew Orleans food porn - Moterrific MediaVictory as well as EBR have closed up shop. Will Erik Buell reinvent himself a third time?Oregon tries for a second time in recent years to push through a bill on lanesplitting.Behnaz Shafiei - Iran's First Competitive Motorcycling Event (Motocross) for WomenLois on the Loose - Lois' Book on Riding through IranRecallsHonda Goldwing Airbag Recall (Yep - Goldwings have had airbag technology since at least 2006!)KTM 690 Duke suffers the same ABS/wiring harness recall of its Adventure Bike bretherenTriumph Bonneville T120's heated grip recall Yamaha YZF-R3 recall for fuel tank fitting bracketGearSpring/Summer 2017 Women's Gear from Alpinestars, Dainese and Rev'itGearchic - Video on Sena's Remote Controls for their motorcycle bluetooth intercome headsetsOdds and EndsMansplaining in terms of motorcycling....what is it, and why does it happen? A female rider's experience at a BMW Dealership
54 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 90: 2017 Motorcycle Events, Touring in Italy, Shorties Unite!
September 2015; At the 10th Annual Women's Sportbike Rally East Hello 2017!Cristi is on vacation this week so I thought I would bring a guest host for #90 so we don't miss another week. Hope you love it. My friend Tamela Rich and I kick off Episode 90 with a rundown of fantastic women's and co-ed motorcycle events in 2017 that you should think about attending. We also chat about riding with men v. women; what's different? And of course we have to talk about being Shorties. We share our favorite strategies and tips for riding taller bikes and things to expect in order to increase your skills, gain confidence and kick tall motorcycle ass. Ep 89 was a little quiet so I bumped the volume up a bit on this one. Hope it's not too loud. /GC2017 EVENTS - Lots to See and DoCuba Women's Motorcycle Tour, March 18-26 (Cuba!)Mountain Moxie, May 5-7 (Little Switzerland, NC)3rd Annual Women's Sportbike Rally West, June 2017 (Big Bear, CA; exact date tbd)25th Annual Mid Atlantic Women's Motorcycle Rally , June 15-17 (Front Royal, VA)Appalachian Music & Mountains Motorcycle Tour, June 18-23 (Starting in Front Royal, VA to WV, TN, NC,)Women on Wheels Ride In, July 4-6 (Colorado Springs, CO) Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route Women's Tour, ADVWoman July 21-24 (Granby, CO)11th Annual Women's Sportbike Rally East, September 8-10 (Deals Gap, NC)RIDINGMotorcycles Tours of Italy: Tamela shares her experience last Fall touring Italy by motorcycleShorties Unite! Our favorite strategies for riding tall motorcycles. Here are my best articles about this topic as well: Short Strategies by GearChic.comSeat Heights are OverratedMillennials
58 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 89: BMW G310R Review, Glove Review and Getting Lost
Click here to watch Joanne's review of the most protective women's motorcycle gloves. Apologies for the technical difficulties! My interwebs cut off at the end so we didn't record a closing. You get the idea :) /GCNEW MOTORCYCLESBMW G310R $4750Goodbye BMW G650S, K1300SGEARHigh Racer Women's Gloves Overview by GearChic.com. It's my FIRST VIDEO REVIEW, ever!Regular Pants; this is where I go off the rails and share some casual (NON riding) pants that I LOVE wearing in these cold winter months. Duluth Trading Company Women's Firehose Flex PantsNEWS / ARTICLESThank you to a reader who said some really nice things about usWe discuss an Outside Magazine Article from December 2016 about Getting Lost. Sometimes you don't want to get THAT lost. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!See you next year, xoxo, Cristi and Joanne
45 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 88: Small Bikes FTW!, Other New Models, News, and Gear
NEW MOTORCYCLESIMS Wrap Up - LA Times Small Bikes - ADV and ADV-ish Series: Honda CRF250L, Kawasaki Versys X300, BMW 310GSSmall Bikes - Sport Series (New Models): BMW 310R, Suzuki GSX250R (2018)Crash Study with MSF/Virginia Tech - Common Tread ReviewAnd now for something completely different...Triumph Bobber Ducati Releases New Models and the Desert Sled Edition of the Scrambler - VideoGEARRev'It Horizon 2 Jacket - RevzillaRev'It Eclipse Jacket - RevzillaHeld Touch Gloves - Gearchic ReviewNEWSMichigan Helmet Law Repeal vs. Head Injuries - ArticleFemmewalla - Ladies Track Day and Charity Ride
67 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 87: Recalls, MIC, and EICMA, AIME, IMS mean NEW MOTORCYCLES
RecallsHonda Ducati ApriliaBMW What You Missed at AIMEKlim Full Face TK1200 andBSA bought by Indian company MahindraEICMA 2016International Motorcycle Show - Schedule Long Beach IMS - Ladies Motorcycling Event
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