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30 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 25 - Getting Ready For Ride Season
Phil goes solo in this episode as he reviews the proper procedures for putting a winterized motorcycle back into service. The thought that we must keep in mind is being prepared physically and mentally for the new riding season...for the man/woman and the machine. Intro and outtro music by Jason Shaw provided under Creative Commons License at Audionautix.com Grand Tour of Georgia (GTGA) is an annual event in Georgia to raise money for The Dr. James B. Weaver, III Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund. It is hosted by Team Strange Airheads. Giant bicycles, mentioned in the podcast. Heavy's BBQ is a barbeque place near Crawfordsville, GA and one of the checkpoints one must visit in the GTGA in 2021.
35 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 24 - Talking with Tommy Pilgrim
Tommy Pilgrim takes a few minutes and joins us at Slablog to talk about his relationship with his Dad and how one facet of that relationship led to a love of motorcycling for life. Intro and outtro music by Jason Shaw provided under Creative Commons License at Audionautix.com Please visit www.slablog.net for all Slablog episodes The Slablog Blog and more info about Slablog's story. BMWMCOGA is the BMW Motorcycle Owners of Georgia of which Tommy speaks in this episode. BMWMOA is the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America.
35 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 23 - Motorcycle Movies
Hollywood has often portrayed motorcycling as a rebellious act and outside of the normal societal activities. Our three hosts discuss a few motorcycling movies and the biker's role in movies in general. But as always they get off topic and also talk a bit about some of the actors and musicians they like. Intro and outtro music by Jason Shaw provided under Creative Commons License at Audionautix.com Various actors and films are discussed in this episode. Below is a list with the IMDB link for each. Ray Stevens Andy Griffith Show Easy Rider The World's Fastest Indian The Wild One The Best Bar In The America Fargo Billy Bob Thornton Kevin Bacon Please visit the Slablog web site at www.slablog.net for more info about Slablog and to listen to all episodes.
39 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 22 - Mark Cooperstein
Mark and Phil discuss motorcycling, as Mark recounts a long 13,000 mile tour on airhead BMW motorbikes back in 1972. The discussion forum mentioned, R1150R.net, still exists. A few of the original R1150R owners continue to visit there occasionally. Hungry Mother State Park was mentioned in this episode as the location where we all meet once a year to ride bikes in western Virginia and West Virginia. The R75 Toaster BMW purchased by Mark in the winter of '71-'72 was a beautiful bike and way ahead of its time. Intro and outtro music by Jason Shaw provided under Creative Commons License at Audionautix.com
31 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 21 - Christmas Trees & More
Our illustrious hosts provide a 30 minute discourse on Christmas Trees and a character in Lloyd's book; an old man named Manse Mobley. He doesn't have anything to do with Christmas Trees but it is really hard to keep everyone on topic. Just listen! History.com web page quoted in the discussion of Christmas Trees. Baby Blue - a novel by Lloyd Albritton can be purchased at Amazon Movie discussed in this episode was "The 12th Man", a story of a Norwegian saboteur Jan Baalsrud in WW2 who struggled to find his way to neutral Sweden after a failed mission. Intro and outro music by Jason Shaw provided under Creative Commons License at Audionautix.com IAuzzLzLAAwTWcYV3NTe
27 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 20 - A Visit with Bob Cramer
My friend from Georgia, Bob Cramer, discusses his experience riding from Munich, Germany down to Turin, Italy back in the spring of 2008. On a tour with his wife's singing group to Salzburg, Austria, Bob takes a few days to rent a bike and do some traveling down into Italy and back. Marietta Master Chorale discussed in the podcast were on tour to Salzburg, Austria to sing. This group is now defunct. Episode 20 Sponsor is Zollo Olive Oil by Olearia Zollo. Rated one of the 20 best olive oils by The Best Olive Oils Marketplace Music by Jason Shaw provided under Creative Commons License at Audionautix.com
38 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 19 - All About Shoes
Our three hosts take a few minutes to discuss footwear; Shoes of all kinds, and why humans need so many types and styles of shoes. A dry subject perhaps, until three old guys from south Alabama put their spin on it. Cole Haan shoes are mentioned in the discussion. See their web site at- https://www.colehaan.com/ Episode 19 sponsor is Dr. Tung's Smart Floss. Rated #8 out of the 13 best flosses for 2020 at GearHungry.com Music by Jason Shaw provided under Creative Commons License at Audionautix.com
39 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 17 - James Bridge-Butler Chat
James joins us from England, where he has enjoyed motorcycle riding for many years. In this episode Phil and James discuss the internet forums and how they have shaped the motorcycling community. They also review James' riding history, the various bikes he has owned and the camaraderie that most all bikers seem to have. The bike forums discussed in this episode include; R1150R.net , which originally was a forum for that particular bike, but now includes many more models. Visordown.com , which no longer is a community forum as it once was. These days it's more of a motorcycling news magazine. Once again our music comes from Steve Blakely - (Who Are) The Modern Cowboys of Today - Exzel Music Publishing (freemusicpublicdomain.com) Licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
32 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 16-Wayne Bowyer Interview-Part 2
This episode is part two of the Wayne Bowyer interview. Wayne talks about his long ride to west Texas, among other things. Music is from the Internet Archive - Cratediggers Collection Written and recorded by Bob "Piece n' Jam" Connor - Capgras & Fregoli Recordings 2012@ - CFR-005 - Bob "Piece n' Jam" Connor, The Two Track Demons More info about the Airhawk seat cushion Waynes raves about can be found at Airhawk Web Site
29 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 15-Wayne Bowyer Interview-Part 1
This episode is part two of the Wayne Bowyer interview. Wayne talks about his long ride to west Texas, among other things. Music is from the Internet Archive - Cratediggers Collection Written and recorded by Bob "Piece n' Jam" Connor - Capgras & Fregoli Recordings 2012@ - CFR-005 - Bob "Piece n' Jam" Connor, The Two Track Demons
33 minutes | a year ago
Episode 14 - Ron Curtis Interview
In this episode Phillip, Ronnie and Lloyd talk with Ron Curtis about motorcycling and how it provides relaxation and therapy, among other things. Ron hosts a motorcycling Group at Facebook which is becoming quite popular; Roads and Motorcycles. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1427166624339780/ Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog is licensed under a Attribution 3.0 International License. https://guifrog.wixsite.com/arts
4 minutes | a year ago
Slablog Shorts 1 - Four Old Guys
Short interview with 4 octogenarian riders. Recordings 1915 - 1931 by Circus Homunculus is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. https://circushomunculus.bandcamp.com/
25 minutes | a year ago
Episode 13 - J. B. Interview
J. B. and I met virtually about 15 or 16 years ago on a motorcycle riding forum. The forum group decided to organize a Bash gettogether, where we all met each other in person. J. B. and I have been friends since then and have ridden bikes together quite a bit over the years. That bike forum is R1150R.net. http://www.r1150r.org/board/index.php Musical credit goes to: Recordings 1915 - 1931 by Circus Homunculus is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. https://circushomunculus.bandcamp.com/
39 minutes | a year ago
Episode 12 - The Old School Bus Route
Our three Hosts, Lloyd, Phillip and Ronnie Albritton, join a 4th brother Greg and their only sister, Susan to traverse and remember the old school bus route from grade school days. Podcast music by Heftone Banjo Orchestra. Song called "Dill Pickles" from the Music Box Rag album. http://www.heftone.com/orchestra Licensed under Attribution-Share Alike License. Copyright Brian Hefteran
32 minutes | a year ago
Episode 11 - Ian Scobie Chat
Phillip and Ronnie engage in a short chat with a very funny fellow from across the pond. Ian talks about his transition to the U.S. and some of his motorcycling experiences since he's been here.
35 minutes | a year ago
Episode 10 - Eric Chatham Interview
Our friend Eric Chatham talks about his obsessive period with motorcycling and how he evolved into a traveling RV lifestyle and his current RV related gig in Washington state.
21 minutes | a year ago
Episode 9 - Pootie Barnhill Snip 2
The Slablog theatre company present the second snipisode of "The Life and Times of Pootie Barnhill" in which Pootie goes searching for his stolen motorsickle.
27 minutes | a year ago
Episode 8 - Charles Barnard Interview
Our three hosts have fun talking with Charles about his motorcycling mis-adventures and current career choice.
18 minutes | a year ago
Episode 7 - Glenn, The North Country Adventurer
Glenn, our motorcycling friend from Cullman, Alabama talks about his riding preferences in the northern wilds of Alabama. See also motorcyclealabama.com
19 minutes | a year ago
Episode 6 - Marvin the Wildlife Slayer
Marvin talks about his history as a motorcyclist and using his R1150GS as a wildlife liquidating device.
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