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The Sound RIDER Motorcycle Show
30 minutes | 13 days ago
#2105, May 2021 – Manx to Moab
Harvey Gilkerson drops by today to share details and wisdom about his recent motorcycle trip to Moab, Utah. Missing the Isle of Man during the pandemic? Here’s how to get ready for the 2022 races.
10 minutes | a month ago
#2104, April 2021 - And now the news
It’s a brief show this month as we navigate our way to the next iteration of the Sound RIDER! Show!
71 minutes | 2 months ago
#2103, March 2021 – Insert Quadcopter Here
The weather is warming up, the pandemic forecast is looking better, and there’s a new adventure bike in town. Honda has some interesting plans for its electric entry, and there’s new apparel and gear from Filson and Dianese. All that and more.
73 minutes | 3 months ago
#2102, February 2021 – Gold Wing Caddy
On this month’s show the guys are sharing stories about past rides and news about upcoming events. We discuss a new moto themed restaurant that just opened in Portland, a new shop in Burlington and Kawasaki’s recent 2022 KLR announcement. Of course, we’ve got tips and tricks and a whole lot more.
71 minutes | 4 months ago
#2101, January 2021 – The road out
Entering into the 7th year of the Sound RIDER! Motorcycle and the 23rd year of the magazine, Tom and Derek are looking forward to a better year for riders. Numerous track day schedules have been revealed, several shops have used the pandemic to remodel, Ducati teams up with Lamborghini, and the guys discuss big changes at Rider magazine. We’re also discussing ride plans for the coming year. All that and much more on this month’s show.
79 minutes | 5 months ago
#2012, December 2020 – Convert your Volt to a Bolt
This month’s edition we’re doing our annual fall gift guide with ideas on how to shower your moto love all over the place. MCN rides again? Sales are up? Goodbye V-Max, virtual toy runs and more as we work our way through the newsbytes. And of course, we’re continuing to discuss new 2021 models.
68 minutes | 6 months ago
#2011, November 2020 - Cold Moto
On this month’s show we say goodbye to a longtime ambassador of Pacific Northwest Motorcycling. There’s an undiscovered EV moto manufacturer in Seattle. How do you handle getting caught in the cold? And we offer modern-day insight to winterizing your bike(s).
102 minutes | 7 months ago
#2009, September 2020 – Hot Tips Galore!
Justin Barnes, the seed behind the documentary, Slow Ride Home, joins us to talk about the making of the show which is now streaming on Amazon Prime. The calendar is starting to come alive as some events are a go, but others won’t happen. We’re dreaming of late summer, fall rides. We’ve located the world’s best cinnamon role and it’s worth the ride to get it. And is there a new global leader in the middle-weight dual-sport market?
78 minutes | 7 months ago
#2010, October 2020 – Pick 3
Tom has just returned from the 2020 Sound RIDER! Road Trip where he had a few epiphanies. Derek wants to know more. Fires have ravaged several local favorite towns. They guys pick three 2021 models they’d like to demo for a year. There’s local as well as national newsbytes you need to know and some smart tips for Fall riders.
66 minutes | 9 months ago
#2008, August 2020 – Doubly Fun in 2021
Lots of new technology is coming our way because of the new Euro 5 standards and tech in general, and Tom and Derek get into the details. The Rally in the Gorge is sadly cancelled for 2020. News about North Cascades H-D, BMW MC of Seattle and a cool documentary now streaming on Amazon Prime.
68 minutes | 10 months ago
#2007, July 2020 – Sales are up?
Dave Richardson joins Tom and Derek for part two of his interview about his two new books. Shopping for a new motorcycle in the C-19 era is a little different from before, but even so, indicators are saying sales are ahead of last year. The calendar slowly opens with a few scattered track days. Over the last three months there has been some interesting dealer changes. A new Bruce Brown documentary is on the way. All that and much more on this month’s show.
68 minutes | a year ago
#2006, June 2020 – Reawakening’s: Part 1
Todays special guest is Dave Richardson who is releasing two new books that reveal a lot of PNW moto history. As the starts begin to open up again, Tom and Derek are looking forward to getting out for some riding. While several rallies have been canceled, there’s one that may still be a go. Spoken Moto gets a feature in a new Visit Central Oregon video, GoSkagit.com releases a classic moto photo, SW Motech is opening a US office in Portlandia and much more revealed in the Newsbytes portion.
80 minutes | a year ago
#2005, May 2020 – The doctor is in
Our special guest this month has circumnavigated the globe 6 times. Dr. Gregory Frazier joins us to talk about his latest book, Frazier Shrugged. Even though we’re still doing stay-at-home duty, there’s plenty going on in the Newsbytes category.
66 minutes | a year ago
#2004, April 2020 – Hey 19!
The special C-19 edition. Derek checks in from his Belltown bungalow during the lockdown, but Connie is in the house and joining in. We look at the state of the business, review some of the event cancellations and then move on. As long as we’re in pause mode, we talk about what makes us motorcyclists. We also talk about carbon offsets you can do to lessen your two-wheel carbon footprint.
67 minutes | a year ago
#2003, March 2020 – Toodle Time
Our special guest this month is Jeff Henshaw, organizer the Tulip Ride, a fund raiser for Seattle Humane. Derek shares some interesting news on a recent helmet review by the DOT. Spring is on the horizon and it’s time to plan your sanity escape route. Is there some spring training in your future? All that and more on this month’s show.
63 minutes | a year ago
#2002, February 2020 – Love and Potholes
A prominent dealer in the North Sound is calling it quits, SR! event registrations are open, Honda takes a Dakar win, Ducati sales are flat, Peter Starr releases a new book, an overview of this year’s Vancouver Motorcycle Show and more on this month’s show.
82 minutes | a year ago
#2001, January 2020 – Welcome to the roaring 20’s
It’s a new year, a new decade and the beginning of the 6th year of the show. Tom and Derek lay out their New Year’s resolutions and provide highlights of happenings from 2019. Newsbytes takes some interesting turns, and even though it’s winter there are a lot of events on the Calendar. How about a look back at the previous decade as the guys postulate about what’s on the horizon? All that and more on this month’s show.
69 minutes | a year ago
#1912, December 2019 – Word Problems - Solved
On this month’s show, we’re bantering about several new models unveiled in Milan. There are new licensing guidelines for WA riders come January as well as new fines for unendorsed riders. We look at some sensible gifts for the riders on your list. Tom crafted some special word problems to entertain your brain with this winter. Wenatchee Powersports gets a new owner and much more.
73 minutes | 2 years ago
#1911, November 2019 – One to Remember
Things are really cooling down and the guys have the tips you need to ride through the fall. Tom recaps the recent Café to Café Grand Tour. There’s lots of changes at a popular south sound dealer, as well as a prominent training company. The 2020 race season may have a serious rivalry between two clubs. Toy Runs abound in the calendar as well as a re-enactment of a life or death ride 90 years ago.
63 minutes | 2 years ago
#1910, October 2019 – Now what?
Janell Mattson from the Dainese store in Seattle joins us to talk about the custom fitting program available in the store. Tom and Derek share their views on the recent demise of the Noble Rush chain of motorcycle shops in Puget Sound. Newsbytes abounds with a look at new models hitting the stores. And even though we’re rolling into fall, there are plenty of rides and events to tell you about that are happening this month. All that and more.
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