Episode 147: Motegi Preview, Vallelunga SBK Wrapup and Tire Chat with Jules

* World SuperDuperBikes in Vallelunga
* Control Tires Keep Rearing Their Ugly Black Heads
* Sort Of a Motegi Preview

A little bit shorter show this week, down to a more manageable level. Jules and Bob chat about World Supers at Vallelunga (go Haga!) and also a bit about some news on the control tire story, the AMA/DMG debacle and some chatter about Motegi. Good call, lots of fun, download it and take a listen!

Links This Episode:
Indy photos by Jules at http://gallery.popmonkey.com/v/ducmonkey/0809indy
Kangaroo TV handheld video device (MotoGP needs this!) at http://edition.cnn.com/2008/SPORT/07/24/world.kangarootv/index.html and http://www.kangaroo.tv
Lap around Spa Francorchamps with Rich Zane's nephew that works for Kangaroo TV at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9ZeuEvanks
Bob's Navy Convoy Security video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy2-8dPtJ9k&fmt=18

Episode 146: Indy Wrapup with Jules and a Ton of Livish Stuff!

* Mea Culpa
* Bob and Jules Talk Endlessly About Indy
* Lots of Great Stuff We Recorded On Site!

Super long show today, yes it really is more than two hours long. We start off with a call with Bob and Jules talking about Indy and all sorts of happenings, and the second half of the show is some really great stuff we recorded while we were there. Interviews with Liam Shubert, Toby Moody, Marco Simoncelli and several other personalities; plus a lot of general observations while we were there. It's great stuff and I think you'll like it a lot!

Links This Episode:
Some Great Images from Indy by Jules and others at http://www.rideontwo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1928

Episode 145: Indy Preview with Jules and Jim

* Indianapolis Knows How to Put on a Show
* Bob, Jules, and Jim Conference Call

Great conference call with Bob, Jules and Jim (I refuse to use the term 'three-way') talking about World Superbikes at Donington and the upcoming Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix and (duh) Indianapolis Motor Speedway. We're also doing a combined MotoGPod/RideOnTwo meet and greet on Saturda¥, September 13 at 12:15 near the Media Center at Indy, so we hope to see you there. The show is good stuff, we had a great time doing the call and it turned out pretty good quality-wise, considering the hurdles involved. Download the show and give it a listen!

Links This Episode:
Indianapolis street signs honor MotoGP stars on the Official MotoGP website at http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2008/Indianapolis+street+signs+honour+Moto...
Liam Shubert on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F4lbo36ziQ
Indy track map at http://www.motopodcast.com/images/indy_track_map.jpg
Indianapolis 2008 MotoGPod/Ride On Two Meetup thread at http://www.rideontwo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1919

Episode 144: Eugene Laverty Interview and Misano Wrapup

* Jim Race chats with Eugene Laverty
* Bob and Jules wrapup Misano
* Even some 250cc stuff this show!

Great show today following a great MotoGP weekend at Misano! First off, Jim Race talks with Eugene Laverty, the Northern Irish 250cc racer who is filling in for Fabian Foret in World Supersport, about all sorts of great stuff! After that, Bob and Jules chat about the Misano race which was another eye opener, and even talk a bit about the 250cc championship which simply doesn't get enough attention. Good stuff, download it and take a listen!

Links This Episode:
Eugene Laverty breaking in new leathers (hilarious) at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKQ6rMWYKDw
Simoncelli calls Barbera a criminal at http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2008/Simoncelli+brands+Barbera+a+criminal+...

Episode 142: Holy Schnikes, Will You Guys Please Shut Up!

* Late Braking Gnus: AMA DQ's Mladin
* Sad Note, RIP Toriano Wilson
* Liam Chats with Jules
* Brno Wrapup, sorta
* Contest Winners!
* Gateway Track Day with MCRA

An insanely long show today! One day they'll get to a more manageable length, I promise. But until then, we have lots to talk about. Amongst other news, Jules and Bob do a Brno wrapup that is way all over the map about a race that is absolutely pivotal for the 2008 MotoGP Championship. We also hear from Liam and we talk about the really nice folks in the MCRA. Good stuff, download and listen to the show!

Links This Episode:
Mladin disqualified at http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2008/Aug/080821atf.htm
MCRA Lightweight Superbike race onboard at Gateway on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-fWuRbnJDs
Midwest Cafe Racing Association at http://www.mcraracing.com

Episode 141: MotoLiam and Mark Neale

* MotoGP news
* Catching up with motoliam at the Ace Cafe
* Interview with Faster director Mark Neale
* a Contest!

Jules Cisek hosts this week's episode and catches with Liam Schubert at the Ace Cafe in San Francisco. Also a great interview with Mark Neale, director of the film Faster. Plus some news leading up to Brno and a last minute Brno FP1 report. Oh, and a contest: Free downloads of the film Faster from iTunes!

Links this episode:
Nicky Hayden missing Brno: http://www.motogpmatters.com/news/2008/08/12/nicky_hayden_to_miss_brno_m...
SOUP interviews Kevin Schwantz: http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2008/Aug/080810-34.htm
MotoLiam: http://www.motoliam.com
Faster on iTunes: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewMovie?id=273855148...

Episode 140: OMG DMG!

* Write the BBC
* Peter Lenz
* Call with Darren Carpenter about DMG/AMA and track days and MotoGP

Jules is taking the week off, but we've got a really great call with Darren Carpenter. We have some comments, news, opinions and general blathering about the Daytona Motorsport Group's takeover of the AMA roadracing rights, plus some other fun chit chat. It's a good call, so download the episode and take a listen!

Links This Episode:
Peter Lenz's website at http://peterlenz.com
Pacific Super Sport Riders at http://www.pssrtrack.com
Midwest Cafe Racing Association at http://www.mcraracing.com

Episode 139: US GP Commentary Pepsi Challenge

* Late Braking Gnus!
* Indy MotoGP Suite Auction
* Listener E-mail (aka Stoner bashing)
* Commentary Pepsi Challenge with Jules

Yet another long show today (shocker!) but very fun to make and I think it will be fun to listen to. We've got some great listener e-mails, an awesome chance to watch the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix from the posh seats, an excellent call with Jules where among other things we compare four different commentary teams doing the commentary for the Red Bull US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca, and some fantastic "you are there" audio from Laguna Seca. Good stuff, download the show and listen now! Don't forget to check out the stereo Director's Cut of the Warm Up at http://www.motopodcast.com/downloads/2008-07-20-MotoGP-WUP-Audio.mp3.

Links This Episode:
Steve Jones' Indy MotoGP Suite at http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160266683577
1988 USGP with Lawson/Gardener at http://www.superbikeplanet.com/feature1988usgp.htm
Vermeulen Renewing with Suzuki? at http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2008/Jul/080731c.htm
Stereo audio from the Sunday morning Warm Up at Laguna Seca at http://www.motopodcast.com/downloads/2008-07-20-MotoGP-WUP-Audio.mp3

Episode 138: Laguna Meltdown!

* OMG! Best Race of the Season!
* Kevin Schwantz!
* Nicky Hayden!
* Liam Shubert!
* Chat with Jules!
* Other stuff!

WOW! What a race, and it was so cool to be there. We've got a super big show today, very long but still only just barely touching on some of the things that I want to talk about with this race. After a race like that, I think we all need a break so it's just as well we have a few weeks until Brno. In this week's show, Jules and I do a rather long (shocking!) wrapup of some of the race highlights and general chitchat. Before we get to that, we've got some interviews that Jules and I recorded at Laguna Seca, including Kevin Schwantz, Nicky Hayden (not me interviewing him, but very interesting) and Liam Shubert! Some other good stuff, including a semi-drunken rant by yours truly. Download and take a listen!

Links This Episode:
Fuming Stoner Accuses Rossi on BBC at http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/motorbikes/7516543.stm
Jules' Awesome Race Pics at http://gallery.popmonkey.com/v/ducmonkey/0807usgp/
Steve Jones and the FANTASTIC Nicky Hayden Fans Trophy Suite at http://www.usmotogpfans.com
YouTube "Tribute to drivers (Fernischumi)" video link sent in by Jason Pryor at http://youtube.com/watch?v=BluQvEP6WnI

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