Episode 109: Say It Ain't So Carmelo...

* Still More About Track Bikes, But Brief
* Chat with Jules Cisek About Possible Control ECU
* Toseland Going On A Diet!
* Rossi Gonna Stick Around For Five More Years

Fairly quick show this week with some reader e-mail, talking a little bit about track bikes and how great they are plus a really cool Barry Sheene bio that's going to be shown on the UK Biography Channel and maybe with some luck, we'll see it in the US. We also chat with Jules about some news that popped up in the last week or so where Carmelo Ezpeleta has said in the press that he thinks a control ECU would be a good thing for MotoGP (Carmelo needs to put down the crack pipe) and some other odds and ends of newsy type things. We're not going to have a show on January 4th, so make this one last until the 11th!

Links this episode:
Barry Sheene biography on the UK Biography Channel at http://www.thebiographychannel.co.uk/biography_video_highlights/521/Barr... (Please let them show this in the US...)
Standard ECUs Could Come To MotoGP post on Kropotkin Thinks at http://blogger.xs4all.nl/daisy/archive/2007/12/20/335339.aspx (main site is http://www.motogpmatters.com)

Episode 108: So, You Want A Track Bike...

* MotoGP News
* Chat with Darren Carpenter, More About Track Bikes!

Looong show today with a really great chat with Darren Carpenter of OMRRA fame, about track bikes and various things to look for. We expand on the quick track bikes options segment from a couple of weeks ago and talk about what you might want to think about when you buy a track bike and where to spend any extra money you might have. In addition to that, we cover a few cool news items and talk a little bit about Steve Jones' USMotoGPFans.com suite deals. Good stuff!

Links this episode:
Make-A-Wish Foundation National Home Page at http://www.wish.org
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon at http://www.orwish.org
Mustaches for Kids at http://www.mustachesforkids.org
Steve Jones' USMotoGPFans - Luxury seating for Motorcycle Roadracing fans at http://usmotogpfans.com
USMotoGPFans Miller Motorsports Park AMA/WSBK suite auctions on ebay at http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sasl=usmotogpfans

Episode 107: Lots of E-Mail and Toby Moody!

* Free E-mail Accounts with Cool Domains
* Free Kentucky Kid vid on iTunes!
* Track Bikes Revisited (not free, unfortunately)
* Indy MotoGP Travel Tips (also not free)
* Toby Moody Chats About Dakar

A giant e-mail grab bag this past week, so we share some of the best talking about track bikes and Indy travel tips along with a few other tidbits. After that, we've got Eurosport commentator Toby Moody on the show to talk about his experiences doing the commentary for the awesome Dakar Rally! Good stuff, I think you'll enjoy it.

Links this episode:
Cool motorcycle e-mail addresses at http://www.sportbikes.com/email.aspx
Super Single Project at http://450moto.blogspot.com/
Official Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP site at http://www.redbullindianapolismotogp.com (paving complete, w00t!)
Dakar 2007 Eurosport coverage (8:45 of your life that will not be wasted) at http://youtube.com/watch?v=3DkZEGk59h0
Dakar Rally Highlights blurb on Versus at http://www.versus.com/nw/article/view/673/?tf=OLNPressCenter_articles.tp... and Dakar coverage schedule at http://www.versus.com/schedule
Official Dakar Rally website at http://www.dakar.com/indexus.html
Cycle News #49 at http://online.cyclenews.com/ActiveMagazine/getbook.asp?Path=CYCL/2007/12...
Most Current issue of Cycle News at http://www.cyclenews.com/testride/latestissue.html

Episode 106: Mostly Blathering

* Blathering about Listener E-Mail
* Blathering about Laguna Seca Travel Guide
* Blathering about Buying a Used Bike for the Track

Kind of an odd show today, a little bit all over the map. We have some great listener e-mail with me blathering about it, then I blather on about some tips and hints for buying your tickets to the 2008 Red Bull US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca, and we finish up with some blathering on about buying a used motorcycle for racing or track days.

Episode 105: Jerez Testing Chat and a Review of the Axio Fuse Backpack

* Various Odds 'n' Ends
* Chat with Jules About Jerez Test
* Product Review! Axio Fuse 06 Hardpack. Check out Axio at http://www.axio-usa.com

We come back from our Thanksgiving Break to do a call with Jules about the testing that was going on at Jerez this past week, Stoner's injury, best rookie so far and all sorts of other stuff. After that, a quick review of the excellent Axio Fuse '06 hardshell backpack and how it works out as a laptop bag.

Links this episode:
Axio motorcycle backpacks at http://www.axio-usa.com
"The Kentuck Kid" movie on MTV website at http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?id=1573916&vid=189081

Episode 104: If He's The Kentucky Kid, Am I the Oregon Old Guy?

* Various Odds 'n' Ends
* Chat with Kelly Welsh, Producer of "The Kentucky Kid"
* CHat with Jules About a Variety of MotoGP Things

Little bit shorter show today, right around one hour. We have a chat with Kelly Welsh, the producer of the MTB fiim "The Kentucky Kid" about Nicky Hayden. After that, Jules and I talked for quite a bit about all kinds of different subjects.

Links this episode:
Mustaches For Kids at http://www.mustachesforkids.org
Sponsor Darren Carpenter at Mustaches for Kids and e-mail him at mailto:m4kpdx@gmail.com
See the trailer for The Kentucky Kid at http://blogger.xs4all.nl/daisy/archive/2007/11/07/316781.aspx

Episode 103: Valencia Wrapup and a Chat with Chuck Aksland

* Various Cool Listener Submitted Goodies
* Valencia Wrapup with Jules
* Darren Carpenter's Valencia Analysis
* Chat with Chuck Aksland of Team KR

Loooong show today, with an entertaining early morning chat with Jules, some words about Darren Carpenter's analysis of lap and sector times at Valencia, and a chat with Team KR manager Chuck Aksland. Good stuff, download the show and listen!

Links this episode:
Steve Jones's Suite Deal at http://www.usmotogpfans.com
Suzi Perry interview with Valentino Rossi at http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/sol/newsid_7080000/newsid_7085500/7085510.s...
CNN International Ducati factory tour at http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2007/10/26/aol.ba.cnn?ire...
Red Bull US Grand Prix tickets on sale at http://www.laguna-seca.com
Darren Carpenter's Valencia Analysis Excel workbook at http://www.motopodcast.com/downloads/Analysis_Valencia.xls.zip
Kropotkin Thinks blog at http://www.motogpmatters.com
Team KR at http://www.teamkr.com

Episode 102: The Aussie Episode

* News and Valencia Preview
* Chat with Thomas Reynolds, Australian freelance motojournalist
* Interviews with Casey Stoner and Ant West!! (Not by me, unfortunately)

Little bit different show today. Of course we talk about some news and we have a Valencia preview, but we also have a chat with Australian freelance motojournalist Thomas Reynolds and we get to hear his really great interviews with Casey Stoner and Ant West at the Philip Island round. Great stuff, I'm sure you'll like it!

Links this episode:
Steve Jones's Suite Deal at http://www.usmotogpfans.com
Taka Nakagami Official Site at http://www.taka-nakagami.com/en/index.html

Episode 101: Ship to Shore, Malaysia Review and a Big Ol' Conference Call

* Silly Season Redux Redux
* Why Ship-To-Shore Shouldn't Happen by David Emmett
* Malaysia Wrapup, Such As It Is * Three Way Conference Call with Jules and Liam

Following up our 100th episode with (oddly enough) Episode #101, we have some interesting news tidbits, a sorta funny website, a great article about rider communication courtesy of David Emmett, a somewhat uninteresting review of a somewhat uninteresting race in Malaysia and we wrap things up with a great call between Jules Cisek, Liam Shubert and myself. Download the show, I think you'll enjoy it!

Links this episode:
David Emmett's Kropotkin Thinks... blog at http://www.motogpmatters.com
RideOnTwo blog and forum at http://www.rideontwo.com
Liam Shubert's blog and website at http://www.motoliam.com

Episode 100: Well, It's the 100th Episode. What can I say?

* Reader E-mail
* Announcement from Team KR (good news, don't worry)
* MotoGP News
* Ridiclously Long Chat with Jules, including an Australian GP Wrapup
* Malaysia Preview

Well, this is it. The 100th episode. People were asking what I was going to do and I really didn't know. This is what came of it. Good stuff, I think you'll enjoy it!

Links this episode:
Team KR sign up page at http://www.teamkr.com/index.cfm?p=bikeflash
Mert Lawwill's site (Lawwill Prosthetic Quick Release Prosthetic Handlebar Attachment) at http://www.mertlawwill.com
Dani Pedrosa flip over wheelie at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmGM_dk25Jo
Rossi's ultimatum at http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/7042930.stm
Road Racer X at http://www.roadracerx.com