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Introducing Datsusura Gear!

“Datsusara is a Japanese phrase meaning “to leave the salaried/corporate worker’s life”. Chris Odell founded Datsusara in 2007 because, as an avid sports participant (in Mixed Martial Arts), he couldn’t find gear that met his needs. Datsusara has a singular goal, to make truly functional, high quality gear.

Datsusara gear is manufactured to be as strong and versatile as military gear, while also incorporating the most functional textiles nature has to offer. We often use green materials like hemp and bamboo, which are not only extremely durable but also breathable and anti-microbial.

Much of our gear was originally designed specifically for the MMA practitioner’s needs and this remains at our core. But we also make gear for anyone seeking a unique, durable, high quality product to get them through the adventures of life. Whether in the cage, on vacation or simply dealing with a daily commute, we have the gear to get you through.

This gear is not for everyone. It’s not essential gear, but you’ll discover it’s the gear that you’ve always wanted. If you’re tired of “making do” with what’s on the market Datsusara is for you.

The Datsusara lifestyle means spending more of your time doing the things you love to do, and Datsusara is here to supply the gear.”

These bags are built to last I figured why not support a company that I could easily see motorcycle riders enjoying as well, so go check them out its a kick ass company and they will take care of you. I know this is not a MMA blog/podcast but these bags can be used for just about any thing!

Podcasts

HFM004 : Brett Houle | Co-founder of Iron & Air Magazine

In episode 4 of the Hold Fast Motors podcast I get to chat with the awesome Brett Houle from Iron & Air. We started off talking about his roots in the motorcycle community, then moved on to the birth of the great Iron & Air brand. I had no idea something as cool as Iron & Air would have started out as just a instagram account then moved to being one of the premier destinations for moto-inspiration. He also filled me in on the Triumph Giveaway they are doing right now, its your chance to own a beautiful bike built by the guys at Dime City Cycles and it goes go a very good cause.  I had a few little interruptions during the show so I apologize now, this whole podcasting thing has been a blast so far even with its little hiccups.  Brett has some great stories to be told so listen up and enjoy. I also want to point out that the word fantastic was apparently really on my mind yesterday as I say it about a 100 times in this episode.

-Andy

Show Notes:

Iron & Air Homepage

Iron & Air Twitter

Iron & Air Instagram

Iron & Air Facebook Page

The Triumph Giveaway   <—————Please check this out, its a beautiful bike and it goes to a great cause!

Neale Bayly Rides

 

Podcasts

HFM003 : Relic Kustoms | Jeremy Pedersen | Nick Pedersen

In this episode I sat down in person with Jeremy Pedersen from Relic Kustoms and Nick Pedersen his brother. They are both close friends of mine and we actually did this interview/discussion in person, I sat the laptop up and set the mic up to pick up the whole room and we just went at it. The audio quality is not the best but it was fun to chat with friends about motorcycles, this will probably be the least professional sounding of the podcasts… but who said we were professional.

Oh yeah a big thanks to Hamms Beer for fueling this chat as well.

Show Notes:

Relic Kustoms Homepage

Relics Twitter

Relic Kustoms Facebook Page

Relic Kustoms Instagram

Nick Pedersens Twitter

Nicks Instagram

Kustom Kulture Forever Show Jeremy was at recently

Jordan Barne’s ’59 that was once his Dads bike

 

Podcasts

HFM002 : Nathan Millward | The Long Ride Home | Author

In episode 002 of the HFM Podcast I got to chat with Nathan Millward, the man who rode a Honda CT110 from Sydney to London, then New York to California to Seattle To Alaska. He wrote a great book called “The Long Ride Home” which tells the story of his first journey the trip from Sydney to London, its a fantastic book so far and I recommend it to everyone!

 

His book:

Show Notes:

The Long Ride Home: From Sydney to London

Nathan Millwards Website

Horizons Unlimited

ADVRider

Adventure Bike Rider Magazine

Riders For Health