This episode is the first of its kind for the Hold Fast Podcast, first off sorry for the delay on releasing this episode. The file got misplaced on one of my drives and after finally finding it I wasn’t sure I liked the audio either way its here now! This was recorded at the MotoSota Show up at the Norseman Distillery back on October 1st 2016. I got the idea to do a live recording of some interviews right at the show so that we could give people who couldn’t make it a little taste of what it was all about. This is also the first episode with no real intro music or a formal intro, its kind of a rough cut show but I like it.
Brian Durk and Charlie Dorius are two of the most original and talented bike builders I know, they introduced me to a whole different world of Motorcycles and were the gateway to a group of solid friends that inhabit “The Palace”. When I heard they were teaming up to build a bike for the #peopleschamp4 I knew they were going to kill it. Its not just them either, they’ve brought in a little help from everyone at The Palace and other friends to make this thing a reality. I really can’t even begin to describe with words what they have going on there, so I will let the podcast do it for me! I hope you have a sense of humor because this conversation gets weird! I will update this post as the build continues!
I met Ben while attending Motos In Moab last May, I had been eyeing up his XS650 when we finally struck up a conversation. We were chatting about that bike when he brought up the fact that he “worked” at Meta Magazine and handed me a couple copies of which I of course immediately consumed hanging around at the camp site. Meta is one of those magazines that you can sit and page through a million times and not get sick of it, the stories are great, the pictures are beautiful and its printed on nice heavy paper. Meta is a moto magazine that should be on every two wheel addict’s coffee table.
It wasn’t until after the trip that I found out Ben was one of the founders of this kick ass magazine company. Being infatuated with entrepreneurs and motorcycles I knew I had to have him on the podcast and let me tell you Ben did not disappoint. We chat about everything from his upbringing with motos all the way up to the starting of the great Meta Magazine itself. Sit back, relax and get inspired because this one will get your wheels turning!
If you’ve been following me for awhile now, you know I went out to the event Motos In Moab this past May, what you might not know though is who put it together and the stories of all the crazy adventures that took place inside that great Memorial Day Weekend so here with me in this episode is one of the co-founders of Motos in Moab Juan Coles. He fills us in how the event came to be, what actually happened at Motos in Moab and tells us his plans for future events, one of those being the Salty Bike Revival in Salt Lake City, Utah August 22nd 2015.
So shut off the TV, pop in the headphones and take a listen to what Juan has to say, you will not regret it!
I started this podcast with the hopes of bringing people together to tell the stories of how motorcycles effect their lives and I would never had thought that I would make so many friends during the process. John is one of those friends now, we connected via the amazing world of Instagram and from then on we had talks of getting together to do this interview. It took last years Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Texas for us two Minnesotans to finally meet, after a beer or two and some great conversation I knew I needed to have him on the show, so last week we chatted it up over the phone and he filled me in on how the Oil and Ink Expo came to fruition.
I’m experimenting a bit with shorter shows, so let me know what you think? I have been trying to keep them closer to the hour mark to make it easier on the guests as most of them have quite busy schedules. Enzo, my slightly needy border collie also decided to have a few words in this episode so there’s that, if its not construction work, family members popping over or my dog having a fit it just wouldn’t be an authentic HFMpodcast.
Below is the schedule for the 2015 tour of the Oil & Ink Expo get to at least one of them you will not be disappointed.
Its been awhile I know, but I promise the wait will have been well worth it! Last year was a little busier than I had hoped it to be but it was a great year filled with cool people and lots of lessons in life and business. That being said I am really happy to bring the podcast back with Episode 16 with guest Scott Johnson.
I first met Scott Johnson at the Mama Tried Motorcycle show last February and right away I could tell this guy had a passion for motorcycles and life in general! I followed him on Instagram and started learning a bit about him and thought what better person to bring on for the first episode after my year break. I could have chatted with him for hours and hope to do that sometime on another episode of the podcast but with the second Mama Tried show coming up this weekend I just wanted to get this out there to all of you and let him get back to setting up another epic motorcycle show! So sit back, enjoy and thanks for waiting patiently for the come back of the Hold Fast Motors Podcast.
Thank you all for waiting so patiently for me to get back in gear for the New Year of 2014. My first guest of the year is Brandon Cretu the youngest American to ever race the IoMTT, I was so thrilled to get a chance to talk with him, to have him tell us his story of over coming a broken neck from a car accident and getting a chance to race in two of the most renowned racing events in the world!
I know it is most everyone who enjoys motorcycles dream to make it to the Isle of Man for the TT races, but Brandon takes it to another level his dream was to race it and that is exactly what he did. Listen up and maybe take some tips on how you can get your chance at racing along side legends on the worlds most exciting race tracks.
“Breaking 120” Video of Brandon Cretu
I had the pleasure of chatting with Cam Elkins the founder and operator of the amazing video series Stories of Bike. The videos are stories of motorcycles and the people who ride them simple as that, but the videos are far from simple. Cam brings out the emotions behind the motorcycle and the reasons people ride them.
Cam resides in beautiful Australia, so we had to do some finagling to get the time zones to work out but we made it happen and what a great conversation it was! He tells me the story of how Stories of Bike came to be, why he does it and where he plans to take it.
Cam shoots these videos on a minimal set up, but you would never be able to tell, because they look as if they came out of a Hollywood studio. He also has his brother create matching musical scores to each video, which just adds a whole different level of awesome to these motorcycle films. I’m done moving my fingers, go have a listen to Episode 14 of the Hold Fast Motors podcast and learn a little about how to use your passion to create something amazing!
This is my favorite episode so far really a touching story and the bike is absolutely stunning as well!
Its not often you see a collection of photos of women who acutally ride, unless you are at one of Lanakila MacNaughton’s exhibits. The Womens Motorcycle Exhibit is her way of presenting all the wonderful women who ride various styles of motorcycles to the world. Its hard to put into words how great her work is, so I figured I would let her tell you!
Happy Belated Halloween everyone!
I’ve always wanted to get the guys from ICON on after seeing the amazing bikes they built for the ICON 1000 series and of course the fantastic riding gear they produce, so getting to talk to Joe Gustafson their marketing and communications specialist was a great opportunity! The best part was that we got to chat the same day they released their new film Containment Conflicts! We get a taste of what it was like filming the new Zombie / Moto flick, and some perspective on why they made it. Joe and I also chat it up about why we ride what we ride and how ICON stands out among riding gear. This was such a great interview I can tell just from talking to Joe that ICON has got a great crew working for them and that they will keep producing ground breaking products in the motorcycle industry.