HFM011 : Shaik Ridzwan | Co-Founder of The Mighty Motor | Motorcycle Storyteller | Photographer


In episode 11 I talk with the man who brings you The Mighty Motor, Shaik is one of those guys you could talk to for hours, he has a passion for motorcycles and it shines through like the headlight of train rolling down a dark hillside.



Shaik tells us about the birth of The Mighty Motor and how he goes about creating the blog posts that look like works of art on your screen. Shaik uses illustrations, photography and immersive storytelling to bring us into the universe he is conveying in each post. This episode has the potential to inspire you to get up off your ass and build something great in your life or to simply get up and plant yourself on your bike and ride.

Shaik with Shinya Kimura.  (Photo Source: themightymotor.com)

Shaik with Shinya Kimura. (Photo Source: themightymotor.com)


Show Notes:

The Mighty Motor Website

The Mighty Motor Twitter

The Mighty Motor Instagram

The Mighty Motor Tumblr


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Thanks for listening!!



HFM010 : Paul d’Orléans | The Vintagent | Ton up! | The Ride | Motorcycle Film Festival

Its here we made it to episode 10! I figured what better way to celebrate then to bring back the original and first time guest on the podcast The Vintagent himself! You all should know who Paul is by now but if you don’t he is the publisher of the fantastic online archive of motorcycle goodness thevintagent.com, he is also a co author of the new BIKEEXIF book “The Ride”, the co-curator of the “Ton up!” motorcycle exhibit at Sturgis this year, and now he is judging at the Motorcycle Film Festival in Brooklyn NY this weekend. If none of this rings a bell to you then listen up and enjoy the magnificence that is Paul d’Orléans.

PS A huge thank you to Paul for being a great guest and a good sport. We need to meet up soon!




Paul and Michael Lichter (Souce: thevintagent.com)


(Source : thevintagent.com)

(Source : thevintagent.com)



Show Notes:

Ton up! Motorcycle Exhibit at Sturgis

“The Ride”  Motorcycle Book

Motorcycle Film Festival

The Vintagent Blog

Pauls Twitter

The Vintagent Facebook PagePaul d’Orléans


HFM009 : Astronautalis | Rapper | Motorcycle Enthusiast | Taste Of Freedom

This podcast has been amazing so far meeting new people in every episode, but this one is special to me. Andy AKA Astronautalis has been one of my all time favorite musicians for about 5 years. I followed him all over the interwebs (not a stalker), and one day I saw him posting something about getting a motorcycle from Harley Davidson, so what do I do I get a even bigger man crush on him and finally ask him to be on the podcast. He said yes!

Andy and I talk about all kinds of good stuff in this episode from the birth of his motorcycle passion all the way down to “Dewey The Good Samaritan”. The Harley Davidson “Taste of Freedom” Tour has placed the moto-bug in Andy’s head and it’s there to stay, and I’m  happy to have him on the show to tell us about it!



The Harley-Davidson Taste of Freedom Tour Stop 1 from Matt Devino on Vimeo.





Show Notes:

Astronautalis Homepage

Astronautalis Twitter

Astronautalis Facebook

Astronautalis Tumblr

Astronautalis Instagram


HFM008 : Alicia Elfving | MotoLady | Founder of themotolady.com | Blogger | Rider

In episode 8 of the Hold Fast Motors Podcast I chat with the talented Alicia Elfving from themotolady.com. I know most of you know who she is and most likely follow her work. Alicia and I had talked for awhile about getting together to do this episode and it finally all came together when both of our schedules jived enough to record it, we sat down together via the internet (as always) the Friday before I left for California on vacation. The talk lasted about an hour and let me tell you it was great, she is one of those people who you could talk to for hours and only think it was a few minutes. She tells us about the birth of the “motolady” website and her plans for the future of the brand. Her passion for motorcycles shines through everything she does, as well as her drive to show that motorcycling is not just a man’s world. The women she showcases ride as hard as most men I know, and usually look better doing it, with that being said listen up and enjoy the show!







Show notes:

The MotoLady Homepage

The MotoLady Facebook

MotoLady Twitter

MotoLady Instagram




HFM007 : Max Hazan | Hazan Motorworks | Motorcyle Builder

In episode 7 of the Hold Fast Motors podcast I get to chat with Max Hazan from Hazan Motorworks. I found Max while looking through Iron & Air, as well as a post on Motomucci. I’ve seen some pretty mighty motorcycle builds but this guy lays down some crazy skills to make art of metal, wood and rubber. We chat about some of his inspirations and the history of his motorcycle building career.

Here is the bike that was featured in Iron & Air Issue 9 that caught my attention. Its a 1996 Royal Enfield, or it was a 96 Royal Enfield now that it has been touched by Hazan it is its own beast in its own class. You can find more pictures of this bike and other on his website listed below in the show notes.

Photo Credit : davidhanscooke.com

Photo Credit : davidhanscooke.com


In the interview we talk about the evolution of a bike build, as you all know I suck at drawing anything so every bike I have built has just came together or “evolved” as they go. He has a different approach I haven’t seen before. He does life size drawings as he builds. I found a picture of him doing this very act on his tumblr and will share it below. I hope everyone enjoys this interview as much as I did, I am also trying out something new by doing a shorter 30 minute show instead of the 60 minute or longer show. Let me know what you think.

PS This dude also built a Sea plane in his spare time!


Show Notes:

Hazan Motorworks

Hazan Motorworks Facebook

Hazan Motorworks Tumblr



HFM006 : Jordan Dickinson | Owner of Union Speed And Style | Fabricator | Builder

Today’s podcast is an interview with Jordan Dickinson from Union Speed And Style. Jordan has been a motorhead for quite some time now, I am happy he had time to chat with me as he has been a busy man getting his Born Free 5 bike ready. We chat about the build process and the adventure he had on getting his bike to the show in California. I always try to type up what we talk about on the podcast but its easier if you just listen and enjoy my friends.

Some photos of Jordan’s astounding work I stole from instagram





Show Notes:

Union Speed And Style

Union Speed And Style Facebook

Jordan’s Instagram




HFM005 : Neale Bayly | Host of Neale Bayly Rides Peru | Motorcycle Journalist | Philanthropist

I had the pleasure and awesome chance to sit down and talk with Neale Bayly (on the phone) last month. Brett from Iron & Air told me about him during episode 4 of Hold Fast Motors Podcast. I instantly started searching for him on the web reading his posts about the new show, his stories of great rides and his fantastic reviews of bikes. Then to top it off I found out he was a fantastic Philanthropist, we chatted about his new show Neale Bayly Rides Peru as well as his work at Wellspring International Outreach.

Trailer to his show:

Iron & Air, Dime City Cycles, Triumph Motorcycles and Neale are also running an amazing giveaway to raise money and awareness for his foundation Wellspring International Outreach. They are giving away a cafed out 2013 Triumph Bonneville all done by Dime City Cycles. Check out this video here to learn more.

This is a shorter episode so let me know if you like them this length or the full hour or more style. Listen up and enjoy.

Show Notes:

Neale Bayle Rides Twitter

Neale Bayly Rides Facebook

Neale Bayly Rides Website

Neale Baylys journal

2013 Triumph Cafe Racer Give Away

Wellspring International Outreach



Our first supporter!




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!


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.


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