Podcasts

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!

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

 

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Show Notes:

Astronautalis Homepage

Astronautalis Twitter

Astronautalis Facebook

Astronautalis Tumblr

Astronautalis Instagram

Podcasts

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!

 

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Show notes:

The MotoLady Homepage

The MotoLady Facebook

MotoLady Twitter

MotoLady Instagram

 

 

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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!

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Show Notes:

Hazan Motorworks

Hazan Motorworks Facebook

Hazan Motorworks Tumblr

 

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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

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Show Notes:

Union Speed And Style

Union Speed And Style Facebook

Jordan’s Instagram

 

 

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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

 

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Our first supporter!

 

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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!

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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