Outside The Cage Motorcycle Podcast

Mike Byrd

THE podcast for motorcycle fanatics!

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SPRING TRAINING IS HERE!!!! …and no, I’m not talking about baseball. It’s that time of year to get your bike out of hibernation...

Mar 1

31 min

On today's episode, I welcome Austin Rothbard, Founder and CEO of TwistedRoad.com, a website that acts as the “Air BnB” of motorcycle rentals. Have you ever been on vacation or a business trip with a little time to spare on a beautiful day and wanted to have a quick ride? Maybe you want to rent a bike to go cross country. Or you have a bike that you don’t ride very often and would like to rent it out to make a few extra dollars. Well, Twisted Road is for you. Austin’s solution to providing a nationwide database of bikes across the United States solves the problem of finding a bike to ride when you are traveling. During the show we’ll talk about, in detail, the rental and listing process, fees, how to price your bike and how the vetting process works to ensure the right people get to the right motorcycle. We also get into some great stories from past experiences and delve into a few of the reviews that sets Twisted Road apart from other motorcycle rental companies.  I am also very honored to announce that Austin has graciously set up two amazing offers exclusive to “Outside The Cage” listeners. The first is a promo code that gives each person setting up an account with Twisted Road, a $25.00 immediate credit when you list your bike OR a $25.00 credit after you rent your first bike. This amount, once credited to your account, can be used for any future rentals with Twisted Road. Simply listen to todays episode to get the promo code. The promo code will expire at 11:59PM, eastern daylight time on May 5, 2019. The second amazing offer Austin has set up exclusive for Outside The Cage, is a FREE 24 hour rental on ANY bike in the United States. Yes folks… ANY bike including the higher end custom bikes listed on the website. This offer will be awarded to one lucky winner that will be randomly drawn. To enter, just subscribe to my blog at, www.byrdblogger.com. Once you’ve subscribed, drop a comment in the comment section for today’s episode and let me know you want to be entered. Thats it! For my current subscribers, just post a comment about the show and let me know you’d like a chance to win that free day rental and I’ll take care of it. For an additional entry to increase your chance, head over to my You Tube channel and subscribe there as well. When you do BOTH subscriptions, let me know in the comment section and I’ll enter your email address twice for a chance to win. Below are the rest of the rules and stuff!! 1. All friends and family members of the host are not eligible for this contest. Employees and immediate family members of Twisted Road are also not eligible for this contest. 2. The winner will be selected by a random list picker such as “Random-ize.” 3. All entrants must be subscribed to the byrdblogger website. 4. If you subscribe to Byrdblogger’s You Tube channel, you’ll get an additional entry. 5. Entry dates for this contest will be from April 5, 2019 to April 30, 2019. 6. Prize will be one (1) FREE 24 hour rental from www.twistedroad.com for ANY bike of the winners choosing in ANY location within the United States including AK and HI. 7. No purchase is necessary to participate in this contest. 8. Once selected the winner will have seven (7) calendar days to confirm, via email, that he/she wishes to claim the prize. If no response is received within that time frame, another random selected email address will be chosen. This will continue until a winner is found. 9. The prize is not redeemable for cash and not transferrable. No substitutions allowed. 10. Winner MUST pass the Twisted Road vetting process to redeem the prize. This includes a DMV check for motorcycle endorsement, proper insurance and reasonable riding experience for the motorcycle chosen. 11. All terms and conditions of Twisted Road are applicable for the redemption of awarded prize. 12. All federal, state and local laws apply to this contest. Contest is void where prohibited. 13. Byrdblogger,

Apr 2019

45 min

Have you ever thought about raising the bar on your riding skills and abilities? Whether you have just started riding or have been running the roads on two wheels for years, on today’s episode, we talk about getting more advanced training and the top modifications you can do to your bike to take full advantage of that training. To help me out, I chat with Pittsburgh, PA Police Department’s Master Police Officer B.J. McMullan. He is a 24 year veteran with over 13 years of experience riding with their motor unit. B.J. is also the owner and president of Pro Rider, a motorcycle training company that provides rider training to every level of motorcycle enthusiast.  After chatting about how he got started as a motor officer and some of the training his officers go through, we delve into what kind of training is out there for civilian riders to become more proficient on their motorcycles. We talk about how taking these courses puts better and safer riders on the road. After that, we also talk about the top and most common modifications you can do to your bike to take full advantage of this type of training. Our philosophy is to use the bike you ride so you become more intimately familiar with YOUR bike’s dynamics and handling. This discussion also covers ways to protect your bike from dings and scrapes your bike may experience participating in this type of training.  If you have ever wondered about how to increase your riding ability to the next level, then this episode is for you.  Show Note Links:Pro Rider TrainingOberon Adjustable Clutch LeversSoftbrake Rear Brake LeversEglide Goodies ProtectorsHarley Davidson Touring Suspension Air PumpGreat YouTube Video on Pittsburgh's Motor Unit

Jan 2019

34 min

In this first episode of "Outside The Cage", I welcome nationwide competition rider Kaitlin Riley to the show. We discuss how she got into competing in motorcycle rodeos, the training needed to be a competitor and some surprises she saved for her very first podcast interview! We also tie motorcycle safety into how competitors ride as well as lots of good laughs and conversation!If you are looking into competition riding or just want to bring your riding to the next level, this episode is a MUST listen! At the end of this podcast, you'll have an insider's look into how motorcycle skills competitions are run, scoring, events and some places to start your journey into this fast and growing sport. Kaitlin gives her unique perspective into this world that mesmerizes spectators as riders take motorcycles weighing up to 1000 lbs through cone patterns that include turns down to 18 feet or less. Links Mentioned In This Show:Ride SkillfullySkilled Motorcycle Riders AssociationKaitlin's YouTube ChannelKaitlin's FacebookBleu Bayou Harley DavidsonLock And Lean TrainingMike's Links Mentioned:Jorge PadillaMike's YouTube ChannelMike's TwitterMike's InstagramFour Bike Follow the Leader w/Kaitlin

Jan 2019

47 min

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