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"...and now, from the Crow's Nest studio in beautiful downtown Broadview Washington, it's time for The Sound RIDER! Show"

After producing our online magazine for 15 years, we're extending our content by adding a broadcast/podcast.

The Sound RIDER! Show is a reflection of the people, places and things that make up the fabric of motorcycling in the Pacific Northwest. Be sure to subscribe to the magazine so you're on top of each new issue and now each new broadcast.


#2010, October 2020 – Pick 3


Tom has just returned from the 2020 Sound RIDER! Road Trip where he had a few epiphanies. Derek wants to know more. Fires have ravaged several local favorite towns. They guys pick three 2021 models they’d like to demo for a year. There’s local as well as national newsbytes you need to know and some smart tips for Fall riders.
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#2009, September 2020 – Hot Tips Galore!


Justin Barnes, the seed behind the documentary, Slow Ride Home, joins us to talk about the making of the show which is now streaming on Amazon Prime. The calendar is starting to come alive as some events are a go, but others won’t happen. We’re dreaming of late summer, fall rides. We’ve located the world’s best cinnamon role and it’s worth the ride to get it. And is there a new global leader in the middle-weight dual-sport market?
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#2008, August 2020 – Doubly Fun in 2021


Lots of new technology is coming our way because of the new Euro 5 standards and tech in general, and Tom and Derek get into the details. The Rally in the Gorge is sadly cancelled for 2020. News about North Cascades H-D, BMW MC of Seattle and a cool documentary now streaming on Amazon Prime.
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#2007, July 2020 – Sales are up?


Dave Richardson joins Tom and Derek for part two of his interview about his two new books. Shopping for a new motorcycle in the C-19 era is a little different from before, but even so, indicators are saying sales are ahead of last year. The calendar slowly opens with a few scattered track days. Over the last three months there has been some interesting dealer changes. A new Bruce Brown documentary is on the way. All that and much more on this month’s show.
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#2006, June 2020 – Reawakening’s: Part 1


Today's special guest is Dave Richardson who is releasing two new books that reveal a lot of PNW moto history. As the states begin to open up again, Tom and Derek are looking forward to getting out for some riding. While several rallies have been cancelled, there’s one that may still be a go. Spoken Moto gets a feature in a new Visit Central Oregon video, GoSkagit.com releases a classic moto photo, SW Motech is opening a US office in Portlandia and much more revealed in the Newsbytes portion.
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#2005, May 2020 – The doctor is in


Our special guest this month has circumnavigated the globe 6 times. Dr. Gregory Frazier joins us to talk about his latest book, Frazier Shrugged. Even though we’re still doing stay-at-home duty, there’s plenty going on in the Newsbytes category.
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#2004, April 2020 – Hey 19!


The special C-19 edition. Derek checks in from his Belltown bungalow during the lockdown, but Connie is in the house and joining in. We look at the state of the business, review some of the event cancellations and then move on. As long as we’re in pause mode, we talk about what makes us motorcyclists. We also talk about carbon offsets you can do to lessen your two-wheel carbon footprint.
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#2003, March 2020 – Toodle Time


Our special guest this month is Jeff Henshaw, organizer the Tulip Ride, a fund raiser for Seattle Humane. Derek shares some interesting news on a recent helmet review by the DOT. Spring is on the horizon and it’s time to plan your sanity escape route. Is there some spring training in your future? All that and more on this month’s show.
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#2002, February 2020 – Love and Potholes


A prominent dealer in the North Sound is calling it quits, SR! event registrations are open, Honda takes a Dakar win, Ducati sales are flat, Peter Starr releases a new book, an overview of this year’s Vancouver Motorcycle Show and more on this month’s show.
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#2001, January 2020 – Welcome to the roaring 20’s


It’s a new year, a new decade and the beginning of the 6th year of the show. Tom and Derek lay out their New Year’s resolutions and provide highlights of happenings from 2019. Newsbytes takes some interesting turns, and even though it’s winter there are a lot of events on the Calendar. How about a look back at the previous decade as the guys postulate about what’s on the horizon? All that and more on this month’s show.
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#1912, December 2019 – Word Problems - Solved


On this month’s show, we’re bantering about several new models unveiled in Milan. There are new licensing guidelines for WA riders come January as well as new fines for unendorsed riders. We look at some sensible gifts for the riders on your list. Tom crafted some special word problems to entertain your brain with this winter. Wenatchee Powersports gets a new owner and much more.
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#1911, November 2019 – One to Remember


Things are really cooling down and the guys have the tips you need to ride through the fall. Tom recaps the recent Café to Café Grand Tour. There’s lots of changes at a popular south sound dealer, as well as a prominent training company. The 2020 race season may have a serious rivalry between two clubs. Toy Runs abound in the calendar as well as a re-enactment of a life or death ride 90 years ago.
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#1910, October 2019 – Now what?


Janell Mattson from the Dainese store in Seattle joins us to talk about the custom fitting program available in the store. Tom and Derek share their views on the recent demise of the Noble Rush chain of motorcycle shops in Puget Sound. Newsbytes abounds with a look at new models hitting the stores. And even though we’re rolling into fall, there are plenty of rides and events to tell you about that are happening this month. All that and more.
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#1909, September 2019 – We B H-D?


Today we’re talkin’ tools, travel and high tech. Fresh back from the Rally in the Gorge, the guys give a brief recap and kudos to all the support team. Derek has a report on a recent FMX event he attended. We look at all the latest tech coming your way that will make it so you don’t have to have a brain anymore to ride a motorcycle. The calendar is full of great events for the month as the weather subsides. Then the guys discuss Derek’s latest project, Washington Wrenches in which he interviews a number of the region’s top techs to dial in the perfect tool kit for the ride. Fall is on the way and we banter possible ride destinations to consider. The show closes with a few tips and you’re ready to roll.
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#1908, August 2019 – You gotta love this weather


Connie joins us as we review the upcoming Rally in the Gorge. Plenty happening in all the usual segments as well.
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#1907, 07 2019 – 7 Seconds of Silence


Derek reports on his recent visit to the LeMay Motorcycle Days and Tom shares details about two recent PNW rides. Do you really need to speed on I-90? Washington State Patrol releases a new video to address the high rate of crashes this year so far. Alaska Off-Road Warriors, could it spark a real-riders rally? July is packed with events and we go through the highlights of the upcoming Rally in the Gorge.
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#1906, June 2019 – Can Ya Hear Me (from 75 feet away)?


The self-appointed editor at large and the Hurdy Gurdy concert master are at it again, working their way through the weather changes, citations on Alki Point and bike impounds on the Death Highway. The calendar is jam packed with things to do all month and beyond. In fact, with such a robust summer ahead the guys break down in more detail, some of the events you will not want to miss. But you’ll need to pack beforehand and the show closes with some useful tips for doing that.
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#1905, May 2019 – Bathed in Magnesium


This month’s guest is long PNW moto ambassador, Rolf-Immo Gabbe sitting in with us to talk about the upcoming Lemay Motorcycle Days in June. Derek’s been travelling taking in the recent Desert 100 and Bunny Run ride. Tom recently rode the 3 Pass Blast and has a report. There’s new pavement at Pacific Raceways, riders in Washington are now required to have liability insurance and a new video game comes out of Bend Oregon. The calendar holds a number of track and race days and a major fund raiser is happing in B.C.
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#1904, April 2019 – 5 minutes with Liam


Walt Greenwood with the Washington Vintage Motorcyclists drops by to tell us the latest about their upcoming swap and show. Then Liam Stewart stops in between his circumnavigations of the poles. And as if that’s not enough, our old friend Lee Stewart steps into the studio to discuss tips for spring riding. The newsbytes are abuzz with the latest local and national tidbits, there’s plenty of events on the calendar and as always, we close the show with some use tips.
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#1903, March 2019 – More miles just ahead


We’ve dug out from the snow, the path to the garage is clear and the guys are ready for some early riding. The new Niken is looking good, the Kawi Versys 1000 LT SE in gold is Canada only, H-D will split the cost of training with you and someone wants an Autobahn in California. Could it happen here? All that and more on this month’s show.
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#1902, February 2019 – Gothic Electric Potato


Harley-Davidson announced its pricing for the upcoming Live Wire bike. Derek defends the price tag and we’ll tell you what dealers will sell it in the PNW for the first-year release. There are some high prices happening on the Mecum floor in Vegas and science says motorcycling is good for you. We also look at upcoming moto events in the PNW and review a number of new items hitting dealers’ showrooms soon. Richard Blair provides the stellar musical backdrop for the show.
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#1901, January 2019 – Bridging the Gap


Our guests today are Lisa and Anne from the Rainier Ravens. It may be the beginning of winter, but there is plenty going on in the motorcycle world, both in the PNW and beyond. New bikes are hitting the showroom floors, a popular rider is honored, and women ridership is increasing. The January calendar is packed with spectator events and upcoming shows. Our tips today focus on rainy weather hacks.
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#1812, December 2018 – Moto Chutzpah


We’re heading into winter, but the mild weather allows for more riding. Where will you go? We discuss the new 6 month/no interest payment plan from Aerostich, ponder the new ownership of a Renton dealer, answer why the Whidbey Island community could care less about the noise from the new MX track and talk a little Seattle delivery history. Shop events and club rides fill the calendar, then we look at the newest subscriber profiles. The show closes with some hot tips for riders.
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#1811, November 2018 – Vancouver Island, Vegas and Back Again


While Derek has been busy visiting area dealers, Tom has been traveling and taking it all in. A woman falls asleep on her motorcycle, Kodi takes a drone, and Piaggio moves the Aprilia and Moto Guzzi lines to Bellevue. The calendar spotlights an upcoming toy ride, club rides and news of a Thanksgiving week extravaganza. Our interview segment is packed with interviews from manufacturers at the AIMExpo held in Las Vegas last month. All that more on the Sound RIDER! Show
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#1810, October 2018 – Going, going, gone


Two longtime Pacific Northwest dealers have closed their doors, a U.S. motorcycle manufacturer has called it quits and a deal between another U.S. manufacturer and an Electric motorcycle company has fizzled. We envision a supermall near Seattle to rebuild the market, Tom reveals how he was tracked by Flo for 8 months and we reveal dates for 2019 Sound RIDER! events.
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#1809, September 2018 – Smoking the Vodka


A vintage Yamaha is tearing up on the Bonneville Salt Flats breaking records in a most unusual way, vintage bikes will soon be rolling into The Dalles and we’ve got live segments recorded during the Rally in the Gorge.
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#1808, August 2018 – Wheels off the Roadway


It’s August and things are heating up. We have two feature segments to go with that as we cover the highlights for the upcoming Rally in the Gorge and share multiple Tips and Tricks to ride cool this summer. The show kicks off with news of a top-secret project, and how the Washington Attorney General is messing with our marketing. Newsbytes reveals a deer strike to one of our own, Niken pricing and the rise in hooligan deaths in the PNW. The calendar is packed with car and bike shows, track days and racing and of course, The Rally in the Gorge.
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#1807, July 2018 – Emotional Dumpster Fire


Karen Thomson from Avid Moto Tours joins us in studio to talk about her upcoming Northwest Volcano Tour in September. There’s some crazy stuff happening in our newsbytes file both locally and on a global level. Things settle back down with a packed summer calendar, it’s wildlife season and you need to move your maintenance schedule to a spread sheet. All that and more on the July show.
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#1806, June 2018 – Tater Fuel


The ultimate riding weather is kicking in. Decent temps, no fires (yet), just pure moto bliss. This month the guys focus on new gear coming on the market. The calendar is jammed packed, we’ve got updates on a number of happenings in the PNW, a few great tips and so much more.
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#1805, May 2018 – Meet the readers


Our special guests today are… our newest readers as we review the results from our 2018 Reader Study and share some insights to some of our newest subscribers. Newsbytes reveals insights into what’s going locally and nationally in the world of two wheels including a tip on a very cool exhibition coming to Portland this summer. The Calendar is packed with events from around the Pacific Northwest including a hill climb, the last Western States 1000 and a GPS tour. The show closes with some compelling tips to keep you riding well.
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#1804, April 2018 – Let’s all move to Boise


Insurance specialist, Chris Gibbens with a Seattle area State Farm branch joins us to talk about selecting coverages and playing it safe when purchasing insurance for you and your motorcycle. Derek and Tom are contemplating what effects a trade/tariff war could have on motorcycling in general as well as the local economy. The LA Times picks up where we left off on our recent State of Jefferson Ride idea. There’s lots going on in the Newsbytes segment as we talk about a dealer buy and sell, a prominent Idaho promoter and follow-up on last months discussion about the state of the industry. The calendar is stoked for April and we close with some useful tips and tricks.
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#1803, March 2018 – Air today, ride tomorrow


Backfire Moto is on the move to historic 4th Ave in the SODO District and we’ve got two of the founders, Todd Werny and Sean Westlake in the studio talking about the big change. During Newsbytes we discuss Crater Lake joining in on exorbitant prices for riders to enter the park starting in May. Yamaha is bringing a police bike to the US, Suzuki gets 5 recalls in one month and welcome to our newest contributor, veteran moto journalist Andy Cherney. The calendar features poker runs, a pop-up store and news about the upcoming Inland Motorcycle Show. Listen now and be sure to share it with all your Facebook friends.
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#1802, February 2018 – Back from the Frozen North


Today’s interviews are with Cycle BC and The Pacific Riding School. Derek and Tom have just returned from the Vancouver Motorcycle Show and they share tidbits about their trip. The Mecum auction in January was one one of the biggest and the entire assets of Excelsior-Henderson were on the block. Cycle World cuts back to quarterly issues and much more on this month’s show.
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#1801, January 2018 – The Moto Calendar Ahead


There’s a whole year of riding ahead and Derek and Tom have plenty of ideas for you to plug into your 2018 riding calendar. We get a visit from a special woman from Redmond who thinks she knows it all. But does she? Several recalls will put bikes in the shop this winter. Are you on the list? A longtime dealer owner passes, and it looks like there’s light at the end of the tunnel for a local company’s German parent. What are you doing for breakfast next weekend? You’ve got options. You want to ride fast, do it right. All that and more on this month’s show.
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#1712, December 2017 – Holiday meals on two wheels


Tom has just returned from the International Motorcycle Show and shares what he knows about all the new models and sights on the floor. Boggan’s Oasis burns to the ground, MAG files for bankruptcy and Indian announces a big bore kit. It’s a light calendar as we roll into the holidays.
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#1711, November 2017 – Canadian Vortex


Kris Fant with WomenADVRiders magazine is our guest today, telling us about their new campaign @AdventureIsAttitude. It looks like Derek may need to run the show solo today as Tom’s been taking advantage of the mild fall weather causing him to disappear into oblivion. Riders are up in arms about the proposed $50 per motorcycle by entry fee to key national parks. Dealer news rolls in from Skagit Powersports, Big People Scooters and Triumph of Seattle. Today’s show is dedicated in memory of long time PNW riding skills ambassador, Bill Spencer.
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#1710, October 2017 – Hello Autumn


Jonathan Koch has been traveling the Western US on his Harley-Davidson Doin’ IT For The Kids and he’s here to tell us more about his moto sabbatical. We’re looking at some of the new 2018 models and Derek discovers some interesting numbers on local commuters. The calendar is packed with highlights including swap meets and events perfect for fall. We close with tips about being fit and venturing beyond your own motorcycle.
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#1709, September 2017 - Electric Scam?


There’s plenty to talk about as Confederate goes electric, Harley-Davidson drops the Dyna and V-Rod in 2018 and Kenneth crashes his GL1500 into an elk while driving intoxicated. The September calendar has some great rides to enjoy before the fall weather chills down the Pacific Northwest. We read through some of the feedback provided from years Rally in the Gorge event and wrap the show with a few tips and tricks.
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#1708, August 2017 – It’s Rally Time


It’s time for The Rally in the Gorge and we’ve got interviews with Connie Adams who procures door prizes and auction items; and Jesse Murphy who will be teaching every day during the event. Our social media post about the MSF 1 second group ride following distance suggestion caused a stir so we discuss it in detail. Is the Washington State Patrol trying to curb motorcycle fatalities, or profiling bikers? Washington Road Construction is heavy, Alta and Zero motorcycles gets added to three shops newsbytes keep coming and there’s plenty of rallies going on in the calendar. Several tips at the end reveal a few things you may not have thought about.
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#1707, July 2017 – Things are heating up


This month we interview Eric Folkestad as he prepares for the third annual Pendleton Bike Week. It’s hot, so the duo talks about the caveats of heat management. It’s also rally time all over, so the pair discusses what you need to do to get prepared. Motorcycle thefts are way up in Spokane and is Harley-Davidson buying Ducati? That and more newsbytes along with a fat calendar make up for a jam-packed show.
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#1706, June 2017 – Feeling Eurofouric


Our special guest for this show is a highly regarded Pacific Northwest Motorcycling Ambassador, Dave Richardson who is joining us to talk about the latest models of euro bikes based on the Euro 4 Emissions standards. The show kicks off with a discussion about the recent Sound RIDER! Road Trip 2017, a new product – the EZ Gauge Deluxe in-line air gauge and who are the up and coming moto heroes? Our newsbytes and calendar segments are packed full of eye-opening tidbit and event to keep you busy all month long. But where’s Joey?
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#1705, May 2017 – Out of the brine, into the sunshine


Our special guest for this show is Pacific Northwest Motorcycling Ambassador, Dave Eady, sharing bits about his stunning collection of memorabilia. For many it’s riding season again and we’re talking where to ride and where not to. A brief recap is in order concerning the upcoming Sound RIDER! events and then we discuss the new collector’s moto t-shirts on the way. Newsbytes is packed with information about name changes, a possible IPO r sale for Ducati, a new dirt track riding school in Spokane and more. The calendar is loaded up with lots of great rides and we close with a few choice tips to save you money and keep your brain intact.
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#1704, April 2017 – Derek’s running the show


It’s April and you know what that means – somewhere in here there must be a spoof. A great coffee table book has hit the market and we’ve got an exclusive interview with the author. Derek introduces a new segment – Gas or A-- (insert donkey option here). It’s also time for the part-time riders to throw a leg over the bike and we’ve got some events for you to think about. We’re talking new products, a new dealership, a price break on rider training and what’s going to happen now that we took home an award for the best chili!
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#1703, March 2017 - The nature of the nature


If you’re not a year-round commuter, then riding season is just around the corner, but with all mother nature has been dishing up, it’s going to be an interesting year ahead. As long as we’re cooling our heels waiting for spring, let’s talk about healthy and nutritious foods you can take on the road. For the interview segment, Tom talks about the latest updates for Rally in the Gorge, Café to Café, Road Trip and the Sasquatch Dualsport GPS Adventure Tour. Don’t miss the last-minute event announcement in the last seconds of the show.
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#1702, February 2017 – You ask – we answer


After looking at our recent web stats, Tom and Derek compile some of the keyword and phrase searches to come up with a list of questions our readers are obviously asking. To add to the fun we attach some catty names to who we think might be asking and then the pair proceed to answer. But before we get to that, the pair review a plethora of newsbytes happenings and a brief calendar overview. The show wraps with a few tips leaving plenty of time for you to get back to prepping your bike for your spring.
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#1701, January 2017 – Need more salt in your diet?


Our guests today are Delvene Manning with the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials and Bill Woods of Sodium Distortion. We’re talking Land Speed Racing and how you can play a part in it even if you don’t want to race yourself. Another new year has arrived, but last month brought forth more news than you can shake an empty champagne bottle at. It’s a light calendar which leaves us more time for our interviewees. And of course, we close with some interesting tips and tricks. Cheers!
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#1612, December 2016 – Gifts for the Season and more


It’s getting a little cold outside, but the guys are here to share all the latest news, events and tips and tricks so you’re ready when it’s time to ride again. Can’t think of what to get that special rider as a gift this coming holiday season? Tom and Derek run through a few ideas you may not have thought of. All this and more on the December show.
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#1611, November 2016 – Playing it cool in Winter


With no International Motorcycle Show in the Pacific Northwest this year, Tom and Derek look for other ways to keep busy with the bikes. And there are plenty of options. The show opens with discussion of current happenings and a distinct lack of marketing in the market overall. During Newsbytes the pair discuss the pros and cons of bringing ten new models to market in a single year. The calendar is deceivingly loaded with events and the show closes with more tips and tricks every rider can use.
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#1610, October 2016 – The Best Time to Ride is NOW!


Was there ever a better time to own and ride a motorcycle in the history of man, than now? Is it going to get even better, or worse? What was it like to ride a motorcycle 100 years ago? There’s new books and new gear on the market for fall you need to know about. We talk current PNW MC news, look at the calendar and look forward to some fall riding. Did the guys actually open Bumble accounts during the show? Find out.
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#1609, September 2016 – Live from Hood River!


We thought it might be fun to record the show live, in front of an audience, and what better audience to do that with than the attendees at this years’ Rally in the Gorge. But we’re talking about more than just the rally as we interview the attending vendors to find out what’s new for fall from each of them. We’re also talking California’s legalization of lane-splitting, motorcycle sharing ventures, upcoming events in the PNW and more.
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#1608, August 2016 - The Rally in the Gorge and more!


We’re up to our neck in Rally Gators and we’ve got interviews today with the people behind the scenes making it happen. But First Tom and Derek dive into newsbytes to discuss a west coasters look at the Motus, fall TV fun, new 2017 models and trail booby traps in Idaho. The calendar is smoking hot this month so the team covers the highlights in detail. Key staff lays out many of the details about the 2016 Rally in the Gorge over two segments of interviews. The show closes with a few tips to make your touring a better experience.
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#1607, July 2016 - Crushing a gnome


Tom has just returned from the Sasquatch Dual Sport GPS Adventure Tour and has stories to tell. A look into our News Bytes reveals a used bike shortage and we won’t see an International Motorcycle Show in the PNW this year. The calendar shows what a cluster-"duck" it is in rally land this month. Then the guys review new gear on the market and share a few of their tips to close out the show.
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#1606, June 2016 - Merino Moto Unitardo


It’s an action packed show as Tom and Derek kick off discussing what it is that people are enjoying the most on Sound RIDER!, how our audience is growing and more stats. Then the guys jump into newsbytes to dispel false rumors and confirm those that are true. The calendar is jam packed and there’s not enough time on the show to cover all the events going on this month. Our interview segment features Derek milking updates out of Tom about all the Sound RIDER! events going on this summer. But Derek suggests adding even more – yikes! The show closes with some smart tips for layering up - how to keep the heat in and the bees out.
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#1605, May 2016 - Continuing Education


It’s a jam packed show featuring interviews with Steve Stewart of Pacific Northwest Motorcycle Safety and Whitney Koeberle of Dirt Bike Safety Training. Rides only get better as we further our education and there are many opportunities to do that here in the Pacific Northwest. Hypothetically speaking, both Derek’s and Tom’s garages burn down and the pair is faced with replacing their bikes, find out what they picked. Our calendar is jam packed with spectator events that will keep you busy all the way up to June. Finally we wrap with a few tips. Press >PLAY now.
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#1604, April 2016 - Can you spot the foolin'?


Interviews in this episode include Dave Richardson of Moto International, Rob Burch of the MotoFit Group and the ever-so cantankerous Liam Stewart, who claims his great grandfather invented the electric motorcycle in the Pacific Northwest. Tom and Derek kick off the show with talk about hot button topics from the March issue of Sound RIDER, then reel in the April calendar highlights including details about the Desert 100, a vintage motorcycle swap meet and the annual Glider Cycle world tour. Newsbytes includes a discussion about a WABDR 24 Hour Endurance Run, a new Honda shop, rides and more. The show ends with some useful touring tips. Enjoy several new bumpers from Richard Blair and Mike Meengs.
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#1603, March 2016 - Spring Prep Talk


Interviews for this show include Rich O’Conner of Rich’s Custom Seats and Mark and Dana from Vallentine Motor Works. We’re talking all about getting your bike right for spring. Also discussed: left lane shoulder riding, the end of Motorcycle USA, David Swezey departs a prominent dealer in the PNW, newsbytes, the calendar and much more. Cameos from Wayne Elston of South Sound Motorcycles, Don from All Moto Tire, Sukoshi from Avon Tyres, Gary LaPlante with MotoVentures, Rolf-Immo Gabbe of Rok Straps, Dave Richardson of Moto International, Bill from Rev-It, Mike from Tualatin, Tim from Burien, Al from Surrey BC, Dan from Kitsap, Ellen from Seattle and Ron from Poulsbo.
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#1602, February 2016 - Hello from down under


Our guest this month is Tracy Jeffries of the Dirty Girls ADV group. We’re talking winter riding outside the Pacific Northwest, the Vancouver motorcycle show, Harleys new moves, The One Motorcycle Show, old bike night and so much more. Greg Hilchey, Deb Harvey, Olympia Carolyn, Rich O’Conner, Avon Sukoshi, Gary LaPlante, Tad and Gaila and Yakima Carl all make cameos.
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#1601, January 2016 - Quint Joins In


Dave Roosevelt of Seattle Used Bikes and Jesse Murphy of Truit Motorcycle Education join us in studio for this show where we discuss the Seattle Stolen Motorcycle Registry as well as one-on-one training that is available in the Puget Sound area. Tom and Derek split the hosting duties into three as RC Quint grabs a microphone for an even broader perspective on motorcycling in the Pacific Northwest. The trio opens the show with bike picks for 2016 and then reveal their individual New Year's moto resolutions.
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#1512, December 2015 - Chili contest at noon, Santa pics at 2


We're heading into the Holidays and hey baby - it's cold and icy outside. Tom and Derek banter about riding in the dead of winter, then cover the latest news and calendar events before launching into a full blown holiday gift giving idea session. An early gift arrives by way of new show music from Richard Blair. Happy holidays to all the riders and listeners of the show.
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#1511, November 2015 - The search for dead November


It was a long October and now Tom and Derek are looking for things to do in November. The show kicks off with banter about the recent Road Trip Tour, slips into the Calendar for a look at what's happening around the Northwest, then sails into Newsbytes with the latest innovation - MotoMudd. The last half of the show is a three-way look at the recent Portland Motorcycle show including the guys take, the readers take and interviews with a number of the show participants. Finally a few tips and then it's last rider out. This show is dedicated to the memory of Bob Lanphere Sr.
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#1510, October 2-15 - Digital training, Crank up the new heat


It's an action packed show. Tom has just returned from his hydro-therapy tour of Oregon and Derek wants the scoop. Then it's onto Newsbytes for discussions on electric bikes, Royal Enfield, Bennelli and the loonie move at Skagit Powersports. A review of the calander reveals how one dirt bike event is getting some action from the ADV community, and how the hunt is on for bikes for this year's Northwest Motorcycle Display at the International Motorcycle show in Portland. The show wraps with interviews from Team Oregon's Pat Hahn as well as Bob and Joann Gerbing of Gordon's Heated clothing.
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#1509, September 2015 - Post Rally Partum


Tom and Derek are back from the Rally in the Gorge. We share feedback and respond to riders who attended and shared their like and constructive thoughts with us. Then it’s on to Newsbytes, the Calendar and then a special interview with Steve and Walt of the Hog Radio show who are celebrating 7 years and their 400th show. Finally a tip discussion on the 10 essentials every rider should never leave home without. The show open with a cameo from Joanne Gerbing of the new Gordon’s Heated Clothing line. Other cameos include Don from All Moto Tires, Dirty Girl Tracy Jeffries, Ray from Icon Motorsports, Wenatchee George, Harold from Giant Loop, BC Sharon, Tex Steere, Bremerton Sean and others.
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#1508, August 2015 - Ready to Rally?


Tom and Derek work their way through newsbytes, look at the calendar ahead and then are joined by special guest, Connie Adams to cover the highlights of the upcoming Sound RIDER! Rally in the Gorge.
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#1507, July 2015 - Sweet Sixteen


Tom and Derek cover all the latest Pacific Northwest Motorcycling news and events, including the latest innovations from Giant Loop covering their new Rally Raid line of aftermarket goodies for the Honda CB500X. Derek reveals his boo-boo he got riding off-road in Idaho while working up material for our summer adventure issue. Then the guys get down to what got Sound RIDER! to where it is today as Derek interviews Tom on the 16th anniversary of the online magazine.
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#1506, June 2015 - June Parts 1 and 2


Clocking in at 1 hour, 15 minutes, the show runs a little longer than usual, but it's worth the listen, even if you take it in two parts. Tom and Derek kick off with discussion of current affairs including updates to the USFS Road conditions pages, Honda's Africa Twin, Seattle dealer smash and grabs and upcoming events. Then Jim Palms drops by for an interview about his recent IBMA 48Ten ride discussing how he covered 48 states in only 9 days. A new reader mail segment follows before finally closing the show. Music from Rick Ruskin, LVX Nova, The Eastwoods and of course Richard Blair.
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#1505, May 2015 - Take mom for a ride


Tom and Derek cover upcoming motorcycle events for May, review the current news and issues, provide an update on Sound RIDER 2015 events and discuss a packing tip. Interviews with Eric Folksted of the Pendleton Bike Week and Richard Ramsey of Triumph of Seattle. Cameos from Rolf Immo Gabbe, Ian with a Versys, Steve from Olympia, David from Greenbank, Bill with RevIt, BMW Butch, Dave Swezey and Don Hutchins. Theme music from Richard Blair as bumpers by The Eastwoods.
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#1504, April 2015 - The search for Fuddruckers


Tom and Derek cover upcoming events for April, review the current news and issues, provide an update on Sound RIDER 2015 events and discuss a touring tip. Interviews withGary Strode of the Granite Falls MX Park and around-the-world rider Dr. Greg Frazier. Cameos from Joel with Triumph of Seattle, Donn from Preston, Carolyn from Olympia, Tim from Burien and Dan Muir. Music from Richard Blair and Tom's 1990's band, The Eastwoods.
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#1503, March 2015 - Dirty Laundry


Tom and Derek cover upcoming events for March, review the current news and issues, provide an update on Sound RIDER 2015 events and discuss a touring tip. Interviews with Kevin Davis of the Euro Moto 2015 show and Chris Cody with the Inland Northwest Motorcycle Show (Spokane motorcycle show). Cameos from riders Jim Palms, Debbie Harvey, Uli Lengenberg, Rich O'Conner and Alan Ayers.
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#1502, February 2015 - Why a Sound RIDER show?


Tom and Derek get the broadcast fired up with the latest look at motorcycle news and events happening around the Northwest. We answer the question - Why a Sound RIDER podcast? Then we interview Tad Haas and Gaila Gutierrez about their motorcycle home-sharing business, MotoStays.com. We also interview Washington State BMW Riders club co-presidents, Dan Muir and Eric Bell about the future of the club. Cameo's from Bruce Scott, Ellen Palms, Seattle Cycle Center Sonny and more.
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