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The Wheelnerds

The Wheelnerds share their passion of everything two-wheeled and invite you to come along and sit in on the bull session where they talk about their (and your) favorite topic: motorcycles!

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Child Protective Services

Todd's off on baby duty so Chuck opens up Skype and chats with some listeners. Previous guests Andrew Pain and Joanne the Gearchic drop in, too!

1hr 27mins

26 Jan 2013

Rank #1

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Genuine Volkswagon Parts

This week, we're talking to Craig Vetter, creator of the Windjammer (way back then) and currently fuel-economy mad scientist. He's going to tell us about the Vetter Fuel Economy challenge and a flying wing!

59mins

28 Apr 2012

Rank #2

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Consequences and Buell

So, for this week, we thought we'd bring on a guest that some of our listeners might be familiar with. He's Erik Buell, the Chief Technical Officer of Erik Buell Racing. MARVEL at the high-pitched fanboy noises Chuck makes! Erik comes on (FINALLY) to answer all of Chuck's questions about the Ulysses. Todd also manages to ask some questions that people who aren't Chuck might be interested in. We're also welcoming a new sponsor to our show. Please check out the Good Adventure Company. They're soft luggage experts and only sell the best, representing Wolfman Luggage, Giant Loop and Enduristan, ADV accessories, and tires. They also rent high quality ADV and dual sport bikes and provide guided adventure motorcycle trips throughout Colorado, Utah, NM, AZ, the Navajo Nation and Copper Canyon Mexico. They are excited to offer  the "Best of the Colorado Backcountry Expedition," August 6-12 starting and ending at the Good ADV Basecamp in Cortez,, CO. Please see their website at www.good-adv.com for more details.Classifieds:SuperTen ItGreen Cafe Battery Tuk tuk Paint them the sameLinks:Quail Motorcycle Gathering pics Want to hear yourself on our show? Ridden a bike (like your own) and got an opinion? Got a cool piece of gear or farkle? Got a story? Know some jokes? Record an MP3 (or whatever) and email it to us at wheelnerds@gmail.com. We’ll throw it on the air and talk about it, too. That’s right, you can be the first on your block to be openly mocked by the Wheelnerds. Or call our voicemail: (801) 917-4136 Or, leave us a voicemail via Skype! Our skype ID is wheelnerds. Just go ahead, call, and leave us your story there! (We still read your emails, too, and will answer them on the show). If you got something really cool, shoot us a line and maybe we’ll talk to you live, too.

1hr 38mins

31 May 2016

Rank #3

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Grommity Grom Grom

Episode 227:This episode brought to you by Helite, makers of the awesome Turtle 2 Airbag vest. They have a whole selection of vests, leather jackets, and ADV style jackets equipped with their no-nonsense airbag technology. We don't ride without it. Use code WHEELNERDS for a 10% discount when ordering! Finally getting these shows out for you to listen to! Happy New Year to you. Here we're talking with Douglas Fox of Grom Way Round! Fox is riding a Honda Grom from Alaska to Argentina because he filled out the order form for his new motorcycle wrong and left a zero off the "desired displacement" number. Check out his story with us and then go check out his presence on the interwebs:Grom Way Round website Instagram Twitter Facebook     Wheelnerds stickers and keytags for sale! Check them out here!CLASSIFIEDS:Spider Trike FiRst edITioN Scrambler Links: Helite Moto Progressive International Motorcycle Shows Wheelnerd's Handy Inspection Checklist Joe Popp (musician) (He recorded the Dicks Dicks Dicks theme used in the beginning). RedPillJunkie (artist) Want to hear yourself on our show? Ridden a bike (like your own) and got an opinion? Got a cool piece of gear or farkle? Got a story? Know some jokes? Record an MP3 (or whatever) and email it to us at wheelnerds@gmail.com. We’ll throw it on the air and talk about it, too. That’s right, you can be the first on your block to be openly mocked by the Wheelnerds. Or call our voicemail: (801) 305-4677 Or, leave us a voicemail via Skype! Our skype ID is wheelnerds. Just go ahead, call, and leave us your story there! (We still read your emails, too, and will answer them on the show). If you got something really cool, shoot us a line and maybe we’ll talk to you live, too.

1hr 4mins

10 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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Turbotastic

Episode 160 of the Wheelnerds! After coming down off our Buell high, we took a week and then recorded a ramblecast. Which I saw on for a couple more weeks, because I am lazy. Also, life gets busy. Also, for this episode, I was streaming live on Facebook so you'll hear us mention that a couple times while we're riffing and drinking. Kick back, relax, and listen to our crappy jokes, won't you?Sponsors: HeliteMoto : Airbag safety vest. WHY AREN'T YOU WEARING ONE? Seriously. They're awesome. Good Adventure Company : Gear, rentals, and guided trips. Still time to get in the early-bird discount on their Best of Colorado Backcountry (Aug 6-12)  Sena : Bluetooth awesomeness. Get all the music and audio in your head.Classifieds:Honda Tracker VW Trike Buyer's Market Honda Reflex Virago Vette TrikeLinks:Look Twice, Cincy Sisters Motorcycle Ride Want to hear yourself on our show? Ridden a bike (like your own) and got an opinion? Got a cool piece of gear or farkle? Got a story? Know some jokes? Record an MP3 (or whatever) and email it to us at wheelnerds@gmail.com. We’ll throw it on the air and talk about it, too. That’s right, you can be the first on your block to be openly mocked by the Wheelnerds. Or call our voicemail: (801) 917-4136 Or, leave us a voicemail via Skype! Our skype ID is wheelnerds. Just go ahead, call, and leave us your story there! (We still read your emails, too, and will answer them on the show). If you got something really cool, shoot us a line and maybe we’ll talk to you live, too.

1hr 1min

24 Jun 2016

Rank #5

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Ice Cream Sidecar

Episode 163: Todd brings over his new Bandit sidecar rig and we take it for a spin and then a whole bunch about it. Check out the pics and videos below. Sponsors: HeliteMoto: Airbag safety vest. WHY AREN'T YOU WEARING ONE? Seriously. They're awesome.Classifieds:VW Trike KLR and... a ring? CBR Car 2WD Scooter Go-Katt $40 Crotch RocketLinks:The Warkshop - Sidecar expert who helped Todd with constructing his rig. Pics and Vids:Want to hear yourself on our show? Ridden a bike (like your own) and got an opinion? Got a cool piece of gear or farkle? Got a story? Know some jokes? Record an MP3 (or whatever) and email it to us at wheelnerds@gmail.com. We’ll throw it on the air and talk about it, too. That’s right, you can be the first on your block to be openly mocked by the Wheelnerds. Or call our voicemail: (801) 917-4136 Or, leave us a voicemail via Skype! Our skype ID is wheelnerds. Just go ahead, call, and leave us your story there! (We still read your emails, too, and will answer them on the show). If you got something really cool, shoot us a line and maybe we’ll talk to you live, too.

58mins

5 Aug 2016

Rank #6

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No Ride Up Anywhere

Episode 162! Chuck recaps the horror that was him trying to have a nice time when he caught up with the First Ride Up the Divide guys and attempted to tag along. Wanted to give a shoutout here to Randy and Tammy of Unique Rides in Fort Collins for getting the Ural patched up in time for me to at least ride it home without taking extra PTO. I'm re-including the links for the Ride itself. I think I might have made it into one of them... Sponsors: HeliteMoto: Airbag safety vest. WHY AREN'T YOU WEARING ONE? Seriously. They're awesome. Good Adventure Company: Gear, rentals, and guided trips like the Best of Colorado Backcountry Sena : Bluetooth awesomeness. Get all the music and audio in your head.Classifieds:Ducati Monster Man Cave Brat Sidecar Vintage Wing Links:Unique Rides, Fort Collins, CO GearDude GearDude's Facebook First Ride Up the Divide Facebook First Ride Up the Divide Instagram Want to hear yourself on our show? Ridden a bike (like your own) and got an opinion? Got a cool piece of gear or farkle? Got a story? Know some jokes? Record an MP3 (or whatever) and email it to us at wheelnerds@gmail.com. We’ll throw it on the air and talk about it, too. That’s right, you can be the first on your block to be openly mocked by the Wheelnerds. Or call our voicemail: (801) 917-4136 Or, leave us a voicemail via Skype! Our skype ID is wheelnerds. Just go ahead, call, and leave us your story there! (We still read your emails, too, and will answer them on the show). If you got something really cool, shoot us a line and maybe we’ll talk to you live, too.

59mins

27 Jul 2016

Rank #7

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Bacon And Eggs

Happy April First, everyone! Our guest is totally Charley Boorman of the Long Way Round, the Long Way Down, and Race to Dakar! Also, Chuck gets Engaged! Todd buys yet another motorcycle! And many other things that are surely not vicious lies and/or traps! Classfieds: Not-A-Running-Busa Butterface sv 650 Another Hayabusa Totally Worth It Links: Oasis of My Soul – Ara Gureghian’s website. As we mentioned in the show, he’s recuperating from recently spine surgery. Give his site a visit and pick up a book of his to help contribute towards his recovery. Guest: “Pictured: totally Charley Boorman“ Our guest is Charley Boorman. His website is http://www.charleyboorman.com. You may have seen Charley in shows such as the Long Way Round, The Long Way Down, or Race to Dakar. He comes on to talk about the things he’s been in and what he’s up to now. Besides recuperating from a recent motorcycle accident! Want to hear yourself on our show? Ridden a bike (like your own) and got an opinion? Got a cool piece of gear or farkle? Got a story? Know some jokes? Record an MP3 (or whatever) and email it to us at wheelnerds@gmail.com. We’ll throw it on the air and talk about it, too. That’s right, you can be the first on your block to be openly mocked by the Wheelnerds. Or call our voicemail: (801) 917-4136 Or, leave us a voicemail via Skype! Our skype ID is wheelnerds. Just go ahead, call, and leave us your story there! (We still read your emails, too, and will answer them on the show). If you got something really cool, shoot us a line and maybe we’ll talk to you live, too. To subscribe to the podcast: our RSS feed link is in the sidebar to the right or even right iTunes as well as on Stitcher.

1hr 29mins

13 May 2016

Rank #8

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Unheard Of

A special show for those who hate hearing only Todd and I: Over an hour of JUST Todd and I! Talking shops and what we want in one.

1hr 8mins

11 Feb 2012

Rank #9

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Grand Theft Goldwing

This week, we've got part 1 of an interview with Florian Neuhauser of RoadRUNNER Magazine!

1hr 7mins

29 Sep 2012

Rank #10

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Viking on a Van

We rock out to Erik Buell and ride on Harley's plush couch.

1hr 5mins

28 May 2011

Rank #11

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We Don't Shut Up

Our guest this week is Joseph Sousa, one of the producers behind the EBR documentary, The Ragged Edge. He comes on to talk about the making of the documentary and it's impecable timing!

1hr 36mins

16 May 2015

Rank #12

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Chuck's Song

Episode 168:This time, we're joined by Ted of the Motorcycle Men Podcast! He comes on to right the wrongs we've done about the Harley lifestyle and to talk all about his days of waking up spitting bullets and wading through the discarded underwear of his various sexual conquests. I think that's how the Harley lifestyle goes. I'm pretty sure I read in a brochure at a Harley dealer. Something about skulls, too. There were a lot of skulls. Also, we've finally got Wheelnerds keytags for sale! Check them out here!Sponsors: HeliteMoto: Airbag safety vest that encloses and protects your core, neck, and rump in the event of coming off the bike. Mechanically-triggered and lightning-fast. WHY AREN'T YOU WEARING ONE? Seriously. They're awesome.Classifieds:Suzuki Trike Twas a Ural Glowy Buell Mister Too Cool Dead Buell Running Want to hear yourself on our show? Ridden a bike (like your own) and got an opinion? Got a cool piece of gear or farkle? Got a story? Know some jokes? Record an MP3 (or whatever) and email it to us at wheelnerds@gmail.com. We’ll throw it on the air and talk about it, too. That’s right, you can be the first on your block to be openly mocked by the Wheelnerds. Or call our voicemail: (801) 917-4136 Or, leave us a voicemail via Skype! Our skype ID is wheelnerds. Just go ahead, call, and leave us your story there! (We still read your emails, too, and will answer them on the show). If you got something really cool, shoot us a line and maybe we’ll talk to you live, too.

1hr 39mins

20 Oct 2016

Rank #13

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Did You Poke It With A Stick?

Our guest this week is Lee Parks: racer, teacher, glovemaker.

1hr 20mins

8 Feb 2014

Rank #14

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Our Holiday Extravaganza Needs Work

Episode 172:To close out the year and celebrate the holidays, we have Jen back in the studio! In addition to being a season end for us, we also bid a fond farewell to the Wheelnerds Recordong Blanket Fort. When we begin Season 8 next year, we'll be in a new recording space in an undisclosed location somewhere in Utah. To help us celebrate, we invite on our favorite sponsors for the year and give them a chance to talk about what's going on and what they have coming for the new year. We also get some special discounts for Helite and Good Adv that you should jump on and take advantage of! Sponsors: HeliteMoto: Airbag safety vest that encloses and protects your core, neck, and rump in the event of coming off the bike. Mechanically-triggered and lightning-fast. WHY AREN'T YOU WEARING ONE? Seriously. They're awesome. Check them out at helitemoto.com. Use the code 'wheelnerds' at checkout for a holiday discount!Good Adventure Company: Good ADV offers epic adventure motorcycle tours for the intermediate to expert rider. Come check out good-adv.com to receive more information about their next trip to Mexico's Copper Canyon. Featuring both high intermediate/expert off road routes as well as an intermediate tarmac and dirt tour, Good ADV provides an in depth riding and cultural experience of Mexico like no other tour company. This tour offers high end accommodations and you'll see firsthand what The Good Adventure Company is doing to help the children in The Copper Canyon. Check them out at www.good-adv.com. Book by Christmas and mention you heard it on Wheelnerds for a holiday discount! Also, we've finally got Wheelnerds keytags for sale! Check them out here!Classifieds:KatanaTrike This Plan is Genius It's a Classic? Minor Issues Did You Know I met Erik Buell?   Links:MotoTourers Mileage Mania Challenge 2017 Creative Riding Podcast Want to hear yourself on our show? Ridden a bike (like your own) and got an opinion? Got a cool piece of gear or farkle? Got a story? Know some jokes? Record an MP3 (or whatever) and email it to us at wheelnerds@gmail.com. We’ll throw it on the air and talk about it, too. That’s right, you can be the first on your block to be openly mocked by the Wheelnerds. Or call our voicemail: (801) 917-4136 Or, leave us a voicemail via Skype! Our skype ID is wheelnerds. Just go ahead, call, and leave us your story there! (We still read your emails, too, and will answer them on the show). If you got something really cool, shoot us a line and maybe we’ll talk to you live, too.

1hr 24mins

13 Dec 2016

Rank #15

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Do You Have A Mixtape?

We catch up with each other and ramble a bit

49mins

16 Aug 2014

Rank #16

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Sizing Our Numbskulls

Episode 169:A couple weeks back, Chuck ordered off for a LidPicker, brought to us by the fine folks at Motorcyclegear.com. After being pretty pleased with the results of the recommended helmet, we convinced Paul and Aaron to come on to talk about the company and the LidPicker as well as do a live measuring of Todd to see what the system had to say about HIS head. After trying it out, we think the LidPicker is a pretty damned neat idea. Be sure to go check it out the next time you're shopping for a helmet. Check it out:Todd's LidPicker report Chuck's LidPicker report Also, we've finally got Wheelnerds keytags for sale! Check them out here!Sponsors: HeliteMoto: Airbag safety vest that encloses and protects your core, neck, and rump in the event of coming off the bike. Mechanically-triggered and lightning-fast. WHY AREN'T YOU WEARING ONE? Seriously. They're awesome.Classifieds:Bike for ring?DO THIS INSTEAD: https://www.joyoflondonjewels.com/ Yamaha 350 Reverse Trike Police Ulysses CR250 Harley Davidson "Other" Want to hear yourself on our show? Ridden a bike (like your own) and got an opinion? Got a cool piece of gear or farkle? Got a story? Know some jokes? Record an MP3 (or whatever) and email it to us at wheelnerds@gmail.com. We’ll throw it on the air and talk about it, too. That’s right, you can be the first on your block to be openly mocked by the Wheelnerds. Or call our voicemail: (801) 917-4136 Or, leave us a voicemail via Skype! Our skype ID is wheelnerds. Just go ahead, call, and leave us your story there! (We still read your emails, too, and will answer them on the show). If you got something really cool, shoot us a line and maybe we’ll talk to you live, too. Royalty Free Music from Bensound

1hr 12mins

31 Oct 2016

Rank #17

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Hooker Castle

This week, we talk about planning and heading out for the Big Trip. Not the year-long one, but the one we can get get vacation time for and still have a blast with. It's going to be a topic we revisit again and again because it turns out Todd and Chuck both like taking off on their bikes for days at a time without job, responsiblity, and good hygiene. Our test ride for the week is the three-wheeled Piaggio MP3 scooter. Do we like it?

1hr

14 May 2011

Rank #18

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Godzilla Suit Parenting

In this episode, Todd makes fun of Chuck's ad to sell the M50. Also, the guys talk a lot about getting into riding as a beginner. First steps, second steps, and missteps. We sit down and talk with Jon, the new rider who wrecked his Ninja 500 about lessons learned.

1hr 15mins

15 Oct 2011

Rank #19

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The One With A Cop

Our special in-studio guest is Officer Jaron Harker of Salt Lake City Police Department talking about competitive moto-cop riding and being a moto-cop.

1hr 15mins

8 Aug 2015

Rank #20