The best kept secret about motorcycling, and the maybe thing that surprises new riders the most, is its deep sense of community. In this episode, I talk with Marina Mann, co-founder and CEO of EatSleepRIDE, a community-powered web site and app for motorcyclists, about why we’re all brothers and sisters on two wheels. She nails it, and after hearing our conversation, you’ll never let a salute from another rider go unanswered again.

Show Notes

You can probably tell I’m a fan of EatSleepRIDE. You’ll learn a little more about them by visiting EatSleepRIDE.com, but I wouldn’t hesitate to just download the app and join the fun. Personally I’m kind of a nerd about the ride recording feature, but it’s got plenty more to offer, including its impressive CRASHLIGHT crash detection technology.

Here’s some information on the Babes Ride Out. This piece from Motorcyclist gives you a flavour for what the event is like.

If you want to be part of the SyncRIDE event later this month, this link will take you straight to ESR’s SyncRIDE information.

During Sons of Anarchy’s seven season run, much was written about the deliberate parallels between its storyline and that of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. This article offers a handy list of those parallels, and helps explain why a show about a violent criminal gang was such a favourite with gentle liberal arts majors.

‘Freedom Road’ was used in this episode with the kind permission of The Giants. You’ll find the band’s web site here, and more of their music here.

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