Random Thoughts From The Road
Random Thoughts From The Road
Ozark Rides
We’re a twice a month podcast where we talk about all things motorcycles and the biker lifestyle as well as riding around the Ozark Mountains of Missouri & Arkansas and well, just about anything else that might pop into our minds. We tend to babel from time to time. Our podcast are short by podcast standards, usually around a half hour in length. It turns out that we have a short attention span, and tend to get bored sitting around listening to long format podcast for an hour or two which severely cuts into our ride time.
How to stay cool when riding during the dog days of summer!
In this episode Randy and I talk about the best ways to keep cool when riding in the “seventh circle of hell” with the 100 degree + temperatures we’ve been experiencing this summer. How to avoid heat exhaustion and still being able to enjoy the ride. Plus, our featured ride… The 58 mile Melbourne Loop in Arkansas.
Jul 30
28 min
The pros and cons of turning your long distance touring ride into a performance powerhouse.
In this episode Randy and I talk about adding performance parts to your ride if your goal is long distance touring. To remain stock or not, and how much is too much in terms of building a performance engine for a true touring cruiser. Also, our featured ride the 22 mile Chadwick to Rockaway Beach in Missouri.
Jul 9
36 min
The Hot Springs rally – All Out Dyno Drags and other stuff.
In this episode Randy and I talk about the Hot Springs rally in Arkansas, and the “All Out Dyno Drags” event, Randy’s new build, and of course random thoughts. We also talk about our featured ride – the Ola to Hot Springs ride in Arkansas.
Jun 18
28 min
Fantasy rides and listener feedback.
In this episode Randy and I talk about what our “fantasy ride” would be, and give some shout-outs to a couple of listeners. Also, we talk about our featured ride of the week – The Mena Loop in Arkansas.
Jun 5
30 min
Black or Chrome and other random nonsense.
In this episode Randy and I cuss and discuss the virtues of going all black or all chrome on your ride. And naturally, we tend to go off on various tangents because we have a short attention span. Also, we talk about our featured ride of the week – The Stockton Lake Loop in Missouri.
May 22
32 min
The I-70 Progressive AFT flat track race in Odessa Missouri
In this episode Randy and I go to the Progressive AFT I-70 flat track race. We talk about flat track racing, and sit down with two of the sports most prominent racers. Also, we talk about our featured ride of the week – The Searcy to Siloam Springs ride in Arkansas.
May 8
33 min
American made or just American assembled?
In this episode Randy and I bring you part 2 of our age old debate on what the definition of “American Made” is. Is it really American made if it just assembled in America, and the parts are imported from countries around the world? And are there any American made bikes produced in the U.S. anymore? Also, we talk about our featured ride of the week – The Eminence to Pilot Knob ride in Missouri.
Apr 16
30 min
Metric bikes - The good the bad and the ugly.
In this episode Randy and I talk about our thoughts on metric bikes. What are some of our favorites, what’s the latest and greatest and which metric bikes have great power, but are butt ugly! Also, randy and I get into an ongoing debate about… Well, you’ll just have to listen to find out what it’s about.
Apr 3
39 min
Single overhead cam vs dual overhead cam
In this episode Randy and I talk about the age old debate that has torn apart empires… Single overhead or dual overhead cams, particularly when it comes to building a cafe racer. Also, we talk about our featured ride, the “Ponce Run” in Missouri.
Mar 20
23 min
Getting your bike ready for the ride.
In this episode Randy and I talk about the things you need to do to your ride so that you’ll have a safe and trouble free riding season. Also, we talk about our featured ride… “The Boston Mountains Run” in Arkansas.
Mar 6
32 min
Load more