Random Thoughts From The Road
Random Thoughts From The Road
Ozark Rides
Welcome to Random Thoughts from the Road. A podcast about motorcycles, the biker lifestyle and cruising in the Ozarks of Missouri and Arkansas.
Harley’s twin cam motors – The good the bad, and the ugly.
In this episode we talk “Tech Talk”. Randy and I discuss the virtues of the Harley Davidson’s ‘97 to ‘06 twin cam motors and their unique quirks. Also we talk about the 71 mile Eminence to Pilot Knob ride in Missouri.
Sep 5
32 min
How Honda changed the motorcycling world forever.
In this episode we talk about how Honda changed the world with the “You meet the nicest people on a Honda” ad campaign. And of course we talk about the joy of riding motorcycles in the Ozarks.
Aug 14
21 min
The difference between torque and horsepower, and this weeks featured ride is the 112 mile Jesse James Getaway ride in Missouri.
In this episode Randy & I talk about the difference between torque and horsepower, how to get more of each, and what will best fit your riding style. And of course we talk about the ride of the week, the 112 mile Jesse James Getaway ride in Missouri.
Aug 1
28 min
The Chase vintage motorcycle race “Secrets of the Ozarks”, and this weeks featured ride is the 82 mile Norfork to Yellville ride in Arkansas.
In this episode Randy & I talk about the motorcycle chase race that recently came through the Ozarks. A vintage motorcycle race that features bikes from 1930 thru 1960. And of course we talk about the ride of the week, the 82 mile Norfork to Yellville ride in Arkansas.
Jul 18
30 min
Motorcycle accessories reviews and this weeks featured ride is the 70 mile Clearwater Lake Loop.
In this episode Randy & I talk about our experiences with some motorcycle accessories, like mirrors, seats and saddlebags. And of course we talk about the ride of the week, the 70 mile Clearwater Lake Loop in Missouri.
Jul 4
32 min
EFM Auto Clutch review. This weeks featured ride is the 133 mile Five Rivers  Rumble Ride in both Arkansas & Missouri.
In this episode Randy & I review the EFM Auto Clutch. The challenges we had on installing it on “My Bike”, and the final verdict on the clutch. Is it a great product, or does it suck? And we talk about our featured ride, the great Five Rivers Rumble ride in both Arkansas & Missouri.
Jun 20
21 min
Why do we “Brand” ourselves, and riding your own path.
In this episode Randy & I talk about why so many of us in the motorcycle world tend to “Brand” ourselves with the bikes we ride, and the cliques we group ourselves in. Also, riding your own path in life. And of course we talk about the 81 mile Ft Leonard Wood loop in Missouri.
Jun 6
24 min
EFM Auto Clutch customer service, a death in the motorcycle family and our featured ride, the Mt. Magazine Scenic Byway in Arkansas.
In this episode we talk about our experience with the customer service at EFM Auto Clutch. Also, Randy had a some bad news this week with the death of a favorite customer, and of course we talk about the 28 mile Mt. Magazine Scenic Byway in Arkansas.
May 16
24 min
Women motorcycle clubs, and so you want to start your own motorcycle club.
In this episode Randy and I talk about female motorcycle clubs like the original “Motor Maids” founded back in 1940, and others. We also discuss what it take to start your own motorcycle club. And we cover the “Bixby to Elephant Rocks” ride in the Arcadia Valley of Missouri.
May 2
30 min
Biker etiquette… or “How not to be a Dick”. And the Green Forest to Clarksville ride in Arkansas.
In this episode Randy does some therapeutic venting about some frustrating customers, then we talk about biker etiquette and some of the things that really grind on us. So yea, it’s kind of a “Bitch-fest”. Oh, and we also talk about one of our favorite rides, the Green Forest to Clarksville ride in Arkansas.
Apr 18
31 min
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