Podcast time with Popmonkey, of www.Motopodcast.com
Last week I had the chance to meet up with my friend Jules "Popmonkey" Cisek, grab a bite at Alice's, and then go for a quick ride through the hills before ending up at my place in San Francisco. After what I'd observed on our ride, we talked about Jules' comfort level on the bike and decided to work on the rear Ohlins suspension of his Hypermotard, setting the sag and nearly replicating the settings used by my friend, Brad, on his Hyper. For some reason (could be the truck-like dimensions), I've never been able to get on with this particular bike, but Brad goes quite fast on his so it obviously works.
We spent some time just catching up and managed to record a decent segment for the Motopod show (formerly MotoGPod, but now Motopodcast). We spoke on a number of subjects (not all about racing) and it was truly special to be able to spend some time just being open and honest with an old friend.
Here's the full episode, "And so ends our winter of discontent" Jim Race, Martin Darlington, Brett McCormick, and Simon Pavey also feature, and at 2 hours and 43 minutes, it's quite a long show.
Here's the recording of Jules and myself. I think it does a good job of conveying where I'm at these days, hope you like it.