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Tequila, Tacos, and Tranquilo! At Slow Baja, we are on a mission to bring you the best of Baja. Ride with us as we head south-of-the-border to raise a glass, taste local fare, and get lost in our vintage 4x4. Tune in to the Slow Baja podcast, where we talk to old friends and new about all things Baja.
 
Norman Motorsports is the Trophy Truck #8 Off-Road Desert Racing Team. Races Include: SCORE/Tecate Baja 1000, Baja 500, Baja 250 and Best in the Desert (BiTD) Vegas to Reno. Featuring: Norman Motorsports, Riviera Racing, Terrible Herbst, Robby Gordon, and more! Drivers: Roger Norman, Larry Roeseler, Rhys Millen Soundtrack by: BLUSIRKUT www.blusirkut.com www.podomatic.blusirkut.com Video by: Lux Visuals www.luxvisuals.com www.podomatic.luxvisuals.com
 
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Shari Bondy has been studying whales for more than thirty years. At eighteen-years-old, she moved to Vancouver Island, British Colombia, from Ontario, Canada. She wanted to get close to whales and Tofino, was the place to be with a population of Grey Whales, Humpbacks, and Killer Whales to study. Following the whale migration South, Bondy found her…
 
On this episode, Team International Air Hammer and Product Rep for Bridgestone Motorcycle Tires, Rory O’Neall, fills us in on the trends in vintage racing and what will be the next wave of vintage bikes. He also shares why it’s so important to welcome new riders. Follow Rory on Facebook and Instagram! Pit Pass Moto Trivia Question: An avid motorcyc…
 
Malcolm Smith is probably the greatest name in American off-road racing. He’s won more races in more places on both two wheels and four. Smith’s list of racing achievements is stunning. Between 1966 and 1976, he won eight gold medals in the International Six Day Trial (the Olympics of motorcycling). He’s won the Baja 1000 six times (three times on …
 
MotoAmerica Superbike Unlimited Franklin Armory rider and Stock 1000 champion, Andrew Lee, discusses the upcoming race at Barber. He shares his excitement to be back at the track, this time in his debut in Superbike! He also shares how his family is being impacted by the California wildfires. Follow Andrew Lee on Facebook and Instagram! Pit Pass Mo…
 
Tim and Kelsey Huber bill themselves as two ordinary people living an extraordinary life. For the last two years, they've lived in "Goose," a 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser modified for camping with a custom interior and pop-top. After a year secretly planning, saving, and divesting themselves of all salable possessions, the duo crossed into Tecate Baja,…
 
Jason Raines, owner of Raines Riding University, gives an update on his riding school and encourages parents to get their children into the sport. He also discusses why it’s important to lead by example and to have fun while riding. Follow Jason Raines on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! Pit Pass Moto Trivia Question: The GNCC Race began in 1975 an…
 
Melissa Paris discusses what it’s like to be “on the other side of the wrench” now that she has transitioned from rider to mechanic for Cam Petersen, who won in the Stock 1000 this past weekend at the Ridge. She also shares her appreciation for the crew that helped her in her career, and what race weekend is like now as a family with a 2 year old. …
 
When she was ten years-old, Sarah Beck began traveling to Baja with her family to escape the drizzly Oregon winters. After several trips, they decided to put down roots and moved to San Juanico. A few years later, while surfing at dawn, she met her future husband -and a Baja love story was born. In our conversation, Sarah shares her passion for the…
 
Former host and co-creator of Pit Pass Moto, Tony Wenck, explains how his back injury is still affecting him and his riding. He also shares what it was like hosting the Justin Brayton Shootout at Riverside Raceway during the Covid-19 pandemic, and his trip to Sturgis. And you know with Tony, there’s alway a story! Follow Tony on Facebook and the la…
 
4x AMA Superbike Champion Josh Hayes discusses the reward and lessons he gets from being a mentor to young riders like Cameron Beaubier, Bobby Fong, and Cam Peterson. He also explains how after the season abruptly ended during Daytona qualifying this past March he hopes to be back on the track this October. Follow Josh Hayes on Twitter, Facebook an…
 
79-year-old Pete Springer has been traveling to Baja for over 60 years. He attended the 1969 Mexican 1000 as a spectator, raced a home-built single-seater in 1970, and won the Baja 1000 in 1973! In this conversation, he shares tales from his many years of Baja adventures. Highlights include; driving a 1940 Dodge Flatbed to Bahia de Los Angeles. Run…
 
Sean Bice from MotoAmerica fills us in on the latest with the organization. We also discuss the next generation of riders, the excitement of having fans in the stands when possible, and how the sport is ideal with social distancing. Follow Sean on MotoAmerica’s on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! Pit Pass Moto Trivia Question: Name the first motorc…
 
Bob DiFranco, Sales Manager at Advanced Sleeve and Wossner Pistons, discusses the state of the industry and current trends. He also talks about the resurgence of the vintage bike movement, and new technology being implemented with it. Follow Bob on Instagram and LinkedIn! Learn more about Advanced Sleeve and follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitte…
 
Zachary Plopper is the Associate Director of WILDCOAST, a 501c3 non-profit organization that conserves coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife in the United States, Cuba and Mexico. An avid surfer since his childhood in Solana Beach, California, Plopper started competing at age twelve and was sponsored by the time he was 13. He competed professi…
 
Richard Worsham, Co-Founder of Janus Motorcycles, discusses how they are keeping up with the production of their classic, lightweight bikes during the Covid-19 pandemic, and how the industry as a whole has been affected. Richard also shares how a new feature on the Janus Motorcycles website will add to your customizing experience! Follow Janus Moto…
 
Sports Illustrated called Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin Tournament the “Super-Bowl of Billfishing.” Now in its 40th year, with prizes and payouts in the millions of dollars, it is the richest independent family-run fishing tournament. The event was founded in 1981 by Bob Bisbee Sr., who ran a fuel dock, and tackle shop in Newport, California. He was…
 
Rocco Landers, the 2019 MotoAmerica Junior Cup Champion, talks to host PJ Doran about his hope for the Red Bull Rookie Cup in Austria, racing in Spain and how his season is going so far. They also share their thoughts on this past weekend's MotoGP and American Flat Track race. Rocco would like to thank the following sponsors: Keith Code, with the S…
 
Trudi Angell has been living in Baja since the mid-'70s. She made her first trip South to attend a 12-day Sea Kayaking course at the National Outdoor Leadership School in Mulegé. Angell fell in love with the people and the place -and stayed six-weeks. When she finally returned home to Calistoga, she quickly bought a folding Klepper Kayak, a roof ra…
 
Syndicate Racing/Apex Assassins-backed Yamaha and MotoAmerica Twins Cup rider Jason Madama talks to host PJ Doran about their time as club riders and building bikes from scratch. Jason also fills us in on how he's navigating riding and being a small business owner during the Covid-19 pandemic. With 17 years of racing under his helmet he has a lot o…
 
Mike Pearlman, talking about NORRA Mexican 1000, and the making of the Happiest Race on Earth. In the early 1960's, Mike Pearlman was a teenager growing up in Los Angeles when his father, Ed Pearlman, bought a used 1964 Toyota Land Cruiser. Ed was an avid hunter, and the utilitarian 4x4 looked like the perfect vehicle for the upcoming deer season. …
 
Former MotoGP and British Superbike Racer John Hopkins shares with us how his childhood mentors and a major accident ending his racing career in 2017 influenced him to give back to young riders as a coach for the American Racing Academy. Follow John on Twitter and Instagram! This week's Pit Pass Trivia Question: In Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing the …
 
Edie Littlefield Sundby was arrogantly healthy when she received word that she had stage-four gallbladder cancer. The doctors gave her three months to live. "I had to kill cancer before it killed me," Sundby said. Seventy-nine rounds of chemotherapy, five-and-a-half years, and four radical surgeries later, she was in remission. The battle took half…
 
M4 ECSTAR Suzuki rider Bobby Fong discusses his 1st career MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike win at Road America and what it was like to have the fans back at the track! Follow Bobby on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! MotoAmerica, the home of the AMA Superbike Championship - featuring 190 mph Superbikes, is the OFFICIAL sponsor of Pit Pass Moto! Follow …
 
When Jonathan Roldan was departing for a year-long job at a remote hotel on the East Cape of Baja, he needed a break. He had already had multiple careers as a fishing guide, deckhand, chef, broadcast journalist, 900-number entrepreneur, and, most recently, an attorney. A year in Baja would be a nice break from his stress-filled life as a courtroom …
 
In this Father's Day Edition of Slow Baja, we talk to fifteen-year-old off-road racer Jax Redline. At two-years-old, he started riding a Yamaha PW50 dirt bike with training wheels. He was so fast, his father had to tie a rope to the bike to keep young Jax from racing away. By the time he was in kindergarten, he had competed at national events like …
 
David Kier is a humble historian who has been traveling to Baja since the early '60s. With a copy of Gerhard and Gulick's Lower California Guide Book -known as the "Baja Bible," he sat between his parents on the bench seat of the Jeep Wagoneer as their trusted navigator. He read the map, followed the odometer, the "bible," and kept his father abrea…
 
Geoff Hill is not your average Insurance agent. Since his first surf trip in 1990, he hasn't been able to escape Baja's pull. After surfing his way to a degree at UCSD, he joined Baja Bound Insurance in 2003. As VP of Business Development, Hill spends his time sponsoring events that bring people to Baja. When our Lucha Libre Racing Team took on the…
 
Stephanie Nisan founded The Animal Pad (TAP) in 2010 after adopting a dog that was about to be euthanized. TAP is an all volunteer-run 501c3 non-profit that rescues dogs from the streets of Tijuana and Ensenada. They work through a network of volunteers and shelters in Northern Baja that locate and capture the strays. The dogs are in terrible shape…
 
As the Communications Director for Road America, Ewert manages a broad variety of strategic initiatives to promote and communicate all activities and opportunities at Road America. He gives us all the details on how Road America is making sure spectators are kept safe as we navigate through the COVID-19 crisis, upgrades to the legendary facility an…
 
Hayden Roberts and Scott Toepfer race mid-’60s vintage British Dirt Bikes in events like the NORRA Mexican 1000, NORRA Baja 500, and The Mint 400. Roberts, originally from England, is now a fixture in the So Cal Motorcycle scene, crafting and customizing bikes at his shop Hello Engine, in Santa Paula, California. Toepfer, a top lifestyle-photograph…
 
Andrew Szabo created the zany Budapest-to-Bamako Rally and the 3000-mile-no-support-Baja XL Rally. In this podcast, we discuss adventure travel, Africa, Baja, off-roading, and how not to get shot when you steal a farmer's tractor to pull your car out of a silt bed! The 2019 Baja XL Rally featured some 300 entrants in 140 vehicles hailing from 30 di…
 
Ruben Valenzuela Hernandez is the owner of the BCB Tasting Room in Tijuana. With 42 beers on tap and another 400 in bottles, BCB is a mecca for craft beer drinkers from both sides of the border. In this podcast, we discuss the booming craft beer scene in Tijuana, the rise of the Valle de Guadalupe, Bichi Wine, tacos, and Ruben's favorite restaurant…
 
Recently Slow Baja spent a day exploring Tijuana. We had a great time eating, drinking, and recording. Our first stop was at the charming Casa Cacao for a late breakfast. The artisanal chocolate shop and mole restaurant -located just a few doors off of Ave. Revolution is a tiny slice of Oaxaca. Owners, Rosa, and Jose were eager to share their love …
 
Jay Clark, owner of Jay Clark Enterprises, tells us how he transitioned from rider to industry insider since he he fell in love with the sport in 1990. He also shares with us the latest in the Motorsports market, details on some of the (over 100!) bikes he's built, and why he has a No-Quad rule for his son. Follow Jay on YouTube and Facebook! MotoA…
 
Adalberto Pérez Mellión is an artist and printmaker who operates Taller Pérez Mellión—initially opened as Galleria Pérez Mellión in 1988. In the beginning, he specialized in selling the art and crafts of the Paipai and the Kumeyaay Indian tribes of Northern Baja. He spent years traveling to their remote communities by four-wheel-drive vehicle tradi…
 
MotoAmerica, the home of the AMA Superbike Championship - featuring 190 mph Superbikes, is the OFFICIAL sponsor of Pit Pass Moto! On this episode, MotoAmerica Manager of Communications Paul Carruthers and his sidekick Sean Bice fill us in on the upcoming race season, and what the future of racing looks like. Follow MotoAmerica on Twitter, Instagram…
 
On this episode of Pit Pass Moto get to know Owner and President of the American Sportbike Racing Association and Championship Cup Series, Kevin Elliot. He shares with us what it was like to be at Daytona when the races were cancelled due to Coronavirus, and how they are planning to bring racing back in October. "It's up to us to us. So, let's tigh…
 
This week host Dave Sulecki talks to Harley Davidson Hooligan rider Mark Atkins, who is also the face behind Rusty Butcher, a clothing and leather goods brand. Mark started riding motocross at 3 yrs old, racing at 4 and it was only a matter of time before his obsession with Harley's and love for jumping anything collided. Combining his brand and lo…
 
"Trevor From Wherever" Vines is a retired racer-and OG freestyle competitor- that started at the foundation of the sport! He is the track owner and race promoter of TV Land MX in Pierpont, Ohio. A freelance track builder, he has also worked for FELD Entertainment building tracks for Arenacross and Monster JAM. He shares with us about his experience…
 
Alex Moros, Founder of the organization The Legends and Heroes of Supercross Tour, discusses the importance of preserving the history of motocross, as well as his own personal passion for the sport. He may even tell us who he thinks will be a future legend...listen to find out! Learn more about the organization from their Official Website! Follow T…
 
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