Episode 89, in which we Doodle on a Motorcycle with Carolyn

Before I get into this episode’s info, I want to let you know about a special deal I worked out for you. Yes. FOR YOU. Well, provided you’re subscribed to our email list (which you can do right now at tinyletter.com/chasingthehorizon).

I’m a big proponent of training. As a (very) part-time educator, I’ve always felt like knowledge is power, and well, we all want power, right? You can up your motorcycle game right now by heading over to the Street Skills website and signing up for their Cornering Confidence course. I worked out a 20% discount for you – yes, FOR YOU! – on the Online Course or Book + Course and all you have to do is join the email list to get the discount code.

Dunlop Motorcycle Tires sponsors Chasing the Horizon.

The way it works out is this: If you go for the Book + Course option, the discount makes the final cost $52, which basically gets you their book for $2, saving you $23 over the cost of the book alone (note you can’t apply the 20% discount to the book alone purchase, however). I’m working my way through the Street Skills online course as well and really enjoying it, learning a lot and I’m eager to apply what I’m learning to practical street riding. I hope you’ll take advantage of this offer and get yourself some knowledge!

Photo courtesy George Evan and Alfaro Andreas.

Do me one favor, though – if you complete the course, drop me an email at [email protected] and let me know what you thought about the course.

And now … on with the show!

My guest on this episode is Carolyn, better known as Doodle on a Motorcycle. She’s a young rider and has been riding about five years. Head on over to Doodle’s YouTube channel to get caught up on over 100 videos she’s made in the last three years. Carolyn’s videos cover everything from choosing a bike and why people ride (or quit riding) to maintenance and riding skills. Her enthusiasm for motorcycles is infectious, and I predict you’ll be a subscriber within just a few videos.

You can also follow Carolyn on Instagram (@doodleonamotorcycle) if you’re a ‘Grammer. My favorite part of our discussion has got to be the sheer joy she exhibits when talking about all things motorcycle – it may come as a surprise to you, but I’m kind of a surly fella, so pleasant, happy people often come as a bit of a shock to my system. A welcome shock, but a shock nonetheless. Oh – and the hair thing she mentions at the end of our discussion? You can find that on the RaciBabi website.

The next episode – number 90, if you can believe that! – will go out on 25 May and will be the last of the weekly surge episodes. That’s right, in June I’m going back to my usual two-a-month schedule. My guest in that episode will be Ed Staggs, the rider who runs Bohn Body Armor.

Please take a moment to visit our sponsors – the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America and Dunlop Motorcycle Tires. They appreciate your attention and your business! (PS You can join the MOA for as little as $39 a year and get access to a whole slew of member benefits, including reduced rates on a fantastic roadside assistance program.)

We’ll see you out there somewhere on the road – or off it! Ride safe.