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Wendy In Motion

Listen in as Maggie Dean chats with the BMW owner, MotoRad instructor and MOA Ambassador. Music by Otis McDonald. Download our feed here.

The Gist

Robin is New Mexico carving the curves of the lovely 152 and treacherous 52/59. Tim bought a tidy really expensive garage for his motorcycles that came with a house. Travis is punk rockin' the virtual realm (but made time for an oil change).

Our interview is with the one and only Wendy Naessens, better known as "Wendy In Motion". Her early beginnings in the Chicago vintage motorcycle scene have expanded greatly, earning her multiple titles and responsibilities within the BMW training market. It's been a while since we've crossed paths, so we took the opportunity to chat her up.

Listener questions delve into the awkward platform that is basecamp route planning software. Tim swears by it. Robin says it's dated. Travis ... doesn't care. Fortunately, the discussion finds its own relevant conclusions.

Announce, Acknowledge & Correct

The one and only Matt Berry out of Eastern Wisconsin made it known that for our "Monty Hall" episode, we should have picked three bikes per individual for each other, without any option to choose our own.

Guest Interview

Wendy In Motion

Ask anyone in the Chicago Vintage Motorcycle collective if they know Wendy Naessens and you might get mixed results. Ask the same question about "Wendy In Motion" and smiles will shine with confirmation. Wendy is a proud BMW owner, MotoRad instructor and MOA Ambassador who's furthering her career within the brand all while projecting a strong female presence in motorcycling.

Did We Miss Sump'm?

Sixty percent of the time, we're right every time. What would you add to the conversation and why? Your input is invited. Leave a comment!

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Mark Williamson says:

I am listening to your podcast for the first time as I am planning a trip to import onto my Garmin Zumo.

Here is my suggestion for what your listener and you: One, use RidewithGPS to plan the trip because you are able to put the route you want to take EXACTLY where you want it. Two, export that route to your computer as a GPX Track (.gpx). Three, import that file into Base Camp. Yes, BC is clunky at best, but it works. Four, transfer that track to your Zumo. Five, and finally, open the Tracks app on your Zumo, change the color of the track to red (easier to see) and check the "Show on Map" box.

The track will be on the map so you can follow it and see when you are on/off the route and it will not give you any voice prompts.

Like the podcast. Thanks.

Robin Dean says:

Well stated, Mark and thanks for the comment! We covered your exact approach here back in '16 (plus shot this video tutorial). I agree completely with your take on it.

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