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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.

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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.

Updated Site Features And Developments

The website is now cache active, meaning the loaded output gets stored on the server for faster presentation. There are a few (like 30 ... thousand) minor bugs to work out from the rebuild but we're getting there. Have at it.

Model Focus

Honda Rebel 1100

At 6'2" tall, Travis makes annual mention of his first motorcycle being a Honda Rebel 250. This larger, newly released iteration comes with the same motor as their Africa Twin. That also means a DCT version has hit the options list.

Kit We're "Blatantly Pushing You To Buy"

New Kit

MZS Black Motorcycle Brake Clutch Levers Short Adjustable CNC Compatible with MT-07 FZ-07 2014-2021

IMPORTANT NOTE - Please check "vehicle fitment list" to make sure that this model type and year work for your bike before ordering. Be sure to strictly follow the installation instructions to check and test before riding, recommended that professionals install this product. And we provide lifetime technical support, make sure you will no worries. UNIQUE DESIGN - MZS Clutch Brake Levers use modern CNC and laser techniques which ensure a long life of the product and a good visibility of the laser graved logo, shape and design of the lever follow ergonomic viewpoints. ADJUSTABLE REACH - By simply adjusting a setscrew on the MZS brake clutch lever, the reach can be adjusted to accommodate the smallest to the largest hands and gives the best clutch or brake response. UNBREAKABLE - The beautiful shiny finish with anodized treatment CNC short lever improves corrosion resistance and hardness, and prevents bending and damage at the time of crash. And it is covered with the skidproof stripe which can enhance the touch feel and friction, not easy to slip on. HIGH QUALITY COMPONENTS - MZS Motorcycle levers use chrome steel precision sealed bearings, stainless steel pivot and bushing parts, chrome slicon cantilever springs, CNC billet 6061 aluminum and chromoly fasteners.

Listener Questions

Anthony Burke asks ...

"Hi guys, I've loaded a GPX file onto my Zumo Sat Nav via Basecamp. I have no issues with that. However, the Zumo divided the route into nine separate routes because of a waypoint count limit. This is pretty much useless to me, as it would mean having to start the next route on my device every ten mile (give or take). How do I reduce the number of waypoints to 29 so that the route remains one trip? Thanks in advance."

Should you have any motorcycle-pertinent questions you'd like answered, email them via our contact form or by calling (224) 358-3010.

Did We Miss Anything?

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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