Every episode of RideApart TV so far, in one place

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Jamie’s adventure aboard a KTM 990 in snowy Colorado finished season two for RideApart TV. In its first year, we produced 26 10-minute-or-so episodes, here they all are, starting from the beginning. Look for an announcement about the show’s next season in the near future.

Our very first episode. Man we were green. I was terrified I’d crash the 636lbs SuperTen on camera, but a set of TKC80s made it positively friendly on dirt roads. Still, doing repeat takes through the water crossings had my knuckles white and my eyes wide each and every time.

An easy recipe for great content: take one smart person, get them to forget a camera’s there, then let them talk about what they’re passionate about without interrupting too much. Scott’s one of our favorite people in motorcycling right now, I’m sure you can see why.

This one caught a lot of commenting flack because “ATVs R Lame” apparently. Screw that, these things are some of the best fun you can have off-road. Plus, Sean MacDonald crashed and that’s always funny.

We tried really, really hard to like the Zero DS, but its incredibly limited range just wasn’t made palatable by its compromised riding dynamics. Basically, it’s a stinker for anything but slow, short commutes. We got in trouble for having beers on the table during lunch, apparently not everyone knows nearly every shoot is a 14 hour day and not necessarily shown in chronological order.

One of my favorite episodes, this was the first time we were able to get Jamie on camera. It’s seriously awesome riding with the dude, even if he does make everyone else look shit slow.

I was hungover and pissed off while we were filming this one, not least because I got stuck on a 9bhp kiddie bike in a run-what-you-brung race. Next time I’m going back with less of a headache and a fast motorcycle.

The first one we made with Nik Wogen on camera. He rides too, which made the day approximately 10 million percent easier. Seriously, never try to film a bike show with half the crew in cars, it takes way too damn long to get between locations and filming car-to-bike is just a nightmare due to the very different physics between the machines.

Our buddy Roland is actually way more interesting and intelligent than he’s given credit for in most media appearances. Hopefully we were able to show that here and it’s why he’s a continued success where most custom bike builders are flashes in the pan.

Adey and Jamie in the canyons on a couple classic Triumphs built by Yoshi. It was hot as hell that day, so filming was a bit rough, but I think the bikes are still done justice with great riding footage.

I’ve got one simple rule for riding bikes and not spending nights in jail: leave. That’s right, do whatever you want, pull wheelies, get your knee down, break into the LA river and jump over stuff. But, as soon as you’re done, just get the hell out of there. With Nik asking for take after take after take, while shooting in downtown LA, we weren’t leaving, but were on such silly little bikes that the cops didn’t bother anyways.

I love this one, just because it shows the good, clean fun that can be had on a motorcycle. Makes bike racing look way more accessible than it typically is too. Plus, explosions between your legs, it’s where your genitals are.

Jamie and Nik do a custom chopper show in Orange County. Nik’s wide angle broke the morning off, so the whole thing is shot on telephoto…

A fan favorite, Jamie heads for the hills on Sean MacDonald’s old Bonneville. We had something fancier booked, but it fell through. Still, the cafe conversion gave the episode a good look.

It doesn’t have to cost a ton of money to go motorcycle racing. Jamie honestly bought this one for $300 and ended up less than $700 deep after fixing it up. Not bad for a truly epic experience.

Just two friends, riding bikes and hanging out in Malibu. Both Eric and Jamie are two of the friendliest, most down-to-earth people you’ll ever meet. Fast as hell too.

Making this one was a blast. Racing old motocross bikes is easy and fun, the people are good and the action is accessible. I’d never ridden motocross before and it was 115 degrees out, but man was it a good day.

Just Jamie riding a fast bike and two goofs messing around in a Porsche. That was a real punch though, Jamie oughta wear a chest protector.

Jamie and Nik teach their wives to ride dirt bikes and get us to cover their costs. Hey, wait a minute…

Shot this one while I was injured, so our buddy Sean Matic went in my place. Apparently, it was so hot that he dumped nearly a gallon of sweat out of his jacket at the end of the day.

Miguel Galluzzi is the designer and general nice person behind the current range of Guzzis, Aprilias and Vespas. Hey, why don’t we go hang out in his garage and talk bikes?

A mainstream lifestyle show, one of the things we’re trying to achieve is to educate new converts to motorcycling about how to do it responsibly and safely. At the end, you can catch a glimpse of how sore I was just a few weeks after that accident.

More cheap, consequence-free fun with Meatball and crew. A bunch of rednecks got offended in YouTube comments. Honestly, we’re surprised they have dem dar newfangled computation devices.

This is the episode of which I’m most proud. Also the one in which I’m most surprised we all lived. Filming two-up while splitting rush hour traffic on the 101, trying to synchronize speeds between different lanes was a lot easier than I feared, a testament to working with proficient, mature riders.

Came up with this one over drinks at the DRIVE christmas party in New York and made it stick even when we sobered up. Jamie played it way to nice with him on the back, why can’t he do the same when I’ve got to sit back there?

Another epic trip for the Season 2 finale. Man, Nik can make a bunch of crappy dirt roads in the middle of nowhere look good.

Ideas for next season? Let’s hear ‘em.

  • Beewill

    So, what you guys were trying to say throughout the whole series is the KTM 990 is the best bike around since it was in the most episodes.

    I kid, though I am bias 950 owner. The two series have been great and the content has been relevant to the two wheeled world as a whole. No other production/publication I am aware of covers bikes with the passion for motorcycling like you guys do, its genuine and not contrived because it’s your job. Keep up the good work, and the love for the big Katoom’s. Looking forward to the next series.

    • http://RideApart.com/ Wes Siler

      Seriously, they ended up getting a TON of coverage this year, right?

      Thanks for the kind words, we’re always doing our best to make the kind of content that really captures what makes this whole motorcycle thing special.

  • socalutilityrider

    Epic content guys, please keep up the great work. I sent a bunch of these videos to a non-motorcycling friend of mine and he just completed his MSF course. That really says something.

    • http://RideApart.com/ Wes Siler

      We’ve actually heard that a lot, it’s absolutely the best possible compliment anyone can pay us.

      • el_jefe

        There’s an idea right there: take and film an MSF class. (although I know they are protective of their “proprietary” teaching methods, maybe you can work something out.)

        • socalutilityrider

          As the decades long suburban migration trend reverses & people keep moving back to cities due to overcrowded highways and high gas prices, we’ll keep seeing more and more folks get into practical two wheeled transportation, particularly for urban environments. Good idea, a video like this might put the “thinking about it” people over the edge and in the class.

  • Aussiemike

    Awesome show guys. I went to drive originally for the car content but got hooked on RideApart. I had no interest in motorbikes before seeing these videos, now I’m going for my motorbike licence. Keep it up.

  • Mike

    Still waiting on a Street Fighter dedicated episode…

    • http://RideApart.com/ Wes Siler

      Check out the one with Eric Bostrom, those are pretty much ‘fighters…

      • Mike

        Funny you say that, that was one of my favorite episodes so far. However, I was thinking maybe focusing on the history of Street Fighters, their roots in Cafe Racer culture and showing off some different builds. Maybe also show off some Trackers and Rat Bikes as well. Jamie’s CBR is a great example. Just throwing you guys some ideas. Excellent work thus far, easily my favorite thing to watch on Youtube. I was a relatively new rider when I began reading your website and watching the series and it really opened me up to bikes other than your every day, fully fared, CBRs, GSXRs ZX-Rs… Etc.

  • Bones Over Metal

    Just a few ideas off the top of my head.

    Content about how important a motorcycle safety course is for new riders. Literally a life safer!
    Episode about ice riding/racing, stud some tires and find some ice.
    Trials riding – mad respect to those guys.
    basic maintenance episode! – chain, oil, tires, filters that sort of thing.
    Maybe an episode about going to a major event like super-cross or Moto GP – pit access and behind the scenes a must. Isle of Man TT super episode!

    I’d watch all of the above, Oh who am I kidding, I’d watch anything you produce. You guys are doing an awesome job! Thank you and Keep it coming.

  • Dan

    Great content. I’ve gotten inspired to pick up a little dirtbike (TTR125 or CRF150) and learn to slide around. The flat track racing looked like a great time, too. Did to guys ever do stuff like that when you were on the East coast? Most of the dirt places I’ve heard of near NY are very MX-focused.

    Cheers,
    Dan

  • el_jefe

    Shameless promotion for my good friend who needs to be in a RideApart episode. Read all about his work here: http://www.musketvtwin.com/story.html

  • Nemo Danneskjold

    i visit this site probably everyday. Serves not to only reinforce my love of two wheels, but open my eyes to the grandness of it all—and with style, i might add.

    • http://www.twitter.com/seanmacdonald sean macdonald

      Thanks so much! This made my day.

  • http://twitter.com/damiengaudet Damien Gaudet

    Wouldn’t mind seeing you guys out on track at a track day or club race. Come back east for one!

  • http://www.facebook.com/SashaPave Sasha Pave

    Love all the episodes, keep it up!

  • Gonfern

    You guys havent done much on single cyl. SuperMotos and why KTM and Husky stopped selling them in the states. Lets show them there is still an interest in those giggle machines.

  • reverendhoover

    I thoroughly enjoyed this show and am looking forward to new content. Jamie is a charismatic host and I enjoy Wes’ sneering sincerity, put that together with excellent camera skills and wonderful locations and it makes for compelling viewing. Makes me want to move from the UK to California too!

  • Daxt3r

    Superb show with great hosts!
    I really enjoyed these vids as well, please keep ‘em coming guys!

  • Gerry

    These are awesome and the production value is simply top notch, I’ve watched everyone at least once. Thanks for that. Ever think about doing a Top Gear like show on one of the cable networks? That would be awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/xrisoula.minoydaki Xrisoula Minoydaki

    my best regards from greece! keep riding!

    • http://www.twitter.com/seanmacdonald sean macdonald

      Thank you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/leighton.harrison.1 Leighton Harrison

    Jamie, Wes, More vids please!!! Am i the only jealous english man watching you guys in the sun frolicing around on super bikes with absolute stunning vistas! Dont come back over here, it rains!!! Well, do, The Lake district, Scotland, Cornwall. Anyway, more vids!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/khuongvungo Khuong Ngo

    Will there be a third season? Everything on Drive is about cars now.

    • http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_SgRlM0sDWJI/R4Zrki-3osI/AAAAAAAAAW8/WOaLxbOOLws/s400/zoolander.jpg Sean MacDonald

      Yessir. Stay tuned for big news.

    • Joel

      I keep checking back hoping to find more… These are so good, please don’t stop!

  • ben

    just keep stickin’ Jamie on a bike and let him go do anything… that dude makes everything about motorcycles look fun… pitbikes at the beach? Go test drive that Honda Grom, or find someone to let you mash a goKart with an R1 engine in it (not really a motorcycle I know, but I’m sure you could work it in somehow…)… anything you do, don’t ever do reviews… i beg you…

    Oh, how ’bout the baja1000 on a beater?

    so late to this thread… but i have ideas damnit!!

  • rosskoko

    more please. just found this channel, watched everything a few times over and now need new stuff to watch.

  • Ian Petersen

    Take the show to different urban cities with very specific bike cultures. Here in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, its super intense lane splitting, The daily commute = road rally.
    Loads of epic windy roads from beach front ipanema to middle of the jungle in no time Alta de Boa Vista! Urban
    Big fan guys! Just put Jamie on a bike and film it! Don’t leave us hanging.
    Abraços

  • Zachary Church

    I LOVE this show! First episode I watched was about the Cleveland bike when I was looking for a starter bike. This show captures the joy and love of what motorcycles are supposed to be. It inspires me to do more with mine. Keep bring the episodes! :D

  • minnjohn.advrider

    Thanks, Wes, Jamie, Grant, Nik, and crew for the outstanding videos and content. What I appreciate most about Rideapart and these videos is the candor of your commentary and observations. Like many others, I have referred many of these videos and articles to friends in and out of the moto community. You are great ambassadors for the bike and offer good, practical guidance for beginning and experienced riders. Can’t wait for another season.