And the winner is… (tank bag contest)

We had some great feedback and before we announce the name of the winner, I’d like to take a few minutes to do some analysis on the data (links to full spreadsheet below).

1451438_10152572800990586_4318535944745007321_nIn the spreadsheet, under the column for how you use the bike, we listed the primary use as we understood it, or the first listed u10561680_10152572800980586_6375634596334134982_nse of the bike in your text. For the mileage per year, we converted some to miles from Km, so that’s why your numbers might not be what you remember. In addition, for some of yo  u who listed multiple bikes in detail, the spreadsheet may show multiple entries for the bikes, but only one entry for your name. Where you gave us a range of miles, or a range of miles across multiple uses, we tried to do a reasonable estimation of the miles-per-use, or in some cases we just divided it evenly. We also selected the higher number of your range, generally, where it seemed to make the most sense. In some cases, where information was light, multiple bikes were listed in the notes rather than on line items.

10561771_10152572800985586_8851380805290577451_nPlease note: the contest is a random drawing of respondents’ names, and the data provided has absolutely no bearing on the selection process. You could have ridden a 50cc dirt bike 8 miles this year and still won. We just wanted to see what everyone rides and how they’re using it. The winner was selected by a random number drawing made at http://random.org.

Of the data provided, where all the elements were provided:

Manufacturers: 10
Most represented MFG: BMW & Suzuki
Lease represented MFG: Buell, Moto Guzzi, Ural
Models: 43
Most represented model: VStrom
Total miles reported: >412,000
Average miles per year: >8000
Highest reported yearly mileage: 38000
Lowest reported yearly mileage: 1000
Full spreadsheet can be viewed at this link.

And so, without any further ado… The winner of the magnetic tank bag, as chosen by random using the random number generator at http://random.org, is…  Sean Winters. Sean, we will reach out to you to get shipping information. Again, thank you everyone, and I hope this information is as interesting to you as it is to us.

Thanks!

Episode 183: That Sounds Like a Terrible Idea

Episode 183: That Sounds Like a Terrible Idea

Recorded on September 10, 2014

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Yep. That’s the one.

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Another view. Because once just isn’t enough.

Episode 182: It’s not entry level

Episode 182 – It’s not entry level
September 9, 2014

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It’s supercharged and it revs. It’s the Kawasaki Ninja H2. This ain’t your daddy’s Widowmaker. KTM gives us a real, honest to goodness small displacement sport bike, and it is good. CSC is bringing us a ~$3500 adventure bike, and on paper it looks like a solid package. DMG out, Krave in: AMA gets fresh blood, and gosh-n-golly, a racer is at the helm. This should be very good news for American motorcycle racing going forward. Ever want a Brammo electric bike, but the price scared you away? Well, lucky you… the scary parts got a lot less scary!

News

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Update

Pace Podcast meet-n-greet – Sept 17th, Augustine Inn, 7pm

Hey all. It’s that time again; the almost-sorta-monthly Pace Podcast meet-n-greet, now with more monthly!

We’re looking at starting a regular-enough meetup and for the time being we’ve chosen the third Wednesday of the month at the Augustine Inn at Augustine Beach, Delaware.

September 17th is the date.
7pm is the time.
1919 Augustine Beach Rd, Middletown, Delaware is the location.

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Be there!

 

Episode 181: Harley Gone, Fun is On!

Episode 181 – Harley gone, fun is on!

Recorded August 24, 2014

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News:

Links:

Feedback:

  • Michael Montiel
  • Tom McGoldrick
  • Mike Evans
  • Quentin Lewis

Theme music composed and performed by Raoul Lowe

Episode 180: You can’t call these naked

Episode 180 – You can’t call these naked
Recorded August 17, 2014

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Discussion:

  • Be careful out there… how a car blocked my way.

News:

Links:

Feedback:

  • Dimitar Dramchev
  • Lloyd Hudson
  • Roland Cannon
  • Doug Kneissl
  • Heather Doll
  • Ken Blasor
  • Gary Ruuska

Episode 179: The things we don’t care about

Episode 179: The things we don’t care about

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This week the guys pontificate on things they just don’t care about… then comment on a few things they do care about. It’s hard to tell with these guys. Do they like it? Do they not? Do they even know what they’re talking about this week? It’s a crap shoot; you just never know what these guys will like.

You know what they do like though…? They like the new Indian Scout. They also like guessing and wondering and making complete off the cuff guesses about the new Ducati Scrambler. Again. While they’re at it, and talking about things they care about, they discuss keeping warm in the high desert… or is that dessert? They discuss, again, gauntlet and armored gloves, and hey… They toss out a nod to Long Rider Radio.

Review:

Gel grips

News:

2015 Indian Scout

Ducati Scrambler (again)

Things we don’t care about:

2015 Road Glide

Indian Roadmaster

Victory Magnum

Links:

Aerostich TL-Tec fleece

http://www.streetskills.net/Jon_s_Articles/jon_s_articles.html

Long Rider Radio

Feedback:

  • Dan Klapman
  • Matt Szostak
  • Mike @ Long Riders Radio
  • Kahlil Seymour
  • Jon DelVecchio

Episode 178: All These New Sensations

Episode 178: All These New Sensations

Recorded on July 30th 2014

Released on August 3rd 2014

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Episode 177 – Honda’s getting a little naked

Episode 177
Honda’s getting a little naked

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Recorded – 7/13/2014

The guys discuss Honda’s filling-up lineup of vehicles at every size and price point, Suzuki finally upping their naked bike offerings by announcing a GSR1000, EBR’s SX bike… that’s a LOT of torque. The Yamaha FZ07 – is it worth it? And hey, if Harley-Davidson can’t electrify you, who can?

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