We're talking to Kristin (with an "i") Casey of Kristin Casey Racing. We cover what it's like to be injured far from home, what it takes to remodel a "bargain" RV and a whole bunch of other stuff. This one's a lot of fun.
This week we're talking to Joe Popp of Popp Over America. He's going to ride a motorcycle and play guitar all over these United States. He going to film it and put it out there for all of us to see! Hie thee to Kickstarter! I want to see this get made.
Next month The Pace Motorcycle Podcast will celebrate its 5th anniversary. Chris and I have been doing the same thing in the same way since the beginning. That's to say, on a shoestring and out of pocket. That's fine. We do the show for the love of motorcycling and the community that lives around it. It's a hobby that we are happy to drop some cash on.
Now, 5 years in we'd like to do more. More costs money. We're still not looking at this as a potential profit center. We would just like to expand our capabilities beyond what we would be able to do on our own. To that end, we are exploring several avenues to generate a little cash flow. Those avenues include:
T-Shirts, sweatshirts, hats, etc. Tell us what you want.
Merchandise associated with future rally events
Selling off reviewed gear that we have purchased (not gear that vendors have sent us)
Advertising on the web page (not in the podcast)
You may be wondering what you can expect if we're successful.
Better hosting for our media files. We are currently storing our media files, that's the actual podcast, on shared storage with our web host. That storage is not optimized for keeping and moving large files. We'd like to move to a solution that will provide better throughput. Especially for those of you who stream the show rather than download it.
Better hosting for the web site. Right now we're on one of those super cheap, shared hosting platforms. It's slow. We would like to move to either a dedicated or scalable platform.
More reviews. We get some gear from vendors or manufacturers for review. That doesn't happen all that often. We generally cover the stuff that we buy for our own use. That leaves us with little choice in what we review. We would like to be able to review more gear suggested by listeners.
More event coverage. Travel. 'Nuff said.
If we are not successful, the show will continue as it has. The content will always be free.
Thanks for listening!