This week we recap our stellar record in predicting the results of the Cycle World Top 10. We are then joined by Chris Harr while we talk about Suzuki's triumphant "return" to the U.S. market, Gladiator Rio's review of the Super Tenere and an iPhone app called TripCast from Jeep. That's right, Jeep. We close it out with a great conversation about Mr. Harr's very drool-worthy Aprilia RSV4.
One of my Quicktime files did not make a successful trip to MP3 land. I have to convert the file again and then try to match up the bits I've already done with the bits that still need to be done. That's not going to happen tonight.
Sorry folks. Hopefully, it'll be up tomorrow.
So, you may have found an issue downloading Episode 37 - "The file might be corrupted, or a file type that iTunes cannot play."
After a few complaints about this late last night, we are investigating. This appears to be completely at iTunes / Apple, or with the feed index itself - the file on the site downloads fine, imports into iTunes and plays just fine.
Please rest assured we're working on and should have it taken care of shortly. Sorry for the inconvenience.
We've got it all this week. Boots that keep water in, Barney the Dinosaur and even bigger Bavarian beasts. Then we'll talk about unidentified things in the woods, something neither of us cares about, electric bikes that might be affordable, and a fleet of electrics from the tuning fork company. Someone can't count, we'll bring you the latest installment of Aerostich: Genius or Madness and if you're keeping score, Chris and I are tied at one each.
This week we are joined by our friend Nagi. Nagi is from India and has spent the last 10 years in the United States. We discuss the differences between being a motorcyclist in the USA and being a motorist in India. Nagi helps us understand how 2-wheeled travel is just a way of life in India, vs. the apparent "toy" or recreational nature of motorcycling in the USA.
Nagi also points out the differences in long-term ownership here and abroad, and how small-displacement engines are the norm in India, compared to the big, powerful machines we typically see here in the US. Before moving to America, Nagi rode bikes typically in the 125cc range, whereas here in America, Nagi is riding a Suzuki GSXR750 and a Honda Shadow VLX 600.
The Pace Podcast's theme music is No Way by Kunk.
This week's additional music is from California rock band Sundial Project. The band maintains a Facebook Fan Page as well as an iTunes Store page.
Manufacturers info in India:
Vespa.com - the premiere scoot!
Foursquare - social/location networking
This week Chris and I talk about the VFR1200F's new (over priced) high-tech (over priced) dual clutch (over priced) transmission (it costs a lot). We also cover Ducati's rumored run at Mr. Max's power cruiser crown, the Sprint ST's continued existence and Kawasaki's newest Ninja.
We'll give you a peak at a gizmo that will keep your iPhone out of harm's way as long as you have one of those ancient 3G or 3GS models and we'll talk about a CEO that actually rides what he builds. Then there's a very large gathering of R1 and R6 riders at The Tail of the Dragon including one very well equipped Mr. Chuck Graves. Yep, that Chuck Graves. Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots and many other get their festival Mojo working in Sturgis. We wrap it all up with the shocking revelation that California does not feel the love for loud aftermarket pipes.
Well we're late two weeks in a row. I know, we suck. Actually this one is all me. I'm extending my 4th of July weekend by a day and will post the new episode when I get back to a real computer. The iPhone is nice but it doesn't do every thing.
Happy Independence Day!