He lives! You may remember a few months back during our 1-year anniversary contests, listener Chad B. won the Mr. Happy puppet. Â Chad won for his excellent picture of his favorite gear, which includes his top case's ability to haul beer and cigars... Well, Chad has taken the opportunity to send us a few pics proving that Mr. Happy is not only alive and well, but is out there seeing the world and clocking on the miles on his new Yamaha Zuma scooter. He also looks like he's having fun on the mini racing circuit with Chad's daughter and her go-cart. Rock on, Mr. Happy. And Chad, thanks for the excellent pics!
Episode 57 A Poppinâ€™ Good TimeIn this episode, Chrisâ€™s mic pops. A lot. Then we talk about the rave reviews of the Triumph Tiger 800 family, and James tells Chris how wrong he is about the apparent and rumored new Trophy. Chris fights back with more mic pops to no avail; he ends up on the ropes. Fortunately, the guys are distracted by a voice mail and some email feedback, and the whole mess is rescued when Swingset drops by to talk about his new Dual Sport Podcast and why you should never hang around a certain type of person or two, and why you shouldnâ€™t ride your dual sport motorcycle to a childrenâ€™s playground. Or something like that.
Also, please note, this is the last new episode of The Pace Motorcycle Podcast for 2010. Weâ€™ll be back after a break for the holidays in early January with fresh content, new interviews and a whole new list of things to talk about... Maybe Honda will release a new bike to talk about, eh? Happy Holidays, ride safe and take care everyone. And thank you for a great year of interaction with The Pace. You guys rock!
- Tiger 800: First Ride(s)
- Feedback from Josh Davis on Triumph GT ( voice mail )
- Email from Matt regarding feedback on the ER6i earphones
- EMail feedback from Roland Cannon about Jamesâ€™ jacket and SV650.
- do-rags. They really can help increase in-helmet comfort.
- Go/No-Go feeler gauges for valve checks
- MSR fuel bottle
- Tour Master deerskin touring gloves. I use these all summer and down to about 50-degrees. Flexible, comfortable and maintain good tactile feel.
- Tinted or smoked face shield for your love oneâ€™s favorite helmet.
- Motorcycle cover. While itâ€™s not something many riders buy for themselves, itâ€™s still a â€œnice to haveâ€ product.
- Joe Rocket Atomic 4.0 all-season jacket. This is proving to be a very versatile, well-designed all-season jacket.
- Garage door opener with remote. Seems such a simple thing, but can really make the end of a ride a â€œwelcome homeâ€ kind of thing.
- TIRES! Find out what tires and sizes your loved one uses and order a spare set to keep on hand.
- Amazon Kindle for off-bike reading on the road
- Garmin Zumo (or similar) GPS with Bluetooth and MP3. I use this for audio entertainment, GPS (of course) and for screening incoming calls before deciding to pull over and talk or return the call. Itâ€™s been a great piece of gear.
- Fold up bike trailer, inexpensive ones from Harbor Freight, or more upscale units from Kendon, etc.. If your loved one does track days or likes the idea of taking a bike along on family trips, this could make all the difference.
- Glen Allison suggests heated gear. Any heated gear.
- Beth Clark - audio
- Dan K Audio suggesting a multi-output Battery Tender for those who have several bikes
In time for gift giving season, I've got a $10 gift certificate (no exp date) and a 10% off (until Dec 23) for New Enough (dot com). The first two people to call the voice mail line (484-748-0042) and give us some good gift ideas to include in this week's show will get one of these. Expect your voice mail to be playedÂ on the show, and please remember the 3 minute limit on the voice mail. Ready... set... GO!