This week the guys are talking with listener, friend, and all around great guy - despite the orange scooter - Ryan Hettenbach. Ryan rode along for some of the Pace Podcast Barber Museum trip in September, and recalls some of his impressions riding with a group, as well as riding longer days and longer miles on the scooter.
Ryan also talks about his preparations for next year's Scooter Cannonball Run, running from East to West in 8 days.
After talking with Ryan, the guys try to discern: is it live or Memore... er... Is it a motorcycle or a scooter? We're talking about the Aprilia SRV800; it's got a frame-mounted engine, chain drive, scooter body styling and ergonomics, an auto trans, sport-sized tires. What is it?
Our apologies, but we just couldn't make a show happen this week. Please tune in next week for a whole new show.
In the meantime, enjoy this great ride report video from Jeff Katzer.
Details of the ride report can be found at http://jeffkatzer.wordpress.comhttp://youtu.be/slinuyI7-gU
We open things up with a first hand impression of Delaware's MSF program this week. After that we talk Kawasaki, Kawasaki and more Kawasaki. Then weÂ wrapÂ it all up with nice little email shaped bow. Ready for delivery.
James tells us about his new top case, finally delivered and installed by Triumph, and how it brings a completeness and whole-life synergy to his commuting and luggage-using lifestyle. (donâ€™t mind me, Iâ€™ve been in a lot of marketing meetings lately)
The guys discuss the local weather lately, and how the strange yellow ball in the sky has finally returned to rain down its lovely light upon us all (or some wacky stuff like that), infusing us all with positive energy, and bringing forth new ways of looking at the sky as a metaphor for life. (somebody stop me)
James also talks about the limits of the Teiz Commute suit in the weather, and then gives us all some information on a few of the farkles heâ€™s added to his bike and smart phone, bringing synergy and convergence to.... ya know, I just donâ€™t really know how to complete that sentence without it sounding like a marketing slogan from some non-descript â€œbusiness consulting firmâ€ that never really explains what they do and charges you $550 per hour for the convenience of that lack of understanding.
So weâ€™re not going to do that.
Because we canâ€™t charge you.
The guys also talk about the new Honda cross-genre bike being developed for the world market. Since the new machine is named after one of the Acura car models, and Honda being a division of the Honda corporation, we see that synergy taking shape in the form of... wait, sorry... Iâ€™m doing it again.
Yamaha cements their place in the 2012 US motorcycle marketplace by redefining market expectations with its strong commitment to legacy and the common paradigm, while envisioning a new tomorrow with... DAMN IT! Stop it. Yeah, Yamaha announces the 2012 models.
Links, in synergistic symbiosis with the digital... STOP IT!!!
This one is all about the official Pace Motorcycle PodcastÂ road trip to The Barber Motorsports Museum. Including a dead battery, other electrical problems, a flat tire, a bus full of prisoners, a whole bunch of police officers, piles of pine mulch and some locals that might have been a little too helpful. Oh, and aliens. Yep, they were probably aliens.
Opening music byÂ KunK