Episode 159 – More expensive than a Panigale… and less expensive than a Panigale

Episode 159 – More expensive than a Panigale… and less expensive than a Panigale
Oct 30, 2013


The E2E Rally is over and the tallying is all done. We announce the winners in this week’s show, and once again, a huge thank you to all the participants, and congratulations to our winners. In the news we discuss everything from new little scooters and small bore bikes, to new big behemoth power cruisers. Sena tells us all about their new offerings and Erik Buell Racing sets pricing on the street version of the 1190… and it’s pretty darned welcome news. Is Suzuki gonna give us a turbo mid-sized street bike? Well, there’s a concept and it seems to be met with praise on all fronts. So, if the court of public opinion matters, I’d say it’s a lock. Stay tuned…

Also, we have lots of feedback stored up for next week.

Rally Results:

  • First place – Entrant #43, Jack Starcher with 2020 points.

  • Second place – Entrant #179, Sandi Roush with 1906 points.

  • Third place – Entrant #69, Dan D’Assis with 1578 points.



  • Site maintenance and possible down time

  • Round Table Show


What’s Cap riding…?

In the upcoming Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier, Cap is seen chasing someone down on a motorcycle. But, what is it? Hmmm. Ducati Monster made love to a Sportster and birthed this thing…?

I’ve been trying to figure out just WHICH Sportster model it was, then I noticed a few tell-tale things on it that point it away from being a Sportie at all. Eh…?

So, what are your guesses? Something one-off for the movie? Something upcoming? Something older that we just don’t recognize?


October 23, 2013 – Happy Fourth! No, the other fourth.

October 23, 2013 – Happy Fourth!


Four years we’ve been doing this show. Four years. Seems like just yesterday James and I were sitting on the upstairs balcony of the Deer Park Tavern in Newark Delaware enjoying a cold brew and talking about “… if I ever do a podcast…”

And so here we are, on the fourth anniversary of our show returning to the veritable scene of the crime. If you’re at all able, consider coming out to The Deer Park Tavern on Friday, October 25th (7pm) to join us in celebrating the event.

Oh, and we’re running a raffle for a prize, too. It’s the review unit of the Aeromoto Sport Air leather jacket, submitted for review by Competition Accessories. Check out the full line of Aeromoto merchandise at the CompAcc site.

Wow. Four years… A lot has happened over the last four years, and through it all, The Pace has been a part of my life. The feedback and support from our listeners has been nothing short of amazing. The friends James and I have made – or gotten to know better through the show and events – have been great additions to our lives. The time and effort we put into the show has always been a labor of love and we thank you, one and all, for letting us into your homes and ear buds each week.

Thank you for four wonderful years. May the next forty be just as good.

October 25, 2013 at 7pm – celebrate the 4 year anniversary of The Pace at The Deer Park Tavern.

Aeromoto Sport Air leather jacket raffle

Competition Accessories’ Aeromoto brand

Round Table #1

This week’s panelists include…

Stephen Grasso from The Cafe Racer Podcast
Cristi Farrell from The Moteriffic Podcast
Michael Kaiser from KinderRider Inc.

Opening music by KunK

Joe Rocket & Power Trip

On this past week’s episode, I discussed the “Big Air” ventilation system on the Dakota II jacket review. Some years and versions of the Joe Rocket Ballistic (and I believe the later-years Meteor?) also included that. Here’s a link to a recent version of the Ballistic jacket that includes this same air management system.

It’s a neat design and I like it quite a bit. There’s no ambiguity on whether the air will it you just right and flow into the vents. The jacket front *IS* the vent, so it’s kind of a no-brainer.

Anyway, just thought I’d take a minute and toss out that note.

Jacket Raffle!

Enter for your chance to win your very own Aeromoto Sport Air Leather Jacket, as reviewed on The Pace recently by Chris (it’s like owning something once worn by Paul McCartney, only slightly awesomer).

One Grand Prize Winner will receive the Aeromoto Sport Air Leather Jacket prize pack (Size Large/44; http://www.compacc.com/p/AeroMoto-Sport-Air-Leather-Jacket), with an additional prize pack for one Runner-Up Winner.

A measly $5 will buy you one ticket, or pay $20 to get five chances to win. The raffle runs October 16 – November 15th, with winners being chosen on Sunday, November 17; submit your entry via PayPal (to: chris@thepacepodcast.com, mention “jacket raffle” in the Paypal message), or personal check (email for details).

All proceeds benefit The Pace Podcast prize and swag collection.

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Episode 158 – It’s got KiPass and chutzpah!

Episode 158
October 15, 2013


This week the boys are discussing… well, there’s lots of talk about Sena and Bluetooth communications. So, there’s that for news. Ok, ok… it’s a light week for news. But they have lots of feed back, opinions and the occasional wise crackin’ joke.

Chris reviews the Power Trip Dakota II jacket. Editor’s note: Chris’s closet currently contains a Power Trip Dakota II jacket for a whomping $24, and a BiLT Typhoon jacket for colder & wetter riding, for a killer $89. It’s not that he’s cheap, mind you, but… Ok, maybe he is. A little.

After the news and reviews, the guys go on to the feedback and wow, is there a lot of it. Keep the feedback rolling in! It makes the boys feel like they’re doing something special. Boosts their Internet motorcycle maven street cred, as it were. Anyway, yeah… feedback.




Blog feedback:


  • Lex

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Competition Accessories’ Aeromoto Road Tech short gloves

48948_1As discussed in Episode 157, this week’s gear review highlights the Aeromoto Road Tech short motorcycle gloves. These gloves are made from comfort-lined leather in a short or non-gauntlet sport style. The gloves have perforations along the inner grip of the fingers and have an open wrist with a strap-around retainer. As they are a shorter style with perforations, these gloves are best used in Summer, Spring and Autumn.The comfort lining does afford some resistance to cooler mornings (as I’ve experienced thus far this year).

Construction and protection

48948_3The Road Tech gloves are designed to maintain a certain stiffness and structure to the body and fingers, while permitting very free movement at the various joints in the hand. I found the gloves to be stiff and protective without being fatiguing; I never felt like I was fighting the gloves while gripping the bars, twisting the throttle, or using the various controls. They are well articulated considering their seemingly more-than-ample protective design.

The outer layer of the hands are protected by padded, metal inlay armor on the back of each finger, as well as a metal inlay carbon fiber floating puck for the third row of knuckles and the back of the hand. Considering the size and solidity of the knuckle protection, I never felt like the gloves were tiresome or uncomfortable. The puck floats on a grab-flap that isn’t completely hard fixed to the back of the glove. Using the open-back grab flap as well as the palm flap, the wearer can easily pull the glove fully onto the hand, seating it completely.

48948_4In the grip area of the hand, across the top of the palm and in the crook between the index finger and thumb, lies is a layer of textured material that adds grip, again without increasing the amount of force or pressure it takes to move the hand and grip the bars. I’m not sure what this material is, but it feels substantial enough to add some additional protection.

The palm and outside of the hand (the karate chop area) are covered with a second layer of leather, and the palm includes two plastic sliders at the heel. The additional layer of leather continues down to cover the wrist, while it is held closed by an ample amount of hook and loop textile fastener.

Sizing and comfort

glove1This particular pair of gloves is sized XL and seem to fit me better than most of that size. To put things in perspective, have a wider palm and thicker fingers; I wear a size 13 ring, but my finger length is typically better fit in a medium or large glove. While the palm fits me perfectly, I have a slight bit of room in the glove at the end of each finger, though considerably less than any other XL I might normally have to buy to fit my hands.

As noted, the gloves are comfort lined and feel soft and compliant inside. The liner is not itchy, and helps provide a degree of insulation; while the gloves are not designed for hard Winter use, they’ve been very comfortable on some of our recent 50-degree mornings and I feel that I could easily wear these down to another ten degrees cooler. I’m looking forward to wearing them while using my heated grips in colder weather.


glove4In a market where a comparable style of glove can be found at every level of quality and pricing, I find the current sale price of $119 US to be right in line with many upper tier offerings. I like the quality and construction of these Aeromoto gloves quite a bit. The balance of comfort, dexterity and protection is spot on. While I’m hard to fit for gloves and boots, the Road Tech gloves are closer to “just right” (for me) than any 20 or 30 pairs of gloves I can easily go and try. While a variety of gloves can be found at lower prices, the blending of comfort, fit and protection these gloves seem to exhibit make them a viable choice at this price point.


handsizeBefore reviewing these gloves, I’m not sure I would have bought them on my own as I hadn’t heard of the brand before a few months ago, and their price point is on the high side of medial. Having now tried and reviewed two separate product offerings from Aeromoto, I can say that Competition Accessories has a winner in this brand, and I look forward to the name becoming more common in the market place, and in the gear closets of more riders. Now knowing what do about the brand’s products, I can now say that yes I would, in fact, put my hard earned money toward these gloves. If you’re looking for a premium quality glove, give these (and their gauntlet version) some serious consideration. I don’t think you’ll be sorry.

About Competition Accessories

Competition Accessories has grown from a tiny garage in 1961, to be one of the nations largest sellers of motorcycle gear and accessories.  The Catalog Outlet store and national headquarters sit in a state of the art 34,000+ sq/ft building just off I-77 where customers can come in and have access to over $2 million worth of the best gear on the market.  Our site is a candy store for the motorcycle enthusiast. It carries just about everything from a $4 can of spray cleaner to a nearly $1000 Arai limited edition helmet.

4th Anniversary Meet-n-Greet

Ever wanted to meet the inimitable hosts of your favorite motorcycle podcast? Like meeting fun folks who also love all things moto? Enjoy good food, good beer, and perhaps the occasional opportunity to make fun of silly college kids driving by in loud cars with ground effects? Since we already know the answer to these questions is a resounding yes, we’ve decided to put together our very first bike night and listener meet-n-greet to celebrate the 4th anniversary of The Pace Motorcycle Podcast:

October 25th, 2013
7pm at The Deer Park Tavern – http://www.deerparktavern.com/
This will also kick off a monthly bike night meetup to be held on the last Friday of each month, with the venues to be announced several weeks before each meet. We will try to cover most of the Greater Philadelphia and Delaware areas.

Arriving via motorcycle is not mandatory, and please, if you’re going to be imbibing, consider bringing a friend to be your designated driver.

Episode 157: Shell Out the Shekels


Episode 157 – Shell Out the Shekels

October 9, 2013





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