Chris Belec got a good look at a pre release version of the brand new ‘Strom 1K at Sturgess Cycle in Hamilton Ontario Canada last night. He was kind enough to send us some pics.
Episode 163 – The 2013 holiday buying guide
November 27, 2013
After announcing something so grandiose, I feel like I should pay homage to Stan Lee and yell EXCELSIOR! But I’m not going to do that. Instead, what I’m going to do is say that we had a good time compiling this list of suggestions from the listeners, with special thanks to Rick, Matt Murto and Kelly Mills. Thanks so much, folks! These are all great suggestions, and we hope everyone has a good time with it.
In addition to the guide, we want to announce that the raffle winner has been chosen for the Aeromoto Sport Air leather motorcycle jacket. And that winner is…
(insert dramatic pause here…)
James Enny. James, congratulations. Look for an email from us very soon and we’ll get the jacket right out to you. Thank you to all the entrants, and to all the listeners for the ongoing support. We’re a very lucky and fortunate couple of pod-gabbers.
James and I also want to announce that we’ve (re)opened The Pace Podcast online forums. The forums will include weekly show postings and feedback, discussion about other bike topics, a market place, and all sorts of chit-chat. Log in and create a forum account today at http://thepacepodcast.com/forums/.
And now… links. Links for you, links for me, links to click and links to see!
Digital tire pressure gauge
Reflective wheel tape for safety
Black 1″ wide reflective tape for the back of luggage bags
Scala g9 bluetooth headset
Anti-fog paste for glasses, spray for face shields
Side stand plate for grass or hot pavement ( Add a string so you don’t have to bend down to pick it up )
Gift certificate to Revzilla, New Enough, etc.
Yellow safety vest from Cycle Gear – only if there’s interest
Under layers – wicking t-shirts, socks, etc.
Rain gear jacket and over pants – something inexpensive from Cycle Gear
Backpack designed for motorcyclist that can carry a helmet
Helmet bag – fleece lined to protect the helmet from bumps
Microfiber towels to clean bike, eyeglasses, face shields, windscreens, etc.
Paper oil funnels to top off oil on the road
Heated grips – kit or get them installed
RAM mount for GPS or smartphone
Motorcycle travel books to area of interest
Mad Map of your area
Copy of Proficient Motorcycling
First Aid kit to keep on the bike
Flash 2 Pass garage door opener
Amazon Prime subscription
Episode 162: Prophylactic Electronics
November 20, 2013
Ballistic Battery Cold Weather Start
Hey all. Apologies… the past weekend was insanely busy and the raffle for the Aeromoto jacket suffered. I’ll be doing the raffle one evening this week or next weekend. With that in mind, if you wanna get in on the tail end of it, you can view the post about it here.
Episode 161 – A Feedback Extravaganza!
November 13, 2013
This week the guys take a much needed break from the never-ending stream of news, they put their unimpeachable journalistic integrity on hold and kick back with nice glass of brandy to talk with friends. And by talk with friends we really mean catch up on feedback. OUR INBOXES RUNNETH OVER!
The Rally is done and over and the winners have been sent their prizes. Oh, and next week, The Pace is hosting another Riders’ Roundtable Discussion. So be sure to Circle us on Google Plus and tune in for that. Next Wednesday, November 20th.
The Pace Motorcycle Podcast would like to extend warm thanks to all the participants, and congratulations to the first, second and third place winners in our 2013 Equinox To Equinox photo rally.
First place – Entrant #43, Jack Starcher with 2020 points. Jack won a prize pack including gifts and prizes from RevZilla, MotorcycleGear.com, and PJ’s Parts. Revzilla included a pair of their Rokker Original motorcycle riding jeans.
Second place – Entrant #179, Sandi Roush with 1906 points. Sandi won a prize pack including gifts and prizes from MotorcycleGear.com and PJ’s Parts. MotorcycleGear.com included a Twenty-20 helmet camera and as Sandi is a camera buff, this gift worked out perfectly.
Third place – Entrant #69, Dan D’Assis with 1578 points. Dan won a prize pack including gifts and prizes from Kali Protectives, MotorcycleGear.com and PJ’s Parts. Kali Protectives included a Nira-CF helmet.
Congratulations to our winners, and again, a warm and heartfelt thank you to all the participants. Running a contest this long and involved, we got to interact with a lot more listeners than in our normal feedback and Q&A communications, and it has been a humbling and wonderful experience. Thank you so much.
The Pace Podcast, James and Chris, would like to extend deep thanks to the sponsors of the 2013 E2E rally:
Kali Protectives – Kali Protectives designs, builds and distributes lines of protective helmet for bicyclists, snow mobile riders and motorcyclists (including dirt and street). Using their unique Composite Fusion technology, Kali builds their helmets differently, fusing the eps foam liner to the outer shell, thus creating a helmet that is stronger, lighter and designed to be safer than a normal multi-piece helmet design. Check out the full story on how Kali builds their helmets at their website. Kali also makes body armor and other protective gear and apparel.
RevZilla – RevZilla Motorsports was founded by a core team of riders whose sole goal was bringing the best possible shopping experience to any enthusiast who visits in-store or online. RevZilla knows that a large and rider-specific product selection is a commodity within the world of motorcycle gear and parts web sites. There is a lot of competition out there and many retailers and distributors seem to have overlapping product selections. Whether online or in their Philadelphia showroom, the customer always comes first and “… we do our darndest to make sure that each customer has an experience which is exemplary of our brand.” RevZilla carries a full complement of riding gear and casual apparel across a wide selection of features and price points, as well as tires, parts and accessories for motorcycles of all styles and brands. Check out RevZilla’s website.
MotorcycleGear.com – MotorcycleGear.com is a family run business dedicated to bringing you all the best new motorcycle apparel and accessories AND the best values in their closeout department. They’ve been in business for over a decade and are going strong. Their business continues to grow with the support of their customers and largely without paid advertising. That means people like you are telling their motorcycling friends about MotorcycleGear.com every day. Many of MotorcycleGear.com’s long time customers will remember them as New Enough. The owners, Paul and Holly, established New Enough in 1998 out of a closet in their home. Originally it was a buy-sell-trade site for used leathers but quickly evolved into a full service online retailer of only new products. In 2011 New Enough Leathers became MotorcycleGear.com. Check out their story and excellent customer service for yourself.
PJ’s Parts – PJ and Paige are two avid motorcyclists, both former Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoaches who own and operate PJ’s Parts. One of their main goals is to personally serve each and every customer. “… our customers are not just an order number…” PJ and Paige are passionate about motorcycling, and they bring that passion into their work. They enjoy attending races and meeting up with friends friends and customers to go riding, especially at Deal’s Gap, NC, which is just half an hour from their home. PJ’s Parts distributes and sells a full selection of parts, accessories, riding gear and casual apparel. Check out PJ’s Parts on their website.
Without the generosity and willingness to get involved, our prize closet for this event would have been considerably less impressive. Special thanks to Jason & Frank at Kali, Anthony and Lee at Revzilla, Nate at MotorcycleGear.com and PJ and Paige at PJ’s Parts.