Ok, folks... another contest for you. The prize this time is an Aeromoto Road Pro waterproof textile jacket, size large, in eye-bleeding yellow, and of course a Pace Podcast sticker for your bike, car or toolbox. Please see episode 184 for review. This jacket was worn and reviewed by Chris, in temps from low-60s to upper-80s, both clear, sunny days and cool rainy days (since the review), and has performed admirably. How can you win this? Reply to this post on http://thepacepodcast.com with a link to your current jacket (either a picture of yours, or the MFG's website for the same model), and give us a few words on why you chose it, how well it's lived up to your expectations, and if you would recommend it to others. We'll compile this data and come up with a "Listener's recommendation list", and post it. (extra credit for pictures of older, rattier but beloved jackets!) Winner will be chosen at random from those submitting a response. Contest will run through the month of October, drawing held on the last day of the month. Get your friends involved, help spread the word about the 'cast, and of course, about our contests and show. Please enter anyway if you decide you don't want or need the jacket, and simply state in your reply you're just playing along for fun. Details on the jacket can be found at the Competition Accessories website ( http://www.compacc.com/p/aeromoto-road-pro-jacket ), and please be sure to check the sizing chart for fit. We have one of these, and we're asking that if you enter the contest to win, please be able to use the jacket, or pass it on to someone who can. Thanks!
Next month The Pace Motorcycle Podcast will celebrate its 5th anniversary. Chris and I have been doing the same thing in the same way since the beginning. That's to say, on a shoestring and out of pocket. That's fine. We do the show for the love of motorcycling and the community that lives around it. It's a hobby that we are happy to drop some cash on. Now, 5 years in we'd like to do more. More costs money. We're still not looking at this as a potential profit center. We would just like to expand our capabilities beyond what we would be able to do on our own. To that end, we are exploring several avenues to generate a little cash flow. Those avenues include:
- Stickers (Available now)
- A Patreon campaign
- T-Shirts, sweatshirts, hats, etc. Tell us what you want.
- Merchandise associated with future rally events
- Selling off reviewed gear that we have purchased (not gear that vendors have sent us)
- Advertising on the web page (not in the podcast)
- Better hosting for our media files. We are currently storing our media files, that's the actual podcast, on shared storage with our web host. That storage is not optimized for keeping and moving large files. We'd like to move to a solution that will provide better throughput. Especially for those of you who stream the show rather than download it.
- Better hosting for the web site. Right now we're on one of those super cheap, shared hosting platforms. It's slow. We would like to move to either a dedicated or scalable platform.
- More reviews. We get some gear from vendors or manufacturers for review. That doesn't happen all that often. We generally cover the stuff that we buy for our own use. That leaves us with little choice in what we review. We would like to be able to review more gear suggested by listeners.
- More event coverage. Travel. 'Nuff said.
Episode 184 September 21, 2014Review:
- Harley-Davidson Livewire Demo
- Kevin McKinney (from Facebook)
- Joseph Schmitt (from Facebook)
- David Maas
We had some great feedback and before we announce the name of the winner, I'd like to take a few minutes to do some analysis on the data (links to full spreadsheet below). In the spreadsheet, under the column for how you use the bike, we listed the primary use as we understood it, or the first listed use of the bike in your text. For the mileage per year, we converted some to miles from Km, so that's why your numbers might not be what you remember. In addition, for some of yo u who listed multiple bikes in detail, the spreadsheet may show multiple entries for the bikes, but only one entry for your name. Where you gave us a range of miles, or a range of miles across multiple uses, we tried to do a reasonable estimation of the miles-per-use, or in some cases we just divided it evenly. We also selected the higher number of your range, generally, where it seemed to make the most sense. In some cases, where information was light, multiple bikes were listed in the notes rather than on line items. Please note: the contest is a random drawing of respondents' names, and the data provided has absolutely no bearing on the selection process. You could have ridden a 50cc dirt bike 8 miles this year and still won. We just wanted to see what everyone rides and how they're using it. The winner was selected by a random number drawing made at http://random.org. Of the data provided, where all the elements were provided: Manufacturers: 10 Most represented MFG: BMW & Suzuki Lease represented MFG: Buell, Moto Guzzi, Ural Models: 43 Most represented model: VStrom Total miles reported: >412,000 Average miles per year: >8000 Highest reported yearly mileage: 38000 Lowest reported yearly mileage: 1000 Full spreadsheet can be viewed at this link. And so, without any further ado... The winner of the magnetic tank bag, as chosen by random using the random number generator at http://random.org, is... Sean Winters. Sean, we will reach out to you to get shipping information. Again, thank you everyone, and I hope this information is as interesting to you as it is to us. Thanks!
Episode 183: That Sounds Like a Terrible Idea
Recorded on September 10, 2014
Episode 182 - It’s not entry level September 9, 2014It’s supercharged and it revs. It’s the Kawasaki Ninja H2. This ain’t your daddy’s Widowmaker. KTM gives us a real, honest to goodness small displacement sport bike, and it is good. CSC is bringing us a ~$3500 adventure bike, and on paper it looks like a solid package. DMG out, Krave in: AMA gets fresh blood, and gosh-n-golly, a racer is at the helm. This should be very good news for American motorcycle racing going forward. Ever want a Brammo electric bike, but the price scared you away? Well, lucky you… the scary parts got a lot less scary! News
- California Scooter Company to import the 250cc RX-3 Cyclone from China
- DMG Out of AMA Roadracing
- Brammo price cuts
- This is the story that James was trying to remember about Mission Motorcycles expanding in to the auto market.
Hey all. It's that time again; the almost-sorta-monthly Pace Podcast meet-n-greet, now with more monthly! We're looking at starting a regular-enough meetup and for the time being we've chosen the third Wednesday of the month at the Augustine Inn at Augustine Beach, Delaware. September 17th is the date. 7pm is the time. 1919 Augustine Beach Rd, Middletown, Delaware is the location. Be there!