Episode 93: Ok, so the Connie isn’t so bad.

Episode 93: Ok, so the Connie isn't so bad. November 20, 2011
Chris admits that the Concours C-10 isn’t so horrible. Then the guys talk about some information regarding Ethanol. Guess what...? If engines aren’t optimized for alcohol, they’re not as efficient, so using Ethanol fuels in conventional engines just ain’t getting it. Golly... imagine that. After that, the guys talk about some French blood in Polaris, and what it means. Technology? People? More products? Only Polaris know, and they’re not talking. Well, not to The Pace, any way. But then, we didn’t contact them at all. So yeah...
Oh, look... Bimota releases some new stuff. Ducati on ‘roids? If it’s just a Duc power plant, should we really even be making so many comparisons to Ducati at all? I don’t know. Do you? I don’t. Do you? ‘cause I don’t. BMW gets less ugly with the newly revamped 800R. Nice(r) looking ride. I mean, it’s no Ducati Indiana, but thank goodness, whatever could be, right? Also, I’m listening to Sarah Haze while typing this. I discovered her when looking for podsafe music last year some time. Wow, total non-sequitur... just like the story about Ross Technology’s SuperHydroPhobic compound. What in the heck does that mean, and why does it matter to riders? Well, once you see the demo, it’s way more sequitur than you might think. Or something like that. The stuff just throws water off like... uhm... something really water proof. It’s pretty amazing. Just watch the video. Harley is still in business and shakes up the 2012 lineup a little bit. Nothing terribly startling, but there were a few mild surprises. And Yamaha jumps into the video game / anime / action tv series game with the Ryoku concept bike. Ok, none of that is true. Ruoku was a character in Dragonball-Z, or something. Now it’s a Lego/Erector Set looking concept bike. It actually looks crazy-useful. And we show you a map of Delaware’s only twisty road, Rt. 82, aka Creek Road. Dragon, schmagon. We’ve got a road that follows a creek. For like 6 miles. It’s got some turns... ya know, there’s no way to spin this. “It’s an awesome road... for being in Delaware.” There. That’ll do. Just enjoy the show. Remember to send us your Holiday Gift Guide ideas - feedback@thepacepodcast.com Linkaroos: Feedback

Episode 88: Here comes the sun (in a forward-thinking, synergistic Triumph top case), do do do do, do

Episode 88 - Here comes the sun (in a forward-thinking, synergistic Triumph top case), do do do do, do. October 9, 2011
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. (don’t mind me, I’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 he’s added to his bike and smart phone, bringing synergy and convergence to.... ya know, I just don’t really know how to complete that sentence without it sounding like a marketing slogan from some non-descript “business consulting firm” that never really explains what they do and charges you $550 per hour for the convenience of that lack of understanding. So we’re not going to do that. Because we can’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... I’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!!!