What happens when youâ€™ve got 6 people in a mini van, a rider behind them and 10 miles of road on which to drive and ponder? Well, obviously, you discuss how best to take the rider out using a paintball gun. Poor James.
If youâ€™re reading our show â€˜blog, youâ€™ve no doubt seen some of Denise Dickensonâ€™s ride reports. This week we invite Denise on the show to discuss her impressions after riding the VFR1200, and Deniseâ€™s history in riding in general. 180,000 miles on her FZ1. Let that sink in.
After our discussions, we run through a few news items, including a big tire comparison article in Motorcycle USA, a Ninja 1000 review including pricing and some technical information, and the Tiger 800 gets priced (in Europe). If the pricing goes as expected, this will be a VERY competitively-priced product.
Aerostich say Thank You to the vets with a 10% discount for active service members, and our â€œGenius or Madnessâ€ pick of the week falls a little on the â€œhuh...?â€ side of things; The StreetRyder passenger grab handle. Just click and see.
Inforoonies and linkydinks.
Aerostich offering 10% discount to active service riders.
As an expression of thanks to riders who serve our country, Aerostich/RiderWearHouse is pleased to announce a 10% Active Military Service Discount now available on all Aerostich branded RiderWearHouse catalog items, including Roadcrafter and Darien riding apparel.
That's right folks. We want to see your equipment, your stuff, your junk. No, that doesn't sound right does it?
This is the slightly tardy contest announcement that was promised in Episode #42. We looking for a pic of your favorite piece of riding gear. It could be a jacket, a piece of luggage or one of those adorable little gremlin bells. Anything that makes your ride better. It doesn't have to have been designed specifically for motorcycling but its use should be obvious. This isn't an essay contest but feel free to tell us why you chose that particular object.
Please send submissions to email@example.com with the word 'Gear' on the subject line. We will choose the winner based on criteria to be determined at the time of selection. In other words, we'll pick the one we like best. We may choose the best photo, we may choose the most unusual piece of gear or Chris may insist that those pink chaps with the fringe just have to win. Actually, that's a joke. Chris isn't eligible.
Submissions will be posted on The Pace Podcast blog. All images must be your own. No manufacturer's product shots please. An image of you and your stuff shot by another photographer is fine as long as you have the right to give us permission to post it.
The deadline for submission is midnight Eastern daylight time on Sunday September 12th.
Prizes are provided byÂ Aerostich/RiderWearhouse
This week Chris and I Â start with a conversation about responsibility. We then move on to a discussion about Orange County Choppers that does not involve pointing and laughing (no, seriously). There are more spy shots from Ducati, a tarted up V-Strom and California still thinksÂ motorcycles are still OK even if they're not telling us that any more. We close out the show with a talk about riding with munchkins and we announce our very first contest with big thanks to Aerostich.
This week James and I give you some updates on Ride To Eat (.com), the up and coming online encyclopedia for... well, ride-to-eat destinations. Steve is getting closer and closer to his "one-k" project. We also mention how Gary (from Arkansas) shared a great photo with us and we hope that trend continues.
We talk about the apparent spy video of a new Buell street-worthy-in-the-making motorcycle...? Maybe? Time will tell. Hell for Leather gets Hell for Cynical regarding Suzuki. Harley bows to Ural as THE king of the sidecar.
Aerostich: Genius or Madness returns with a hydraulically adjustable multi-wrench. Looks promising. And speaking of vendors, Competition Accessories gets a quick mention for having some blowout deals on Scorpion helmets.
We love the 'lectrics - so we point out a couple of the home-built entries into the segment and some resources for those interested. Then we round it out with an email from Triumph and more speculation.
Oh yeah... stay tuned for CONTESTS!!!
James got the following email from Triumph:
We know secrets are difficult to keep, but weâ€™ll trust you with ours...Adventure bikes have to carry out a whole range of roles with minimum fuss. That's why Triumph has been busy ensuring its latest pair of young cubs will set a new standard when theyâ€™re introduced later this year.We think a triple is the best configuration for an adventure bike. Itâ€™s compact and has a natural character that ideally suits a wide range of duties. Our long stroke engine will deliver smooth, controllable torque for both tricky off-road riding and the urban jungle...but with the higher rpm characteristics that just devour on-road miles.A triple is also more refined than a twin, which means that the bike is less tiring and less intrusive on the open road. So you can just relax and enjoy the trip.
We've got it all this week. Boots that keep water in, Barney the Dinosaur and even bigger Bavarian beasts. Then we'll talk about unidentified things in the woods, something neither of us cares about, electric bikes that might be affordable, and a fleet of electrics from the tuning fork company. Someone can't count, we'll bring you the latest installment of Aerostich: Genius or Madness and if you're keeping score, Chris and I are tied at one each.