And the winner is…

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We asked riders to write up something that shows how a communications system could, or does, enhance their rides. We got lots of great feedback and have picked a winner.

Out of 29 respondents, numbered 1 through 29 in order of their typed submission on the blog post, and using the online random number generator we use very often, the winning number is #5, Quentin Lewis!

Congratulations, Quentin! We’ll reach out shortly and get your your prize, a used-but-good-condition Scala Rider system, courtesy of listener and friend of the show, Ed Day! Thanks again, Ed!

Stay tuned for March’s give away.

(for the sake of completeness, a list of the respondents is shown below, in the order of submission)

Stephane LaFrance
John Jones
Doug Kneissl
David Marzilli
Quentin Lewis
Jack Starcher
Mark Wingert
Shane
Peter Jowett
Alex Rode
Jeff Ditto
John Poe
Clay
John Prickett
Mike Jones
Nick Isherwood
Charlie Phelan
Paul Jones
ChadMan
Adam Forsberg
Tamas Toth
Dan Irwin
Justin Varner
David
Martyn Harris
Chad Bolling
John Jarocki
Daniel
Jim long

Giveaway time again: Cardo Scala Rider

YAY! Giveaway time again!

IMG_20150114_204455328Up for grabs this time is a original Cardo Scala Rider helmet audio communicator and entertainment system. This gently used, fine working item was donated by listener and friend of the show Ed Day. Thanks, Ed!

To win this Scala Rider, simply reply to this blog post, and tell us about a time that having a helmet communicator would have made one of your rides better, more enjoyable or safer. Winning entry will be chosen by random selection after all entries are read for content by James & Chris.

Contest runs through Jan 31, 2015. Ready… set… GO!
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Episode 167: If I Have to Make Something Up

Episode 167

March 9th 2014

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Reviews:

News:

Links:

Feedback:

  • Roland Cannon

  • Moto Ed

  • Steve Grasso

Theme music composed and performed by Raoul Lowe

 

Moto Media XXX Press Release

2/28/14

Baltimore, MD

Moto Media XXX will make its debut at the AMA Pro Road Racing event in Daytona Beach, Florida for the Daytona 200 Weekend at Daytona International Speedway.

Moto Media XXX was formed during the 2013 off-season.  Breeann Poland, former AMA Pro Road Racing Team Manager and Sasha Valentine, Co-Founder of the International Blog site Café Racer XXX have come together to create Moto Media XXX.  Moto Media XXX is a marketing and promotions company dedicated to preserving and growing the race scene and supporting the overall motorcycle lifestyle.  The main goal is to drive up fan attendance and provide entertainment for fans of all ages at the track.  We also plan to create custom events in the motorcycle community.  We will offer marketing services and social media services to racers to help build their programs and attract sponsors.

“We saw a need for more to do at the track, says Poland. “While the racing is top notch many fans, sponsors and teams are left wandering aimlessly throughout the tracks during race weekends.  It has become harder for fans to justify spending money to go the track and not bringing friends and family along.  We aim to have a little something for everyone to enjoy.  Each track will have a custom event geared for the local demographics and track layout.”

At Daytona International Speedway, we have been lucky enough to have an opportunity to support the Sprint FANZONE with a “Café Racer Village”.  Moto Media XXX will provide an array of entertainment including a DJ spinning music all day, a custom motorcycle village lined with builders and their displays including: Café Racer XXX, Loaded Gun Customs, Triumph America, Soul Custom, Old Soul Young Blood, TT Motosport, Hangar Cycleworks, Rusted Jalopy, Benderwerks , and Why We Ride.  Not only will some of the latest builds and merchandise be on display, but builders may be finishing off their latest builds in real time.  Fans will be able to ride their builds into the fan zone to be part of a bike show.  Swag giveaways by Ace Café and Café Racer TV and MotoArt by muchomoto.  “Real Talk” will be hosted by Kevin Dunworth (of Loaded Gun Customs and Café Racer XXX) that will highlight builder and race personalities at the event.

Moto Media XXX will also be supporting select AMA Pro Flat Track events throughout the season.  “Two wheels translate and we really want to drum up excitement within the two wheel community and drive support to the races where it is greatly needed, says Valentine.”

Thanks to the great folks at AMA Pro Racing and Daytona International Speedway for having faith in us and allowing us to take part in this great event.

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Christopher Knox’s Tiger 800 photo (he finally brought it home)

 

 

Episode 163 – The 2013 holiday buying guide

Episode 163 – The 2013 holiday buying guide
November 27, 2013

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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.

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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
http://roadgear.com/digital-tire-gauge-p-40.html

Reflective wheel tape for safety
http://www.tapeworks.com/Rimstripes/RimstripesHome.html

Spork
http://www.lightmyfire.com/products/wild-kitchen-collection/spork/spork-original.aspx

Black 1″ wide reflective tape for the back of luggage bags
http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Marine/Home/Products/Catalog/?PC_Z7_RJH9U5230GE3E02LECIE20S4K7000000_nid=GSVN9HB7GSgs2875VTTP9SglGSS8PJ58BMbl

Scala g9 bluetooth headset
http://www.cardosystems.com/scala-rider/scala-rider-g9

Foggy Respro
http://respro.com/store/product/foggy-mask

Hyperlights
http://www.hyperlites.com/

Scarfs – silk scarf, tube scarf, Buff
http://www.zubwear.com/outdoors.html
http://www.buffwear.com/

Helmetlok & cable
http://www.helmetlok.com/all-products/1-helmetlok/26-helmetlok-with-cable

Anti-fog paste for glasses, spray for face shields
http://www.zooke.com/

Side stand plate for grass or hot pavement ( Add a string so you don’t have to bend down to pick it up )
http://kickstandplate.com/

Gift certificate to Revzilla, New Enough, etc.
http://www.revzilla.com/product/revzilla-gift-certificate
http://www.compacc.com/p/gift-certificates-gift-cards
http://www.motorcyclegear.com/browse/gift_certificate

Yellow safety vest from Cycle Gear – only if there’s interest
http://www.cyclegear.com/nav/cat3/street_protection_vests/0

Under layers – wicking t-shirts, socks, etc.
http://www.ldcomfort.com/
http://www.rei.com/product/844121/rei-tech-t-shirt-mens

Rain gear jacket and over pants – something inexpensive from Cycle Gear
http://www.revzilla.com/firstgear-rain-gear
http://www.revzilla.com/revit-rain-gear
http://www.cyclegear.com/CycleGear/Street/Suits/Two-Piece/Textile/brand/NELSON-RIGG/SR-6000-Stormrider-Rainsuit/p/28336_59409_2

Backpack designed for motorcyclist that can carry a helmet
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle-backpacks

Helmet bag – fleece lined to protect the helmet from bumps
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle-luggage#v2-facets%5B%5D=469&page=1&page_size=96&sort=featured&tab=all

Microfiber towels to clean bike, eyeglasses, face shields, windscreens, etc.
http://www.autogeek.net/mictow.html

Paper oil funnels to top off oil on the road
http://www.cyclenutz.com/Fast-Funnel-Disposable-Paper-Funnel_p_149.html

Heated grips – kit or get them installed
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1314/mngr/heated-grips.aspx

RAM mount for GPS or smartphone
http://www.rammount.com/products/motorcycles.htm#/

Motorcycle travel books to area of interest
http://www.amazon.com

Subscription to a motorcycle magazine
http://www.mcnews.com/mcn/
http://www.roadrunner.travel/
http://www.sportrider.com/

Mad Map of your area
https://www.madmaps.com/

Copy of Proficient Motorcycling
http://www.amazon.com/Proficient-Motorcycling-Ultimate-Guide-Riding/dp/1889540536

First Aid kit to keep on the bike
http://www.rei.com/product/800904/rei-day-pack-first-aid-kit

Bungee nets
http://www.cyclegear.com/CycleGear/Accessories/Luggage/Other-Luggage/brand/TRACKSIDE/Cargo-Net/p/36521_59409

Bike cover
http://www.cyclegear.com/CycleGear/Accessories/Security/Covers/brand/BiLT/Deluxe-Motorcycle-Cover/p/33154_2
http://www.motorcyclegear.com/parts/accessories/covers_/dowco/guardian_weatherall_plus_ez_zip_motorcycle_cover.html

Case of oil
http://www.amazon.com/Royal-Purple-12130-API-Licensed-Performance/dp/B000BNYMWS

Flash 2 Pass garage door opener
http://www.amazon.com/Flash2Pass-103102-Complete-Access-Motorcycles/dp/B001AWDMQG

Amazon Prime subscription
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DBYBNEE?_encoding=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Pocket digital camera
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=pocket%20digital%20camera