Episode 115: The Dirty Ninja

Episode 112 – Introduction Interruptus!

Episode 112 - Introduction Interruptus May 13, 2012
We’ve got news... Lots and lots of... Ok, that’s just a flat out lie. There’s really not much news, but what we do have is exciting. First, gear for kids! Bilt, Cycle Gear’s house brand, has a full line of gear for kids. Everything from classic Fonzie leather to high-tech textile 4-season gear. Check it out. Also from the “hey, this is pretty cool” files, sales of the Japanese big-four are up. While the numbers we have reflect Japanese domestic sales, anecdotally, this trend seems to be strong here in the USA, too. Also, looking for tires? Avon has a nice rebate on a few popular models[1]. 1 - please note, this isn’t an advertisement or paid endorsement of Avon tires. We’re just reporting the news. Links: Feedback:
  • Mark (from the Blog)
  • Justin Varner
  • Stephen Lay
  • Allen Lessard
  • Rich Skartvedt
GearChic:
  • Heated gear - just do it!

Episode 111 – It was a bit facetious

Episode 111 - It was a bit facetious. April 22, 2012
This week we talk about the (apparently?) finalized Audi-Ducati deal. Chris is convinced the status-quo will continue being all quoey, while James thinks there's going to be some change. Good? Bad? Time will tell. I don't think the guys need to enter a to-the-death cage match to prove who's right. Probably for the best. We don't have any mops around the Pace studios to clean up the mess.
Ryca gets right on with documenting the new street tracker build and it's shaping up nicely! Check it out. Also, it's like zip car for scooters. Good idea? Only San Francisco will know for sure. We have high hopes for this venture, and maybe this could set a trend for the future.
News:
Links: Feedback:
  • Motorcycle Girl (Celeste)
  • Kurt Wahtera
  • Eric Shelton - (discussing standards)
  • James
  • Chris Ashmore (two emails here)
  • David Maas
  • Chad Bolling
  • Roland Canon
  • Jeff Kuhne
  • Colleen First
  • Paul Manson (Facebook)

Episode 106: Nothing Short of World Domination!

Episode 104: I don’t know what I’m gonna do with it but I want it

WARNING: We spend lots of time talking about electrics this week. Mostly because that's where the interesting stuff is happening right now. But don't despair! I'm sure we'll have lots of good old fashioned gas burnin' bikes to talk about next week. We also spend some time on a tiny little scooter, yet another Triumph rumor and lots of email. Oh, do you remember Colorforms? Those sticky plastic things in the shape of a pair of shoes or a shirt or something that you would stick on other sticky plastic things in the shape of a person or maybe a tree? Harley Davidson has given us online Colorforms! You can stick a bunch of accessories and stuff on a Sportster to see what it looks like. The difference is that you can peel your H-D creation off of the refrigerator door and bring it in to the real world if your wallet is fat enough. This is the Sportster I would build from the available options. Probably not a big surprise. It's basically a 48 with luggage and a real fuel tank.

Custom Sportster from the Factory

  • Opening music
    • No Way, by Kunk

Episode 48: Loaded up in the wrong gear

This week, fresh off the PodCamp Philly afterglow, Chris & James talk about Kawasaki. Some little bits of news... new bikes, awesome bikes, fast bikes, powerful bikes, pretty bikes... you know, more of the same old same old. There are a few other things, too... like a four wheel motorcycle that seems to make far more sense than the Tomahawk, a naked Gixxer, a sport-tour dressed Bandit breaks into the US market place.. wait, wasn’t Suzuki out of business last year? Those whacky Germans join the lid race in the US - Schuthbert comes back not only with helmets, but with a whole factory! Right here in the US of A! Madness, I tell you! Chris is still convinced this is the harbinger of great and wonderful things - that the US will finally see motorcycles as something more than hooligan toys. But James and his pesky reality squash those dreams. Oh... there’s some Kawasaki news, too. The Pace has Voice Mail! Call 484-748-0042 and leave your feedback!
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