This week the guys bring you a plethora of… well, they talk a lot. Home modified iPhone mounts. GPS it with Navigon: redux. Jamesâ€™ Sena saga may finally be over. Hereâ€™s hoping. April is the AMAâ€™s Get Out And Ride Month, which means The Paceâ€™s loyal listeners are just doing what they do every day. Right? RIGHT? Get out and ride. Go on, get out of here, kid.
Triumph is 110 years old. Bonnie doesnâ€™t look a day over 60, and man oh man, does she wear it well. Want to get an idea of how youâ€™ll sit on a couple of hundred bikes? Hit up Cycle-Ergo.com and check out the comparisons. Very nice feature. Armored underwear is awesome, and Knox has what you need.
The guys follow up the news with some listener questions and feedback.
This week we interview Joanne from The Gear Chic website and blog. Joanne is your personal shopper, reviewer and gear expert. She works at a dealership, she rides – a lot – and is also an MSF instructor. When she’s not doing those things, she’s investigating, reviewing, testing and discussing riding gear. Pay attention, folks… She’s got some excellent information and advice.
Stay tuned after the interview for some feedback, and we learn that – like zombies – the C10 just won’t die, or go away. Listener Jason Farley wants some information on riding up to Alaska. Oh, and BRAINNNSSSS!!!
Chris admits that the Concours C-10 isnâ€™t so horrible. Then the guys talk about some information regarding Ethanol. Guess what…? If engines arenâ€™t optimized for alcohol, theyâ€™re not as efficient, so using Ethanol fuels in conventional engines just ainâ€™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 theyâ€™re not talking. Well, not to The Pace, any way. But then, we didnâ€™t contact them at all. So yeah…
Oh, look… Bimota releases some new stuff. Ducati on â€˜roids? If itâ€™s just a Duc power plant, should we really even be making so many comparisons to Ducati at all? I donâ€™t know. Do you? I donâ€™t. Do you? â€˜cause I donâ€™t.
BMW gets less ugly with the newly revamped 800R. Nice(r) looking ride. I mean, itâ€™s no Ducati Indiana, but thank goodness, whatever could be, right?
Also, Iâ€™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 Technologyâ€™s SuperHydroPhobic compound. What in the heck does that mean, and why does it matter to riders? Well, once you see the demo, itâ€™s way more sequitur than you might think. Or something like that. The stuff just throws water off like… uhm… something really water proof. Itâ€™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 itâ€™s a Lego/Erector Set looking concept bike. It actually looks crazy-useful.
And we show you a map of Delawareâ€™s only twisty road, Rt. 82, aka Creek Road. Dragon, schmagon. Weâ€™ve got a road that follows a creek. For like 6 miles. Itâ€™s got some turns… ya know, thereâ€™s no way to spin this. â€œItâ€™s an awesome road… for being in Delaware.â€ There. Thatâ€™ll do.
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.