Another contest idea, courtesy of Frank Rainieri

Listener Frank Rainieri came up with a cool contest idea: Create ONE post in this thread. Pick ONE bike from each modern, currently-doing-business manufacturer, that you think best represents the brand, and give us a few sentences on each explaining why. We'll pick a winner at random from those who give us the most qualifying bikes. Prize will be a "help you out on the road" gift pack pulled together from my garage - some new items, some gently used - that will hopefully make your bike travels more enjoyable, perhaps safer, and maybe more complete... in some way. Ready.... set... GO!

And the winner is…

ThePaceFINAL-300x116 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
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Episode 189: 200 horsepower is boring

Episode 189 - 200 horsepower is boring Recorded Nov 12, 2014 ThePaceFINAL-300x116
Hey, guess what? In this show we tell you how the internet thinks 200 is trite, and we announce the winner(s) of our latest contest. Tune in, listen up, get happy! Review: AIMExpo: News: Links: Feedback:
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  • Troy Cummings
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Contest time again: Aeromoto RoadPro waterproof textile jacket

ThePaceFINAL-300x116 Ok, folks... another contest for you. 1622219_10152661906995586_891714012818753043_nThe prize this time is an Aeromoto Road Pro waterproof textile jacket, size large, in eye-bleeding yellow, and of course a Pace Podcast sticker for your bike, car or toolbox. Please see episode 184 for review. This jacket was worn and reviewed by Chris, in temps from low-60s to upper-80s, both clear, sunny days and cool rainy days (since the review), and has performed admirably. How can you win this? Reply to this post on http://thepacepodcast.com with a link to your current jacket (either a picture of yours, or the MFG's website for the same model), and give us a few words on why you chose it, how well it's lived up to your expectations, and if you would recommend it to others. We'll compile this data and come up with a "Listener's recommendation list", and post it. (extra credit for pictures of older, rattier but beloved jackets!) 10534196_10152661907260586_4518725234066858704_nWinner will be chosen at random from those submitting a response. Contest will run through the month of October, drawing held on the last day of the month. Get your friends involved, help spread the word about the 'cast, and of course, about our contests and show. Please enter anyway if you decide you don't want or need the jacket, and simply state in your reply you're just playing along for fun. Details on the jacket can be found at the Competition Accessories website ( http://www.compacc.com/p/aeromoto-road-pro-jacket ), and please be sure to check the sizing chart for fit. We have one of these, and we're asking that if you enter the contest to win, please be able to use the jacket, or pass it on to someone who can. Thanks!

And the winner is… (tank bag contest)

We had some great feedback and before we announce the name of the winner, I'd like to take a few minutes to do some analysis on the data (links to full spreadsheet below). 1451438_10152572800990586_4318535944745007321_nIn the spreadsheet, under the column for how you use the bike, we listed the primary use as we understood it, or the first listed u10561680_10152572800980586_6375634596334134982_nse of the bike in your text. For the mileage per year, we converted some to miles from Km, so that's why your numbers might not be what you remember. In addition, for some of yo  u who listed multiple bikes in detail, the spreadsheet may show multiple entries for the bikes, but only one entry for your name. Where you gave us a range of miles, or a range of miles across multiple uses, we tried to do a reasonable estimation of the miles-per-use, or in some cases we just divided it evenly. We also selected the higher number of your range, generally, where it seemed to make the most sense. In some cases, where information was light, multiple bikes were listed in the notes rather than on line items. 10561771_10152572800985586_8851380805290577451_nPlease note: the contest is a random drawing of respondents' names, and the data provided has absolutely no bearing on the selection process. You could have ridden a 50cc dirt bike 8 miles this year and still won. We just wanted to see what everyone rides and how they're using it. The winner was selected by a random number drawing made at http://random.org. Of the data provided, where all the elements were provided: Manufacturers: 10 Most represented MFG: BMW & Suzuki Lease represented MFG: Buell, Moto Guzzi, Ural Models: 43 Most represented model: VStrom Total miles reported: >412,000 Average miles per year: >8000 Highest reported yearly mileage: 38000 Lowest reported yearly mileage: 1000 Full spreadsheet can be viewed at this link. And so, without any further ado... The winner of the magnetic tank bag, as chosen by random using the random number generator at http://random.org, is...  Sean Winters. Sean, we will reach out to you to get shipping information. Again, thank you everyone, and I hope this information is as interesting to you as it is to us. Thanks!

Cast your votes!

Cage match is on! ONE VICTOR WILL STAND ALONE. Or some crap like that. We narrowed it down to 7 finalists, and we need help making the final decisions. Please cast your votes in the blog comment section. In no particular order... (photos should be clickable to get the full-sized versions where applicable) Mr. Bohnert's sunlit cruiser bohnert_1 Bryce's VFR, standing out in the crowd: bryce_1 Clay's flat tracker bringing sexy to the party: clay_1 Dan Yowell's R6/HDR: dan_yowell_1 Mr. Gillenwater's Maximus Veus: gillenwater_1 Kevin Kocher's traipsing 'Strominator: kevin_kocher_1 Will Munck's Painted Italian Water Monster: will_munck_1 What say ye...?

Giveaway time… Jake Bible book pack

Ok The Pace Podcast listeners... It's giveaway time again.... This time I've got a four-book prize pack courtesy of sci-fi/horror author Jake Bible of Jake Bible's Wasteland. How do YOU win over $60 worth of books, signed by the author, you ask? Show me an artsy picture of your motorcycle. I'm not talking about walking out to your garage with your cell phone. Show us the bike(s) in a landscape or a cool location, give us some weird lighting or effects, or just plain show us a super-photogenic bike. Win Jake's "apex trilogy" including Dead Mech, The Americans and Metal and Ash, along with his YA novel, Little Dead Man. EMail your pictures to Feedback@thepacepodcast.com (and post them here for others to see, though we'll only take entries from email). We'll run the contest through the month of May. Get out and get some pictures! 11959_718325321558838_476214577999313616_n

And the winners are…

The Pace Motorcycle Podcast would like to extend warm thanks to all the participants, and congratulations to the first, second and third place winners in our 2013 Equinox To Equinox photo rally. First place – Entrant #43, Jack Starcher with 2020 points. Jack won a prize pack including gifts and prizes from RevZilla, MotorcycleGear.com, and PJ's Parts. Revzilla included a pair of their Rokker Original motorcycle riding jeans. Second place – Entrant #179, Sandi Roush with 1906 points. Sandi won a prize pack including gifts and prizes from MotorcycleGear.com and PJ's Parts. MotorcycleGear.com included a Twenty-20 helmet camera and as Sandi is a camera buff, this gift worked out perfectly. Third place – Entrant #69, Dan D’Assis with 1578 points. Dan won a prize pack including gifts and prizes from Kali Protectives, MotorcycleGear.com and PJ's Parts. Kali Protectives included a Nira-CF helmet. Congratulations to our winners, and again, a warm and heartfelt thank you to all the participants. Running a contest this long and involved, we got to interact with a lot more listeners than in our normal feedback and Q&A communications, and it has been a humbling and wonderful experience. Thank you so much. The Pace Podcast, James and Chris, would like to extend deep thanks to the sponsors of the 2013 E2E rally: KALIKali Protectives - Kali Protectives designs, builds and distributes lines of protective helmet for bicyclists, snow mobile riders and motorcyclists (including dirt and street). Using their unique Composite Fusion technology, Kali builds their helmets differently, fusing the eps foam liner to the outer shell, thus creating a helmet that is stronger, lighter and designed to be safer than a normal multi-piece helmet design. Check out the full story on how Kali builds their helmets at their website. Kali also makes body armor and other protective gear and apparel. imgresRevZilla - RevZilla Motorsports was founded by a core team of riders whose sole goal was bringing the best possible shopping experience to any enthusiast who visits in-store or online. RevZilla knows that a large and rider-specific product selection is a commodity within the world of motorcycle gear and parts web sites. There is a lot of competition out there and many retailers and distributors seem to have overlapping product selections. Whether online or in their Philadelphia showroom, the customer always comes first and "... we do our darndest to make sure that each customer has an experience which is exemplary of our brand." RevZilla carries a full complement of riding gear and casual apparel across a wide selection of features and price points, as well as tires, parts and accessories for motorcycles of all styles and brands. Check out RevZilla's website. imgres-1MotorcycleGear.com - MotorcycleGear.com is a family run business dedicated to bringing you all the best new motorcycle apparel and accessories AND the best values in their closeout department. They’ve been in business for over a decade and are going strong. Their business continues to grow with the support of their customers and largely without paid advertising. That means people like you are telling their motorcycling friends about MotorcycleGear.com every day. Many of MotorcycleGear.com's long time customers will remember them as New Enough. The owners, Paul and Holly, established New Enough in 1998 out of a closet in their home. Originally it was a buy-sell-trade site for used leathers but quickly evolved into a full service online retailer of only new products. In 2011 New Enough Leathers became MotorcycleGear.com. Check out their story and excellent customer service for yourself. imagesPJ's Parts - PJ and Paige are two avid motorcyclists, both former Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoaches who own and operate PJ's Parts. One of their main goals is to personally serve each and every customer. "... our customers are not just an order number..." PJ and Paige are passionate about motorcycling, and they bring that passion into their work. They enjoy attending races and meeting up with friends friends and customers to go riding, especially at Deal's Gap, NC, which is just half an hour from their home. PJ's Parts distributes and sells a full selection of parts, accessories, riding gear and casual apparel. Check out PJ's Parts on their website. Without the generosity and willingness to get involved, our prize closet for this event would have been considerably less impressive. Special thanks to Jason & Frank at Kali, Anthony and Lee at Revzilla, Nate at MotorcycleGear.com and PJ and Paige at PJ's Parts.  

Episode 159 – More expensive than a Panigale… and less expensive than a Panigale

Episode 159 - More expensive than a Panigale… and less expensive than a Panigale Oct 30, 2013

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The E2E Rally is over and the tallying is all done. We announce the winners in this week’s show, and once again, a huge thank you to all the participants, and congratulations to our winners. In the news we discuss everything from new little scooters and small bore bikes, to new big behemoth power cruisers. Sena tells us all about their new offerings and Erik Buell Racing sets pricing on the street version of the 1190… and it’s pretty darned welcome news. Is Suzuki gonna give us a turbo mid-sized street bike? Well, there’s a concept and it seems to be met with praise on all fronts. So, if the court of public opinion matters, I’d say it’s a lock. Stay tuned…

Also, we have lots of feedback stored up for next week.

Rally Results:

  • First place - Entrant #43, Jack Starcher with 2020 points.

  • Second place - Entrant #179, Sandi Roush with 1906 points.

  • Third place - Entrant #69, Dan D’Assis with 1578 points.

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  • Round Table Show

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Episode 83: The Hondacati Conspiracy

Episode 83 - The Hondacati Conspiracy. August 21, 2011
Please note that due to technical issues, the Busa Rap from Raul Lowe is not included in the podcast, but can be found at ( http://www.busabeats.com/#trackid=10932 ). 
This week is an audio and sensory extravaganza! We’ve got feedback galore and a fantastic book review from friend of the show, Beth Clark. In addition, we have a link - sorry, no direct audio recording, sadly - of a Busa-inspired rap song from Raul Lowe. Lots of fun! The guys talk about Aerostich’s latest product, the sized and purpose-built LokSack weather proof storage bags designed for all your common electronic gizmos, and sized to fit in the Aerostich RoadCrafter and Darien suits. Oh, and they’ll fit in your tank bag, too. Check them out. The show says goodbye to motorcycling legend, Claudio Castiglioni, discusses the newest Victory offerings, and notes that Ducati has fallen victim to the Honda 919 conspiracy - and by that they mean that 919 Ducaties were recalled for a minor defect that makes the Diavel models topple over[1]. The President signs into law the lead-ban exception for childrens’ motorcycles and ATVs, and we get some pictures of the 2012 CBR1000RR from Honda. Stick around for feedback. Feedback
  • Steve Hanning opines on lane sharing and relates a story or two
[1] - (please note - Honda really had nothing to do with the Ducati recalls, and there is no known Honda Conspiracy)