We’re giving it away. All of it. Every single bit. Well, every single bit of the Grip Puppies, that is. Both of them. That’s right... the pair. Then we move on to this week’s product review: The Bilt Storm Jacket from Cycle Gear. Say what you will; they’re making some decent stuff.
Are we spending too much for our GPSes? Hmmm.... could be. Fish eye? Get it here, now with more competing products. And if you think Ford is doing some cool stuff, stay tuned; they just went Open! Triumph gets sporty on the Tiger, and hey... feedback, feedback, feedback!
James will pick the winner of the grip puppies - Scott Pfeiffer
Weâ€™ve got news... Lots and lots of...
Ok, thatâ€™s just a flat out lie. Thereâ€™s really not much news, but what we do have is exciting. First, gear for kids! Bilt, Cycle Gearâ€™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 â€œhey, this is pretty coolâ€ 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 - please note, this isnâ€™t an advertisement or paid endorsement of Avon tires. Weâ€™re just reporting the news.
Merry Christmas!!! Today the guys put down the egg nog (mixed with bourbon, right?) and talk turkey... er... bikes and stuff. Itâ€™s their gift to you. Yule love it. Stay present for the whole show. Not to put too fine a poinsettia on things, but the guys wrap up the news, and shepherd the information, while you pine away, waiting to greet the riding season. Jolly & Merry and stuff...
Goodness, thatâ€™s just awful.
Anyway, after the news, the guys are dashing into feedback, blitzen their way to the end, then turn off the recorders and enjoy a silent night.
Ugh... horrible. Just terrible.
The AMA weighs in on the NTSB cell phone ban proposal
Kevin Carver - Looking for opinions on the Rocket 3
Christian Aasland - beer tours!
Brewery information from Christian...
Of course, you can make your destinations breweries. For example, Russian River Brewery in Santa Rosa, California is one of them, with a Travelodge nearby you'll be able to sample some of the most incredible Belgian's in the world. Having been to Belgium a few times, that's saying a lot. Plus you're in northern California .. the best place in the world to ride a motorcycle.
Another great place in northern Cali is the Eel River brewing company in Fortuna. There are hotels and a campground walking distance. But the best part is that this is where you can launch to some of the best roads in the country - 36, 96, 299, etc or down the coast on 101 to the Avenue of Giants, then to Hwy 1 and Ft. Bragg. There are some incredible roads in this area. We tend to stay in Fortuna a couple nights in a row so we can ditch the luggage and ride loops unencumbered.
Montreal has Dieu De Ciel, and I seem to recall they offer lodging too. But this is all about the beer, and these guys have made some of the best quadrupel I've tasted.
Deschutes Brewing Co. in Bend, Oregon is a great stop before or after crossing the desert. Stay at the Old St Francis School too, which is walking distance from the brewpub, and they brew their own as well.
New Glarus, in New Glarus, Wisconsin is near some excellent roads in a swiss village knockoff (note that the Glarner Stube is where you sample the beer and eat german food). Or the Great Dane Brewing Co. in Madison, Wisconsin.
This is it folks. We've done our best to save you from another Christmas filled with bad sweaters, socks andÂ handkerchiefs.Â Actually, we do have socks on the list but they're really good socks. Anyway, we've done our part. Now it's up to you to figure out how to get this episode on to the smart phones and iPods that belong to your friends and family.