Episode 163 – The 2013 holiday buying guide

Episode 163 - The 2013 holiday buying guide November 27, 2013 ThePaceFINAL-300x116
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. raffle 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  

Packing List

As I prepare for four glorious days worth of riding in New York and Pennsylvania I realized that I haven't updated my pack list for motorcycle trips in a couple years. I sat down yesterday to do just that. This list is geared towards the Sprint GT which has enough storage on board to keep me on the road indefinitely. If we were talking about the SV, it would be much shorter. What do you think? Am I missing anything?

Garage [ ]Air pump [ ]Patch kit [ ]Small can of Plexus [ ]Cleaning cloth for shield

[ ]GPS

[ ]Chain lube [ ]Tire pressure gauge

Packed Gear [ ]Rain gear

[ ]Spare gloves [ ]Clear shield

[ ]Spare ear plugs

Photo [ ]DSLR [ ]50mm [ ]70-210mm [ ]Tripod [ ]Spare camera battery

[ ]Camera battery charger

Electronics [ ]Lightning cable [ ]30 pin cable [ ]USB wall plug adapter for iPad [ ]USB cigarette plug adapter [ ]Phone

[ ]iPad [ ]Micro USB cable for charging Sena SMH 10

[ ]Micro USB to Lightning adapter

Clothing

[ ]T-Shirts (number of days +1) [ ]Boxers (number of days +1) [ ]1 pair of shorts

[ ]1 pair of jeans [ ]Casual shoes [ ]1 casual jacket or sweatshirt [ ]Light weight ski socks (number of days +1)

[ ]Normal socks (number of days)

Toiletries and Drugs [ ]Tooth brush [ ]Tooth paste

[ ]Deodorant [ ]Prescriptions [ ]Aspirin

[ ]Vitamins

Absolute Necessities

[ ]Bottle opener

DO NOT PACK A LAPTOP

Episode 152: Still prettier than Repsol

Episode 152 - Still prettier than Repsol July 23, 2013

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Not just anyone can own and wear deer skin on their hands. No, wait... that’s not right. Anyone can. All you need to do is buy some Tour Master gloves. And that’s what Chris did. Again. Frustrated with affordable summer gloves that fit is oddly shaped mutant mitts, he went with what he knows and got another pair of Tour Masters. And he likes it that way!

Is Yamaha’s new parallel twin engine too big? Only James knows for sure. But he’s loving the new KTM390, so that should give you an idea. And speaking of right sized... Motus unveils the final production machines, and at almost 1700CCs of torquey monster power, surely that’s the right size to get it done, right? 

The guys wrap up the show by giving props to a very, very cool Ryca conversion on a $500 Craigslist Savage. Check out the pictures, but don’t get too close. It’s a Lycan, after all.

Review:

News:

Links:

Feedback:

  • John Ryder - Which bike for a tall guy?

  • Arno Jansen - What’s high mileage for a bike?

  • Stuart Watson - Chris, get a BMW!

  • Daniel Short - The Lycan, a Ryca conversion.

Episode 151 – Tucked man boobs and big white bellies

Episode 151 - Tucked man boobs and big white bellies July 9, 2013

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This week the guys are triumphantly back and triumphantly a day later than hoped... Eh, it happens. Anyway, the guys explore the new VStrom 1000, talk about Buell of India - sort of - and chat about the ongoing rumor out of Italy. Brammo on the rebound... er... recall list. And my goodness, there’s feedback aplenty. Plus... James gets a free tire! FREE TIRE!!! All this and more on The Pace Motorcycle Podcast, found along with the show notes at thepacepodcast.com.

Review:

News:

Links:

Questions from FB:

  • John Jones - Is anybody really going to buy a Honda Grom 125 for $2999 ... So freight prep documentation tax close to $4000.... Really?

  • Elizabeth Hearn - I want a pony.

  • Will Munck - Where do babies come from?

Feedback:

  • Ed Hidden

  • Peter De Keles

  • James

  • Brad from Annapolis

  • Joon Orione-Kim

  • Jason Genego

 

Episode 133 – Fourth annual holiday gift guide

Episode 133 - 4th annual holiday gift guide November, 25, 2012
Welcome to the Fourth Annual Pace Podcast Holiday Gift Guide. This year, we kept the gifts simple, the budgets small and the ideas practical. Let the gift giver know you have simple needs, and for you gift givers, let the riders close to you know you're thinking of them. Theme song composed and performed by Raoul Lowe. Ending song, White Christmas, performed by Twisted Sister.

Episode 121 – six eight with a 40 inch inseam

Episode 121 - six eight with a 40 inch inseam July 22, 2012
Feedback bonanza! Buell gets cash! Audi needs to learn how to stand on its own two wheels. The Street Single! Yeah... lots of amazing stuff. You can tell by all the exclamation marks. We speculate on things. We guess. We assume. We pontificate, and hey... we advise. But we do all with gusto and verve. Also, if you have a picture you’d like to see added to The Pace’s website’s front page, email it to feedback@thepacepodcast.com and we’ll make it happen. Our site was hacked and when we rebuilt the site, we didn’t put the graphics back to what we had yet. This is your chance to shine. It’s your time. It’s you! YOU! You could have your pictures featured on The Pace in perpetuity. Or at least for a really long time. You got game? Who cares...? We don’t want your game. That’s silly. Just your pics. News:
Links: Facebook feedback:
  • Joel Cramer - his friend likes his smaller bike
  • Jorge Pena - all the gear, except on the Harley
Email:
  • Allan Lessard
  • Justin Varner
  • Matt Mastrosimone
  • Roland Cannon
  • Nick Morland
  • Chris Voysey
  • Mike

Episode 116 – Let’s be clear… I’m not saying I don’t like racing.

Episode 116 - Let’s be clear... I’m not saying I don’t like racing. June 10, 2012
What’s there to say about this week’s show...? Well, Chris says we’re wasting fuel in racing, but the consensus is what he really means is, the PERCEPTION is that fuel is being wasted on racing, meanwhile bike MFGs are making bikes that go faster, harder, more and bigger, but there’s no priority being put on MPG. So, ya know, don’t hate the guy for his comments. James and Chris both have work to do on their SVs and thank goodness the weather is only in the low 90s so they won’t die of heat stroke working on the bikes.Lower cost Raptors in the US...? Yes. And even factoring in US-based labor. Go figure. Ride to Work Day is coming up, so we’re going to see all The Pace Podcast’s listeners on the road on June 18th, right? RIGHT? Yes, of course we are. The good news is, Garmin has released the new Zumo with lifetime maps. Now you have NO excuse not to ride to work, right? RIGHT? Good. I’m glad that’s settled. Oh, and there are some juicy links to various things... check ‘em out. News: Misc links: Feedback:
  • Thom Butterfield
  • Darren Dykes
  • Bryan Conley
  • Jay Knight
  • Matt Murto on hot weather riding
  • Russell Hoffman
  • Colleen First

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 107: It’s weather prooth.

Episode 107: It’s weather prooth. March 25, 2012
This week the guys bring you a plethora of... well, they talk a lot. Home modified iPhone mounts. GPS it with Navigon: redux. James’ Sena saga may finally be over. Here’s hoping. April is the AMA’s Get Out And Ride Month, which means The Pace’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 doesn’t look a day over 60, and man oh man, does she wear it well. Want to get an idea of how you’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. News:
Listener questions:
  • Roland Cannon - Regarding tubeless tire changes: What’s necessary?
  • James from MA - What sport-tour(able) bike should replace the CBR?
Links: Feedback:
  • Roland Cannon on the Motus
  • James from MA on the Motus, the Sena and the Adirondacks
  • Doug Kneissl follows up on the Xena alarm system
  • Jason Santos on the “woopsie” moments we all have
  • Colin Magnusson comments on Audi buying Ducati
Theme music is No Way by Kunk

Episode 99: Shoppin’ with The Gear Chic

Episode 99 - Shoppin’ with the gear chic! Jan 22, 2012
This week, James and Chris discuss brands... Toyota, Pepsi & Coke, IBM, Cisco... oh, and Harley-Davidson, too. What’s the value of a brand? You’re guaranteed to walk away puzzled.The guys vamp over Honda’s new offering in the US, the NC700-X. Is that ABS in your auto-tranny, or are you just happy to be shifting? Yeah, something like that. Anyway, Honda’s new machine looks like the cat’s meow and makes a lot of sense... except for the parts that don’t. Have you ever wanted to see a KLR as designed by Chuck Norris and Randy “The Macho Man” Savage (he stopped designing Suzukis, after all)...? The Husqvarna Baja (concept) might be just what Ken “The Doctor (of style) Johnson” ordered. Yeah, yeah... that was a stretch, I know. The Baja looks like a seriously badass version of what the KLR and other dirty, dirty dual-sports could be if they’re injected with testosterone and Hulk sweat. Give it a look. Oh, and speaking of manly... Judge for yourself, the new Victory. It’s lean, it’s pretty, it’s poweful. Dredd it. Ok... ok, I’ll stop now. The boys round out the show with some feedback, then turn the mics over to Joanne Donn, aka The Gear Chic, to give us some tips on how to shop for gear. These are some great tips and Joanne has a lot of information available. Check out her segment, then peruse her site for more detail. If Joanne survives the Arctic freeze in the great San Francisco tundra, look for future segments from her. The guys chipped in and bought her a kerosene heater from a second hand shop down on Hudson Street, but ya know... UPS just won’t ship kerosene in Harley-branded Coke bottles, so we hope she’ll be OK. Links: Feedback:
  • Paul Hempel
  • Denver Conway
  • Joel Cramer
  • Andrew Myers
Opening music is No Way by Kunk