Episode 141: I’ll Take It, I’ll Take It, I’ll Take It

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Episode 141: I'll Take It, I'll Take It, I'll Take It

March 3, 2013

Fly Tourist helmets in all 3 configurations

Fly Tourist helmets in all 3 configurations

Fly Tourist with the chin bar removed

Fly Tourist with the chin bar removed

Fly Tourist with the peak installed

Fly Tourist with the peak installed

G-Max open face helmet

G-Max open face helmet

G-Max modular with light

G-Max modular with light

G-Max brake light transmitter

G-Max brake light transmitter

Adaptiv radar detector

Adaptiv radar detector

Adaptiv mounting solutions

Adaptiv mounting solutions

Adaptiv GlowRider

Adaptiv GlowRider

Adaptiv GlowRider in the dark

Adaptiv GlowRider in the dark

 

Episode 118 – Our second not-so-annual Women Riders’ Roundtable

Episode 118 July 1, 2012
This week James and Chris step aside and hand over the mics for a second Women Riders' Roundtable show. The ladies discuss gear, bike sizing for newer and smaller riders, touring solo and a host of other topics. Joanne, the GearChic - http://gearchic.com/ Colleen, "DantesDame" - http://dantesdame.wordpress.com/ Carolyn, aka "Blue Poof" - http://www.bluepoof.com/ Liz - https://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.hearn.754

Episode 114 – Bottom line: We’re just not very good at it.

Episode 114 - Bottom line: we’re just not very good at it. May 27, 2012
This week the guys talk about all sorts of craziness. Audi makes an electric bike. No... the OTHER kind of bike. With pedals. No, not foot pegs... PEDALS. As in, human powered locomotion. I know, crazy... right?
Well, if that's not crazy enough, how about turning your Citroen into a motorcycle in the middle of the desert when it breaks down.  Crazy you say? Well, it's ok. He's French.
But wait, you want MORE crazy? How about an $810 Honda motorcycle...? Crazy enough for you?
And to temper the crazy with a little bit of sanity and good discussion, Joanne the GearChic joins us for talking about summer riding and the gear to do it best.
News:
Links: Feedback:
  • James (from ST.N)
  • Chris Harr - commenting on 100k+ mile bikes
GearChic:
  • Joanne talks to us about Summer riding gear

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!

Not episode 112 – Sad, but true.

Not episode 112 May 6, 2012
We had hoped to get a show out this week, but between work, travel and life situations, the timing just didn't work out. We'll be back next week with a full show, some post-trip chatter, and lots and lots of feedback, and perhaps a GearChic segment. Thanks again for listening!

Episode 109 – Well, that’s just f’ing idiotic

Episode 109 - Well, that’s just f’ing idiotic April 8, 2012
This week we honor friend of the show Denise Dickenson on her 200,000 mile Yamaha FZ-1. Keep racking up those miles, Denise. We look at some secure storage options for when you reach your destination. We talk about... Honda. Ok, so it’s just scooter stuff, but come on... news was slim pickings this week. We pile on the goodness with a romp through the feedback, drop an F-bomb or two, then round out the show with a GearChic segment on helmets.News:
Gear Chic: Feedback:
  • Eric Shelton
  • Doug Kneissl
  • Eric Shelton (second topic)
  • Mark Sibincic
  • Gerry from Lancaster (Previous owner of the C3)
  • James (malbojah on ST.N)

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 105: Pretty accessible for a niche

Episode 105 - Pretty accessible for a niche March 11, 2012
This week James and Chris discuss a whole bunch o’ things and stuff... Including Chris’s review of Sliders Jeans, version 4. They’re generously cut in both width and length. You want stuff? And things? Be sure to check Ultimate Motorcycling’s 2012 Buyer’s Guide. It’s like porn for bikers... but without the porn. Motus Motorcycles is planning on releasing new information - including PRICING - at Daytona this week. Chances are good that by the time you listen to this, Motus may have already released pricing. Very exciting! Hero to the rescue! For Ducati, that is. Ducati is for sale, and Hero Motors of India is eyeing them up. Could it be? And finally, got a sticky or tricky zipper? Try waxing it. Seriously.
At the end of the show The Gear Chic drops in to give us some more tips and advice, so be sure to hang around for that. And if you have any questions or comments for Joanne, be sure to hit her up directly at joanne@thegearchic.com.
From the MFG on Slider's Jeans
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Links:
  Listener Submissions: Feedback:
  • Chad Bolling
  • Christopher Ashmore
  • Nathan Godwin
  • Mike Ocock

Episode 103 – It’s like somebody threw a switch

Episode 103 February 26, 2012
This week we discuss James' impressions of the Tiger 800, the great customer service he receives at his Triumph dealer, and how Chris hates allergies. The Trophy rumors are rearing their heads again; are they real? Hero of India backs Buell, and two Superbike teams. The Brain is better on a bike, so sayeth MotorcycleInsurance.com. Gary Budzien gives us his impressions of the IMS for 2012, and Gear Chic's Joanne Donn talks about Sport bike myths. Linkedinks below:
News: Feedback:
  • Gary Budzien on the IMS
GearChic:
  • Joanne talks about sport bike myths

Episode 101: Imagine a Future…