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.
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. Â 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.
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.
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.
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 itâ€™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:
Chris gives updates on Lizâ€™s KZ440 and Liz gets some saddle time
Friend of the show Denise Dickenson makes 200k on her FZ1
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 James and Chris discuss a whole bunch oâ€™ things and stuff… Including Chrisâ€™s review of Sliders Jeans, version 4. Theyâ€™re generously cut in both width and length. You want stuff? And things? Be sure to check Ultimate Motorcyclingâ€™s 2012 Buyerâ€™s Guide. Itâ€™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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the MFG on Slider’s Jeans
Sliders 4.0 Kevlar Jeans provide the comfort and look of your favorite pair of jeans, but with the added protection of genuine DuPont Kevlar. Sliders Motorcycle Jeans use a generous amount of Kevlar, with coverage in the knees, shins, seat, and sides of your legs and hips. Sliders also gives you the option of using CE rated knee armor, with 3 position pockets so you can get the knee armor to sit in just the right spot. With a relaxed fit, Sliders Jeans are very comfortable both on and off the bike, and are constructed of a durable 13.5oz denim. Sliders Riding Jeans are sold by waist and inseam sizes, just like normal jeans. Check them out at Competition Accessories today!
Chris reviews the new Sliders jeans from Competition Accessories
From their website: â€œWe will announce final pricing, options, and full production specifications for the MST as we wrap up development and testing. We are working with key suppliers to keep the MSRP affordable for a wide range of riders. Please stay tuned and thank you for your patience.â€
Hey guys. I stumbled on this trailer on Ebay. I wanted to ask you or your listeners if they knew anything about or have any experience with it. I think it would be a good compliment to my new Kia Soul and the very rare times that I actually need to tow a bike. This one looks like it’s “made in China” and I can only really find it available on Ebay. Any help or info you can give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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.