Episode 220: First Ride Up the Divide

Episode 220

August 17, 2016

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This week we talk to Steve Grasso of The Cafe Racer Podcast all about his trip up the continental divide with a group that included two brand new riders. You don't want to miss this one, folks. Be sure to check out The First Ride Up the Divide on Facebook and on The Gear Dude's site.

  The ride's sponsors are listed below.

Big Agnes Tents, sleeping bags, pads, and Helinox camp chairs

BestRest Products CyclePumps, tire repair kits, MRS bike recovery kits, BeadSetR, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZ Gauges.

Twisted Throttle Hard protection parts for the KLR's and SW Motech racks for the 1290

Sena Communications and Prism cameras

Outback Motortek Crash bars and skid plates for the KLR's

Kate's Real Food Snacks and food bars

Mosko Moto Soft bags for hard travel - all of our luggage

Nexx X.D1 Adventure Helmets

Mountain House Freeze dried food

Klim Rider gear

Rottweiler Performance Performance Air Filter systems for the KTM's

Konflict Motorsports Suspension for the KTM 690

Wolfman Luggage Tank bags

Black Dog Cycle Works Hard armor for the KTM's

 Voltaic Systems Solar battery charger

Forma Boots Adventure and Terra riding boots

Pakpod

Adventure tripod

Episode 207 – Physics is everywhere, redux.

Episode 207 - Physics is everywhere, redux! June 3rd, 2015 ThePaceFINAL-300x116
Punchy and prickly, James and Chris bring you all the news… or some of the news… a little bit of news… something. Anyway, the guys talk about stuff like the new Z800 and lane splitting and why ABS rocks! James reviews his new helmet and then the guys read some feedback. Oh, and Chris pops up a new contest - come up with a new theme song for us and win this great First Gear summer jacket donated by our friend Ed Day. Size Large, excellent condition and ready to go, just in time for summer. Review News: Links:   Feedback:
  • Bobby (Austin, TX)
  • Dan Klapman (Chicago)
  • Tom McGoldrick
  • Brett Farrell
Thanks so much for the great iTunes reviews!

Episode 198: There are only three sports

Episode 198: There are only three sports Recorded February 27, 2015 ThePaceFINAL-300x116
This we we have a few news items and reviews, then it's hip deep in feedback. ALL THE FEEDBACK! Review: Sound Rider gear and equipment News: Links: Feedback:
  • Roland Cannon
  • Patrick Advincula
  • Russell Hoffman
  • Curtis
  • HiPro / Ryan
  • Joel Cramer
  • Cris Bennett (from the blog)

Episode 192 – January 2015 Riders’ Roundtable

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This week, James & Chris are joined by Todd from The Wheelnerds and Chris & Steve from The Cafe Racer Motorcycle Podcast. The esteemed panel of experts lay out everything you can expect in 2015 with flawless logic, on-point analysis, and laser tight focus on the most important issues of the coming year. Enjoy!

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:
  • Martyn Harris
  • Troy Cummings
  • Eric Imken

Episode 185: Harbinger of Doom

Episode 185: Harbinger of Doom

Recorded October 5th, 2014

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Review:

  • (update) Aeromoto Road Pro jacket

News:

Quick hits:

Feedback

  • Mike Roell

Theme music composed and performed by Raoul Lowe

Episode 184: Geometry and refinements

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Review: Discussion: News: Links: Feedback:
  • Kevin McKinney (from Facebook)
  • Joseph Schmitt (from Facebook)
  • David Maas

Episode 183: That Sounds Like a Terrible Idea

Episode 183: That Sounds Like a Terrible Idea

Recorded on September 10, 2014

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mm-1967

Yep. That's the one.

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Another view. Because once just isn't enough.

Episode 182: It’s not entry level

Episode 182 - It’s not entry level September 9, 2014 ThePaceFINAL-300x116
It’s supercharged and it revs. It’s the Kawasaki Ninja H2. This ain’t your daddy’s Widowmaker. KTM gives us a real, honest to goodness small displacement sport bike, and it is good. CSC is bringing us a ~$3500 adventure bike, and on paper it looks like a solid package. DMG out, Krave in: AMA gets fresh blood, and gosh-n-golly, a racer is at the helm. This should be very good news for American motorcycle racing going forward. Ever want a Brammo electric bike, but the price scared you away? Well, lucky you… the scary parts got a lot less scary! News Quick Hits Update

Episode 176 – Americade 2014

Episode 176 - Americade 2014

Recorded - 6/13/2014

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I would like to share a paraphrased excerpt from the conversation that Chris and I had just prior to recording this episode. It went a little something like this...

  Me: I know we have a lot of news to catch up on this week AND we need to get caught up on feedback but we have a ton of stuff from Americade. Whatdaya think if we just focus on that and the interview with Lee? Chris: Ok, I'll start a show doc for 177 and move everything over. Me: Great. We'll do 35 or 40 minutes plus the 25 minute interview and were good. With that in mind, We proudly present our longest episode ever. All two hours and fifteen minutes of it.

Demo Rides:

Discussion:

Links:

Interview with Lee Parks

Theme music composed and performed by Raoul Lowe