Scotchgard. That’s how you spell customer service. Or not. Meanwhile, Kali fixes you right up. James talks about his Tiger 800 extended test ride and talks about gloves. Chris briefly reviews the Scorpion Hat Trick jacket, and we learn that Scorpion makes a heck of a rain liner. Speaking of the wet stuff, Harley uses wat… er…. “precision twin” cooling in their new engines. The guys get their love fest on and sing Kumbaya at Rushmore. 2014 seems like a really good year for motorcycles. ABS FOR EVERYONE! STEP RIGHT UP! Then there’s feedback. Lots and lots of feedback! Join in… send your questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Short show this week. We have a quick product review for S3 cases, then talk about a few brief news items. Then we dive into feedback and give a rally update. Really... that's all there is. Oh, and we figure that the best thing Honda can do is make a Goldwing branded Ridgeline pickup truck. I think James almost barfed a little at that one.
Rally info! This episode we go over the initial info on the rally. 101 entrants so far! You guys are killing it. We talk about some feed back and as for news... oh yeah... nada. Zilch. Zippo. Nuttin' Honey!
Quick question on the bonuses. What if one dealer has both Ural and Royal Enfield. Can I submit 2 pictures of the same dealer for both categories?
The category Covered Bridges seemed simple enough until I did some research. There are a host of Covered Bridges that may not be what you intended. I give you two examples from lunch hour. Bridge 1 is very old and spans a dam but it is a walking bridge only and leads to the mill on the left. Bridge 2 looks to be newish, spans a creek or dry wash and was probably never driven over by anything bigger than a bicycle. They are bridges (they span something) and they are covered. Do these count or not count? Thanks.
I have a question. How do you score it when a picture contains multiple things as this one does? There are two separate historical markers. The one on the right is for Warner Mifflin and the one on the left is for the Motherkiln Friends Meeting House.
Short and quick show this week. Not much in the news and it seems everyone is busy with The Wintery Winterness of Winter. Anyway, the guys speculate on KTM and Husqvaran’s bright new future. After such a quiet and tight-lipped deal, speculation is all we have, and we wring it for all its worth, like the proverbial turkey’s neck on Thanksgiving.
Zeeeeeeeeeeeeee Twooooo Fiddy! Kawasaki introduces the tiny Ninja’s standard version to the world, and does that mean a 300-sized version for the US market? SPECULATION! It abounds. Learn to love it; it’s all we gots.
Then there’s feedback and linky-links and more discussion fodder. Enjoy!
We have a dual purpose episode this week. It's a bizarre Frankenstein's monster of a show bringing The Pace and The Wheelnerds together for the second time! We have our usual measure of news, email and random diversions along with a couple classified ads that Todd brought with him. Get ready! Here comes The Pace 130 and Wheelnerds 65!
Kawasaki wows us with a new Ninja 250, updated and modernized after 19 consecutive Millenia. Fuel injection and optional ABS are finally in the mix. Lookout, Honda. Who owns Ducati? Well, it’s not us. And apparently, it’s not the Germans. But it is. No, no... the OTHER Germans. The Italian ones. You know. SuperTrapp, that iconic 80s muffler manufacturer is alive and well, and buying up other companies. And S&S, the custom chopper engine manufacturer, gets a new line of customer. I mean, this is just a crazy week full of “huh, who knew?” kind of stories.
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 email@example.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.