The Pace celebrates the fact that the world didn’t end with a triumphant return to the Interwebs… ALL the Interwebs… with episode 134. 1 + 3 = 4. There’s some significance there. If anyone knows any Mayans, please let them know I have some weird math thing that needs lookin’ at.
Meanwhile, we give you some product (and place!)reviews, some news, some speculation, some incredibly insightful and well-reasoned discussion, and we answer all your feedback questions with the same poise, dedication and flawless logic that has seen The Pace paving everything in their way and leaving a wake of tears, uncertainty and dou…. no, wait. None of that is right.
Well, the feedback part is right. We try, anyway. Welcome to 2013, the first year of the rest of your life.
This week, James and Chris discuss brands… Toyota, Pepsi & Coke, IBM, Cisco… oh, and Harley-Davidson, too. Whatâ€™s the value of a brand? Youâ€™re guaranteed to walk away puzzled.The guys vamp over Hondaâ€™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, Hondaâ€™s new machine looks like the catâ€™s meow and makes a lot of sense… except for the parts that donâ€™t.
Have you ever wanted to see a KLR as designed by Chuck Norris and Randy â€œThe Macho Manâ€ Savage (he stopped designing Suzukis, after all)…? The Husqvarna Baja (concept) might be just what Ken â€œThe Doctor (of style) Johnsonâ€ 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 theyâ€™re injected with testosterone and Hulk sweat. Give it a look.
Oh, and speaking of manly… Judge for yourself, the new Victory. Itâ€™s lean, itâ€™s pretty, itâ€™s poweful. Dredd it. Ok… ok, Iâ€™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 wonâ€™t ship kerosene in Harley-branded Coke bottles, so we hope sheâ€™ll be OK.
Harley makes Interbrand 100 list… again. But for how long…?