Happy Mr. Happy

He lives! You may remember a few months back during our 1-year anniversary contests, listener Chad B. won the Mr. Happy puppet.  Chad won for his excellent picture of his favorite gear, which includes his top case's ability to haul beer and cigars... Well, Chad has taken the opportunity to send us a few pics proving that Mr. Happy is not only alive and well, but is out there seeing the world and clocking on the miles on his new Yamaha Zuma scooter. He also looks like he's having fun on the mini racing circuit with Chad's daughter and her go-cart. Rock on, Mr. Happy. And Chad, thanks for the excellent pics!

Show Us Your…

GEAR

That's right folks. We want to see your equipment, your stuff, your junk. No, that doesn't sound right does it? This is the slightly tardy contest announcement that was promised in Episode #42. We looking for a pic of your favorite piece of riding gear. It could be a jacket, a piece of luggage or one of those adorable little gremlin bells. Anything that makes your ride better. It doesn't have to have been designed specifically for motorcycling but its use should be obvious. This isn't an essay contest but feel free to tell us why you chose that particular object. Please send submissions to feedback@thepacepodcast.com with the word 'Gear' on the subject line. We will choose the winner based on criteria to be determined at the time of selection. In other words, we'll pick the one we like best. We may choose the best photo, we may choose the most unusual piece of gear or Chris may insist that those pink chaps with the fringe just have to win. Actually, that's a joke. Chris isn't eligible. Submissions will be posted on The Pace Podcast blog. All images must be your own. No manufacturer's product shots please. An image of you and your stuff shot by another photographer is fine as long as you have the right to give us permission to post it. The deadline for submission is midnight Eastern daylight time on Sunday September 12th. Prizes are provided by Aerostich/RiderWearhouse Just to get the ball rolling, here is a shot of my favorite pair of uninsulated gloves. They are the Lee Parks DeerTours and they are perfect.

Episode 42: Mostly Harmless

This week Chris and I  start with a conversation about responsibility. We then move on to a discussion about Orange County Choppers that does not involve pointing and laughing (no, seriously). There are more spy shots from Ducati, a tarted up V-Strom and California still thinks motorcycles are still OK even if they're not telling us that any more. We close out the show with a talk about riding with munchkins and we announce our very first contest with big thanks to Aerostich.