Moto Media XXX will make its debut at the AMA Pro Road Racing event in Daytona Beach, Florida for the Daytona 200 Weekend at Daytona International Speedway.
Moto Media XXX was formed during the 2013 off-season. Breeann Poland, former AMA Pro Road Racing Team Manager and Sasha Valentine, Co-Founder of the International Blog site Café Racer XXX have come together to create Moto Media XXX. Moto Media XXX is a marketing and promotions company dedicated to preserving and growing the race scene and supporting the overall motorcycle lifestyle. The main goal is to drive up fan attendance and provide entertainment for fans of all ages at the track. We also plan to create custom events in the motorcycle community. We will offer marketing services and social media services to racers to help build their programs and attract sponsors.
“We saw a need for more to do at the track, says Poland. “While the racing is top notch many fans, sponsors and teams are left wandering aimlessly throughout the tracks during race weekends. It has become harder for fans to justify spending money to go the track and not bringing friends and family along. We aim to have a little something for everyone to enjoy. Each track will have a custom event geared for the local demographics and track layout.”
At Daytona International Speedway, we have been lucky enough to have an opportunity to support the Sprint FANZONE with a “Café Racer Village”. Moto Media XXX will provide an array of entertainment including a DJ spinning music all day, a custom motorcycle village lined with builders and their displays including: Café Racer XXX, Loaded Gun Customs, Triumph America, Soul Custom, Old Soul Young Blood, TT Motosport, Hangar Cycleworks, Rusted Jalopy, Benderwerks , and Why We Ride. Not only will some of the latest builds and merchandise be on display, but builders may be finishing off their latest builds in real time. Fans will be able to ride their builds into the fan zone to be part of a bike show. Swag giveaways by Ace Café and Café Racer TV and MotoArt by muchomoto. “Real Talk” will be hosted by Kevin Dunworth (of Loaded Gun Customs and Café Racer XXX) that will highlight builder and race personalities at the event.
Moto Media XXX will also be supporting select AMA Pro Flat Track events throughout the season. “Two wheels translate and we really want to drum up excitement within the two wheel community and drive support to the races where it is greatly needed, says Valentine.”
Thanks to the great folks at AMA Pro Racing and Daytona International Speedway for having faith in us and allowing us to take part in this great event.
Christopher Knox’s Tiger 800 photo (he finally brought it home)
This week, while James is off exploring the wilds of corporate travel, Chris enlists the help of his friend John, an MSF instructor, long time rider and track day junkie, to help keep the show on track (pun!). In true Pace Podcast form, many a rathole was visited, and many a tangent was... tangentalized.
Discussion: Low speed turn
This week we interview Joanne from The Gear Chic website and blog. Joanne is your personal shopper, reviewer and gear expert. She works at a dealership, she rides - a lot - and is also an MSF instructor. When she's not doing those things, she's investigating, reviewing, testing and discussing riding gear. Pay attention, folks... She's got some excellent information and advice.
Stay tuned after the interview for some feedback, and we learn that - like zombies - the C10 just won't die, or go away. Listener Jason Farley wants some information on riding up to Alaska. Oh, and BRAINNNSSSS!!!
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Opening music No Way, by Kunk
We open things up with a first hand impression of Delaware's MSF program this week. After that we talk Kawasaki, Kawasaki and more Kawasaki. Then weÂ wrapÂ it all up with nice little email shaped bow. Ready for delivery.
There's a lot of ranting in this episode. Really, almost nothing but ranting about stuff. There's the "what could they possibly hope to accomplish" rant and the "what the hell is Honda thinking" rant. Then there's the "the man is trying to stick it to us" rant and the "that's galactically stupid" rant. There is a little non-rant content. Chris and I manage to have perfectly civil conversations about EBR's new 1190RS, the new price on KTM's RC8 R and the appearance of a Yamaha FZ8R in France.
â€œTonightâ€™s guest is a man who literally wrote the book on street riding.â€
David Hough joins us for a much appreciated interview. We learn a little about David himself as we discuss his history and his writing. Then we dive in and have a raw, open discussion about the state of motorcycle training and safety here in the US. David gives us his candid opinion on side cars, the Can Am Spyder, riding small bikes and how bigger isnâ€™t always better.
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Colleen, Dawn and Carolyn take over this week while Chris and I sip umbrella drinks pool side. They talk about how they got their start on two wheels, what it's like to ride alone and they respond to a couple questions submitted by listeners. Matt asked how he could get the women in his life interested in moving to the rider's seat and Beth is in search of gear made for women. The ladies also choose the theme for our next photo contest. Oh, and there was something about a pillow fight...
"According to the report, which was funded by the insurance industry, riders younger than 21 have a claims rate 10% higher in states that require them to take training courses, compared with states that do not require such courses."
â€œThe same study found that antilock brakes on motorcycles play a significant role in reducing crashes. The group says bikes with antilock brakes are 37% less likely to be involved in fatal crashes than those without them. Motorcycle models with antilocks also have 22% fewer damage claims per insured vehicle year (a â€œvehicle yearâ€ refers to one vehicle insured for one year).â€