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.

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Interview with Lee Parks

Theme music composed and performed by Raoul Lowe

Episode 155 – That’s not OK

Episode 155 - That’s not OK. Sept. 9, 2013

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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 feedback@thepacepodcast.com.

Editorial / commentary:

  • Kali customer service

  • Olympia customer service

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Feedback:

  • Jordan Yaruss

  • Max Wedge

  • Russell Hoffman

  • Jeff Katzer

Theme song composed and performed by Raoul Lowe

 

Episode 89: Reverse Entropy

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 we wrap it all up with nice little email shaped bow. Ready for delivery.

Episode 61: If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere!

Episode 61 - January 30, 2011
We open up the show with some email feedback about recent topics. We discuss what we saw at the NYC IMS and field a question from voice mail about the show, then wrap up with some news and information. Oh, and my computer lost power early in the recording session. A brief public service tech note: when the power cord comes out and your battery is 6 years old, you'll lose power pretty quickly. Frankie boy sang about it. Its skyline is magnificent. Millions of people live, work and flock there all the year through. It's New York, my friends. And we were there again this year to immerse ourselves in the motorcycle awesomeness that is the International Motorcycle Show. We saw lots of interesting accessories and gear choices, including new additions to the textile riding suit market, a cool Schuberth comms system, and the newer models of helmets. Oh and polishing compounds. Lots and lots of polishing compounds. Everyone wants to be shiny, right? Kawasaki seems to really have a hit on their hands with the Ninja 1000. People seem to love the bike, and also seem to like its versatility. Time will tell, but so far it's gaining attention. Triumph has hit it so far out of the park with the Tiger 800 family, that even the view from high above The Big Apple isn't enough to see it.  Their Sprint GT seems to be a great freshening of a beloved sport-tourer. The Tiger's torque curve is nothing short of amazing! BMW's R1000 is STILL drawing dense crowds and lots of attention. They really seem to have gotten it right. When talking about the Yamaha Super Tenere we looked at, we also discuss an email from Ryan with his impressions of the bike as seen at another show. I also give my impressions of the FZ8, completely from an aesthetic point of view. James won this round. I fully agree; the looks are... interesting. The Shoei Qwest seems to be a great entry in the street helmet market and we look forward to hearing more about it. Anyone have on yet? James buys some gear and gives us his impression of the CBR250R, and ROK Straps helps us get into the show. After the IMS discussion, we talk about a news item or two, including the fact that electric motorcycle manufacturer, Zero Motors, is building a new assembly plant. Scott Bolton takes us out with a preview of the upcoming MotoGP racing season. Thanks, Scott! Opening music, No Way by Kunk.

Episode 53: Daylight Target Acquired

Episode 53 - November 14, 2010
What happens when you’ve got 6 people in a mini van, a rider behind them and 10 miles of road on which to drive and ponder? Well, obviously, you discuss how best to take the rider out using a paintball gun. Poor James. If you’re reading our show ‘blog, you’ve no doubt seen some of Denise Dickenson’s ride reports. This week we invite Denise on the show to discuss her impressions after riding the VFR1200, and Denise’s history in riding in general. 180,000 miles on her FZ1. Let that sink in. After our discussions, we run through a few news items, including a big tire comparison article in Motorcycle USA, a Ninja 1000 review including pricing and some technical information, and the Tiger 800 gets priced (in Europe). If the pricing goes as expected, this will be a VERY competitively-priced product. Aerostich say Thank You to the vets with a 10% discount for active service members, and our “Genius or Madness” pick of the week falls a little on the “huh...?” side of things; The StreetRyder passenger grab handle. Just click and see. Inforoonies and linkydinks.

Episode 48: Loaded up in the wrong gear

This week, fresh off the PodCamp Philly afterglow, Chris & James talk about Kawasaki. Some little bits of news... new bikes, awesome bikes, fast bikes, powerful bikes, pretty bikes... you know, more of the same old same old. There are a few other things, too... like a four wheel motorcycle that seems to make far more sense than the Tomahawk, a naked Gixxer, a sport-tour dressed Bandit breaks into the US market place.. wait, wasn’t Suzuki out of business last year? Those whacky Germans join the lid race in the US - Schuthbert comes back not only with helmets, but with a whole factory! Right here in the US of A! Madness, I tell you! Chris is still convinced this is the harbinger of great and wonderful things - that the US will finally see motorcycles as something more than hooligan toys. But James and his pesky reality squash those dreams. Oh... there’s some Kawasaki news, too. The Pace has Voice Mail! Call 484-748-0042 and leave your feedback!
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