Episode 163 – The 2013 holiday buying guide

Episode 163 – The 2013 holiday buying guide
November 27, 2013

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After announcing something so grandiose, I feel like I should pay homage to Stan Lee and yell EXCELSIOR! But I’m not going to do that. Instead, what I’m going to do is say that we had a good time compiling this list of suggestions from the listeners, with special thanks to Rick, Matt Murto and Kelly Mills. Thanks so much, folks! These are all great suggestions, and we hope everyone has a good time with it.

In addition to the guide, we want to announce that the raffle winner has been chosen for the Aeromoto Sport Air leather motorcycle jacket. And that winner is…

(insert dramatic pause here…)

James Enny. James, congratulations. Look for an email from us very soon and we’ll get the jacket right out to you. Thank you to all the entrants, and to all the listeners for the ongoing support. We’re a very lucky and fortunate couple of pod-gabbers.

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James and I also want to announce that we’ve (re)opened The Pace Podcast online forums. The forums will include weekly show postings and feedback, discussion about other bike topics, a market place, and all sorts of chit-chat. Log in and create a forum account today at http://thepacepodcast.com/forums/.

And now… links. Links for you, links for me, links to click and links to see!

Digital tire pressure gauge
http://roadgear.com/digital-tire-gauge-p-40.html

Reflective wheel tape for safety
http://www.tapeworks.com/Rimstripes/RimstripesHome.html

Spork
http://www.lightmyfire.com/products/wild-kitchen-collection/spork/spork-original.aspx

Black 1″ wide reflective tape for the back of luggage bags
http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Marine/Home/Products/Catalog/?PC_Z7_RJH9U5230GE3E02LECIE20S4K7000000_nid=GSVN9HB7GSgs2875VTTP9SglGSS8PJ58BMbl

Scala g9 bluetooth headset
http://www.cardosystems.com/scala-rider/scala-rider-g9

Foggy Respro
http://respro.com/store/product/foggy-mask

Hyperlights
http://www.hyperlites.com/

Scarfs – silk scarf, tube scarf, Buff
http://www.zubwear.com/outdoors.html
http://www.buffwear.com/

Helmetlok & cable
http://www.helmetlok.com/all-products/1-helmetlok/26-helmetlok-with-cable

Anti-fog paste for glasses, spray for face shields
http://www.zooke.com/

Side stand plate for grass or hot pavement ( Add a string so you don’t have to bend down to pick it up )
http://kickstandplate.com/

Gift certificate to Revzilla, New Enough, etc.
http://www.revzilla.com/product/revzilla-gift-certificate
http://www.compacc.com/p/gift-certificates-gift-cards
http://www.motorcyclegear.com/browse/gift_certificate

Yellow safety vest from Cycle Gear – only if there’s interest
http://www.cyclegear.com/nav/cat3/street_protection_vests/0

Under layers – wicking t-shirts, socks, etc.
http://www.ldcomfort.com/
http://www.rei.com/product/844121/rei-tech-t-shirt-mens

Rain gear jacket and over pants – something inexpensive from Cycle Gear
http://www.revzilla.com/firstgear-rain-gear
http://www.revzilla.com/revit-rain-gear
http://www.cyclegear.com/CycleGear/Street/Suits/Two-Piece/Textile/brand/NELSON-RIGG/SR-6000-Stormrider-Rainsuit/p/28336_59409_2

Backpack designed for motorcyclist that can carry a helmet
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle-backpacks

Helmet bag – fleece lined to protect the helmet from bumps
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle-luggage#v2-facets%5B%5D=469&page=1&page_size=96&sort=featured&tab=all

Microfiber towels to clean bike, eyeglasses, face shields, windscreens, etc.
http://www.autogeek.net/mictow.html

Paper oil funnels to top off oil on the road
http://www.cyclenutz.com/Fast-Funnel-Disposable-Paper-Funnel_p_149.html

Heated grips – kit or get them installed
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1314/mngr/heated-grips.aspx

RAM mount for GPS or smartphone
http://www.rammount.com/products/motorcycles.htm#/

Motorcycle travel books to area of interest
http://www.amazon.com

Subscription to a motorcycle magazine
http://www.mcnews.com/mcn/
http://www.roadrunner.travel/
http://www.sportrider.com/

Mad Map of your area
https://www.madmaps.com/

Copy of Proficient Motorcycling
http://www.amazon.com/Proficient-Motorcycling-Ultimate-Guide-Riding/dp/1889540536

First Aid kit to keep on the bike
http://www.rei.com/product/800904/rei-day-pack-first-aid-kit

Bungee nets
http://www.cyclegear.com/CycleGear/Accessories/Luggage/Other-Luggage/brand/TRACKSIDE/Cargo-Net/p/36521_59409

Bike cover
http://www.cyclegear.com/CycleGear/Accessories/Security/Covers/brand/BiLT/Deluxe-Motorcycle-Cover/p/33154_2
http://www.motorcyclegear.com/parts/accessories/covers_/dowco/guardian_weatherall_plus_ez_zip_motorcycle_cover.html

Case of oil
http://www.amazon.com/Royal-Purple-12130-API-Licensed-Performance/dp/B000BNYMWS

Flash 2 Pass garage door opener
http://www.amazon.com/Flash2Pass-103102-Complete-Access-Motorcycles/dp/B001AWDMQG

Amazon Prime subscription
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DBYBNEE?_encoding=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Pocket digital camera
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=pocket%20digital%20camera

 

Episode 88: Here comes the sun (in a forward-thinking, synergistic Triumph top case), do do do do, do

Episode 88 – Here comes the sun (in a forward-thinking, synergistic Triumph top case), do do do do, do.
October 9, 2011
James tells us about his new top case, finally delivered and installed by Triumph, and how it brings a completeness and whole-life synergy to his commuting and luggage-using lifestyle. (don’t mind me, I’ve been in a lot of marketing meetings lately)

The guys discuss the local weather lately, and how the strange yellow ball in the sky has finally returned to rain down its lovely light upon us all (or some wacky stuff like that), infusing us all with positive energy, and bringing forth new ways of looking at the sky as a metaphor for life. (somebody stop me)

James also talks about the limits of the Teiz Commute suit in the weather, and then gives us all some information on a few of the farkles he’s added to his bike and smart phone, bringing synergy and convergence to…. ya know, I just don’t really know how to complete that sentence without it sounding like a marketing slogan from some non-descript “business consulting firm” that never really explains what they do and charges you $550 per hour for the convenience of that lack of understanding.

So we’re not going to do that.

Because we can’t charge you.

The guys also talk about the new Honda cross-genre bike being developed for the world market. Since the new machine is named after one of the Acura car models, and Honda being a division of the Honda corporation, we see that synergy taking shape in the form of… wait, sorry… I’m doing it again.

Yamaha cements their place in the 2012 US motorcycle marketplace by redefining market expectations with its strong commitment to legacy and the common paradigm, while envisioning a new tomorrow with… DAMN IT! Stop it. Yeah, Yamaha announces the 2012 models.

Links, in synergistic symbiosis with the digital… STOP IT!!!