And the winners are…

The Pace Motorcycle Podcast would like to extend warm thanks to all the participants, and congratulations to the first, second and third place winners in our 2013 Equinox To Equinox photo rally. First place – Entrant #43, Jack Starcher with 2020 points. Jack won a prize pack including gifts and prizes from RevZilla, MotorcycleGear.com, and PJ's Parts. Revzilla included a pair of their Rokker Original motorcycle riding jeans. Second place – Entrant #179, Sandi Roush with 1906 points. Sandi won a prize pack including gifts and prizes from MotorcycleGear.com and PJ's Parts. MotorcycleGear.com included a Twenty-20 helmet camera and as Sandi is a camera buff, this gift worked out perfectly. Third place – Entrant #69, Dan D’Assis with 1578 points. Dan won a prize pack including gifts and prizes from Kali Protectives, MotorcycleGear.com and PJ's Parts. Kali Protectives included a Nira-CF helmet. Congratulations to our winners, and again, a warm and heartfelt thank you to all the participants. Running a contest this long and involved, we got to interact with a lot more listeners than in our normal feedback and Q&A communications, and it has been a humbling and wonderful experience. Thank you so much. The Pace Podcast, James and Chris, would like to extend deep thanks to the sponsors of the 2013 E2E rally: KALIKali Protectives - Kali Protectives designs, builds and distributes lines of protective helmet for bicyclists, snow mobile riders and motorcyclists (including dirt and street). Using their unique Composite Fusion technology, Kali builds their helmets differently, fusing the eps foam liner to the outer shell, thus creating a helmet that is stronger, lighter and designed to be safer than a normal multi-piece helmet design. Check out the full story on how Kali builds their helmets at their website. Kali also makes body armor and other protective gear and apparel. imgresRevZilla - RevZilla Motorsports was founded by a core team of riders whose sole goal was bringing the best possible shopping experience to any enthusiast who visits in-store or online. RevZilla knows that a large and rider-specific product selection is a commodity within the world of motorcycle gear and parts web sites. There is a lot of competition out there and many retailers and distributors seem to have overlapping product selections. Whether online or in their Philadelphia showroom, the customer always comes first and "... we do our darndest to make sure that each customer has an experience which is exemplary of our brand." RevZilla carries a full complement of riding gear and casual apparel across a wide selection of features and price points, as well as tires, parts and accessories for motorcycles of all styles and brands. Check out RevZilla's website. imgres-1MotorcycleGear.com - MotorcycleGear.com is a family run business dedicated to bringing you all the best new motorcycle apparel and accessories AND the best values in their closeout department. They’ve been in business for over a decade and are going strong. Their business continues to grow with the support of their customers and largely without paid advertising. That means people like you are telling their motorcycling friends about MotorcycleGear.com every day. Many of MotorcycleGear.com's long time customers will remember them as New Enough. The owners, Paul and Holly, established New Enough in 1998 out of a closet in their home. Originally it was a buy-sell-trade site for used leathers but quickly evolved into a full service online retailer of only new products. In 2011 New Enough Leathers became MotorcycleGear.com. Check out their story and excellent customer service for yourself. imagesPJ's Parts - PJ and Paige are two avid motorcyclists, both former Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoaches who own and operate PJ's Parts. One of their main goals is to personally serve each and every customer. "... our customers are not just an order number..." PJ and Paige are passionate about motorcycling, and they bring that passion into their work. They enjoy attending races and meeting up with friends friends and customers to go riding, especially at Deal's Gap, NC, which is just half an hour from their home. PJ's Parts distributes and sells a full selection of parts, accessories, riding gear and casual apparel. Check out PJ's Parts on their website. Without the generosity and willingness to get involved, our prize closet for this event would have been considerably less impressive. Special thanks to Jason & Frank at Kali, Anthony and Lee at Revzilla, Nate at MotorcycleGear.com and PJ and Paige at PJ's Parts.  

Episode 134 – We’re Back! (insert catchy title here)

Episode 134 - We’re back! (That’s as catchy a title as I can muster today) January 6, 2013 ThePaceFINAL-300x116
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. Product Review News: Links: Feedback:
  • Kevin Kocher
  • Rich Radke
  • Tim Bennett
  • John Hart

Episode 55: What are you getting me for Christmas?

Ep 55 for Dec 5th, 2010 Happy Holidays!!! With a visit and a little help from Prubert Claus, James & I bring you some selections from our Holiday Gift List. We highlight some things that we have and can recommend, as well as make some suggestions that we... er... your loved ones would like to see under the tree. With our... uh... the listeners’ best interests in mind, we try to offer some suggestions that span the range of usefulness and silly, and at all the typical price points. Just for the record, I’m going to need tires by spring and I’m thinking a nice set of Pilot Road 2s in your standard 120/180 pairing would be great. Ya know... as an example. We also bring you some suggestions from the listeners by way of email and voice mail, and Prubert weighs in with some great additional ideas.
  • Glen Allison suggests heated gear. Any heated gear.
    • “No matter what it is, my wife bought me a heated jacket and it’s the greatest gift ever (rivals the birth of my son) I vote any heated gear.”
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