This week James & Chris are talking with Kali Protectives founder, Brad Waldon.
Owner Brad Waldron started out in aerospace R&D before pursuing his passions for riding and material science at the consumer level. For Brad there’s no point waking up in the morning if he’s not building the safest, smartest products possible. He knows materials, physics, and manufacturing so that you don’t have to.
Chris & James, both, have owned and used Kali products for other two years, and consider Kali and serious contender in the top-shelf helmet market.
You can find information about Kali and their products at http://www.kaliprotectives.com/
Four years we've been doing this show. Four years. Seems like just yesterday James and I were sitting on the upstairs balcony of the Deer Park Tavern in Newark Delaware enjoying a cold brew and talking about "... if I ever do a podcast..."
And so here we are, on the fourth anniversary of our show returning to the veritable scene of the crime. If you're at all able, consider coming out to The Deer Park Tavern on Friday, October 25th (7pm) to join us in celebrating the event.
Oh, and we're running a raffle for a prize, too. It's the review unit of the Aeromoto Sport Air leather jacket, submitted for review by Competition Accessories. Check out the full line of Aeromoto merchandise at the CompAcc site.
Wow. Four years... A lot has happened over the last four years, and through it all, The Pace has been a part of my life. The feedback and support from our listeners has been nothing short of amazing. The friends James and I have made - or gotten to know better through the show and events - have been great additions to our lives. The time and effort we put into the show has always been a labor of love and we thank you, one and all, for letting us into your homes and ear buds each week.
Thank you for four wonderful years. May the next forty be just as good.
October 25, 2013 at 7pm - celebrate the 4 year anniversary of The Pace at The Deer Park Tavern.
This week the guys are playing it loose and cool. James is traveling and Chris is fresh off the road. No real news being discussed; the guys are catching up after a 3 week hiatus, lots of travel, broken bikes and... did we talk about travel?
Whatâ€™s there to say about this weekâ€™s show...? Well, Chris says weâ€™re wasting fuel in racing, but the consensus is what he really means is, the PERCEPTION is that fuel is being wasted on racing, meanwhile bike MFGs are making bikes that go faster, harder, more and bigger, but thereâ€™s no priority being put on MPG. So, ya know, donâ€™t hate the guy for his comments. James and Chris both have work to do on their SVs and thank goodness the weather is only in the low 90s so they wonâ€™t die of heat stroke working on the bikes.Lower cost Raptors in the US...? Yes. And even factoring in US-based labor. Go figure. Ride to Work Day is coming up, so weâ€™re going to see all The Pace Podcastâ€™s listeners on the road on June 18th, right? RIGHT? Yes, of course we are. The good news is, Garmin has released the new Zumo with lifetime maps. Now you have NO excuse not to ride to work, right? RIGHT?
Good. Iâ€™m glad thatâ€™s settled. Oh, and there are some juicy links to various things... check â€˜em out.
This week we honor friend of the show Denise Dickenson on her 200,000 mile Yamaha FZ-1. Keep racking up those miles, Denise. We look at some secure storage options for when you reach your destination. We talk about... Honda. Ok, so itâ€™s just scooter stuff, but come on... news was slim pickings this week. We pile on the goodness with a romp through the feedback, drop an F-bomb or two, then round out the show with a GearChic segment on helmets.News:
Chris gives updates on Lizâ€™s KZ440 and Liz gets some saddle time
Friend of the show Denise Dickenson makes 200k on her FZ1
Batten down the hatches and unfurl the sails...Â though, if your bike has hatches and sails, we want pics... and make way for the mountains. Nautical talk in the mountains, you say? On a motorcycle? What madness is this? The Adirondacks, son... and Lake Placid. Is Lake Placid even big enough for sailing ships? Who cares; we'll go, we'll ride, we'll party.
That's right, the 2012 Pace Motorcycle Podcast's riding trip has been decided. We're doing the 'Dacks. Plan on a long weekend in and around lovely Lake Placid, New York, home of the 1980 Winter Olympics. The Adirondacks offer some wonderful scenery, some great riding, and a plethora of places to unwind after a day in the saddle.
The trip is planned for a long weekend, July 27th through the 30th. Anyone wanting to join the ride up is welcome. We'll plan on leaving the Wilmington, Delaware area early on Friday the 27th, and arrive in Lake Placid in time for dinner. We'll be home-basing at the Econolodge in the town of Lake Placid. As the time draws closer, we'll be planning day-ride routes, group dinners and hopefully The Pace will be able to set up a few microphones and talk to some attendees.
Please share your route and must-see destination ideas. Tracy Road is already on the list. So let's hear it - routes, restaurants, day-stops, overlooks, etc. What's on your list? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!!!
Check out Joanne's site atÂ http://gearchic.com/about/
You can also find her on Facebook atÂ http://www.facebook.com/GearChic, Twitter atÂ http://twitter.com/GearChicÂ or on her new Help Line at 415-857-GEAR.
Opening music No Way, by Kunk
We were recently honored with a guest appearance by motorcyclist, author and riding safety expert David Hough. After a great discussion (and an open invitation to return), Mr. Hough gave us a couple of signed copies of his book Proficient Motorcycling to give away to the listeners. This book, updated with new content in the book and on disc, is among the best known and most well regarded on the subject of safe and quality operation of a motorcycle.
So, how can you score one of these signed copies of Proficient Motorcycling? Well, one of two ways.
First, we're looking for a newer rider to tell us your story of how you got started in motorcycling, some mistakes you might have made, some problems you might have encountered, and of course help and guidance you have received since starting out. Everyone has a beginning story, and we want to hear yours, now, as it's happening.
Second, we'd like to hear the same kind of stuff from 'seasoned' riders. Tell us about how your riding and outlook, and your "toolbox of skills" have matured over the years and miles. Talk to us about how something you see happen now that you just deal with, might have been a ride stopper or bigger problem in your younger, greener years.
The best story - as judged by James and Chris - from each category will win a signed book. "Best" can be the most engaging narrative, it could be an example of the toughest learning curve, it could mean the most experience in the shortest time, or anything else. There's no real hard definition for this. Just tell us your stories, share with the community and let's all learn something.
The contest will run for a little over two weeks, ending on April 16, 2011. You can email your entry to email@example.com with "contest" in the subject line. Also, if you would prefer to send us an audio file that we can include in a future episode, you can send an MP3 as an attachment to the same email. Our voicemail is limited to three minutes, but if you think you can tell your story in that time, then by all means, call 484-748-0042.
We look forward to hearing from you!
You may remember a few months back during our 1-year anniversary contests, listener Chad B. won the Mr. Happy puppet. Â 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!