Episode 133 – Fourth annual holiday gift guide

Episode 133 – 4th annual holiday gift guide
November, 25, 2012

Welcome to the Fourth Annual Pace Podcast Holiday Gift Guide. This year, we kept the gifts simple, the budgets small and the ideas practical. Let the gift giver know you have simple needs, and for you gift givers, let the riders close to you know you’re thinking of them.

Theme song composed and performed by Raoul Lowe.

Ending song, White Christmas, performed by Twisted Sister.

Episode 91: Stoking the fires of motorcycle awesomeness

Episode 91 – Stoking the fires of motorcycle awesomeness
November 6, 2011
This week, The Pace Podcast discusses Mosha, the elephant with the prosthetic leg, and how Mosha’s life has changed since her unfortunate accident. After Mosha, the guys talk about… wait, no, none of that is true at all. James and Chris do, however, discuss Hong Kong’s adoption of Brammo electric bikes for urban patrol use. The news is rife with V-Strom goodness, both the newly designed 650 and the big-boy legacy 1000.

Speaking of big-boy toys, Triumph releases a new Tiger, and it’s bigger and better than ever. Honda gives us…. (insert drumroll here)… a new Crosstourer based on the concept bike shown at last year’s international motorcycle shows. Oh, and E-15 is going to end the world. Fortunately, Mosha is ready for the challenge.

Linkeedinks…

Feedback:

  • S1000RR test ride by Chris Harr
  • Chad Owen – a Canadian in Korea
  • Brett Byers – Thoughts from a returning rider
  • Justin Varner – outfitted much like James’ bike, and trip ideas

Tool roll, the refresh.

A few months ago we ran a contest for the most interesting or “best” tool roll. “Best” was very subjective! This morning I decided to go through my tool roll and make sure the stuff I need is in there. I used some of the OEM tool kits bits as well as some better quality stuff to fill in the gaps. I also have a tire plug kit in with it. It’s not terribly interesting, and it’s not as full-featured as I’d like… for instance, there’s not much in here to deal with strictly-electrical issues… but it’ll get the job done if something breaks.

The good news is, it fits under the seat.

Doesn't leave much room for anything else under the seat, but what else do I need under there?

Rolls up nicely in the RoadGear tool roll bag. Hey, it matches my jacket!

The tire kit fits in the roll.

Includes all the OEM wrenches and sockets, levers and spark plug and shock tools. Includes 3/8" drive sockets in the common sizes, some allen keys that fit the bike, ratchet, screw drivers, etc. Should do what I need.

Episode 70: The One Glaring Design Flaw

Episode 70: The One Glaring Design Flaw

This week James and Chris discuss “the one glaring design flaw” with James’ new Teiz Commute suit. Turns out, zippers don’t stop water. James has some ideas on a fix. Will he Betsy Ross it into submission and stop the water? Time will tell. Chris also tells us about *gasp* a new jacket. Go figure. This time it’s the Roadgear XTreme 4-season adventure-touring style ¾ jacket. He gives it two thumbs up, so far. Will rain and the coming Summer heat keep the jacket in favor? Time will tell.

It’s Ducati, folks… do they really need to justify a 68% jump in sales? Do they? The guys don’t think so. Sales are up, sales are down. On the down side, Big Dog cycles seems to be riding the falling tide of Custom bike sales. Do all (Big) Dogs really go to Heaven? Time will tell. The town of Sturgis apparently has to pay a nickel every time someone says its name. Federal trademark for the organization that manages the famous bike rally. Will this hold up? Time will te… oh never mind.

Jeff Gilbert lets us know about the “small sport bike” comparison found on SportRider.com. Thomas Hunt talks to us about riding in California, and Jamie Perkins wants to discuss riding in the “danger zone” between newbie and veteran. Where do we all fall in that range? Time will… really, I’ll stop now.

The Pace has a Flickr group and again, we want to send a huge THANK YOU out to the community. You guys rock!

Opening music is No Way by Kunk

The Ducati Diavel

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.”

Music is by The Legendary O’Lantern Brothers and Twisted Sister, and is provided by MusicAlley.com.