Punchy and prickly, James and Chris bring you all the news… or some of the news… a little bit of news… something. Anyway, the guys talk about stuff like the new Z800 and lane splitting and why ABS rocks! James reviews his new helmet and then the guys read some feedback.
Oh, and Chris pops up a new contest - come up with a new theme song for us and win this great First Gear summer jacket donated by our friend Ed Day. Size Large, excellent condition and ready to go, just in time for summer.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Jeff and Todd return to tell us about their 4 week tour of these United States. We talk about broken bits, wild life encounters, tips on reliving your self in inappropriate places and so much more. Pour yourself a tall one, lean back and get ready for another epic episode of The Pace.
You can find our first conversation with the guys here.
Ep 55 for Dec 5th, 2010
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 listenersâ€™ 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, Iâ€™m going to need tires by spring and Iâ€™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.
This week James and I give you some updates on Ride To Eat (.com), the up and coming online encyclopedia for... well, ride-to-eat destinations. Steve is getting closer and closer to his "one-k" project. We also mention how Gary (from Arkansas) shared a great photo with us and we hope that trend continues.
We talk about the apparent spy video of a new Buell street-worthy-in-the-making motorcycle...? Maybe? Time will tell. Hell for Leather gets Hell for Cynical regarding Suzuki. Harley bows to Ural as THE king of the sidecar.
Aerostich: Genius or Madness returns with a hydraulically adjustable multi-wrench. Looks promising. And speaking of vendors, Competition Accessories gets a quick mention for having some blowout deals on Scorpion helmets.
We love the 'lectrics - so we point out a couple of the home-built entries into the segment and some resources for those interested. Then we round it out with an email from Triumph and more speculation.
Oh yeah... stay tuned for CONTESTS!!!
James got the following email from Triumph:
We know secrets are difficult to keep, but weâ€™ll trust you with ours...Adventure bikes have to carry out a whole range of roles with minimum fuss. That's why Triumph has been busy ensuring its latest pair of young cubs will set a new standard when theyâ€™re introduced later this year.We think a triple is the best configuration for an adventure bike. Itâ€™s compact and has a natural character that ideally suits a wide range of duties. Our long stroke engine will deliver smooth, controllable torque for both tricky off-road riding and the urban jungle...but with the higher rpm characteristics that just devour on-road miles.A triple is also more refined than a twin, which means that the bike is less tiring and less intrusive on the open road. So you can just relax and enjoy the trip.