Short show this week. We have a quick product review for S3 cases, then talk about a few brief news items. Then we dive into feedback and give a rally update. Really… that’s all there is. Oh, and we figure that the best thing Honda can do is make a Goldwing branded Ridgeline pickup truck. I think James almost barfed a little at that one.
Rally info! This episode we go over the initial info on the rally. 101 entrants so far! You guys are killing it. We talk about some feed back and as for news… oh yeah… nada. Zilch. Zippo. Nuttin’ Honey!
Quick question on the bonuses. What if one dealer has both Ural and Royal Enfield. Can I submit 2 pictures of the same dealer for both categories?
The category Covered Bridges seemed simple enough until I did some research. There are a host of Covered Bridges that may not be what you intended. I give you two examples from lunch hour. Bridge 1 is very old and spans a dam but it is a walking bridge only and leads to the mill on the left. Bridge 2 looks to be newish, spans a creek or dry wash and was probably never driven over by anything bigger than a bicycle. They are bridges (they span something) and they are covered. Do these count or not count? Thanks.
I have a question. How do you score it when a picture contains multiple things as this one does? There are two separate historical markers. The one on the right is for Warner Mifflin and the one on the left is for the Motherkiln Friends Meeting House.
We’re giving it away. All of it. Every single bit. Well, every single bit of the Grip Puppies, that is. Both of them. That’s right… the pair. Then we move on to this week’s product review: The Bilt Storm Jacket from Cycle Gear. Say what you will; they’re making some decent stuff.
Are we spending too much for our GPSes? Hmmm…. could be. Fish eye? Get it here, now with more competing products. And if you think Ford is doing some cool stuff, stay tuned; they just went Open! Triumph gets sporty on the Tiger, and hey… feedback, feedback, feedback!
James will pick the winner of the grip puppies – Scott Pfeiffer
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.
This week, while James is off exploring the wilds of corporate travel, Chris enlists the help of his friend John, an MSF instructor, long time rider and track day junkie, to help keep the show on track (pun!). In true Pace Podcast form, many a rathole was visited, and many a tangent was… tangentalized.
This week we speculate and ponder the existence of the as yet non-existent existence of Honda’s non-existent V4 sport bike. It doesn’t exist. Yet. Will it? We don’t know, but it sounds like the non-existent bike may exist some day. Whew. That went round the horn a bit. KTM gives us a new big Adventure bike and it’s powered by the RC8 mill. Question is, did the plob the lump in there, or do some reworking on it?
EBR tosses out some ideas on how better to support dealerships, and let’s slip a little info on the new EBR machines coming out in 2013. You on board? Triumph announces pricing on the new Trophy touring bike and clearly has BMW centered in their crosshairs.
Some brief commentary on the Fischer and CF Moto lower-cost alternative bikes, and does Can Am have something new up their collective sleeves…?
Feedback bonanza! Buell gets cash! Audi needs to learn how to stand on its own two wheels. The Street Single! Yeah… lots of amazing stuff. You can tell by all the exclamation marks. We speculate on things. We guess. We assume. We pontificate, and hey… we advise. But we do all with gusto and verve.
Also, if you have a picture you’d like to see added to The Pace’s website’s front page, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make it happen. Our site was hacked and when we rebuilt the site, we didn’t put the graphics back to what we had yet. This is your chance to shine. It’s your time. It’s you! YOU! You could have your pictures featured on The Pace in perpetuity. Or at least for a really long time. You got game? Who cares…? We don’t want your game. That’s silly. Just your pics.
This week the guys bring you a plethora of… well, they talk a lot. Home modified iPhone mounts. GPS it with Navigon: redux. Jamesâ€™ Sena saga may finally be over. Hereâ€™s hoping. April is the AMAâ€™s Get Out And Ride Month, which means The Paceâ€™s loyal listeners are just doing what they do every day. Right? RIGHT? Get out and ride. Go on, get out of here, kid.
Triumph is 110 years old. Bonnie doesnâ€™t look a day over 60, and man oh man, does she wear it well. Want to get an idea of how youâ€™ll sit on a couple of hundred bikes? Hit up Cycle-Ergo.com and check out the comparisons. Very nice feature. Armored underwear is awesome, and Knox has what you need.
The guys follow up the news with some listener questions and feedback.
This week we discuss James’ impressions of the Tiger 800, the great customer service he receives at his Triumph dealer, and how Chris hates allergies. The Trophy rumors are rearing their heads again; are they real? Hero of India backs Buell, and two Superbike teams. The Brain is better on a bike, so sayeth MotorcycleInsurance.com.
Gary Budzien gives us his impressions of the IMS for 2012, and Gear Chic’s Joanne Donn talks about Sport bike myths.