motorcycling

Random Motorcycling Tip #24: Riding in the Heat

Random Motorcycling Tip #24: Riding in the Heat

Last Wednesday I rode my motorcycle to work. As usual, I wore street clothes (shorts, A-shirt, t-shirt) underneath my motorcycle jacket, and overpants. As usual, I wore my chest and back protector, my motorcycle boots, and motorcycle gloves. While hardly anyone in Minnesota wears a helmet, I wore my full-face Bell Star helmet. As usual. […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Random Motorcycling Tip #24: What To Do When You’re Scared

Random Motorcycling Tip #24: What To Do When You’re Scared

Riding a motorcycle is one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life. However, there are aspects of riding that can be scary. Being scared is going to happen. If you are new to riding, things like learning to lean the bike may seem counter-intuitive to your survival. Pucker-inducing moments include riding in […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Random Motorcycling Tip #23: Seeing in the Rain

Random Motorcycling Tip #23: Seeing in the Rain

My favorite time to ride is early in the morning in the spring or fall, when the sky is lightly cloudy, the sun bright, and the air crisp. My second favorite time to ride is in a heavy torrential downpour that chases cars from the highway like a light does to roaches. Riding in the […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Concealed Carry on a Motorcycle

Concealed Carry on a Motorcycle

With a little bit of planning and foresight you can carry a concealed handgun safely while riding a motorcycle. I explain my personal decisions and carry methods, including on-person and on-bike.

Does Gearing Up Make You a Safer Motorcyclist?

Does Gearing Up Make You a Safer Motorcyclist?

A much younger friend of mine used to ride a motorcycle. Several years ago, his friend got in a fight with his girlfriend. Angry and emotional, my pal’s friend jumped on his motorcycle and sped off. He suffered a very serious wreck and was injured. When my friend got the call about his buddy, he […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Random Motorcycling Tip #22: Being Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

Random Motorcycling Tip #22: Being Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

Motorcycling has been a life-changing experience. It is one of the few things in my life that has exceeded my expectations. I try to ride whenever I can, and that often means riding in conditions that are less than ideal. Being a motorcyclist means that sometimes we ride in the cold, heat, wind, rain, snow, […]

Posted in: motorcycling
ME Electronics M6 Canalphones Review: From a Motorcyclist Perspective

ME Electronics M6 Canalphones Review: From a Motorcyclist Perspective

About a year and a half ago I did a comparison of two Skullcandy canalphones from a motorcyclist’s perspective. I was fortunate enough to be contacted ME Electronics with a request to review their M6 canalphones from a similar perspective. I think the M6 earphones are a great value, but they lack an important feature […]

Posted in: motorcycling, review
Bell Spider Flashing Bicycle Brake Light Review

Bell Spider Flashing Bicycle Brake Light Review

I review the Spider flashing red brake light made by Bell. It’s a good compliment to your visibility strategy, but I wouldn’t rely on it for a sole means of illumination.

Posted in: motorcycling, review
Farewell, Teknic Speedstars

Farewell, Teknic Speedstars

Over two and a half years is a pretty good run for a set of motorcycle gloves. I bought my Teknic Speedstars in October of 2008 and have loved them ever since. They were innovative at the time, and have features that are still very uncommon today. Wrist armor and palm sliders have crept their […]

Posted in: motorcycling
JC Motors / Motorcycleshippers.com Motorcycle Transport Delivery Service Review

JC Motors / Motorcycleshippers.com Motorcycle Transport Delivery Service Review

We moved from Virginia to Minnesota at the start of this year. We each drove a car up, which left my 2010 Yamaha FJR motorcycle back home. I knew I wanted to ship the bike up — the ride would be at least two days and probably three if I played it safe. The weather […]

Posted in: motorcycling, review