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Gunshot Wound Emergency Trauma Class

Gunshot Wound Emergency Trauma Class

Sedagive? and I recently attended a beginner class on treating a gunshot wound in the case of emergency. We were interested in this subject for a long time, but training wasn’t available in Minnesota until this year. I’ve done some reading and own a book on “field expedient” trauma care, but it’s not the same […]

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Joe Rocket Speedmaster 8.0 Motorcycle Gloves Review

Joe Rocket Speedmaster 8.0 Motorcycle Gloves Review

The Joe Rocket Speedmaster 8.0 motorcycle glove has a lot of features, but none of them are best in class. The glove is “good enough” for most, and is a good alternative for riders on a budget.

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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. […]

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TickKey tick removal tool review

TickKey tick removal tool review

I review the Tick Key, an easy to use device designed to remove ticks painlessly and safely. It could be smaller, but the tool is great otherwise.

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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 […]

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2009 Fieldsheer Corsair Textile Motorcycle Jacket Review

2009 Fieldsheer Corsair Textile Motorcycle Jacket Review

I review the 2009 version of the Fieldsheer Corsair textile motorcycle jacket. It was a bargain at $140 on sale, but the straps leave something to be desired.

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Wildernness Tactical Frequent Flyer Belt Review

Wildernness Tactical Frequent Flyer Belt Review

The cornerstone of a modern man’s wardrobe is the belt. Despite what certain fashion trends say otherwise, one’s pants or shorts should not be sagging down past the ass. A good belt keeps your clothes in the right spot, and also provides a stable platform for all of the gadgets and doo-dads one may hang […]

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What I Look For In a Motorcycle Glove

What I Look For In a Motorcycle Glove

When it comes to motorcycle safety gear, I wear “All The Gear, All The Time” (ATGATT). That means protective gear meant especially for motorsports: helmet, jacket, pants, boots, and gloves. Folks ask me all the time what they should get for their own gear, and I always reply “it depends.” There’s no one ultimate helmet, […]

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“Protective Equipment for Riders” by European eSUM

“Protective Equipment for Riders” by European eSUM

The European Safer Urban Motorcycling group put out a booklet recently entitled “Protective Equipment for Riders” (get the English language version here) which attempts to educate scooter and motorcyclists on the benefits of wearing protective gear. There’s an accepted acronym among serious riders — ATGATT — which stands for “All The Gear, All The Time.” […]

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BeadRider motorcycle seat cover review
By September 25, 20093 Comments Read More →

BeadRider motorcycle seat cover review

A review of BeadRider, a beaded motorcycle seat cover topper that helps air flow, circulation, and helps prevent monkey butt. It was uncomfortable and damaged my seat and riding pants.

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