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Gear Keeper RT20012 Retractable Lanyard review

Gear Keeper RT20012 Retractable Lanyard review

I review the Gear Keeper RT20012 retractable lanyard and its ability to keep my Canon SD770IS PowerShot camera tethered.

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Cardo Scala Q2 Bluetooth motorcycle intercom headset review

Cardo Scala Q2 Bluetooth motorcycle intercom headset review

The Cardo Scala Q2 Bluetooth motorcycle intercom headset allows you to talk to someone within 500 feet, listen to music, and talk on your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. Unfortunately it is not loud enough to accommodate real world usage.

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Rev’It Fahrenheit H2O waterproof winter motorcycling gloves

Rev’It Fahrenheit H2O waterproof winter motorcycling gloves

I put the Rev’It Fahrenheit H2O waterproof gloves through a torture test. The gloves are well made and are very comfortable, but they can’t keep my hands warm below 45F, even with heated grips and hand guards.

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Still a little damp

Still a little damp

The first half of my ride home from Georgia was great. I was moving along at a good clip, and the sun was bright and shining. That is, until I got to Fayetteville, North Carolina. Fayetteville seems to be the tipping point for bad motorcycle weather. On my trip down, my route south of Fayetteville […]

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A little damp

A little damp

The first half of my trip down to Georgia was fantastic. It was cool enough that I wasn’t hot in my Rev’It Cayenne Pro jacket, but not so cold my hands were freezing. It was overcast enough that I didn’t have to squint behind my Native sunglasses, but not so overcast that I had to […]

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Decisions, decisions ….

Decisions, decisions ….

I was supposed to go visit my family up in Syracuse, NY this weekend. I was going to ride Raider up there and then putter around with my stepfather. I quickly encountered two monkey wrenches. 1) The bike my dad owned does not have a state inspection. Neither does Raider, but he won’t ride without […]

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Rev’It Cayenne Pro textile motorcycle jacket review

Rev’It Cayenne Pro textile motorcycle jacket review

The Cayenne Pro jacket from Rev’It combines technology, armor, fit, and style to provide a quality protective motorcycling garment.

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Teknic Speedstar full gauntlet motorcycle glove review

Teknic Speedstar full gauntlet motorcycle glove review

I review the Teknic Speedstar full gauntlet motorcycle racing glove, with top-shelf features such as Knox armor, kangaroo leather, and kevlar at a bargain price.

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Stay warm or stay connected?

Stay warm or stay connected?

With the American economy in a supposed state of free-fall, I’m trying to limit myself to one stupid purchase per pay period. Yeah, I know, challenge, but let’s assume I stay strong and abide by it. This pay period’s contenders: Tour Master Synergy heated jacket About $200 I ride just about year ’round, and I […]

Remembering Ghost Rider, 2008
By September 30, 20081 Comments Read More →

Remembering Ghost Rider, 2008

My friend Ghost Rider passed away on July 4th, 2007. The following fall his mother and family put together a benefit ride to Yorktown, Virginia. We did it again this year, this time heading up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The weather called for rain for most of the day. I was not deterred for […]

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