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Last Days of Motorcycling, 2011 Edition

Last Days of Motorcycling, 2011 Edition

I knew that I was going to have make some concessions when we moved up to Minnesota. I knew I was going to drastically reduce my motorcycle riding schedule, but this year has been a rough transition. As the days tick by and fall comes to a close, I am filled with anxiety about the […]

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Aleene’s Platinum Bond Adhesive Super Fabric Glue Review

Aleene’s Platinum Bond Adhesive Super Fabric Glue Review

I wanted to put a patch on my motorcycle jacket, but I didn’t want to sew it on. Aleene’s Platinum Bond fabric glue to the rescue. Here’s my review.

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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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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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“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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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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Motoport refund problem: the final chapter

Motoport refund problem: the final chapter

I’m not going to recap my nightmare experience with motorcycle safety equipment manufacturer Motoport, but over two months ago the Wayne Boyer offered to take my jacket back for a full refund. I was hopeful that the issue would be resolved quickly, and I would get my money back. Long story short: Wayne never gave […]

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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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October 2008 Georgia motorcycle trip report

October 2008 Georgia motorcycle trip report

As mentioned earlier, I spent four days on a motorcycle trip to see two of my friends outside of Savannah, Georgia. It’s almost five hundred highway miles, which winds up being between eight to nine hours depending on traffic, weather conditions, and the bike I’m on. My best time was on my first trip on […]

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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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