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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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Rev’It Turbine textile mesh motorcycle pants review

Rev’It Turbine textile mesh motorcycle pants review

The Rev’It Turbine textile mesh motorcycle pants are good riding pants, but may not be good for commuting or for use as overpants.

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Tomax and Xamot

Tomax and Xamot

It makes me happy to commute to work on a motorcycle instead of driving my car. Well, let’s say it makes me happier. However, when you spend five to six hours a week navigating highway traffic, sometimes the last thing you want to do is hop back on a bike during the weekend. It is […]

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Rainy Monday ride

Rainy Monday ride

It has been raining since last Friday (technically wintery mix then), but yesterday I rode into work anyway. Light rain, no problem. It didn’t rain a SINGLE DROP from 9AM until about 3PM, and then it started to rain more and more. By 5PM it was steady; by the time I was on the highway […]

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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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Motoport / Cycleport Ultra Air II mesh kevlar jacket goes back for a refund

Motoport / Cycleport Ultra Air II mesh kevlar jacket goes back for a refund

With all of the riding and motorcycling mishaps last week, I neglected to post that Wayne Boyer of Motoport has broken his usual policy and offered to take my jacket back for a refund. You can read the whole saga if you haven’t been following along. The short story: I sent my jacket back for […]

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Wayne from Motoport / Cycleport responds
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Wayne from Motoport / Cycleport responds

Wayne, president of Motoport / Cycleport, responds to my complaints on advrider.com

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Motoport / Cycleport Ultra II Air Mesh kevlar pants and jacket: take two

Motoport / Cycleport Ultra II Air Mesh kevlar pants and jacket: take two

My altered Ultra II Air Mesh kevlar jacket and pants arrived while I was away in California last week. The initial order was very mis-sized, and I had sent the jacket back to have it resized, and the knee armor on the pants relocated. After almost three weeks of waiting, I was really anxious to […]

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Fieldsheer Magnesium mesh jacket review

Fieldsheer Magnesium mesh jacket review

EDIT 07/18/2006 Now that this article is indexed by Google and I’ve seen a few visitors to this page because of its ranking, I want to state that I have stopped wearing my Fieldsheer jacket and wouldn’t recommend a mesh jacket to anyone. The material used in mesh jackets can melt at high speeds generated […]

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