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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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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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The Best and Worst Gibberish Gadgets of 2008

The Best and Worst Gibberish Gadgets of 2008

I buy a lot of stuff every year: what are the best and worst from 2008?

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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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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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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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