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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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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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“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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Random Motorcycling Tip #11: Making Sure Your Pants Stay Dry When Riding In the Rain

Random Motorcycling Tip #11: Making Sure Your Pants Stay Dry When Riding In the Rain

Riding in the rain on a motorcycle happens to just about every rider. The difference is that some of us ride in the rain on purpose, while other motorcyclists get caught in a downpour by accident. If you’re the former, here are some tips for keeping your pants dry during foul-weather commuting. Gear up. The […]

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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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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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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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Wayne from Motoport / Cycleport responds
By September 25, 200813 Comments Read More →

Wayne from Motoport / Cycleport responds

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

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