Tag: rain

Random Motorcycling Tip #23: Seeing in the Rain

Random Motorcycling Tip #23: Seeing in the Rain

My favorite time to ride is early in the morning in the spring or fall, when the sky is lightly cloudy, the sun bright, and the air crisp. My second favorite time to ride is in a heavy torrential downpour that chases cars from the highway like a light does to roaches. Riding in the […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Random Motorcycling Tip #22: Being Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

Random Motorcycling Tip #22: Being Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

Motorcycling has been a life-changing experience. It is one of the few things in my life that has exceeded my expectations. I try to ride whenever I can, and that often means riding in conditions that are less than ideal. Being a motorcyclist means that sometimes we ride in the cold, heat, wind, rain, snow, […]

Posted in: motorcycling
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 […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Rained out

Rained out

I planned on riding Apollo, my Yamaha FJR1300A, up to New York state this weekend to watch my friend Bond get married. Unfortunately the weather looks a little something like this: I don’t mind riding in the rain, and I don’t even mind riding in a thunderstorm. However, that’s a lot of consistent rain to […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Proof I am a nerd born in the 1970s: Exhibit #32,415

Proof I am a nerd born in the 1970s: Exhibit #32,415

My new 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A motorcycle has an electric windshield with an adjustable height. It is too hot to really deploy the screen in any other position but “low,” as I need as much airflow as I can get. However, the screen makes a very nice barrier against rain when adjusted to its full height. […]

Posted in: gibberish, motorcycling
Aerostich Triple Digit waterproof motorcycle overglove review

Aerostich Triple Digit waterproof motorcycle overglove review

I review the Aerostich Triple Digit waterproof motorcycle overglove, which fits over your normal motorcycling gloves to keep your hands nice and dry.

Posted in: motorcycling, review
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 […]

Posted in: motorcycling
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.

Posted in: motorcycling, review
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 […]

Posted in: motorcycling
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 […]

Posted in: motorcycling