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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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July Tybee Island trip report

July Tybee Island trip report

I saddled up my 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A and headed down to Georgia last Thursday. I needed to take a break and was anxious to meet up with some of my favorite people. I was also ready to put Apollo up to his first mid-distance road trip. I have a rule: never install anything new or […]

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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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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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Rev’It Turbine textile mesh summer motorcycle jacket review

Rev’It Turbine textile mesh summer motorcycle jacket review

I love my Rev’It motorcycling gear. I own the Cayenne Pro textile jacket and the Fahrenheit waterproof leather winter gloves. The Cayenne Pro did major duty as my primary commuting jacket during the fall, winter, and spring here in Virginia and also went with me down to Georgia in October. The Cayenne Pro has some […]

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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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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.

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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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