Monthly Archives: December 2015

First Gear TPG Rainier Jacket: Long-term Review

Since it’s officially winter, I figured now is as good a time as any to review the First Gear “kit” that I’ve often mentioned. Last summer I started searching for some better winter riding gear. At the time, my best winter … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Events recap and plans for next year

As a moto-aholic it goes without saying that I attend a number of motorcycle related events each year. I would say I generally split my riding time (somewhat) equally between solo riding, group riding, and organized events. Of course, not … Continue reading

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Form versus Function, a Scrambler against an Adventure Bike

As winter has started to set in around here, during the dark evenings I’ve begun daydreaming about changing bikes next year. Make no mistake, I have a shiny new Tiger 800 XCx square in my sights for the bike I … Continue reading

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When the plan goes awry, the adventure begins!

Saturday was the December open house at Joe’s Cycle Shop (my preferred Triumph dealer); considering that I will be due for my 42,000 mile service any second now, I planned on stopping by to pick up all of the necessary … Continue reading

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Urban Exploring: Remnants of times long past

A couple weeks ago, my buddy Tom moved the local moto-tag to a prominent pile of rubble (and otherwise condemned buildings) in downtown Hamilton (formerly Champion Paper Company). Since my wife was working over the weekend (this was the week … Continue reading

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