Monthly Archives: April 2016

Firstgear TPG Escape Pants: Long-term Review

I’ve been working on getting the last photos posted from the International Motorcycle Show in Chicago the past few weeks, but I wanted to switch topics and circle back to finish the review on my Firstgear kit. I’m sure I’ve … Continue reading

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Spring is in the Air; Feeling a Little Rusty…

After a glorious weekend of coughing, sneezing, and otherwise congested misery, Spring is undoubtedly in the air. Sunny and 75 Saturday and Sunday I was, unfortunately, relegated to couch almost the entire weekend. Fortunately I broke the shackles on Monday … Continue reading

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Voltzy’s Root Beer Stand: Pubs and Street Eats 12

What do you call a food truck that becomes a brick and mortar establishment? Voltzy’s Root Beer Stand: where the food is outstanding and the insults are free. Originally a trailer, I have no idea exactly when Voltzy (Rick Volz) opened in … Continue reading

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Progressive International Motorcycle Show, Chicago: Harley Davidson Motorcycles

This year I can say I actually walked into the Harley booth. Last year in Cleveland I think I walked by, but decided that it was way too crowded and I didn’t want to wade through all the people. To … Continue reading

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Progressive International Motorcycle Show, Chicago: Triumph’s New British Twins

I’m actually a little sore with Triumph regarding their showing in Chicago. Despite the fact that Triumph has a bike for virtually every class of motorcycle, they decided to only bring the 2016 Bonneville “Reborn” models to Chicago; moreover, rumor … Continue reading

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