Category Archives: Gear and Safety

Scorpion EXO-AT950 Helmet: Long-term Review

Late last summer I decided it was about time to replace my aging GMax helmet. While it wasn’t particularly old, it was getting no shortage of use and then it managed to take a dive off the handlebars one day which … Continue reading

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Tried and True Dual Sport Tires: Shoe Shopping with Rosie the Scrambler

Last week I spooned on the first actual “set” of new front and rear tires since I bought the Speedmaster new back in 2013. I’m a little… frugal, to say the least, so I typically run tires as long as they … Continue reading

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Building a Motorcycle Tool Kit: Road Trip Preparation

Spring is finally in the air in these parts and I’ve already started to do a bit of off-roading locally and down at Shawnee State Forest. Some of my posts on Instagram have received several questions about what tools I keep on … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Motorcycle Riding: 13 Tips to Keep You Warm

Despite the fact that spring is technically around the corner, it snowed this week, and it’s not at all unheard of for Dayton to experience snow in April. That said, this topic has come up quite a bit in the past … Continue reading

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Triumph Scrambler Project: Stage 1 Upgrades

SW-Motech Bar Risers (30mm) As I mentioned way back when, I already had an extensive list of goodies picked out; having ridden over 6,000 miles with Rosie the Scrambler I established prioritized list of modifications, on the top of which was … Continue reading

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Motorcycles aren’t as dangerous as you might think

I bet it doesn’t take five minutes for motorcycles to come up in conversation between me and a stranger. As many readers here probably know firsthand, after discovering that I’m a motorcycle enthusiast, I’m often met with comments like “I … Continue reading

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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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