Category Archives: Gear and Safety

Tomorrow’s Commute: Self-Driving Cars Against Motorcycles

Will the pursuit of self-driving passenger vehicles remove motorcycles from commuter routes? Are folks distracted by technology or have we sanitized the driving experience to our own detriment? Continue reading

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Kuhl Silencr Kargo Pants: Post-ride Hiking Attire

I know what you’re thinking, “Drew, isn’t this a motorcycle blog?”
Why yes, yes it is, but hang with me here. While I’ve proven to myself that I’m capable of riding year-round, there’s no doubt I much prefer hiking in the winter months to suffering through boring rides on the freeway in frigid temperatures. Moreover, if you’re the “adventure moto-camping” sort, these hiking pants are right up your alley. Continue reading

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Icon Raiden Jacket and Pants: Adventure Gear Review

New for 2020, Icon has gone back to the drawing board for a full redesign of their Raiden gear. Now in its 3rd generation (arguably 4th), this year Icon has made a host of changes to the venerable Raiden adventure … Continue reading

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Where Do You Park Your Cell Phone?

I count myself to be one of the lucky ones. I’m also a bit superstitious, an odd trait for an engineer I’ll grant you, but true nonetheless. I tend to believe there is no such thing as luck, good or … Continue reading

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Viking Cycle Bloodaxe Leather Jacket: First Impressions

A few weeks back I got my hands on a new leather Jacket from Viking Cycle out in California. It’s still very much humid Midwestern summer here in southern Ohio, but it has managed to cool off just enough to … Continue reading

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VUZ Dry Tank Backpack: Long-term Gear Review

Way back in my college days, I used to commute almost an hour to campus after work. At the time, I was still lugging around my laptop in and old backpack I bought when I headed overseas the first time back … Continue reading

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Avon Trekrider: Long-term Tire Review

As of late, Rosie the Scrambler has been wearing some pretty aggressive off-road shoes; that choice in rubber has also led to yours truly pulling out the tire spoons more often. The real insult to injury is the fact that … Continue reading

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VUZ LED Reflective Safety Vest: Be Seen

The first weekend in November came and went, and Daylight Savings Time went along with it; and now the dark times are upon us… This is that time of the year that I’m commuting to work in the dark, only … Continue reading

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How to Clean a Motorcycle Chain: Routine Maintenance with the Snapjack

Way back in the early days of Moto Adventurer, I did a “How-to” piece on chain maintenance. Despite my preface, “This is how I do things, not necessarily the right way to do things”, I want to revisit this topic … Continue reading

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Trip Planning: A Rever How-To

I’ve discussed my frustration with various trip planning apps and GPS products at length, including my preference for paper up until very recently. Per my comments back in February, REVER has become my go-to trip planning software. Needless to say, I’ve received … Continue reading

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