Category Archives: Gear and Safety

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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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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Metzeler ME 888 Marathon Ultra: Taking it further

A few months back I wrote about changing out my front tire from the Metzeler ME 880 to the new ME 888 Marathon Ultra. This year’s trip to the Dragon Raid had a few casualties, my rear ME 888 that … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Gear Review: Olympia 734 Digital Protector Gloves

I recently retired my trusty Olympia summer riding gloves. To Olympia’s credit, it had nothing to do with the gloves themselves, simply that I wanted to upgrade to a set of touch screen summer gloves. I’ve mentioned in the past … Continue reading

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Random Blurbs: Is that a camera?

The older I get the less in touch with technology I am. When I was 17, I saved a couple paychecks and bought my first computer (633 Celeron), at 18 I saved more checks and bought a pre-paid cell phone … Continue reading

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Random Blurb: Stop means Stop right?

Over the weekend I managed to zip down a few miles of my favorite local roads. After coming around a bend I caught a glimpse of an object moving at high speed on an intercept course. Fortunately, the early warning … Continue reading

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