Tag Archives: Motorcycle Gear

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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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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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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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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How Cold is Too Cold to Ride: Approaching the Limit

From the social media updates around the country, it appears that a bit of snow has fallen over the past week. Apparently “The South” got a dusting, but undoubtedly, we also got a good batch of it here in southwest … 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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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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How to Winterize Your Motorcycle: The Unconventional Method

Turn the key. Pull in the clutch. Thumb the ignition.   Wait… what?   Did I mention “unconventional”?   Look, countless articles have been written on winterizing your motorcycle. This time of year it’s the same old song, clean up the … 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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