Summer Riding Tips

When the weather starts to heat up, the dangers of dehydration, sunburns, and heat exhaustion start to become very real for motorcyclists. At the worst end of the spectrum is full-blown heat stroke, which can be fatal, and requires immediate medical intervention, so let’s cultivate some strategies to prevent ending up in that place. The…

Roland Sands Design Jagger (Gunmetal) Jacket Review

What qualities make for a good motorcycle jacket? Is it the abrasion resistance? Protective armor? Waterproofness? Cooling ventilation? Durable long-lasting build quality? Premium styling? What if I told you that there’s a single jacket that offers it all? Would you believe it? Well, the RSD Jagger is that jacket, and handily delivers on all those…

Loop Earplugs Review

When it came to hearing protection, my attitude used to be a resounding “meh, whatever.” It’s not that I wasn’t concerned about hearing loss (although it’s likely that attending dozens of heavy metal concerts over the last 20+ years has probably left me totally screwed in that regard anyway), but that I couldn’t wrap my…

10 Motorcycle Accessories I Can’t Live Without

Can’t live without? That seems a bit over-the-top, but “would rather have than not have” just doesn’t have that sort of ring to it. Idiomatic trivialities aside, these are things that I find absolutely indispensable, and certainly wouldn’t give up without a fight. So here we are, the ten motorcycle accessories I can’t live without….

Winter Gear Essentials

Ah, the crisp chill of winter. For some motorcyclists, that means it’s time to pack it in for the year, and wait for things to thaw, usually in March or so. For the hardcore, the dedicated, or the slightly stupid (I’m easily all three), it means it’s time to enjoy some brisk rides. Windchill ain’t…

Alpinestars Gal Women’s Jacket Review

Jackets were difficult as a new rider.  I’m used to paper-thin women’s clothing, not well-made heavy leather.  My body is a little atypical from most women, as well.  I have a long torso, large shoulders, arms, and ribs, but small chest and midsection.  It was a challenge to find a jacket that could accommodate the…