Cardo Freecom 2+ Review

The motorcycle Bluetooth communicator wars are a pretty heated arena. Sena, Cardo, Uclear, and even some helmet manufacturers have been duking it out in a battle royale of features, easy integration, ease of use, durability, and all sorts of other criteria. I’ve had the opportunity to test and use all manner of Bluetooth comms over…

Dunlop Mutant Tires Review

Dunlop refers to their new Mutant tire as a crossover tire. The idea behind that is that it blends the best parts of the DNA from sport, touring, off-road/trail, and wet race tires into a single magic do-it-all tire. Unfortunately, the problem with trying to be good at everything, is that you often end up…

Motorcycle Missions CL350

Had the opportunity to shoot Motorcycle Missions Build 9, an all-female built Honda CL350, for their upcoming 2022 calendar. Click here to see the photos in action, support Motorcycle Missions, and get a copy of the calendar for yourself.

2021 IMS Outdoors

Swung down to the Texas Motor Speedway to check out the new format of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show, which has officially been dubbed IMS Outdoors. Decent for a new format that’s in its first year, but overall, I was a bit underwhelmed. Aside from the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder bikes on display, there just…

Southern Throwdown 8

Eric and I took a trip to Yellow Rose Canyon in Mt Enterprise, TX for Oliver Peck’s Southern Throwdown chopper show. With the show moving from the Bomb Factory in Dallas to the Yellow Rose Canyon outdoor venue/campground, and changing up to a multi-day format, we didn’t quite know what to expect. We got there…

2019 Kawasaki Z400 Review

I won’t get into the details of how my husband helped me decide on the Z400 for my first bike, but I wasn’t appalled by the looks, I trust his judgment (obviously, he married me), and I could sit on the bike with my feet touching the ground. Sold. Okay, bright green isn’t my jam,…

The Ruroc Problem

Ruroc has recently whipped themselves into a frenzy doing damage control trying to prove that their helmets…well…don’t suck. Look, I don’t own a Ruroc helmet, so I can’t comment first hand on their helmets. Nor do I plan on ever owning one, because I think they suck. I mean, if all it takes is a…

Talimena 2021

We took a trip to Oklahoma and Arkansas to ride the Talimena Scenic Byway, explore Robber’s Cave, and to just take some time away from the normal world to relax and reset. While the ride to our AirBnB in Oklahoma, as well as our ride back home, were both plagued with nonstop rain; leaving us…

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…

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…