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So far Joe Sparrow has created 19 blog entries.

Tips for the Road From the Wandering Sparrow

When it comes to riding I've found that if you're not comfortable you are not happy. When you're not happy it's no fun to ride. Motorcycle manufacturers have designed bikes to be One Size Fits All and that's where the problem lies. To be comfortable on your bike you must make the three points of [...]

By |2016-06-07T10:10:35+00:00June 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tips for the Road From the Wandering Sparrow

Deer Avoidance by the Wandering Sparrow

Mom was right...... motorcycles are dangerous but her warnings went in one ear and out the other. I didn't listen at a young age because they were just too much fun and exhilarating. Now that I'm my mother's age (rest her soul) I've come to realize that the best way to handle danger is not [...]

By |2016-05-16T14:45:00+00:00May 16th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Wandering Sparrow: Bell Pit Boss Helmet Review

With over 100,000 miles in 3 years of personal use, I’ve found that the Bell Pit Boss helmet has served me well but it’s time to retire it and move on to another helmet. My “well worn” Bell Pit Boss helmet with over 100,000 miles of everyday use. When I went looking for a [...]

By |2017-01-10T10:18:35+00:00May 10th, 2016|Categories: Product Information, Uncategorized|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Wandering Sparrow: Bell Pit Boss Helmet Review

Five weeks in Florida with the Wandering Sparrow

The 75th running of Daytona, Florida's Bike Week was rumored to be the biggest one to date with upwards of a half million attendees and rightfully so. Sturgis, South Dakota just had their 75th Bike Week Rally a mere seven months earlier and experienced record numbers in attendance (anniversary years tend to do that). [...]

By |2016-04-27T13:45:04+00:00April 25th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

The Wandering Sparrow’s Ride from Billings to Reno

J&P Cycles' own Joe Sparrow A.K.A. Wandering Sparrow, recently rode from Billings, Montana to Reno, Nevada. What Joe encounters never ceases to amaze and inspire a future road trip.  Until then, we continue to live vicariously through him.  The following is a sample of what he saw and who he met along the way. The [...]

By |2016-02-29T14:25:19+00:00November 9th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Wandering Sparrow’s Ride from Billings to Reno

From Sturgis to Nova Scotia

I usually look at the map about 10 minutes before leaving on a trip with very loose plans on how to get to where I’m going, but this adventure was different. Running into my Canadian friend Scott in Sturgis we decided to travel together to Nova Scotia, Canada and ultimately ended up in Digby for the Wharf Rat Rally (Canada’s largest motorcycle rally).

Scott collects Hard Rock Cafe t-shirts from all over the world, so we followed his plan and took an indirect route to eastern Canada. We stopped in St.Louis, Louisville, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh to enhance his collection which now totals 17 shirts. From there we crossed the border … Continue Reading