Stay Dry With These Rain Gear Buying Tips

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May 21, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles

Rain Gear“Into each life some rain must fall. Some days must be dark and dreary.” So says Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, though he probably wasn’t thinking of motorcyclists when he wrote it. Rain and winter weather will always be a part of motorcycle riding and it is up to us to protect ourselves from those exasperating elements. Fortunately, these days, there are a lot of waterproof options available to help us stay dry during those dark and dreary days in the saddle.

Now, there is more than one way to stay dry. You can make sure your primary riding gear is weather resistant by choosing products that are designed to keep the … Continue Reading

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Are You Really Ready to Ride?

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March 24, 2014 | By: Jeff Maddox

Get Ready to Ride

Editor’s Note:What appears below is a guest blog post from veteran biker Jeff Maddox, who regularly holds court over at the JMAdog blog.

Are you prepared? The riding season is upon us and I for one need to get out and do a little back road traveling. But really, are you prepared? I know the first thing that comes to mind when presented with that question is usually a “yes!” New tires, oil changed, your bike is cleaned up with a full tank of fresh gas, of course your bike is ready. But the question is, are you prepared?

It’s been a long, cold winter. More snow in … Continue Reading

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Motorcycle Class Brings New, Old Riders Together – Each with a Story to Tell

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February 24, 2014 | By: Kayleigh Pingel

Motorcycle CourseMotorcycle riders each have their own history of how they ended up in the saddle, where their bikes originated from, and what drives them to continue their journey on two wheels. If you read my personal story in my first blog post, you’ll know that nearly a year ago I started riding my own motorcycle after completing a basic motorcycle rider course. But I feel that my story is far from the most interesting out there, so I’d like to share the stories of some of the motorcyclists who learned to ride alongside me over those few days almost a year ago.

Gathering for a motorcycle course in … Continue Reading

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Bell Introduces Two New Helmet Lines for 2014

December 23, 2013 | By: J&P Cycles

Bell Helmets is leading the way for the 2014 riding season by continuing to release cutting-edge style lids for all types of riders. Unlike some of the other helmet manufactures out there, Bell is doing more than just releasing bold new graphics; they are releasing new styles and designs that push the envelope while staying loyal to their heritage of safety and style. Earlier this year Bell released the Rogue helmet which was innovative and new. Bell reinvented the half helmet and marketed it to the hard core cruiser market. This year Bell is at it again with the Qualifier line and the new retro Bullitt!

The Qualifier has many … Continue Reading

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Seasons: The Other ‘Cycle’ for Motorcyclists

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December 10, 2013 | By: Jeff Maddox

winter-ride2Editor’s Note:What appears below is a guest blog post from veteran biker Jeff Maddox, who regularly holds court over at the JMAdog blog.

This is the time of year when the majority of riders have an internal struggle regarding whether or not to ride. For the most part, we are in the grips of ever-changing weather, colder temperatures and nasty roads. We always have our eyes on the weather for the sliver of hope that “today, we will ride.” We are cursed with this and I would argue that we think more about our bikes when we can’t ride, because when the weather is consistently good, we ride without … Continue Reading

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Changing Gears

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October 16, 2013 | By: Jeff Maddox

Fall SceneEditor’s Note:What appears below is a guest blog post from veteran biker Jeff Maddox, who regularly holds court over at the JMAdog blog.

It’s time to change gears. You can feel change in the air right now as summer is slowly fading into fall, and as Mother Nature is telling those who ride to either dress warmer or put this bike away. We fight it like a kid being told to come in the house and eat supper. We want to play some more - and we’re not ready to give in. There are a lot of areas in this country where we as bikers can ride all year … Continue Reading

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Guest Blogger Jeff Maddox Says, ‘Ride Today!’

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April 16, 2013 | By: Jeff Maddox

sean-winterEditor’s Note:What appears below is a guest blog post from veteran biker Jeff Maddox, who regularly holds court over at the JMAdog blog.

#ridetoday Sounds easy, doesn’t it? As we go through this transition of seasons (cold/cool mornings to warmer afternoons), it can be a little difficult to be motivated or even mentally prepared to ride. Some of us will wait for more consistent weather while I on the other hand will go ahead and bundle up in the morning in order to have that nice ride home after work.

I know not everyone has a job that allows them to come in smelling like exhaust fumes with … Continue Reading

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Tales From The Asphalt

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July 6, 2012 | By: J&P Cycles

Years ago during a different time and possibly a different state of mind, the hardcore American biker was defined as someone who traveled the country with just the bare necessities. No hotels and plush accommodations for this group!

A bike, a sense of adventure, and an attitude was all that was needed. In today’s go, go, go environment, this type of American biker doesn’t exist. Caught-up in the whirlwind of responsibilities, in a fast-paced world that demands more and more of our time, is where most of us fall just in order to survive….

Today’s bikers are more like weekend warriors packing up trailers and all sorts of pleasantries for … Continue Reading

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Seat Pad Helps a J&P Staffer Get to the ‘Bottom’ of a Problem

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March 8, 2012 | By: Lowell Anderson

I’m not in the habit of endorsing products, but every now and then I run across something that’s truly magnificent, and this is one of those times. I’m also not a big fan of trying out new stuff or gaining new experiences.

For example, I find that I order the same thing for breakfast almost every time I go out. I get up at the same time every day — weekends included. I tend to wear the same style of clothing at all times, and if I go to McDonald’s, I religiously order the same value meal.

I’m guessing I just know what I like, and to change things without … Continue Reading

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Drag Specialties Treats Dealers to a Sky High Riding Experience

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November 9, 2011 | By: Jason Hayes

Each year Drag Specialties invites some of its customers to participate in a dealer bike ride, and the location of this three-day adventure is usually someplace where the word “pristine” can be used to describe it.

Take this year’s ride, for example. We met up outside of Denver, Colo., and spent the next couple of days exploring the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. That’s right, the Continental Divide. At 11,990 feet in elevation, it’s one of the highest places in the country you can go riding.

I had the opportunity to attend this year on behalf of J&P Cycles, and I have to thank the Drag Specialties folks … Continue Reading

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