April 16, 2013 | By: Jeff Maddox
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.
#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 their hair all … Continue Reading
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
October 19, 2011 | By: Troy Porter
Editor’s Note: This post was authored by Troy Porter, J&P Cycles’ Iowa showroom supervisor and a hunting enthusiast. What he writes here could save your life this fall.
Autumn isn’t the least bit subtle here in Anamosa, Iowa. It comes on strong with a change in temperature, darker skies for the commute both ways, and of course the unbelievable colors presented by fall leaves. If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast, you know that few things are as beautiful as an autumn ride through the rolling hills in Iowa. And a lot of us are taking full advantage of it.
Unfortunately, fall also spells the end of the riding season — damn … Continue Reading
In today’s installment of Two for Tuesday we’re going to cover a sensitive subject. There’s no tip-toeing around the topic, so let’s just call it what it is. It’s that burning in your buttocks that’s been colorfully described as many things, including swamp ass, monkey butt and biker butt.
No amount of high-dollar motorcycle seats or cushions or pads can prevent this malady, and it’s not just a long day of riding that can put that uncomfortable swagger in your walk. It could arrive after a long day of walking around your favorite biker event in the hot sun wearing your riding gear. However you get it, it’s going to … Continue Reading