Let It Rain?

"The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain." ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Riding a motorcycle in the rain takes more than a shrug of the shoulders and the acceptance to 'let it rain." Comfort and enjoyment go down (WAY down) and the risk skyrockets. As riders, there are a [...]

New Gear for 2016: Highway 21

"Cruise with Highway 21" Named after a scenic Idaho highway stretching through the Rocky Mountains, Highway 21 is committed to enhancing your riding lifestyle so you can "cruise the highway".  They may be a relatively new brand, but they are backed by 55 years in the power sports industry, so you can rely on their [...]

By | 2016-04-22T16:49:35+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on New Gear for 2016: Highway 21

New Year New Gear | Scorpion

With every new year comes new gear to celebrate! We are excited to introduce Scorpion as an addition to our selection of gear lines for 2016. Scorpion has been dedicated to providing premium products to motorcycle riders of all kinds for the past decade. With so many products to highlight choosing only a few to review [...]

D30 Riding Armor on This Jacket Protects the Rider

When you talk about motorcycle technology, most of us think of electronics of some sort, fuel-injection controllers or a navigation system — or maybe even the latest high-powered exhaust. As a rule, motorcycle jackets don’t usually fall under the category of innovative, high-tech gear. Until now.

We first told you about d3o technology in February of 2010 (see “What We Saw at Indianapolis Dealer Expo). Today, we’re pleased to share that J&P Cycles now sells the new Firstgear Rainier jacket that employs d3o T3 intelligent shock absorption armor in the shoulders and elbows, providing incredible protection for riders who fall off their bikes. How much … Continue Reading

By | 2015-04-14T14:41:52+00:00 April 15th, 2011|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on D30 Riding Armor on This Jacket Protects the Rider

Take a Little Comfort and Protection from Alpinestars

As this most terrible of winters in a century thankfully draws to a close, a lot of us are venturing out, getting back in the saddle and hitting the road. But temps remain a bit cool, and we’ve got the perfect apparel to make it easy to stay geared up and still be comfortable.

It’s not quite time for a t-shirt and a cool breeze, but the folks at Alpinestars offer motorcycle clothing and gear for everyone from road racers to NASCAR drivers. They walk that fine line between keeping you in good shape in the event of a “get off” and saving you from boiling in your jacket.

One … Continue Reading

By | 2015-04-14T12:49:48+00:00 March 24th, 2011|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Take a Little Comfort and Protection from Alpinestars

Refusing to Cave in to the Bitter Bite of Winter

As I was eating lunch this afternoon, I happened to catch tomorrow’s weather forecast on the tube. The 30-mile morning commute promises to be a brisk 37 degrees! Some of us are fortunate enough to not be forced into winter hibernation, and some of us simply refuse to comply with the edicts of winter.

Since Scott Holton recently went over — in fine detail, I might add — how to prepare your bike for winter lockup, I figured it was time to give you a heads up on a few ways to resist Old Man Winter and keep riding year-round.

I personally don’t go to great pains to prepare for … Continue Reading

Tour Master Heats Up the Fall Riding Season

Every fall as the weather starts to cool off here in the Midwest the leaves start to change my favorite spots to go and break the speed limits start to take on a whole new look. Which makes me want to go and ride them even more. But along with the colorful changing of the season comes a change in temperature that isn’t as suitable for riding as the scenery.  Especially as we get deeper into the fall and winter, the stinging cold starts to seep in through your fingers and toes and finally reaches up in your chest until you feel like you’re standing in an icebox with an … Continue Reading