header-tagline.png
Ahead of the Curve Rider's Blog, Gear & Cycling Tips for Riders

Rhonda Hurwitz

Rhonda is a digital marketing expert helping companies grow.

Recent Posts

10 More Great Motorcycle Blogs Worthy of your Attention

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Nov 22, 2014 9:04:00 AM

Adventure


When the weather is fair, we're outdoors riding -- but on a 30 degree morning like today, we're relaxing with a hot cup of joe and checking out the motorcycle blogosphere.

The next best thing to being in the wind, is reading about it!

Here are 10 good motorcycle blogs to check out.  There are many more ... so let us know which blogsYOU read, that we may have missed, in the comments!

more

Topics: Motorcycle Travel Tips, motorcycle blogs

Why We Love Glove Liners (And You Should, Too!)

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Nov 15, 2014 11:11:00 AM

motorcycle gloves and glove liners warm up a cold morning ride.



 

This past week, the weather turned colder in many places. Barry C. writes: 

" ... I rode last night... most of my body stays relatively warm or at least tolerable except my fingers... I have a pretty good set of winter gloves too... any tips? -- Barry C.

Barry's situation is pretty common. 

There's one simple, economical  and often overlooked solution. Glove liners!

more

What Will Winter Riding Gloves Be Like In 100 Years?

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Nov 6, 2014 6:04:00 PM

winter riding gloves on the road

We hear the same two questions from a lot of riders:

Why do my winter riding gloves feel bulky?

AND

Are there gloves that keep hands warm, and provide a better feel for the controls?

Gloves without bulky padding would obviously be a lot better.

So the question is, if we can put a man on the moon, why do glove manufacturers still make gloves this way?  What gives!?

Here's why it's a difficult problem to solve ... and some options to consider:

more

Topics: Winter Motorcycle Gloves

Win Women's & Men's Motorcycle Gloves! "Selfie" Facebook Contest

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Nov 4, 2014 1:12:00 PM

win_a_free_pair_of_olympia_womens_or_mens_motorcycle_gloves_selfie_contest

"Take a Selfie" to Win Olympia Motorcycle Gloves!

Need new All Season or Winter motorcycle gloves?

This month, we're giving away a great pair of our newest motorcycle gloves -- your choice of either the All Season II, pictured above, or the WeatherKing Extra Touch. It's our little way to say thank you, and make the world a little warmer and safer for our favorite riders:)

To enter:

A winner will be selected at random on the 21st of November at 1pm EST. How easy is that?

more

Best Cold Weather Motorcycle Gloves: 2014-15 BUYER'S GUIDE

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Oct 28, 2014 3:16:00 PM

winter_duo

A year-round rider from Northern Minnesota told us recently .
..

"I love the outdoors ... and the gear that gets me there".  But it can be a challenge to keep warm, riding in those frigid Minnesota winters.

What's the best cold weather motorcycle glove? It sounds like a simple question, but there is no one answer.

  • You may be out for an hour or two ... or all day. 
  • You may have heated grips, or not.
  • The day may be wet and windy, or sunny. 
  • Your commute may start before dawn or end in the dark.

Every rider has different needs! But, there is a way to choose.

Use our 2014-15 Motorcycle Glove Buyer's Guide (below) -- pick the glove that best suits the conditions and way you ride -- and works for your budget.

Oh, yes ... and check online reviews. Hearing what other riders have to say, is usually the best indicator that a glove will go the distance.

more

Topics: Winter Motorcycle Gloves

2014-15 BUYERS GUIDE: 16 Snowmobile Gloves For Warm Hands

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Oct 27, 2014 7:44:00 PM

snowmobile_gloves_vs_snowmobile_mittens-360504-edited-059006-edited

2014-15 Snowmobile Gloves Buyers Guide: Good, Better, Best 

It gets pretty cold out there on the trails.  Warm base layers, headgear, and gloves are essential. 

When it comes to keeping hands warm, there are really only 2 rules: keep hands dry, and body heat in.  Waterproof, windproof, insulated cold weather gloves are a must.

Yet, when it comes to snowmobile gear, there's a range of prices, features, and choices.

That's why we arranged our updated 2014-15 Buyer's Guide (Scroll down, below) according to "GOOD", "VERY GOOD", AND "BEST".

All 16 featured gloves will keep you warm, but different gloves will suit different needs.

more

Topics: Snowmobile Gloves

What's Warmest: Snowmobile Gloves, or Snowmobile Mittens?

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Oct 18, 2014 11:24:00 AM

snowmobile_gloves_vs_snowmobile_mittens-360504-edited-059006-edited

 

 

 

Snowmobiling is a great recreational sport, but it can get very cold on those trails.

In fact, hands get colder while snowmobiling than other outdoor sports, like cross-country skiing ... because you don't generate as much internal heat.

Heated grips help ... but even with heated handles your palms can stay warm and the backs of your hands and fingers can get cold.

Today, we explain the options -- snowmobile mittens, gloves, or hybrids -- to keep hands warm while snowmobiling.

more

Topics: Snowmobile Gloves, Mittens

New 2014 Winter Riding Gloves: Weather Protection, plus Touch

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Oct 11, 2014 1:06:00 PM

Ice_and_Bike-motorcycle-riding-in-winter

 

It's about to start getting cold out there. 

The only thing between you and hands that are chilled to the bone, is a good winter riding glove.

You might like good touchscreen winter gloves -- built with plenty of weather protection.

Why touchscreen? Because when it freezing outside, it really sucks to take your gloves off to check messages, make a call or swipe the GPS.

Winter touchscreen motorcycle gloves are designed to keep warmth in, and keep cold, wind and wet out.

Here are tips for cold weather riding, and 2 new gloves that'll do the trick. 

more

Topics: Winter Motorcycle Gloves, Touch Screen Gloves

Motorcycle Riding in the Rain: 4 Top Reasons To Choose Gore-Tex Gloves

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Oct 8, 2014 4:30:00 PM

Rain2We woke up to cold stinging rain this morning.

And just this week, a rider wrote us, "wishing" his gloves would do a better job of keeping his hands dry.

He described his daily commute, and having to wear soggy gloves (or wait for them to dry out) after a heavy rain.

Sound familiar?

If so, the solution for warm, dry hands is literally at your fingertips.

To travel in comfort no matter what the weather, invest in good waterproof, breathable gloves and gear.

more

Topics: Waterproof Motorcycle Gloves

21 Tips for Motorcycle Riding in the Rain

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Oct 1, 2014 12:21:00 PM

 

motorcycle_in_rainLet's face it ... riding a motorcycle in the rain isn't much fun, but sometimes it's a necessary evil. We'd all prefer riding under clear blue skies. 

Before you brave the next storm on a bike, make sure you've got the proper motorcycle rain gear ready and you know how to ride safely when the heavens open up.

Here are 21 suggestions to keep in mind when you find yourself riding in wet weather.

more

Topics: Waterproof Motorcycle Gloves, Tips for Riding in Rain

Like this post? Subscribe!

     

We're glad you're here.

Subscribe!

 We write about:

  • motorcycle gear
  • motorcycle people (riders, clubs, dealers)
  • places to ride, noteworthy MC events, and the occasional promotion

Ask a question, comment ... or get in touch to guest post!