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10 Slideshares about Motorcycles you must see

Posted by Tom Schwab

Mar 27, 2015 11:00:00 AM

open_road_is_photoRiding a motorcycle can be a lot of fun, but it’s also a large responsibility. It is easy to gather information on motorcycle gear, insurance, trips and other items. You could probably sit and read and watch slide shares all day for weeks. But if you do nothing else, here are ten that you need to see for sure.



Topics: motorcycle gear, Motorcycle camping, Laws

You Know You Have Spring Motorcycle Fever When...

Posted by Dan Moyle

Mar 25, 2015 9:31:00 AM


Spring fever has set in. You know it. Your kids know it. Your neighbors know it. But how do you know you know it? Here are a few signs to tell if you're suffering from spring motorcycle fever.


3 Quick Apparel Tips to Get Ready for the Spring Motorcycle Season

Posted by Dan Moyle

Mar 23, 2015 9:30:00 AM


Spring means one thing for bikers: time to hit the road! But first ... make sure your gear is set. Getting your apparel ready for spring takes just a little planning, so don't worry. You'll be carving asphalt soon. Here are a few quick tips to get you started on your spring readiness duties.


Topics: motorcycle gear

Getting Your Bike Ready for Spring: Motorcycle Maintenance

Posted by Dan Moyle

Mar 20, 2015 1:49:00 PM


Spring has sprung and you're about ready to break down that garage door and hit the road. Before your heel hits that kickstand, take a little time to make sure your bike is as ready for spring as you are.


Topics: Motorcycle Maintenence Tips

What Motorcylce Gloves can reveal about the Rider

Posted by Tom Schwab

Mar 18, 2015 1:33:00 PM

WhatglovesrevealabouttheriderThe open road.

There is no feeling in the world as liberating as cruising down the highway on your motorcycle. This sense of freedom can be enjoyed by riders with any level of experience and while riding any sort of motorcycle.

There are as many types of motorcycles as there are riders.  Riders also have a vast selection of equipment from which to choose.   Helmets, boots and jackets are some of the gear riders can purchase as stock item or customize to their personal taste.   When it comes to gloves, motorcycle riders can make their selections based on both style and functionality.


6 Ways that Science is Revolutionizing Motorcycle Riding

Posted by Tom Schwab

Mar 16, 2015 9:30:00 AM

6-ways-science-revolutionizing-motorcycle-ridingModern motorcycle riding is a completely different animal than riding bikes as little as 5 years ago. Science has made bike riding safer and more efficient, and in many ways has revolutionized the sport. In that vein, here's a look at some of the latest and greatest ways that technology has revolutionized motorcycle riding.


Olympia introduces Best Motorcycle Glove: Rain or Shine

Posted by Tom Schwab

Mar 13, 2015 5:00:00 PM

4300_Gore_Tex_Rain_Shine_Motorcylce_gloveOne of the most important articles of clothing for any rider is a decent glove. No one should really go riding without one on each hand. Not only will they give you protection from the elements, but if you go down soft or hard, they'll also offer you protection from asphalt, cement and gravel road rash.

Up until this point, some of the finest riding gloves were made of soft and flexible leather. Leather gives superior abrasion resistance; it is supple enough to let you grip the handles, and it provides a modicum of protection from the weather.


Topics: All Season Motorcycle Gloves, Long Distance Riding, Gel Palm Gloves, leather motorcycle gloves, Hand Numbness/Vibration, Spring, comfort

5 Spring Motorcycle Riding Tricks That Work Every Time

Posted by Tom Schwab

Mar 13, 2015 9:00:00 AM

5-spring-motorcycle-riding-tricks-that-work-every-timeIf you’re a motorcycle rider, there’s nothing like the first warm spring day to help you shake off the sorrow of watching your favorite possession wasting away all winter. But before you crank it up and point it into the wind, make sure to take a few precautions. Motorcycle riding in early spring is often an eye-opener – the weather’s chilly, the roads might be slick from patches of melting snow and ice and the sky can open any time.

Whether or not you’re new to motorcycle riding, take the time to make sure you and your bike are ready for that first spring ride.


5 Signs of Spring for the Motorcycle Rider

Posted by Tom Schwab

Mar 12, 2015 8:42:00 AM

Signs _Spring_Motorcycle_RiderWhen the snow starts to melt, the temperature rises and the sun shines more often, you know spring is on its way. If you don’t live somewhere warm enough to ride year round, your motorcycle may have been in a stationary position for many months. Here are a few sure signs of spring for the avid motorcycle rider.



6 Biggest Myths about Motorcycle Riders

Posted by Tom Schwab

Mar 11, 2015 9:09:00 AM

Biggest_Myths_Motorcycle_RidersIt’s true that a certain aura goes along with anyone on a motorcycle. Some are good, some are not. While we love the old movies, they leave many non-riders with many misconceptions we bikers deal with that just aren’t true. TV shows, movies, and a select few shape how the world looks at bikers, but more are everyday people enjoying the roads in a different way. Here are the top misconceptions many people have about those who ride motorcycles.


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