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The Impact of Motorcycle Gloves on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Posted by Tom Schwab

Aug 3, 2015 1:03:00 PM

 

 

NanoCarpal tunnel syndrome happens when the median nerve running from the forearm into the palm is pressured and squeezed at the wrist. The nerve sense sensations into the hand and impulses to small muscles in a number of areas. The median nerve in the carpal tunnel area can become compressed when it is overused or traumatized. Carpal tunnel syndrome can be mild, moderate, or even severe. At best, it is uncomfortable. When you think of carpal tunnel syndrome, you most often attribute it to someone sitting at a desk typing for too long with bad posture. But the affliction can settle in with many others as well. Even motorcycle riders. When you ride your motorcycle, do your hands ever get numb? That could be from the bike’s vibration, but it also could be the onset of carpal tunnel syndrome. Here are a few ways motorcycle gloves can combat, prevent, and help cure carpal tunnel syndrome in motorcycle riders.

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How a Weekend Motorcycle Trip Brought Us Closer

Posted by Dan Moyle

Jul 31, 2015 11:53:00 AM

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1,000 miles. 3 days. 3 men. 1 great priceless experience. 

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Topics: Long Distance Riding, Motorcycle riding

Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: Colorado

Posted by Tom Schwab

Jul 29, 2015 4:00:00 PM

 

dude_on_yellow_bikeColorado has staggering beauty and for many motorcyclists, it is the ultimate riding destination. You get breathtaking stretches along the Rocky Mountains and the state gives riders more amenities than they could ever need. There are so many great rides in Colorado that it is hard to choose just a few. Take your time in the state each time you visit and you’re sure to discover new treasures every trip. Here are just a few of the options for the best motorcycle routes in Colorado.

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Why I Ride in Charity Motorcycle Rides

Posted by Dan Moyle

Jul 27, 2015 11:41:00 AM

4_dudes_on_roadAs a biker, I've known for a long time how charitable and generous the motorcycle community can be. It doesn't matter if a biker is a lawyer during the day, a union member, a cook or on disability, bikers give back. This has been proven to me in the last 2 years as a member of a non-profit that serves veterans. 

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Topics: Motorcycle riding

The Motorcycle Rider Wave

Posted by Dan Moyle

Jul 24, 2015 11:40:00 AM

guy_on_red_ducate_bigWhy do motorcycle riders wave at each other?

As a rider for over 20 years, I've waved at countless brothers and sisters of the road. Cruiser, cafe bike, crotch rocket, enduro ... if you're on 2 wheels (or even 3 - trikes count!) I'll wave. While I've ridden American iron my whole life - Harley-Davidson and Buell - I don't care what you're riding. If you're out of the cage (aka "car"), you're a kindred spirit. 

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Topics: Motorcycle riding

Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: Arizona

Posted by Tom Schwab

Jul 22, 2015 4:00:00 PM

 

 

EasyRiderWhen you think about riding in the state of Arizona, your mind might automatically wander to the Grand Canyon and the world famous natural wonder of the world. While the Grand Canyon is definitely a gorgeous site to see, the state offers other diverse scenery including pristine lakes, rivers, forests, other canyons, and cactus filled deserts, among other items. Here are a few of the favorite places motorcyclists enjoy riding around Arizona.

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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: California

Posted by Tom Schwab

Jul 15, 2015 4:00:00 PM

 

 

TomCruiseCalifornia is a great place to ride because the weather is decent in many areas all year long. It has great diversity in terms of scenery and there are over 1,100 miles of shorelines as well as canyons, mountains, alpine areas and more. You can also ride through some of the most popular and appealing cities in the world. Since California is the biggest tourist state in the country, many motorcyclists find themselves in the area and there are plenty of things to do between rides. Here are some of the best routes for a motorcyclist in California.

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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: Alaska

Posted by Tom Schwab

Jul 8, 2015 4:00:00 PM

 

BeartoothAlaska is a scenic wonder for any rider and it offers a variety of long and lonely roads. Alaska is known as the last frontier because much of the state remains untouched. That gives a rider endless miles of unspoiled beauty including mountains, coastlines, wildlife, forests and more. The biggest hurdle to overcome is getting your motorcycle to Alaska if you don’t already live there. Once you arrive, you have to then deal with weather, lodging and other factors. It is worth the effort to work it out because when you tour Alaska by motorcycle, you will take rides you won’t soon forget. Here are a few favorite motorcycle routes for riders in Alaska.

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5 Tips to Help you Choose Great Summer Hot Weather Motorcycle Gloves

Posted by Tom Schwab

Jul 6, 2015 8:56:00 AM


 

757Summer is the time of year when most motorcycle riders enjoy their bikes the most. However, it can also be highly uncomfortable to ride in the heat and humidity. Riders need to stay safe by wearing gloves and other protective gear, but that does not mean they have to dress in full leather and sweat their way down the road. These tips will help you choose the best motorcycle gloves for the hot summer months.

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What Motorcycle Riders Should Learn from the Tour de France

Posted by Tom Schwab

Jul 3, 2015 12:11:00 PM

 

 

3_dudes_on_bikesAh, yes, the Tour de France. Cyclists ride at lightening speeds at great length. But those are bicycles and you ride a motorcycle. They both have two wheels and that’s where the resemblance ends, right? Actually, there’s quite a bit you can learn from the tour de France, even as a motorcycle rider. Here are a few items:

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