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5 Reasons to Love Deerskin Motorcycle Gloves

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Jun 24, 2014 1:40:00 PM

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Deerskin has long been prized by riders, and deerskin gloves can make a great addition to your motorcycle gear collection.

When designed and constructed well, no motorcycle glove will feel softer, or fit better.

Here are 5 surprising facts about deerskin ... and 5 tips on how to choose and care for the deerskin motorcycle glove that is right for you.

Trust us ... you'll never look at Bambi the same way again.

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Topics: All Season Motorcycle Gloves, Deerskin motorcycle gloves

The Motorcycle Riders Who Matter Most

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Jun 19, 2014 4:40:00 PM

DADS

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Keep Cool: Tips for Motorcycle Riders, Summer Motorcycle Gloves & More

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Jun 17, 2014 7:39:00 PM

blue_skyWe love the cool breezes and lazy days of summer, but sometime riding on 90 degree days can feel like  you're being blasted by a hair dryer!

Here's a round-up of rider suggestions for keeping cool when riding in extreme heat.

Why Motorcycle Gear in the Summer?

When riding this summer, don't be tempted to go without protective gear.

it sounds counter-intuitive, but in the summer, riders really need to cover up.

Why? Besides exposure to road rash, riders who ride uncovered dehydrate MORE quickly as sweat evaporates.  That can cause heat exhaustion -- and it's totally unnecessary.

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Topics: motorcycle gear, Summer motorcycle riding, Tips for Summer Riding, Summer Motorcycle Gloves

6 Cool Motorcycle Gadgets Under $50 for a Hassle Free Trip

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Jun 16, 2014 5:36:00 AM

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We're always interested in the newest and coolest motorcycle gadgets.  It'a funny how something as simple a new handle grips or a cupholder can make a huge difference in your comfort on the road. 

Some gadgets aren't worth the money, but several are well worth their price for the comfort, safety or convenience they add..

Here are a few inexpensive gadgets that will help make your trip a little more enjoyable.

1. Tank Bags

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26 Tips to Reduce Hand Numbness For Motorcycle Riders

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Jun 10, 2014 7:23:00 AM

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Motorcycle riders sometimes experience hand numbness, forearm fatigue, and other hand/wrist/arm discomfort -- especially early in the riding season.

This occurence is surprisingly prevalent among riders.

Recently in the Motorcycle Enthusiasts group forum on Linkedin, there were over 100 comments regarding this problem -- which shows how very common it is.

Often, the best suggestions come from other riders.

Here are 26 tips from riders who have dealt with hand discomfort.

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Topics: Gel Palm Gloves, Hand Numbness/Vibration

Gift Guide for Motorcycle Riders -- Celebrating Dads on Father's Day

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Jun 5, 2014 10:00:00 AM

fathers_dayLet's start with a true story:

One June, my brother and I wanted to get our dad fresh bagels, for a special Father's Day breakfast.

Without asking, we took the keys to his new red Firebird, and drove to the bagel store.  Unfortunately, we totaled it on the way home.

We hope our gift guide helps you celebrate the dads in your life in an equally memorable (but less dramatic) way!

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Topics: Motorcycle rider gift guide

Long Distance Motorcycle Riding: Resources To Plan Your Trip

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

May 29, 2014 4:40:00 PM


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For lots of riders, summer weekends mean long rides on the bike.

For some riders, that's a nice weekend cruise  ... for others, it's a road trip with a specific destination and length in mind.

Whether you belong to a long distance club with its own challenge like the Hoka Hey Challenge, prefer twisting the throttle on your own, or set your sights on achieving one of the milestone Iron Butt Association challenges, careful planning will improve your ride.

Here are some resources that long distance riders may find helpful.

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Topics: Long Distance Riding, Summer motorcycle riding

Crowdsourced Tips (and Myths) for Breaking-In New Leather Motorcycle Gloves

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

May 29, 2014 9:20:00 AM

Leather motorcycle gloveThere's nothing quite like a brand spanking new pair of leather motorcycle gloves.

While leather gloves should be comfortable from day one, they may still need some breaking in.

And while everyone seems to have their own favorite method to do this, there is no one "tried and true" method.

Many people will break a glove in the old fashioned way just by using them and roughing them up a bit.

 Looking for a shortcut? 

Here's a crowdsourced list of ways to give new leather motorcycle gloves more flexibility:

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Summer Riding Survival Guide: Hot Weather Motorcycle Gear

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

May 23, 2014 8:43:00 AM

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It’s a common summer riding concern, and we hear it a lot: riders hate to wear lot of gear when it’s hot, humid, and sticky ...

Riders need cooler options, that still protect.

Unlike Beckham pictured above, look for gear with strategically placed abrasion resistant materials for the protection you need and the hot weather comfort you want.

Here's the lowdown on warm weather gear to keep you safe and comfortable on the road as temps climb -- and summer riding tips to help you beat the heat.
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Topics: Summer motorcycle riding

How To Choose Summer Motorcycle Gloves: Sunny Days Ahead!

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

May 23, 2014 8:38:00 AM

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When it comes to summer riding, we're constantly exposed to nature's elements.

Riding can be a challenge in blistering heat, under the hot melting sun.

Why wear gloves for warm weather riding?  For hand protection, which is essential year-round.

And to keep cool and cmfortable, choose the right gloves for the season. 

Here's a simple guide explaining the best options.

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