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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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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Touchscreen Motorcycle Gloves That Work With Your iPhone, Droid & iPad

Posted by admin

Mar 9, 2015 9:02:00 AM

Touchscreen_Motorcycle_Gloves_iPhone_Droid_iPadThere is a long list of touch screen functions we perform everyday. From making a quick call, texting, using the ATM and accessing the internet using our Droids, iPads, iPhones and more. These capactive touchscreen devices are easy to use with the naked hand, but can create frustration when it comes to wearing motorcycle gloves and attempting to utilize such high tech devices.

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Topics: Touch Screen Gloves

3 Important Considerations Before you Buy Motorcycle Gear

Posted by Tom Schwab

Mar 6, 2015 5:17:16 PM

considerations_before_buy_motorcylce_gearRiding a motorcycle requires special gear to improve your riding experience, capabilities and comfort. That makes choosing the right motorcycle gear critically important. Here are three key areas of focus to help you  buy the right Motorcycle gear and improve your riding ability and comfort. 

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3 Ways to Save Money on Motorcycle Gear

Posted by Tom Schwab

Mar 3, 2015 2:06:00 PM

Save_Money_Motorcylce_GearWhether you just bought a motorcycle or are thinking about buying one, the next thing you will need to think about is motorcycle gear. You will need helmets, bags, jackets, more bags, gloves, boots, even more bags, (you can’t have too many bags!) and things you haven’t thought of yet. The gear you need to ride safe and look stylish while doing it can get expensive, and that is why you need to know three ways to save money on motorcycle gear.

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Topics: motorcycle gear

7 Tips & Tricks to Get Ready to Ride this Spring Motorcycle Season

Posted by Dan Moyle

Feb 23, 2015 11:33:00 AM

4_dudes_on_roadWhether your motorcycle is sitting in a garage all winter or you're just riding fewer miles, the spring riding season is like a new beginning. In some states, bikers can't ride at all in the winter. Other motorcycle enthusiasts get to log a few miles in the winter months. Either way, spring, summer and fall riding is still prime-time. 

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