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The Four Seasons of Motorcycle Riding

Posted by Jeff Maddox

Feb 10, 2015 9:38:00 AM


The_Four_Seasons_of_RidingDepending on where you live in this big world determines how we motorcyclists feel about the four seasons. You know, like spring, summer and fall. But what about winter? Living in the Midwest you can see the temperatures go from wanting to ride to getting to ride the same day. Sure, if you're a die-hard you can ride pretty much year-round, but for most motorcyclists this is the time of year you're not looking for a curvy road - you're looking for the battery tender depending on where you live in this big world determines how we motorcyclists feel about the four seasons.


Topics: Motorcycle riders

4 Ways to Beat the Winter Biker Blues

Posted by Dan Moyle

Feb 5, 2015 4:26:00 PM


For motorcycle enthusiasts - bikers - the winter blues set in right about the same time we put away the bike for the last time and hook up the trickle charger. It doesn't take long to miss the open road. So what do we do? We start to dream about the curves, think about the wind and our right hand starts to twitch & twist a bit. 

Winter doesn't have to hurt. Here are a few ways to beat those winter biker blues.


Topics: All Season Motorcycle Gloves

What Makes the Best Motorcycle Riding Gloves? Riders Weigh In.

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Dec 26, 2014 1:17:00 PM


To get inspiration for our newest glove styles, we don’t have to look far.

Your letters, emails and product reviews are GOLD for a small, family owned company like ours. When we want to update our current styles and make the best motorcycle riding glove, we don’t have a huge development laboratory or legions of scientists and designers …

We have something better.  YOU.


6 Tips to Help You Choose Great Cold Weather Motorcycle Gloves

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Dec 19, 2014 11:01:00 AM



Winter riders are a hardy bunch. Still, the right gear is key to a comfortable ride.

Funny thing is, when it comes to cold weather gloves, riders sometimes try to improvise. Recently someone in a riding forum said he wore scuba gloves while riding his bike. Why would anyone want to do that?

Good cold weather motorcycle gloves aren't hard to find. And you don't have to spend a fortune, to keep hands warm and comfortable  ... especially when you know what to look for.

  • Choose moderately priced, high quality gear that will protect you from wind, wet, and cold.

  • Choose it well, and it will keep you warm even in extreme cold conditions.

  • Take care of it, and it will last you a good long time. 

Here are 6 things you need to know before buying winter riding gloves. Leave the scuba gear at home!


2014 Unusual and Useful Holiday Gifts for Motorcycle Riders

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Dec 13, 2014 10:14:00 AM


If we're not out riding, we're dreaming of riding, or planning our next ride. So when it comes to holiday gifts, riders are a pretty easy bunch to please.

But we noticed something: most of the gift guides for motorcycle riders look very similar -- so we thought we'd spice it up a bit:

We started with a dozen online motorcycle magazines, review sites, blogs, and e-retailers ...

... and hand-selected gifts - from the useful and practical to the unusual and hard to find.

Here's a curated collection of gifts for riders, at every price point.

Last minute holiday shopping for your favorite rider just got a whole lot easier!


Topics: Motorcycle rider gift guide

Keeping Hands Warm: The Heated Motorcycle Gloves Debate!

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Dec 5, 2014 6:47:00 PM


Every winter, the electric gloves debate heats up (we couldn't help ourselves ...)

Just this week, we got two product reviews on the subject!  So then we asked the question on facebook and twitter, and the results are pretty interesting.  

The experienced riders we hear from (not a scientific sample by any means) are split down the middle, but maybe leaning more to heated gloves.

Take a look at the following two 5-star glove reviews: Two experienced riders, with completely different views! 


Gifts for Motorcycle Riders: Great Deals on Winter Riding Gloves & More!

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Dec 3, 2014 9:06:00 AM



Before Riding Motorcycle in Winter: Do These 3 Things

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Dec 2, 2014 11:32:00 PM

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With a few functional accessories and mods, it's possible to rig your ride to block wind and keep you warmer in winter conditions.

Wearing the proper gear will keep you riding longer, too.

Here are 3 things to consider when preparing your motorcycle to go the extra mile in the chill. 

Mods, Winter Motorcycle Gear, Warmest Gloves 

In our experience, successful cold weather riding is a matter of finding the perfect combination of winter motorcycle gear to wear, and modifying your motorcycle to help combat the elements. 

Let's start with your bike: Specifically, your windshield, seat, hand covers and protection for legs and feet.


Topics: Winter Motorcycle Gloves

10 More Great Motorcycle Blogs Worthy of your Attention

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Nov 22, 2014 9:04:00 AM


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!


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!


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