Jul 24, 2014 5:06:00 PM
Jul 7, 2014 11:29:00 AM
This past weekend, Hurricane Arthur hit the east coast, bringing torrential rains from North Carolina to Maine.
This got us thinking about the special challenges of riding on rainy days in summer.
Most riders avoid the rain, others learn how to deal with it. But sometimes you can't avoid it, whether commuting or taking in a scenic cruise.
If you ride long and often enough, sooner or later, you'll be caught in a sun shower or full-out downpour.
You can try to wait it out. However, with the right gear, special attention to road conditions and your surroundings, and a relaxed attitude, you can be more confident while riding in the rain.
Jun 17, 2014 7:39:00 PM
We 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.
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.
May 7, 2014 1:17:00 PM
Days are getting warmer ... so this is a good time to check your summer gear and see if it's road worthy.
Summer motorcycle riding gloves can: