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Hot Weather Motorcycle Gear: Surprising Idea for a Cooler Ride

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Jul 24, 2014 5:06:00 PM

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Topics: Summer motorcycle riding, Tips for Summer Riding, Vented/Mesh Motorcycle Gloves, Summer Motorcycle Gloves

Motorcycle Riding In The Rain With Confidence: Summer Edition

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Jul 7, 2014 11:29:00 AM

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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.

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Topics: Waterproof Motorcycle Gloves, Motorcycle Safety, Tips for Riding in Rain, Summer motorcycle riding, Summer Motorcycle Gloves

5 Unexpected "Go-To" Features For Summer Motorcycle Gloves

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Jul 1, 2014 5:06:00 AM

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Are your summer motorcycle gloves looking a little frayed around the edges?

You may be looking for a new pair that will keep hands protected, well-ventilated, and comfortable on long rides.

But with so many glove choices, how do you know what to look for?

Here are 5 unexpected "must-have" features.

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Topics: Summer Motorcycle Gloves

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

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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Topics: Summer Motorcycle Gloves

Vented and Mesh Summer Motorcycle Gloves That'll Keep You Cool

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

May 9, 2014 9:29:00 AM

OMS_mesh_glove_niceWe all love leather cloves, but as any biker knows, leather heats up. Fatigue sets in, and all of a sudden that cool ride has become a sweat slick, and blisters can form.

That's why glove manufacturers make summer weight mesh gloves with vents and other features that keep your hands cool.

Which glove features are best for wicking away sweat? 

Which are best at keeping your hands comfortable yet safe when the sun is out to bake you?

When the sun's out to bake you, here's how to keep hands protected, AND chill out this summer in style.

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Topics: Vented/Mesh Motorcycle Gloves, Summer Motorcycle Gloves

Choosing Summer Motorcycle Gloves for Comfort in the Heat

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

May 7, 2014 1:17:00 PM

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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:

  • Protect your hands from sunburn, pebbles, rocks and bugs, and the unlikely unplanned get off.

  • Make your hands feel more comfortable while you ride.

  • Give you better grip of your controls.
Here's how to choose summer motorcycle gloves that make hot weather rides safer and more comfortable.
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Topics: Touch Screen Gloves, Summer motorcycle riding, Gel Palm Gloves, fingerless motorcycle gloves, Vented/Mesh Motorcycle Gloves, Summer Motorcycle Gloves

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