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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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When we stumbled across a surprising tip to keep cooler when riding under the blazing summer sun, we knew we had to share it.

According to one rider in the in the Motorcycle Enthusiasts group on Linkedin , wearing long sleeves in hot, steamy weather keeps you cooler than bare arms (as if you'd ride bare-armed anyway!) and prevents rapid dehydration as well. 

Do you agree with this tip?  Learn why it works, and test it out.  Then let us know your findings.

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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

Rain

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

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

Long Distance Motorcycle Riding: Resources To Plan Your Trip

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

May 29, 2014 4:40:00 PM

Beartooth


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

Summer Riding Survival Guide: Hot Weather Motorcycle Gear

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

May 23, 2014 8:43:00 AM

Beckham

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

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

Leather Motorcycle Gloves: A Good Warm-Weather Option?

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Apr 30, 2014 11:56:00 AM

Leather Motorcycle Gloves

When the air temperature is like an oven, the temptation to ride without gear is always there, but hands NEED protection.

One question we're frequently asked as summer approaches is which gloves are best at keeping hands cool during hot summer rides?

Leather is a classic material, and many riders like it in the summer, even if it's not the coolest fabric for gloves.

The two main benefits of leather is the capability to breathe and it's more protective than fiber alternatives, due to better abrasion resistance.

If you’re wondering what kind of glove -- leather or otherwise -- is best for summer months, read on.

Here is a lowdown of the latest advances in materials and styles, for maximum summertime protection and comfort. 

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Topics: Summer motorcycle riding, Tips for Summer Riding

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