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 29, 2014 4:40:00 PM
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.
May 23, 2014 8:43:00 AM
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.
Topics: Summer motorcycle riding
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:
Apr 30, 2014 11:56:00 AM
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.