Took a short ride down to The One Moto Show today with my camera and shot some bike pics. I've attended the show in the past but I have to say this year was the best yet. The motorcycle builders, hosts and vendors all did an excellent job putting on a great show.
The Michelin Pilot Road 4 tires I’ve been running on the R1200R were fantastic while they lasted but are nearly done at 7k miles. There is still maybe a couple thousand miles of tread left if I baby them but they have fairly uneven wear and are not as grippy in the wet as they used to be. It’s time... View Article
I ordered a pair of the new Icon Patrol 2 boots from RevZilla the day they came out. I had been looking for a motorcycle boot that was comfortable off the bike and was having a hard time finding what I wanted. I didn’t want something covered in logos or plastic sliders but something more stealthy. The Patrols seemed like they would... View Article
I ride in the rain a lot. Living in the Pacific Northwest and commuting daily on the bike, riding in the rain is just how it is, from drizzle to torrential downpours I’m in it. With the Aerostich Roadcrafter I stay dry and for cold days I have a Warm & Safe heated jacket to go underneath my suit but the most... View Article
I just got back from an overnight to Hood River, OR. I did all the usual stuff, bummed around town, stayed at the Hood River Hotel and hit two of my favorite restaurants for brunch and dinner. Brunch at Broder Øst and dinner at the Pfriem taproom. I used the 120 mile round-trip on the bike as an opportunity to try... View Article
I just got the new Rally Motorcycle Jacket from Aether Apparel and I am blown away by the quality. Yes, I am normally an Aerostich guy but I wanted something that can be worn off the bike, on a plane for a fly-and-ride and so on. Aerostich is great on the bike but not so great if you want to get off... View Article
Installed a set of TechSpec Tank Grips on the R1200R yesterday. Not sure about the look on this bike but I wanted more grip and to protect the paint and this 5-piece set from TechSpec will definitely do that. I ordered them from Twisted Thottle using some “Twisted Points” I had from a previous order to save a few bucks. Twisted... View Article
I openly admit that I am an Aerostich fanboy. Before even trying on one of their suits I knew this was the gear of serious riders. John Ryan, Ron Ayres, all the heroes of the Iron Butt Association wore Roadcrafters. It was also the uniform of the hardcore daily rider or as I like to put it the “true believer”, those who can’t be bothered with... View Article
My goal with this review was to go into it without a specific helmet in mind and use the Lid Picker measuring kit and service to purchase a new helmet. My only criteria outside of fit was a helmet with a sun visor and available in solid white but I was willing to be flexible on both of these for the perfect fit.... View Article
Got the Lid Picker kit, measuring is done and a new helmet from MotorcycleGear.com is on order! I’ll write up a full review of my experience from measuring to outcome as soon as I’ve put a few miles on the new lid. Review posted here!