Beeline Moto Kickstarter

June 22, 2018

The folks at Beeline have a new product coming out called the Beeline Moto, that brings their unique ‘smart navigation’ solution to motorcyclists. Similar format to their navigation device for bicyclists but with motorcycle specific features. Although it’s a great alternative to a bulky GPS on any motorcycle it would work especially well on a vintage, naked, or sportbike due... View Article

Daytona Road Star GTX Boots Review

June 17, 2018

Frey Daytona are a German company known for handmade, high-quality motorcycle boots. Priced near the top-end, but durable and long lasting, the cost should even out over time.... View Article

Two Stroke Coffee Co.

June 3, 2018

I’ll avoid using the word “authentic” but Two Stroke Coffee Co. is the real-deal local spot to get coffee and check-out bikes in North Portland. Besides attracting the local motorcycle scene, Two Stroke is a popular St. Johns neighborhood cafe as well as a place you can take your Macbook to get some work done over a cup of coffee.... View Article

Review of the Rally Jacket by Aether

May 4, 2018

As a year-round motorcycle commuter I’ll never give up my Aerostich Roadcrafter but I wanted something for touring and going out that was comfortable and casual to wear off the bike, ATGATT protection without looking ATGATT. I discovered Aether had a... View Article

Portland, Oregon to Westport, California

April 27, 2018
Entering California

I left Portland early Monday morning on the BMW R1200R, traveling light and heading east on Route 26. It got chilly as the highway gained altitude over the pass. It had been warm when I left so I hadn't bothered with my heated liner. I chose to suffer and be a bit chilly instead of stopping to put it on at this point, I was on the move. ... View Article

Traveling Light

April 16, 2018

Over the last few months I've downsized what I pack for motorcycle trips to the point everything fits in my much loved Mosko Moto Backcountry 30 liter duffle bag. No panniers needed at all unless I am bringing camping gear, even then I still have room to spare. ... View Article

Michelin Road 5 Tire Review: 500 Mile Update

April 4, 2018

I’ve put almost 500 miles on the Michelin Road 5 tires commuting on the R1200R. They’ve been ridden in the wet more often than in the dry over the last month and performance has been excellent in all conditions. I... View Article

Michelin Road 5 Tire Review

February 28, 2018

The problem with reviewing motorcycle tires is that new tires always feel better than old tires. It would be difficult to accurately compare different tires handling unless you have two sets of tires that are the same age mounted on... View Article

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