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 have room to spare. If I am doing a fly-and-ride trip I can take my Mosko Moto duffle... 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 did have one cold tire related slip but it was rider error; heavy throttle while cornering over a painted line... 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 the exact same bike, ridden back to back on the same route. With my review what I plan on doing... View Article

Icon Patrol 2 Boots

November 6, 2017

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

MotoSolutions Raincoat Pro

September 18, 2017

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

The Aerostich Roadcrafter Changed My Life

July 8, 2017

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

Lid Picker Review

June 30, 2017

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

Muc-Off Nano Gel Bike Cleaner

June 10, 2017

I admit I’m a terrible human being, I rarely clean my bikes. I’d much rather ride my motorcycle than take the time to clean it. Ridden daily, rain or shine, the Beemer was well overdue for a scrub so I decided to try find an easier way with a spray-on/hose-off cleaner. I had heard good things about Muc-Off products and decided... View Article

Wunderlich Tank Bag Sport for the BMW R1200R/RS LC

June 2, 2017

First off, I am not much of a fan of tank bags. I get annoyed having to futz with them at fuel stops and deal with mounting straps when the bag is not on the bike. In my case I mainly wanted a convenient place to stash my camera on the motorcycle and for this was willing to put up with a tank... View Article

Nealey Mini Tire Repair Kit

May 27, 2017

Having the ability to plug and inflate a motorcycle tire can mean the difference between being stranded and needing a tow or continuing riding. On my bikes I always keep a Nealey Mini Tire Repair kit under the seat or in a pannier and some CO2 cartridges or my Aerostich pump. The Nealey Mini Tire Repair Kit includes 10 tire repair strings... View Article