The One Moto Show – Portland, OR

February 12, 2018

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.

Michelin Road 5 Tires on Order

February 4, 2018

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

Short Trip to Hood River

August 29, 2017

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

Aether Rally Jacket

August 13, 2017

I just picked up the new Rally Motorcycle Jacket from Aether Apparel and right off 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... View Article

TechSpec Tank Grips Installed

July 23, 2017

Installed a set of TechSpec Tank Grips on the R1200R yesterday. Initially I wasn’t sure about how they look on the BMW but I wanted more grip and to protect the paint on the tank and this 5-piece set from TechSpec will definitely do that. Application was easy, just make sure the surface you are sticking them to is very clean... View Article

Lid Picker Update

June 23, 2017

Got the Lid Picker kit, measuring is done and a new helmet from 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!

Lid Picker Helmet Sizing Kit

June 17, 2017

Ordered the Lid Picker kit from the awesome folks at today. The Lid Picker is a measuring system for helmet fit that takes your measurement data and gives you a customized report on which helmets are the best fit. It includes measuring tools and instructions. They don’t have every helmet in their database but have many of the most popular.... View Article

The George A. Wyman Memorial Grand Tour

May 30, 2017

Researching some rides online and The Iron Butt Association George A. Wyman Memorial Grand Tour is looking very interesting. 3,600 miles but a long timeframe to complete it if you aren’t going for gold. Series of waypoints between San Francisco and New York City that must be hit in order with documentation. One of the things that stands out about this grand... View Article