The Aerostich Roadcrafter Changed My Life

July 8, 2017 in

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 in

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


Lid Picker Update

June 23, 2017 in

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!


Travel Tools for Roadside Motorcycle Repair

June 19, 2017 in

I used to be that guy, the one who carried enough tools on the bike for a roadside engine tear-down that would never actually happen. I’ve changed my ways, ditched a lot of the unneeded tools and put together a small kit that fits under the pillion seat on the R1200R but has what I’d need to fix the things that... View Article


Lid Picker Helmet Sizing Kit

June 17, 2017 in

Ordered the Lid Picker kit from the awesome folks at MotorcycleGear.com 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


Route 47 and Scappoose Vernonia Highway

June 10, 2017 in

Rode Highway 30 from Portland to Clatskanie and for the return trip I took Route 47 to the Scappoose Vernoia Highway until it rejoined 30. Just shy of a 3 hour ride with a distance of 110 miles. The Highway 30 is boring slab until it changes from four to two lanes near Rainier. Highway 47 The junction of 30 and 47 is easy to miss, use the... View Article


Muc-Off Nano Gel Bike Cleaner

June 10, 2017 in

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 in

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


The George A. Wyman Memorial Grand Tour

May 30, 2017 in

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


Nealey Mini Tire Repair Kit

May 27, 2017 in

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