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The worst thing to happen to a pair of gloves . . .

… is to lose one of them, especially when they are your favorite.

A few months ago, I lost the right hand of my favorite motorcycle gloves: the “Sambia” by HELD. They were a splurge buy after my motorcycle trip to South America. The flimsy pair of Fox gloves I had taken with me (at a bargain of $20 a pair) had served me well during the trip and I was impressed they had lasted the entire 6 months. Read more →

Are motocross boots overkill for your adventure?

The short answer is, yes. The long answer is, opinions may vary.

Chances are if you disagree with me, you are a more hard-core rider than I am. I ride big-bore BMWs off-road in rocky terrain, in the mud and sand when I have to, and on forest service roads that get me away from the main highway. But I leave demanding single-track and boulder hopping to the lighter bikes and the skilled riders who can maneuver a heavy, big cc motorcycle in technical terrain like it was an extension of their limbs. Read more →

8 things I have learned while living in Panama

As many of you know, when I came back from my motorcycle trip through Latin America, I stayed about two months in the states before I went abroad again. This time not on a motorcycle, but to settle down for a bit (of course while preparing for the next adventure) and to try something new. Read more →

Worth the space? A Helinox Chair One and Table Review

All motorcyclists carry that one luxury item that they could do without, but it makes the trip so much more comfortable. For most riders its a pillow, for some it’s a torque wrench or musical instrument, and it used to be that chairs fell into that category. Lately, chairs seem to be on the must have section of the packing list since so many riders are carrying one. Is it worth the 2 lb. and 14×5” it takes up in the pannier? Read more →