Embed from Getty Images Every year one of my non-riding family members or friends will ask me “why do I ride a motorcycle” that question is usually followed by “aren’t they dangerous”? I usually smile at them, shake my head, and proceed to explain to them why. Sometimes the reasons vary based on the person who’s asked the question, other times it’s based on how long it’s been since I
My helmet is 5 years old it’s still good: According the Snell memorial foundation you should replace your helmet every five years. The five-year replacement recommendation is based on a consensus by both helmet manufacturers and the Snell Foundation. Glues, resins and other materials used in helmet production can affect liner materials. Hair oils, body fluids and cosmetics, as well as normal "wear and tear" all contribute to helmet degradation.
Here in Minnesota, we are in the thralls of another frigid winter, and when I say frigid, I mean temperatures averaging between 7° and 10° for daytime highs. This means cars will not start and good luck trying to start your motorcycle. A few years back, I don’t remember who it was but one of my riding buddies made the comment about having PMS (Parked Motorcycle Syndrome), and I
Attend Daytona Bike Week: The official dates for Daytona Bike Week are March 4-13. Enjoy some pre-spring riding in Florida weather, check out the countless vendors and busy nightspots. Plan a Memorial Day Ride: Enjoy some riding on the holiday weekend and salute military personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom. Plan a group ride that includes a stop on Monday, May 30, at a Memorial Day commemoration, or help a local