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Product Review: Maxima SC1

Silicone is a rubber-like polymer that was discovered around the turn of the last century, and, with the exception of alcohol, has done more for enhancing women's beauty than anything else in all the previous centuries combined. A crucial ingredient in shampoo and conditioners, silicone and its … [Read More...]

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Single Track Trail of Terror

Disclaimer: While the following short story does reference knobby tires and single track trails, it has absolutely nothing to do with motorcycles, dual sport or otherwise. In the mid 90s I moved to Atlanta, Georgia for an internship, and upon completion was offered a … [Read More...]

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Product Review: MSR Rove Jacket

In the 1982 movie First Blood, misunderstood antihero John J. Rambo decides to flee Pacific Northwest police on a Yamaha XT 250 dual sport wearing only jeans, boots, and, in this case, the aptly named guinea tee. While he does hit a few jumps and some sweet looking … [Read More...]

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Sibling Rivalry: In the Boot vs Over the Boot Riding Pants

As the saying goes, there’s few certainties in life. However, if you ride a motorcycle off-road, one thing is certain: you’re going to wear pants. Through all my years riding I’ve yet to see a rider sporting a kilt, kimono, or (thankfully) loin cloth. Yes, broadcaster … [Read More...]

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The 2016 1Show – The Only Motorcycle Show that (Still) Matters

Contributing Writer: Roger Hudnut Editor’s note: Another February is left in the dust and with it, another missed opportunity for me to attend the 1Show - the Pacific Northwest's preeminent motorcycle exhibition. Luckily Roger Hudnut, senior lackey from the Portland, … [Read More...]