Product Review: iTrack Gloves by 100%

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Summer's here and with it comes the opportunity to frolic in the splendor of nature, stare into ethereal blue skies and bask in the warmth of the sun's rays - right before perfuse perspiration depletes your body of essential fluids and causes heat stroke. Besides staying hydrated, one of the keys to staying on the trails during the heat of the … [Read more...]

Product Review: Sensible Products Telescoping LED Flashlight

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Poor junior, he just lost his job holding the flashlight. Of course he's probably delighted about that, as it now frees him up to pursue more appealing endeavors like playing with matches or waterboarding his sister's Barbie Doll. Flashlights are an essential staple in anyone's tool collection, and the Telescoping LED Flashlight by Sensible … [Read more...]

Product Review: Alpinestars SMX-2 Air Carbon Glove

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One of the great things about riding a dual sport is the casual dress code. Even though a dual sport motorcycle's split personality causes compromise both on and off-road, this same identity crisis allows riders the freedom to outfit themselves from any genre of riding. While motocross riders hit the track in apparel with color schemes and … [Read more...]

Product Review: 2014 Klim Revolt Pullover

2014 Klim Revolt Pullover Review

Spring in Central Oregon can be a fickle season. Sunny and warm, windy and raining, sleet, snow - all in the same day. Add to that huge temperature swings between morning lows and daytime highs and it's not uncommon to see people scraping frost off their windshield while wearing shorts and flip-flops. As a dual sport rider this can present a … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Why We Ride

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I'll be the first to admit that I'm a movie snob. I reached my saturation point years ago with predictable explosions, ludicrous CGI effects, and convoluted plot lines. I'm most critical when a motorcycle appears on the screen, particularly in an action movie. I find myself counting gears in chase scenes, amazed that the hero is riding a bike that … [Read more...]

Product Review: Klim Dakar Pants

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Chronic overachievers Klim are renowned for producing what's arguably the best off-road riding gear on the market. Yes, it's spendy, but when considered from an investment standpoint it can pay huge dividends in the long run - just like the lottery. These guys make gear that lasts. The success of the Dakar Pant is no accident. Well thought out … [Read more...]

Product Review: Leatt 3DF Airfit Body Protector

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Ever get the sudden compulsion to jump through a second story window like The Hulk? Me neither. But if I did I would hope to be wearing the Leatt 3DF Airfit Body Protector - it may be the closest thing a mild mannered dual sport rider can get to a superhero suit. The 3DF Airfit is an expansion of Leatt's original 3DF Body Protector, both of … [Read more...]

The Best Balaclava Blog

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Hundreds of years ago in feudal Japan, long before the advent of automobiles or mass transit, ninjas were forced to commute to work using only motorcycles. During the winter months repeated exposure to high speed wind chill caused many ninjas to suffer from facial Eczema, an unsightly dry skin disease. Most ninjas sought treatment for this … [Read more...]

Product Review: Titan Straps

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Since the early half of the last century bungee cords have been utilized for all manner of applications. Currently, I believe there's no better way to fasten the busted hatchback on a Bondo and primer speckled '86 Camaro. They're also perfect for keeping the screen door on the single wide closed so the flies congregating in the garbage strewn dirt … [Read more...]

Product Review: Cycle Wipes

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Fatherhood has instilled many valuable personality traits in me like patience, compassion, and resilience. I've accrued these wonderful attributes sequentially by repeatedly cleaning up bodily fluids. The consistent handling of pediatric biohazards over years has taught me that there is nothing quicker or more convenient for cleaning than … [Read more...]