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The best advice: Five things to remember

If you’ve been around motorcycling as long as I have, you can remember a time when there were no Motorcycle Safety Foundation courses and few good books on how to ride better. Training may have been the motorcycle salesman telling you, “This is the clutch, this is the brake, one down and four up. Good […]

Alpinestars T-Jaws WP textile jacket review

I have more than my fair share of Alpinestars gear. From my old faithful roadrace boots and one-piece leathers to a pair of SP-1 gloves, two textile jackets, a mesh jacket and pants. If you plot all those products on a spectrum of my level of satisfaction, a pattern emerges. The more track-oriented stuff, I’m […]

I-80 across Pennsylvania: Deer Alley

Because of my regular trips to RevZilla in Philadelphia and my annual excursion to visit family in Maine, I cross Pennsylvania at least a few times every year (though sometimes I take a route through Maryland when going to Philly, just to avoid another day on the Pennsylvania Turnpike). When I’m coming home from Maine, […]

Keeping it Alive: Stayin’ Safe Motorcycle Training rolls on

This article was originally published in Rider magazine in 2008. Riding along a two-lane draped over the rolling hills of eastern Ohio, I could be thinking about the dinner to come at the historic Stockport Mill Inn, admiring the pinkish-purple fuzz of the spring blooms on the redbud trees, or pondering the business model of […]

Sign in support of legal lane-splitting

I am a strong believer that responsible and legal lane-splitting (lane-sharing, filtering, etc.) by motorcyclists is hugely beneficial, not just to those of us who ride, but to everyone on the roads. Unlike many of the people who chime in to oppose lane-splitting during online discussions (and have never actually done it), my opinion is […]

Dainese TRQ-Tour Gore-Tex boots review

With my old motorcycle touring boots showing signs of impending disintegration, I went on the search this year for a pair of boots that checked all my boxes. I found it was harder than I thought. I have a pair of Alpinestars roadracing boots for track days, and they provide wonderful protection. But that protection […]

The AMA paid how much for this advice?

The AMA recently tried to capitalize on the ebola scare by issuing a news release, backed by comments AMA President Rob Dingman made on camera at the AIMExpo, saying that the Centers for Disease Control might be doing a better job containing the deadly virus if the agency weren’t wasting time and money worrying about […]

How to gear up for winter motorcycle riding

Years of living in tropical and sub-tropical climates spoiled me. Being able to ride all year was easily taken for granted. Now that I’m nearly 40 degrees north of the equator, it’s a little more complicated. But while most of my fellow riders around here surrender in November and don’t come out to play until […]