Archive for March, 2008

400 Miles of Antiques, Collectibles and Stuff

Mar 10, 2008 View Comments by

Every ride is a potential treasure hunt, but this event takes that idea to the next level. The 400 Mile Sale Across Kentucky along historic Highway 68 will take place June 5-8 and travels east to west across the state from Old Washington (near Maysville) to Traders Mall (just outside Paducah) and back again through 60 communities.

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TomTom Reveals IQ Routesâ„¢ Technology for GO Series

Mar 10, 2008 View Comments by

TomTom, the world’s largest portable navigation solutions provider, today announces ground-breaking features and unique content on the new TomTom GO range, including its exclusive IQ Routesâ„¢ technology and Advanced Lane Guidance.

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Eagle Creek Pack-It Sport

Mar 01, 2008 View Comments by

This duffel-style toiletry kit is the functional home for the toiletries you need for your personal hygiene on an overnight trip or an extended journey. With the swivel hanger it can be hooked onto almost anything. It is particularly convenient in that it stays open when it is hanging up, allowing easy access to all […]

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Therm-a-Rest Trekker Chair

Mar 01, 2008 View Comments by

Who says that a comfortable outdoor chair cannot be carried on a motorbike? You might be thinking such an item would be big and heavy. On the contrary, this lightweight comfort can be had in the form of a compact and convertible chair sleeve that complements your Therm-a-Rest. How does it work? Insert the Therm-a-Rest […]

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Touratech Photo Tank Bag “Photo-Digital”

Mar 01, 2008 View Comments by

This innovative concept addresses the subject of where and how to safely store camera gear on a bike. The padded inner bag – with several dividers for the organization of lenses, camera bodies and flashes – is roomy, easily accessible and quickly removed. The zipper and inner-bag material are dustproof and water-protected. Offering various storing […]

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Aerostich TLTec Darien Line

Mar 01, 2008 View Comments by

I do not like to be cold! Fortunately, I was able to get my hands on an Aerostich Darien Fleece Wind Blocker Liner just before setting out on a recent trip under cloudy skies and fifty-degree temperatures. I donned the Darien under a medium-weight jacket and set off riding a standard style naked bike. The […]

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Travel Time

Mar 01, 2008 View Comments by

In the course of intensive equipment testing over the past five years, Herbert Schwarz, founder and director of Touratech, travelled to exotic locations with various companions. In his new book, Travel Time, he invites you along on rides to the roof of the world in Tibet, through the Namibian Veldt up to the Angolan border, […]

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She-Moto Moto-Sleek Jacket and Moto-Cause Jacket

Mar 01, 2008 View Comments by

She-Moto is riding gear designed specifically for women. The goal is to be both functional and feminine. She-Moto uses excellent materials such as Italian leather and Betac Armor. I definitely felt safe wearing these jackets; the armor is sturdy and well placed and the leather is thick but also soft. There are zippers for ventilation […]

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Ogio No Drag Backpack

Mar 01, 2008 View Comments by

Even when my ride has integrated saddlebags or cavernous, under-seat storage, I still grab the backpack, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. That’s one reason I was excited when Ogio’s No Drag pack arrived at the office. The unconventional, semi-hard shell design has the perfect look for riding, and it didn’t disappoint me. […]

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Fieldsheer Attack Glove

Mar 01, 2008 View Comments by

If you ever unintentionally part company with your bike while riding, there’s a pretty good chance your hands will be the first body parts to touch down. So it makes sense to have them well protected. But in summer, heavy, clumsy gloves are just plain uncomfortable. That’s where Fieldsheer’s Attack gloves come in. Constructed from […]

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Icon Merc Short Glove

Mar 01, 2008 View Comments by

These gloves are made of thick durable cowhide and have carbon-fiber knuckle protection, which made them feel bulky and me clumsy at first. But after breaking them in, I found them to be very comfortable; I especially like the soft fleece-like interior. They feature strong grip material on the palm and fingers to help you […]

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Xena XN10 Disc Lock Alarm

Mar 01, 2008 View Comments by

Disc locks have been around for a long time and generally work quite well as theft deterrents. But if you’re snoozing in a second-floor motel room, a skilled and determined thief could still have his way with your ride. However, unless you’re an incredibly sound sleeper this isn’t a likely scenario when your baby is […]

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Rev’It! Jade H2O Boots

Mar 01, 2008 View Comments by

Water is one of the key building blocks of life and yet something that we motorcyclists could gladly live without at times, particularly when it comes to the unique misery of riding with soggy feet. Jade H2O boots by Rev’It! solve for that dreary equation by deploying a waterproof zipper and Hydratex membrane to keep […]

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Rev’It! Ignition Jacket and Classic Leather Pants

Mar 01, 2008 View Comments by

Traveling coast to coast in the month of May is truly an eye-opening experience. From fits of cold wind and rain on the California coast to winter-like conditions in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the heat and humidity of Tennessee, any riding gear chosen for such a journey gets a real workout. Luckily, Rev’It’s combination […]

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HJC: FS-10 Helmet

Mar 01, 2008 View Comments by

After listening to my wife go on and on about how comfortable her HJC CL-Max helmet is, I jumped at the chance to get my noggin into an HJC lid. That opportunity arrived in the form of a brand-new FS-10. It’s a sharp-looking item sporting a Fossil graphics package that grabs attention without going overboard […]

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