AltRider = Premium Quality and Protection


I figured that when I put anything on my bike that has real life testing to prove my dedication to a manufacturer or online company that has great customer service and products I need to share.  All of us when buying bikes look for the best value, protection, and items that assist us with better […]

Leatt STX RR Neck Brace


Every once in a while I see an ADV rider wearing a LEATT brace but not many.  I have thought about adding this to our gear but many of the jackets out there are not LEATT friendly unless you move up into the real technical gear which for us seems to be just a bit […]

You saw it HERE first!


Details Coming Soon!  AltRider Website Click here AltRider introducing the upper crash bar for the 2013 F800GS?  Pretty cool and if they are made as well as the bottom set up…then perhaps we might have to add them.  I need all the protection I can get with this bike to be honest.  It’s an investment […]

A Beginners Guide To Motorcycle Gear


This is a great article with some very valuable advise.  One thing to remember though, don’t under estimate your ability to handle the bike you want if you are a new rider.  Not everyone has to start with a very small cc bike in order to be safe.  Be smart, wear gear, stay away from […]

How to combat the killer Mosquitoes in the North


Back in 2011 when we rode to Alaska we were fortunate to only run into the mosquito swarm once near the Atigun Pass.  We were armed with two of these shirts just in case.  The draw back to not being attacked by these “killer”, huge bugs was that we rode in cold rain almost the […]

Competition Accessories Slider 4.0 Kevlar Riding Jean Review


I would hope if you are riding in jeans that your jeans have Kevlar in them at the very least.  These Sliders look the part and would hopefully do the trick if you were to find yourself in a slide….anything is better than just Levi’s.  ;-) Stay safe. The company says its Sliders 4.0 Kevlar […]

Bike Build – Yamaha Super Ténéré XT1200Z


Yamaha Super Ténéré XT1200Z Bike Build – Touratech is celebrating the arrival of Yamaha’s new Super Ténéré XT1200Z by building a project bike. We’ve added ergonomic upgrades, bolted on the essential protection items and given it luggage solutions that enable the bike to hit the road for extended travel. Follow

When You’re Hot, You’re HOT!


(Thought this was appropriate for our trip) This is such a great article addressing many of the issues we are contending with on this trip.  Last Summer 2011 when we rode Alaska, we were riding in really cold and wet conditions.  This trip it will continue to be HOT and dry.  As in any trip […]

MOTOOVERLAND.COM


There is nothing like knowing the owner of a company that makes some really top-notch accessories for ADV bikes.  Dave from Motooverland aka MOD not only is a great rider himself that tests all of his gear but a really nice guy in general.  I rode with him all day at the Dual Sport BC […]

Motorcycle and bicycle helmet use laws


Why not standardize the laws?  Hot topic but we believe in ATGATT (All The Gear All The Time) December 2011 Laws requiring all motorcyclists to wear a helmet are in place in 20 states and the District of Columbia Laws requiring only some motorcyclists to wear a helmet are in place in 27 states There […]

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