After 3 months of complying to the strict “rules” set out by my orthopedist-no weight bearing, continue full length cast “prison” therapy I was told on January 12th, 2015 that my leg needs at least another month. Same therapy. I will continue to comply but it’s tough when you’re not able to drive, have no income because I can’t work and still completely dependent on others. Momentary lapse in my life. Only 4 months plus rehab I should be feeling lucky. I do in some regards but can’t help to feel frustrated. Continue reading “Taking longer than I thought”
This is a great article for anyone vertically challenged and intimidated riding a bike that is tall. Hope this article helps some gain confidence as I have over the years. Riding tall is all about being mindful of where you ride, angles and trusting the fact you don’t need 2 feet flat on the ground. Trust me…😉
Article can be found HERE at Women Riders Now
New KLIM Latitude one of the most comfortable versatile suits on the market. Not too heavy, priced OK, for me a good suit for every riding I do. Highly recommend and I am sure KLIM will tweak this version yet again. I will keep this one for sure…as well as my Altitude. Love the new BLACK Altitude suit. KLIM said they did not make any changes regarding the style of the Altitude by releasing the black version but I swear the collar is more forgiving as well as the width of the chest. Could be wrong but sure feels different than my gray version. That’s for another review. 😉
My bike for testing was my 2013 BMW F800GS.
Soon I will be riding a 2015 BMW R1200GSW.
More about my new bike soon… Continue reading “KLIM LATITUDE take 3 = A lot of bang for the buck”
The Choice Is Yours: Sweat Or Bleed
By Adeyemi Bennett – July 09, 2013
My COMMENTARY: Most accidents end up in road rash or more seriously DE-gloving of the skin. You don’t die right away. You are treated like a burn victim sometimes days to months. Skin grafts after skin grafts. Worst case scenario you develop an infection that can lead to sepsis. There is no cure for sepsis, aka blood infection except antibiotics and crossing of the fingers. If you die it’s counted as a medical complication secondary to the bike accident. Motorcycle stat deaths do not show how many die from road rash. So, wear gear, be smart…not everyone is lucky enough to die at the scene from a head injury or become a donor. My 2 cents.
It was over 100 degrees out that day, so a friend who’d just started riding decided it would be a good idea to ride to work without his jacket. Long story short, it wasn’t. Especially when he t-boned a car at 35mph. Here’s grizzly proof that getting a little hot in full gear isn’t such a bad idea.
We’d been in the middle of a heat wave here in LA, with the usual 72-and-sunny replaced with humidity and temps in the high 90s and low 100s. In conditions like that, riding around in a leather or textile jacket may seem like an insane thing to do. But to me, it’s the most sane. I’m not here to preach or sound like an elitist to new or inexperienced riders, I only want to share with you the consequences of some of these choices. Maybe they’ll even scare you into making smarter decisions. Continue reading “ATGATT????”
I got these new LED signal inserts for my 2013 BMW F800GS. I feel the need to deck my bike in LED lights wherever I can. Presently, I have a LED low beam which has been really great and bright. My AUX LED on steroids, and now LED signals using inserts.
I installed the new LED module on my bike but only the low beam. I felt since I use the low the most in conjunction with my Aux lights I would light up the sky.
I am going to add one more item…LED signal inserts when the come from Adventure Design
Lumen Rating 2400 (RAW)
Color temperature 5600K
Power draw 20 watts
Life span 30,000 hrs
Warranty 18 months
The install is pretty straight forward but I would say the secret is removing the entire head lamp and take it from there because there is a fan and a heat sink that you will need to tuck inside the housing.
I decided to purchase a new helmet as a gift to myself for my up and coming cross-country trip. I have been wearing a Shoei Qwest since 2011 which has been a great helmet for the price. Now….I will try the Shoei RF 1200. Just got it…so only impression is it feels quite a bit lighter than my Qwest, fits really snug in a good way and It was a PITA to install my Cardo G4 intercom mount but I think I got it on tight enough. Continue reading “My Gift to Myself – SHOEI RF 1200”
Pretty good article written by a woman who rides as a passenger…
When Wes isn’t cuddling Sean on a motorcycle, it’s my job. I recently putted a Honda Shadow around a parking lot at the veterans’ center long enough for the nice folks at the MSF to declare me fit to pilot a motorbike, but that hasn’t stopped me from riding as a passenger as often as I can. T Continue reading “Don’t Ride Like a Bitch”
I think the craziest obstacle I have been hit with was a bird, not so crazy but scared the crap out of me and I felt terrible….on the road itself??? A garbage bag full of what I think were dirty diapers. So, nothing totally out of the ordinary lol. What about you?
HFL – December 14, 2013
By Tim Watson
Photo by Chris Cornwell
Every one of us who rides should know the risks that are involved each and every time you swing a leg over a bike and head out. Aggressive, texting drivers and crazy traffic are just the tip of the iceberg, so you’re constantly forced to ride defensively. It often feels like everyone is out to get you and they probably are. Continue reading “Obstacles In The Road”
I think this video says it all….a message worth repeating over and over.
Source: Anthony from Revzilla
Changing Seasons, Changing Gears
We all know about changing gears on the bike. Up is “up”, and down is “down.” How about that riding skill called changing gears between your ears? Autumn is a great time for riding. Temperatures are moderate and, in many parts of the land, beautiful color tours await. But the change in seasons also brings some different riding conditions that may require some mental gear changes. Continue reading “Safe Winter Riding Tips”
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 over kill….suits like the KLIM ADV rally, Badlands Pro, Rukka gear etc. This is not to say we all shouldn’t take the advise of racers and protect our necks but I was wondering….any ADV rider out there reading this post have an opinion? To be ATGATT do we or should we be using this?
Once again another great article giving some good advise when out riding. Corning is so important and at least knowing what can be expected could save you from that OMG freaking out moment. Nothing is a guarantee but awareness is priceless. Even on ADV bikes this can happen.