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Riding in the rain

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Hey welcome to weekly rides! It’s Reuben! Weekly rides with Reuben are uploaded every Wednesday and they’re a random collection of motorcycle reviews, motorcycle adventures and life on two wheels.

Today we’re on a Triumph Bonneville, back on the old Bonnie and today’s topic is gonna be riding in the rain! Suitable topic for a bike that’s built in the U.K. right? All our British fans can chime in about how it rains there all the time. You know we get rain pretty often here in the Carolinas as well and riding in the rain brings its own set of challenges, so we’re gonna hop aboard the Bonnie here!… Read the rest

Best Motorcycle Rain Gear

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This video from FortNine is a great guide to the best Motorcycling rain gear.

Here is the transcript if you want to read through it again or print it.  Thank you Fort Nine 

I’m Ryan Fortnine and this is how I gear up for rainy weather. Now I ride in mesh pants year-round and in my side case, I keep icons PDX rain bib. Now this set-up gives me a whole lot of range for my money, because I have mesh for the summer, rain pants for the rain, and then when it gets cold in the fall or the spring, I layer up with the rain pants again to stay warm.… Read the rest

Beginners Guide on How to Ride a Motorcycle – Video

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This video is a beginners guide to riding motorcycles. It gives information on motorcycle gear, basic controls, how to get on the bike, riding, shifting, steering and braking. All things you should know before starting to ride a motorcycle. Safety is of prime importance when riding so its a good idea to find a qualified instructor before heading out on the raod.

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The Latest in Motorcycle Helmet Design

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There seems to be this constant debate between motorcycle helmet advocates and riders who would rather not wear them. Even in the states that require helmets, there are plenty of riders who refuse to put them on. On the other hand, even if the rest of the country, were motorcycle helmet use isn’t mandated, there are plenty of riders who choose to wear them.

That is not what this article is about, and we’re not going to push you into wearing or not wearing them, though the statistics seem convincing that motorcycle helmet use is the safer option. What if your motorcycle helmet did more than just protect your head in case of an accident?… Read the rest

Motorcycle Boot Basics

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Because riding exposes you to the elements and certain dangers, motorcycle riding gear is quite a bit more intensive than driving a car or truck, which isn’t to say that we haven’t seen – nor unsee – drivers, riders, and passengers with none at all. Now, you could put on a jacket, gloves, boots, and helmet, and ride to your heart’s content. On the other hand, if you want to be comfortable and protected, motorcycle-specific riding gear is an absolute must.

Some riding gear is obviously riding gear, such as gloves with carbon-fiber knuckle protection or certain off-road motorcycle boots. On the other hand, some gear is designed to look and feel like everyday wear, so some people wonder, “Why spend the extra money on a glorified leather work boot?”

Interestingly, while a typical heavy work boot and motorcycle boot have some things in common, they are not built with the same requirements in mind.… Read the rest

How New Motorcycle Legislation Might Affect Your Future Ride

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As in most sectors, motorcycle legislation is changing all the time. Many riders simply roll with the changes, while others would like to see them implemented slower or not at all.

Europe Sets the Standard

With over eight million registered motorcycles in the US, sometimes we forget that we’re not first in the world when it comes to two-wheel revolution. Indeed, what spirit of freedom and rebellion would there be if it was the other way around, 256 million bikes and just 8 million cars?

That’s why looking to the EU and other parts of the world can give us a good idea of where motorcycle legislation is going.… Read the rest

Motorcycle Helmet Laws – Video

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Here is a video from PBS pondering why even though the death toll rates are increasing – more and more states are repealing and relaxing helmet laws.  Motorcycle helmet laws vary widely among the states and many have changed in the past 50 years.  Here is a website with a map that shows the states and their laws.   Some have the universal helmet laws, some are restricted to certain motorcyclists and some have no motorcycle helmet use law.

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