Motorcycle Traveling Man 05/31/10

Motorcycle Traveling Man



This is the first of a series of stories about Motorcycle rides and riding. Each story will take you on a wonderful journey as well as provide many road tips along the way.


To start the day I always check the weather forecast for conditions. It is important to make sure you have the proper Motorcycle Gear, Apparel and Accessories with you for each Motorcycle ride you take. On this day, Memorial Day, the forecast was for a wonderful weather day; partly cloudy, less than a 20% chance of rain and temperatures in the mid to high 70′s. Anyone who has ridden much knows this is ideal weather to go out on your motorcycle. I will go out and not expect to hit rain with a forecast of 30% chance of rain or less. If I see a forecast that exceeds 30%, I will need to make sure to pack my Motorcycle Rain Gear, forego my ride for the day or just take my chances and get wet! It is so very important to make each and every ride you take as safe and enjoyable as possible. Anytime I need new Motorcycle Gear or Accessories to enhance my riding pleasure, I go to to find what I need.


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Buying Motorcycle Riding Gear – Choosing the Right Stuff

** The following is excerpted from the book, The Perfect Motorcycle: How to Choose, Find and Buy the Perfect New or Used Bike. The information provided here will give you a framework to guide your motorcycle purchases. Space limitations preclude an in-depth discussion of the subject. You can find out about the book at There are also 18 checklists and worksheets available for download at that you can use to supplement the information in the book.

Generally, when we decide what clothes to buy and wear, we choose particular clothes to feel comfortable in public settings, and to look a certain way to portray a certain image to others. We usually chose based on this evaluation hierarchy, from most to least important:

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Tips For Having A Successful Group Motorcycle Ride

Group motorcycle rides can be a fun and exciting experience for any motorcyclist, but can also turn out to be a disaster if the proper steps are not taken to sure that everything goes smoothly.  Here are some tips that you can follow if you’re preparing an upcoming group motorcycle ride.

Plan Your Route

You can’t have a successful ride if you don’t know where you’re going or you don’t have any type of route mapped out that identifies all of the roads that you will be taking.  It’s important that you have a detailed plan for your ride so you have the most organized experience possible.  A good idea is to have one of the riders map the ride out prior to the actual event and then drive the route to make sure that all of the roads are navigable.  This will ensure that there are no surprises or unexpected situations on the trip.

Know Who Is Going

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