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4 Ways To Beat The Winter Biker Blues

Posted by ROGER HEUMANN

For motorcycle enthusiasts – bikers – the winter blues set in right about the same time we put away the bike for the last time and hook up the trickle charger. It doesn’t take long to miss the open road. So what do we do? We start to dream about the curves, think about the wind and our right hand starts to twitch & twist a bit. Winter doesn’t have to hurt. Here are a few ways to beat those winter biker blues. 1) Watch biker movies & shows like Easy Rider, Sons of Anarchy, Then Came Bronson or Wild...

Winter Motorcycle Riding: Are Heated Gloves For You?

Posted by ROGER HEUMANN

In this blog post, we set out to answer a very fundamental question: What are the best motorcycle gloves to keep hands warm, for winter riders? Lots of riders swear by their heated gloves. But we sell lots of insulated winter gloves, too, and hear from riders who are just as devoted to them. In the end, it’s a personal decision, but we asked Marilyn Elmore Bragg to do a little research on the topic for you. Have a read.more ****** Heated Gloves vs. Unheated Winter Motorcycle Gloves by Marilyn Elmore Brag Let’s be realists, for anyone riding in temps...

9 Tips For Riding A Motorcycle In The Rain

Posted by ROGER HEUMANN

 Not every motorcycle rider enjoys inclement weather, but if you have to (or want to!) ride in the rain, there are certain things that make the miles easier and more comfortable. Follow these tips for riding a motorcycle in the rain and you’ll come out the other side of the storm with ease, though still rather wet.   Tip#1: Check Tires Not every motorcycle has the right type of tires for riding in the rain. Before you head out in a shower, make sure your tires are appropriate for rainy rides. Some tires are much more slick and don’t get good...

Dangerous Motorcycle Riding Weather…How To Make It As Safe As Possible

Posted by ROGER HEUMANN

motorcycle is always a risk, as is driving a car or taking part in virtually any other activity. But riding a motorcycle is much safer in perfect weather conditions. Those conditions do not exist on a daily basis and you may find yourself riding in weather that is not optimal. The safest thing to do in bad weather is not to ride your motorcycle at all, but if you want to (or have to) ride, use these safety tips to make it as safe as possible. more Rainy Motorcycle Riding Conditions   Safety Tip 1: Slow down and use extra...

How To Winterize Motorcycle Gear

Posted by ROGER HEUMANN

You know you need to winterize your motorcycle if you are not going to ride it during the colder, winter months. But what about the gear you wear when you ride? Should you just leave it lying next to the bike in a big heap? Not if you want it to last! Here are some of the motorcycle gear items you will want to winterize in order to make them last as long as the bike…or longer.   Helmet The helmet is one of the sturdiest pieces of gear you have to go along with your bike, and it should...

What Will Winter Riding Gloves Be Like In 100 Years?

Posted by ROGER HEUMANN

We hear the same two questions from a lot of riders: Why do my winter riding gloves feel bulky? AND Are there gloves that keep hands warm, and provide a better feel for the controls? Gloves without bulky padding would obviously be a lot better. So the question is, if we can put a man on the moon, why do glove manufacturers still make gloves this way?  What gives!? Here’s why it’s a difficult problem to solve … and some options to consider: Winter Riding Gloves: The Quest for More Warmth, Less Bulk! “Warm, but bulky …” — It’s a common complaint among experienced...

New 2014 Winter Riding Gloves: Weather Protection, Plus Touch

Posted by ROGER HEUMANN

It’s about to start getting cold out there.  The only thing between you and hands that are chilled to the bone, is a good winter riding glove. You might like good touchscreen winter gloves — built with plenty of weather protection. Why touchscreen? Because when it freezing outside, it really sucks to take your gloves off to check messages, make a call or swipe the GPS. Winter touchscreen motorcycle gloves are designed to keep warmth in, and keep cold, wind and wet out. Here are tips for cold weather riding, and 2 new gloves that’ll do the trick. more Experienced Rider Strategies For Staying Warm and...

Windproof Vs. Waterproof Motorcycle Gloves: FAQ's

Posted by ROGER HEUMANN

So, what does “windproof” vs. “waterproof” really mean when it comes to motorcycle gloves?  We’re glad you asked!  Here’s an explanation of the technology behind those terms, and the options that are available for motorcycle riders. What’s a “Windproof” Motorcycle glove? The basic technology for windproof motorcycle gloves is this: the outer shell or inner lining material is laminated with a waterproof and breathable film.  Adding this laminated layer is an effective barrier against wind. Even though the film is technically waterproof, we don’t call gloves waterproof unless the seams are also sealed.  To find gloves in this category, look for...

Winter Motorcycle Riding: Warm Gloves, Warm Hands

Posted by ROGER HEUMANN

Some riders put the bike in storage the minute the mercury dips. But if you’re a winter rider, cold blustery weather doesn’t phase you. You already know that the secret to staying comfortable for year round riding really isn’t a secret — invest in good, warm gear. Fortunately, gear and glove manufacturers continue to improve the gear that’s available. Our goal is to block the wind, seal out wet, keep hands warm, and lessen your exposure to the weather. While we have always made insulated gloves, the materials we use are improving every year.  Here’s what you’ll find in the...

Thinsulate Motorcycle Gloves: Insulated Gloves Without Bulk

Posted by ROGER HEUMANN

Heat Trapping Fibers Keep Hands Warm Your body is like a furnace — constantly breaking down the fuel you put into it and turning it into the energy that keeps you moving. In the winter, you can stay warm during outdoor activities – so long as you keep that heat contained. Problem is, when riding a motorcycle at 60+ mph, your hands are constantly exposed to the elements, and especially vulnerable to heat loss. Thankfully, the wizards at 3M invented Thinsulate®.  This insulating material offers “warmth without bulk” … and when added to motorcycle gloves, helps to keep hands warm.more Thinsulate® Motorcycle Gloves: ...

13 Snowmobile Riding Tips To Keep You Safe And Warm This Winter

Posted by ROGER HEUMANN

What keeps some motorcyclists riding even as the snow starts falling? Riding a snowmobile! Once you put your 2-wheeled baby away for the winter, a snowmobile can deliver some of the same thrills in a beautiful new landscape.  But along with the joys of snowmobiling, comes the age-old question: How do you stay warm and dry? Here are some tips for safer and warmer snowmobile riding this winter Snowmobile Riding Tips: Before You Ride Make sure your snowmobile is tuned up!  The last thing you want to do is spend time walking around in the snow to repair your snowmobile....

2015-16 BUYERS GUIDE: 14 Snowmobile Gloves To Keep Hands Warm And Dry

Posted by ROGER HEUMANN

So, you’ve put your bike away for the winter … what now? Still feel the “need for speed”? Snowmobile riding, in a beautiful winter landscape, is a great outdoor activity that many motorcyclists enjoy. But along with the joys of snowmobiling comes the age-old question: What’s the best way to keep your hands warm and dry? Here are 14 snowmobile glove suggestions, for sunny winter days on the sled. NOTE: – Check out our updated 2015-16 Buyer’s Guide:  16 Snowmobile Riding Gloves to Keep Hands Warm.  (An updated guide to 16 glove styles for snowmobile riders). more What’s The Best Way to Keep...

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