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- On-the-Job ADV Training With Bill Dragoo’s DART SchoolThe sun’s early rays light up towering bluffs along State Route 276 as the group heads to breakfast before tackling the notorious Notom-Bullfrog Road. Photos by Susan Dragoo.A tiny figure on a Honda CRF250 slowly ascends a rocky slope in the rough country of southeastern Utah. Partway up she veers off course and stops a few feet from the top. A lifelong street motorcyclist, this is her first foray off pavement. Her breathing is rapid, eyes wide. A man in a faded Tilley hat steps forward and offers a few words of encouragement. “You nearly cleaned that hill!” says Bill Dragoo. “Just stick with the plan and keep your eyes on the top. You’re here to slay some dragons and this one has met his match.” She takes a deep breath, stands up again and leans into the hill, this time victorious. A cheer goes up from her fellow students.… ..... Read More.3 weeks ago
- Progressive International Motorcycle Show Announces New to 2 WebsiteNew riders at the IMS Discover the Ride feature. Photo credit: Manny Pandya/Progressive International Motorcycle Shows.The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows (IMS) has announced NewTo2.com, an online platform within the shows’ Discover The Ride feature dedicated to educating a new generation of riders. Discover The Ride, a forward-thinking initiative that serves the entire motorsports industry and new to IMS this year, is designed to introduce riding to those interested in motorcycling. The initiative is comprised of five interactive activities: the New Rider Course in partnership with Zero Motorcycles and Yamaha Power Assist Bicycles, the Kid’s Zone presented by Allstate, XDL Wheelie Experience, Dyno Experience and New To 2. As a new series of online videos now available to consumers, NewTo2.com includes live presentations at IMS, educating new riders on the world of motorcycling. The videos and live presentations at the show are hosted by Monique Filips and Jordan Diggs, experienced motorcyclists, as well as surprise guests in certain markets, guiding… ..... Read More.3 weeks ago
- Aerostich R-3 One-Piece Suit | Gear ReviewThe author in his Aerostich R-3 suit, which he wears on his daily commute during the cooler months.’Stich. Spacesuit. Moto onesie. Aerostich’s R-3 suit, known for years as the Roadcrafter, goes by many names, but one thing is for sure: it has become an icon of motorcycle apparel. Introduced in 1983 by Andy Goldfine, the founder of Aerostich and the non-profit organization that promotes the annual Ride to Work Day, the Roadcrafter was designed for motorcycle commuting and can be worn over street clothes. Thanks to its two main zippers–one from the neck down to the inside of the left ankle and another down the inside of the right leg–a Roadcrafter, with practice, can be put on and zipped closed in a matter of seconds, and removing it is even easier. Over the years, as word spread about the Roadcrafter’s convenience, versatility and practicality, it became the suit of choice… ..... Read More.3 weeks ago
- Tourmaster Transition Series 5 Jacket | Gear ReviewTourmaster Transition Series 5 Jacket.I have learned that it definitely pays to wear versatile gear. On a single tour covering several days–or even on a single-day ride–one could experience searing daytime heat, evening cold, a touch of rain and then, of course, the constant wind blast while riding. That’s why versatile gear is a real plus. I obtained Tourmaster’s Transition Series 2 Jacket several years ago and have worn it extensively since, which is why I was excited to test the Transition Series 5. While comparing the two I noted more similarities than differences. The styling and features are very familiar, but one newer feature on the Series 5 is the patented stretch nylon Aqua-Barrier hood that folds up behind the zippered collar, from where it can be deployed. This super thin, stretchy hood is designed to be worn under the helmet to prevent rain from seeping down the back… ..... Read More.4 weeks ago
- MotoBikeJack | Gear ReviewThe MotoBikeJack, which packs down into a bag measuring roughly five inches in diameter by 15 inches long, will jack up bikes weighing up to 1,000 pounds.It may be safe to say that most (if not all) riders have, at one time or another, dropped a bike. After all, a motorcycle’s natural resting position is lying on its side. I’m not talking about crashing, but just your foot slipping out when you come to a stop. It happens, even in the privacy of your own garage. Then the bike has to be put back on its wheels, and it might well be too heavy for a one-person pick up–depending on the person, of course. It’s not bad when you’re riding with a group, except for the embarrassment, or when a pickup with two construction workers stops to help, but if it’s just you…. MotoBikeJack to the rescue. This lifting device… ..... Read More.4 weeks ago