Yearly Archives: 2017

All I Want for Christmas

Every year, we get bombarded. Professional marketing firms are allowed to use all sorts of psychological data and research to figure out how to entice kids to beg their parents and grandparents for the latest “must have” gift that will likely be forgotten about (or broken) by the time we ring in the New Year. […]

Are You Healthy Enough to Ride?

Over the last two weeks, two really great guys that I know that live thousands of miles apart have suffered catastrophic crashes on the back of their bikes. The reason isn’t weather, or distracted drivers, or even a random system failure. Nope. In fact, it is as far from those “traditional” problems as you can […]

How Much is Too Much?

The late, great comedian George Carlin had a rant in one of his shows years ago about “stuff” – you spent a lifetime accumulating it and then your kids spent years trying to get rid of it. He explained that you would go on vacation to “get away from it all” but still bring a […]

I’ll Bet You’ve Never Thought of This…

Eventually, you’ll try anything to clean your motorcycle parts with. It could be because you’re out of your favorite product and can’t get it locally that weekend, it could be that you’ve finally gotten tired of all the elbow grease needed to get some kinds of cleaners to actually polish chrome or stainless, or maybe […]

It’s Always Someone’s Backyard

Hopefully, by the time you read this, Hurricane Harvey and the devastation that it caused in southeastern Texas will be old news and cleanup will have been quick, the death toll low, and the fallout – both literal and figurative – minimal. Somehow, I doubt it. Down here, we get hurricanes. Not every year, but […]

I just love this helmet

What’s On Your Riding Playlist?

It’s been awhile since I wrote about adopting earplugs into my standard gear, but I’m happy to say that I’ve gotten pretty good at the habit now. With that being said, I’ve got to admit that after a few months, it had gotten a little … well, boring. Enter the Old Lady. I was … […]

Excited to be Promoting Voss Helmets

So a week or so ago, I was attempting to sneak away from the desk and the computer after my second cup of coffee that morning and The Boss emailed me. “Bikers’ Den has partnered with Voss Helmets, so can you work some helmet stuff into the new blogs?” Now, I’ll be honest, since I […]

Feed the Hobby, not the Obsession

By the time you read this, Sturgis will be either roaring through the last weekend or the cleanup crews will be working overtime. Even though, for most of us as bikers, Sturgis represents the chance (albeit one we don’t often take) to go and hang out with half a million kindred spirits, the truth of […]

Bought this helmet for my girlfriend because she wanted something more sleek

Harley and Indian Are Working Together?

Just kidding.  In a way, it’s true, though.  Harley Davidson and Indian may not be officially working with one another, but it is interesting that they have both recently come out as looking for “sleepers.” These are the 9 million or so licensed riders in North America that don’t own a bike and have the […]

A Closer Look at the H-D Street Glide

One of the side effects of being an independent and a guy who has owned the same bike for two decades is that every once in awhile, you finally get around to noticing something. These days, if you’re like me, you might see something that you like and make a mental note to look more […]

Stop Asking Me and Learn for Yourself

We’ve all been there – out on the road and you stop for a Coke and a smile and they come out of the woodwork. Posers, Wannabes, and the genuinely curious – all with questions about bikes and bikers and “how do I learn to ride a motorcycle?” Some of them I tell just to […]

A Different Type of Sunrise Service

So this last weekend, the 2 or so billion Christians in the world celebrated Easter in a lot of different ways. Especially popular in my part of the country – the Bible Belt – is the Sunrise Service. For those of you that don’t have this particular institution as a part of your religious lexicon, […]