The Bikers’ Den Blog


Beat The Heat Roadtrips

Here we are, September, and in many places in North America – yes, even in Canada, it’s hot. Down South, the mercury routinely touches the century mark, and even my friends up in the Midwest are complaining about hot temps and humidity that’s off the charts.  The problem, of course,…

Starting Them Out Safely

One of the things that’s frustrating about riding is the lack of options for learning about bikes unless you’re born into a family that rides.  I can’t tell you the number of young people that ask me about riding, and – if they’ve got an adult with them – the…

What’s In A Nickname?

Say what you want, but we’ve all got them – your road name or nickname, depending on what part of the country you live in.  I’ve heard plenty of them over the years, and the best ones, as far as I’m concerned, have a great story behind them. Anybody can…

Most of Us Can’t Use This Tip

But I’m going to tell you anyway.  A few weeks ago, a buddy of mine was bemoaning the way the old plastic on his street bike was faded and oxidizing.  He’d tried everything – the old school stuff like polishing compound, the latest gimmick on YouTube, and he’d even considered…

Fuelly Tips

It seems freakin’ weird to be writing an article about fuel economy for motorcycles, but here we are.  Gas is through the roof and what once was a pleasant way to waste $30 on a weekend is now more like wasting a day’s pay on the weekend. Nevertheless, here goes:…

Making the Best of It

One of the things I’ve always enjoyed about the pastime of riding is how changes seem to exist outside of you.  You’re not only moving in (and through) a place, but as we ride, the environment we’re riding through changes, too. That high country backroad that’s closed in the winter…

Nevermind the Prices

First things first, prices on EVERYTHING are through the roof.  It doesn’t matter if you’re fertilizing a field, getting a tank of gas, or buying a drink at the store, it’s ALL gone up. Plenty of folks are struggling, and I’m willing to bet a few bikes are going to…

Conquer the Chaos

Right now, it seems like the closer we get to riding season, the crazier the world will be.  Gas prices through the roof, inflation is making every-damn-thing expensive, and at this rate, I figure we’ll either be forced to sit on our bikes in the garage and make motorcycle noises…

A Long Strange Trip…

So in my last post, I shared a little bit about Schott NYC and their leather goodies.  Full disclosure?  I’ve got one of their coats and it feels butter-smooth, even now at the beginning of its third riding season. Now, though, I want us all to think back to one…

Getting Ready For The Ride

Look, we’re all getting antsy about the riding season, even down here, where “cold” weather is practically shirt sleeves for our brothers up north.  Nonetheless, I thought it might be smart to take a few minutes this week to share a few things you ought to look for before you…

Groundhawg Day

First, let me state the obvious:  I have no idea where in the world you are reading this. Due to that, I have no idea what the weather looks like there.  Warm, cold, snowy, sunny, whatever.  What I do know is this:  warmer weather is inevitable.  Spring is coming, and…

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