Biker Lifestyle


Sturgis in the Age Of Corona

Sturgis in the Age Of Corona

It’s interesting that news coverage – which so many times focuses on blood, gore, and shock tactics – has given so little coverage to the fact that over 460,000 bikers descended on Sturgis for the 80th Annual Rally. In all that, only a handful of COVID-19 cases have been confirmed. The real irony is that […]


Jump Starting The Whole Thing

Jump Starting The Whole Thing

The simple truth is this:  all over the world, folks are hurting.  Some countries aren’t telling anyone how bad it sucks (like China, for example) and others, it seems like there’s a morbid curiosity to see how many victims they can claim. No matter what, as we all collectively try to get back to work, […]


A Dose of Realism

A Dose of Realism

In the last eight weeks, we’ve gotten a shot of realism, that’s for sure.  We’ve seen how folks can’t figure out what to do, so they panic (and that goes for our politicians, too) and do nothing – or do stupid crap that puts lives in danger. I don’t know where you lie on the […]


Your Motorcycle Is, Are you Ready

Your Motorcycle Is, Are YOU Ready? 

For one of the first times in my adult life, I think I can finally “get” what you guys up North go through. See, it’s like this:  down here in the South, we get a few cold days, we complain, then it’s 70 degrees in the middle of December.  We’re never really that far from […]


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Just a Hint – Jewelry for Bikers

There’s a line in Robin Williams’ movie “The Bird Cage” where Nathan Lane, wearing a suit, points out that even with your socks, “one does want a hint of color.” No matter where you are in life and career, we all know we’re bikers. The downside is there are some occasions where you simply can’t […]


The Inside Scoop on Motorcycle Helmet Ratings

The Inside Scoop On Motorcycle Helmet Ratings

About fourteen minutes after the first biker fell off the first bike and broke their head open, some enterprising individual probably decided a helmet was more than just a pretty good idea and began selling “motorcycle helmets.” The problem, though, is even though science and medicine are amazingly advanced, our governments aren’t.  As a result, […]


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Why I Hate Riding In October (Sometimes)

In plenty of places in North America, October represents some of the best riding weather around.  Leaves are starting to change, you finally don’t feel soggy at the end of a ride, and Old Man Winter being right around the corner means that plenty of us are going to be putting up our bikes for […]


Help Us Add More Biker Friendly Places to our List

Here’s the deal: Since we have thousands of folks that read this blog, buy the gear, and check out our social media pages, we’ve decided to build a complete list of biker-friendly establishments all over North America. Beer joints, hot sheet motels, truck stops, garages, restaurants, diners, campgrounds… all of them. The way The Boss […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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The Trouble With Cheap Bikes

In the continuing saga of my Harley flip, and if, for some reason, you can’t remember my story from last week, then here it is: Found a cheap Harley, bought a cheap Harley, getting ready to sell a cheap Harley for more than I bought it for. This thing is a time capsule. 24 years […]