VikingCycle Skeid Jacket
So, here’s the usual thing with gear and apparel reviews, when you write for a web site like this one: someone sends you an item to review for free, and which you get to keep. In return, you are obligated to write a review of it. Most of the time, it’s no big deal. They send you a mid-range bit of riding gear, you write a review with mid-range approval, because they almost invariably send you an item that does the job it’s supposed to do, at a reasonable price. I mean, nobody sends you a piece of suck, expecting you write about it glowingly. If you care about your credibility, you don’t want to give something a glowing if it isn’t, and you don’t want to come off sounding like a company fan-boy shill. But, what happens if you get sent an item you really, really like?
First, for full transparency, this is a solicited review. Leatherup.Com contacted me and asked if I would be interested in having them sending me some gear to review, and I said I’d be happy to. There is no payment or quid pro quo, other than that they’d send me stuff… Continue reading
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m an ATGATT guy. I put on all the gear every time I ride, and I ride every day, a minimum of 50 miles. So riding gear is kind of important to me.
Because I ride a motorcycle as my primary transportation, my gear… Continue reading
I yield to no man in my advocacy of the philosophy of “All the gear, all the time” (ATGATT). When I went down after being hit by a driver who ran a stop sign, back in December, I ended up in much better shape than I otherwise would have… Continue reading
I’m one of those people that needs to wear a modular (flip-up) helmet. I have two of them, a Harley-Davidson Stealth, which is OK, and an HJC Sy-Max II, which I like a bit better for the lower wind noise. Unfortunately, I have to wear glasses or contact… Continue reading
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