Come join MTDR for a great 3 day event at the famous Loretta Lynn's ranch. This offers some of the best dirt riding available in…
The BMW Motorcycle Club of Nashville will again host the European Riders Rally this May 15th, 2015 in Burkesville, KY. This is a great weekend…
Here's a new one in the Poker Run paradigm. HDP Motorcycles is hosting their first annual Off the Chain Poker Run on Saturday, March 28th.…
Bull-it Jeans manufactures some of the most protective riding pants around. Using protective materials from Covec, they provide fantastic abrasion AND heat resistance that most…
Yesterday, Monday March 23rd, MotoAmerica Superstock racer Dane Westby passed away due to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in his hometwon of Tulsa, OK.…
Yesterday, Monday March 23rd, MotoAmerica Superstock racer Dane Westby passed away due to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in his hometwon of Tulsa, OK. Westby, 28, had just made his debut in the new Supertock 1000 class the previous week at the Dunlop tire test at COTA in Austin. Dane was a great rider and was consistenly working his way up in standings and class over the years. Dane was well liked and had (still has) a very devoted group of fans that refer to him as "The Wolverine".
Kevin Anderson and I were fortunate enough to watch him race last season at Barber and one of my favorite photos I captured that weekend is Dane doing a victory burnout that Sunday (see below). Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this tough time. Rest in Peace Dane, you will be missed.
Recently I reviewed some gear from Bull-it Jeans for webBikeWorld and in the course of that review I spent some time speaking with Keith Bloxsome from Covec. Keith is a chemical engineer and the Covec materials are used in the Bull-it jeans and jackets I reviewed. During the course of the review and discussion with Keith, the topic of CE Approved vs Certification came up as we tried to determine exactly what these terms really mean. The editor over at webBikeWorld, Rick Korchak, spent considerable time speaking with Keith via email trying to sort this out and in the end, there was so much information that Rick decided to put together a complete article on the subject. This may sound like a less than exciting subject but if you are concerned about how protective your gear really is, it is definitely worth a read.
Bull-it Jeans manufactures some of the most protective riding pants around. Using protective materials from Covec, they provide fantastic abrasion AND heat resistance that most other materials can't match. I was lucky enough to get to review three different pairs of their SR6 range of protective pants. I received two pair of jeans and a pair of cargos for review for webBikeWorld (and some jackets too) and the review has just been posted over at webBikeWorld. Below is an excerpt from the review and here is a link to the complete review.
- I actually had no idea that Kevlar was sometimes blended with other fibers in motorcycle riding gear; this is done for comfort and because Kevlar can degrade over time, especially when the garment is washed. The amount of Kevlar in relation to the other products making up the protective liner can vary quite a bit. So apparently not all Kevlar added to motorcycle clothing is created equal.
- And here's an interesting tidbit. A typical set of motorcycle leathers is 1.4 mil thick. These were tested using the same abrasion test performed on the jeans reviewed here and the leather lasted 5.8 seconds in the abrasion test while the Bull-it SR6 jeans lasted even longer.
Join Sloan's for a fun day in the dirt at Wooly's Off Road Club. This event is for all UTV's, ATV's and Dirt Bikes. Travis Young will be leading a group from Sloan's parking lot to Wooly's at 7:50 am sharp. You are welcome to meet up at the park at 9:30 instead if you know how to get there already.
Admission is $15 per person or $30 per vehicle at the park. For directions and park info go to Wooly's Off Road website for details.
Please RSVP so they can have get a headcount - then print your ticket to be entered to win one of several fun giveaway prizes. *Remember, this is a 'fun ride' and NOT a race. All participants ride at their own risk. Neither Sloan's, nor Wooly's is responsible for your craziness or carelessness. Please dress appropriately for the ride, and ALWAYS wear a helmet. This is a rain or shine event.
Our friends at Sloan's will be hosting demo rides on several of the new 2015 Victory Motorcycles on Friday March 27th and Saurday March 28th. Head over there and ride the new 2015 Victory Motorcycles includng the Gunner, Magnum and the NEW Magnum X-
Friday Demo Rides start at 10 am and close at 4 pm - Friday will likely be the least crowded day.
Saturday Demo Rides start at 10am and close at 3 pm.
* We cannot guarantee a specific ride-time; Rides are a 'first come/first served' situation; a sign-up sheet will be kept to insure the shortest wait possible.
Register NOW - and you'll be EXCLUSIVELY entered to win up to $250 in Victory gear! Grand prize - $250 in Victory Gear, 2nd prize - $250, 3rd prize - $100! (Winners will be contacted after the event)
Food vendors with be on site for your convenience. This is a 'rain-or-shine event', so please bring appropriate riding gear.
Here's a new one in the Poker Run paradigm. HDP Motorcycles is hosting their first annual Off the Chain Poker Run on Saturday, March 28th. it appears that proceeds from the poker run benefit dogs who are chained up in their yards. It sounds like it is certainly something that is a good cause (we love dogs) but unfortunately there is not any information as to specifically what this is going to provide for our furry friends and a quick check at the HDP Motorcycles website did not provide any further clues.
Moving on, the poker run starts at HDP Motorcycles at 14346 Lebanon Pike with kick stands up at 11:30 AM. The ride stops at five locations including the TDC Cycle / Tankslapper Garage / Motologistix building on Lebanon Pike. Regisrtation will begin at 9:30 AM and the last bike should be back in by 3:00 PM. You can click on the image of the poster at the right for more information.