Biker culture explained: Why Biker Gangs ride Cruisers

Ever wondered why biker gangs love big displacement cruisers? Today I’m going to propose some theories as to why the biker gangs, sometimes referred to as 1%ers, love their heavy, big displacement cruiser motorcycles instead of the faster more nimble sports bikes. Characteristics of the Cruiser Cruisers tend to have larger and wider frames, wider seats,…

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First Car Advice to my 16 year Old Self

Oh to Go Back and Choose that First Vehicle Again… Hey kid! I know what first car you’re thinking, I was you 20 years ago. You’ve got plans, dreams, and ideas, that can only be lived out if you find and get that perfect ride right? You need to quit worrying about the dreams, quit…

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New Riders, Consider the Dangers of Swamp-Ass

Welcome to Southern Riding Season -In Texas we bake our balls, but sometimes on low It’s freaking spring people! People are out riding and, judging by the increased ad presence, motorcycle sales are clearly picking up. Adventures and dreams are being imagined on two wheels. With so many two-wheeled options to consider, you may overlook the…

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Getting My MC License

As a woman, my motivations for getting my motorcycle license were probably different from the typical guy’s. A need for speed and thrills was far from my mind. I also didn’t imagine myself picking up guys on it. No, I was much more excited about the prospects of great gas mileage, riding in the open…

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How Not to Use a Fork Stand

Life before stands Today I ride a CBR and that makes me happy in many ways. Unfortunately, ease of maintenance is not one of them. Prior to owning a CBR, I had a GS500F and then a VFR. My former bikes had center stands. Regardless of the trash talking around center stands, I loved them. I…

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My sweet Alpinestars Anaheim Shoes

I really like my new Alpinestars Anaheim shoes! The Alpinestars Anaheim riding shoes look like stylish street shoes. While not track boots, these shoes offer up enough protection to inspire confidence on my commute to work. I also get the advantage of not needing a second pair of shoes at work. The Alpinestars Anaheim shoes look great with most…

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Surviving a winter road trip like a noob

Winter riding without the proper gear is a whole other level of cold If you have never ridden in winter, and you are considering a road trip, read this first and learn from my experience. Don’t make the same mistakes I made on my first trip. The beginning of my first winter road trip… That…

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Leather vs Textile Abrasion Resistance

Ever wonder how well your riding gear would hold up in the event of a slide? The leather vs textile debate has been going strong for a long time and I don’t see it stopping anytime soon. With the constant improvements in textiles it may eventually happen that textiles surpass leather in every category. For now…

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