The Alpinestars Messenger Jacket is supposed to offer affordable, stylish, all-weather protection for commuters and city riders. Until now, it didn’t, but now it does. Here’s why.
Alpinestars CR-4 Gore-Tex XCR. Try saying that three times fast. The name may be overly complex and needlessly long, but the boots are simple and to the point. They combine motorcycle specific ankle protection, a steel and TPU (plastic) shank and ridged toe-box … Continued
The Erzberg Rodeo was something I’d only ever seen online, usually when searching for crazy crash videos or motorcycle madness so when I found out that the 2011 Red Bull Hare Scramble was on while I was in Europe on … Continued
Making bad decisions on motorcycles (or Russian sidecars) has consequences. I’m able to ameliorate the consequences of frequently awful decisions by wearing the best safety gear available. This is what I was wearing when I crashed last weekend, it, in … Continued
That England is a nation of motorcyclists has always somewhat perplexed me. The roads are good, but look at what they have to put up with just to go watch a GP. Rain, you’re probably aware of, but did you … Continued
The first time I saw a hill climb on TV it was the famous Widow Maker in the USA and I instantly wanted to have a go. I was in my teens and didn’t know any better. Many years later … Continued
So I had a little crash on Sunday. Lowsided at about 40mph and slid down the road, chasing a tumbling bike. You know what? It was actually kind of fun. That’s because it didn’t hurt. Not a bit. That’s because … Continued