Gear

Shelby GT350 car cover

Shelby GT350 car cover

We’ve put our 2017 Shelby GT350 into winter storage, now that that snow has landed, and sadly stayed, here in Alberta. Our 2017 Shelby GT350 came with a Ford accessory, fitted car cover.  According to the car’s window sticker, the car cover is described as, “FULL VEH COV ‘DLR-INSTLD-ACCY”, with […]

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Nike Motorcycle Socks – Review

Nike Motorcycle Socks – Review

Nike makes motorcycle socks??  Yeah, well, hang on a minute.  You’d think a mega sports equipment producer would make sellable items for any kind of sports, as long as there’s a buck to be made.  Truth be told, I don’t know if Nike does make motorcycle-specific socks, or not. What […]

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Merrell “Ascend Glove” sneakers – review

Merrell “Ascend Glove” sneakers – review

We’re constantly on the lookout for ‘stuff’ that can earn its keep, especially for the rigors of motorcycle touring. Seasoned tourers know that storage space is always at a premium.  The less space an item occupies, the better. We were snooping around our local Cabela’s outfitter store last weekend when […]

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OEM Pirelli Scorpion Trail ekes out 22,000 + km

OEM Pirelli Scorpion Trail ekes out 22,000 + km

My 2012 Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX’s OEM Pirelli Scorpion Trail front tire has managed a very satisfactory 22,000 plus kilometres, and has reached the end of its life. The Scorpion Trail is a popular OEM tire and comes standard on a number of adventure-touring motorcycles such as the 2013 Ducati […]

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LDComfort Riding Undergarment

LDComfort Riding Undergarment

Salem, Oregon I’m happily meandering through the large building that houses the dozens of vendors who’ve made the trek to the 2013 BMW national owners of America rally in Salem, Oregon.  (If you ever want to find the most obscure farkle for your motorcycle, make a beeline for this annual […]

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Stelvio NTX – Saddle Solutions Part 2, Airhawk seat cushion

Stelvio NTX – Saddle Solutions Part 2, Airhawk seat cushion

With $294 dollars ‘invested’ in modifying the Moto Guzzi NTX’s OEM saddle with a gel/memory foam pad insert, I still wasn’t entirely happy with the mods local upholsterer Volker Erban had done.  There wasn’t anything wrong with Erban’s work – his craftsmanship is superb, but I didn’t achieve the long […]

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Brunton Echo 7×18 Pocket Scope

Brunton Echo 7×18 Pocket Scope

One of the great joys of travel is sightseeing.  Whether it’s sweeping prairie landscapes, distant mountain ridges, or a sailboat on the horizon, we always want to see more.  Ideally, we’d schlep a pair of high quality binoculars on our travels.  But binoculars tend to be big and heavy, and […]

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Blundstone 500 boots

Blundstone 500 boots

I’ve been wearing a pair of Blundstone 490 ‘Chunk Sole’ boots constantly for four years now.  The Australian brand ‘Blunnies’ have been remarkably durable.  I’ve worn them as walking shoes to hoik up The Great Wall of China, rain boots while sloshing through torrential rain storms during the Targa Newfoundland […]

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Pirelli Scorpion Trail – 10,310 kilometres

Pirelli Scorpion Trail – 10,310 kilometres

  The OEM Pirelli Scorpion Trail rear tire on the Stelvio 1200 NTX is worn out at 10,310 km.  That’s not bad, considering the tire endured quite high, sustained speeds in temperatures up to 110 degrees Fahrenheit during our July trip through Utah, Wyoming and Colorado. The Scorpion Trail never […]

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Aerostich Combat Lite Boots

Aerostich Combat Lite Boots

I bought these boots when I visited Aerostich’s retail outlet in Duluth, MN in 2010 and have now worn them for two years.  And they’ve just broken in.  No, really. The Combat Touring Lite boots are made by Italian manufacturer SIDI and are inspired by old school, heavy duty motocross […]

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