REVIEW: UUB Bag (Ukoala)

NOTE: Ukoala has rebranded as UUB – Urban Utility Bag There’s an ongoing joke among my (mostly male) biker friends about the quantity and size of the stuff I carry when riding. It stems mostly from the time a friend drove his pickup to our campsite, and so I gave him my 8-man tent to […]

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REVIEW: booooots

Riding boots are so important to comfort and safety when riding. (And, of course, you want to look cool.) You want to be sure that when you stop your bike and put your feet on the street, that they stick and don’t slide, even if it’s wet or slippery with oil residue. The sole needs […]

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she’s crafty

I’m no gearhead. I wasn’t raised working on cars or bikes. Most talk of parts and repairs puts me to sleep. I’d just rather be on the road than in the garage. But thank goodness for my friends & local shops that are handy with a wrench – they keep me riding & happy. That […]

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what’s that on your head?

Ah, helmets. Little in motorcycling is so simple and so controversial. A tricky subject, depending on your audience. Down here in the get-the-guvment-outta-my-business South, there is a large and vocal group of riders (mostly cruiser enthusiasts, and mostly Harley-riders) who believe that wearing safety equipment should be a choice. A decision left to the adult […]

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stuff

Gear is invaluable to a rider. In brief, here’s a list of a few items that I try not to leave behind when I go on a ride.  Almost all can fit in your jacket pockets, and all make life more pleasant. So in no order, I give you my list of useful stuff: Chapstick […]

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