How to Avoid Skinning Yourself Alive

Originally posted on Bee Behind Bars:
Have you seen my video about where I’ve come from? Ever wonder why I am so passionate about making the world a better place, and why I think motorcycling is the right avenue for me?  Why do I take what I do so seriously, and love every second of…

WHY WE ROCK THE GEAR

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Basic Rider Course defines a good rider as not only someone with exceptional skills and a positive mental attitude, but also one who has the desire and motivation to choose to reduce risk while riding. All good riders have a way of thinking and planning to avoid trouble, even if that…

Helmets

A helmet is designed to save your head from impacts that would otherwise be life threatening or altering. brainer… err…. a brainer? Whatever. Nothing is worse than a life altering head injury that could have been prevented with one piece of protective equipment, especially for those in your life who depend on you.   Rock the Gear has…

Jackets

A motorcycle specific jacket has four major functions… the first two are to save you from the perils of motorcycle crashes, the third is to keep you comfortable and last is to make you look like a badass. Newsflash! Long sleeve shirts, hoodies and even fashion leather are not protective equipment and will do nothing to help prevent…

Pants

Is that armor in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? Riding pants are one of the most commonly overlooked pieces of gear, but they are just as important as any other protective equipment. Sit on this for a while… Here is what you should be able to find in a good…

Gloves

Take a minute to think of all the things you do daily with your hands, and how your life would change if you couldn’t use them… no more high fives, wedgie picking or middle fingers. Unfortunately, that nightmare could become a reality. Megan Wondo shows us that a high-five with the ground is only cool of you’re…

Footwear

Rock the Gear wants to keep you on your toes… literally.  There are 28 bones in each of your feet and ankles, and 25% of all the bones in your body are found below your shins.  Hopefully those numbers are enough to urge you to wear protective boots or shoes to keep you happily riding…

Eye Protection

A beautiful road is in the eye of the beholder… Usually, eye protection is as simple as flipping the visor down on a full face helmet.  If you choose to ride with your visor up, or in a less-than-full-face helmet, we strongly encourage you to wear shatterproof eye protection.  Find a pair of riding glasses/goggles…

The Tipping Point

The Tipping Point Unfortunately, not everyone who rides gets the opportunity to be taught a valuable lesson, such as WEAR YOUR GEAR, until it is too late. You are required to have a license and pass a test and/or formal training to operate a motorcycle, but you need absolutely nothing to jump on the back. States…

Too much of “them” and not enough of “me” here…

This bold title might seem extremely selfish and self-centered… but give it a chance. I promise I have a valid point here.  I want to stop for a moment and point out a huge flaw within our motorcycle community, family, industry and whatever else you want to call it.  I see it way too often…

The Roadrash Queen – Original Article

Brittany Morrow, The Roadrash Queen EXTREME ROADRASH Written by Brittany Morrow Published 10/03/2006 ONE YEAR HAS PASSED It’s hard to look in the mirror and think that my scars are already an entire year old. Touching my stomach and rib cage, I can’t imagine looking this way and feeling this pain for the rest of…

Some Like it Hot: Tips for Riding in the Heat

Some Like it Hot… and sometimes you feel like a nut (for riding in the heat). Amid the recent heat wave across the United States, I took a ride from Sioux Falls, SD to Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  These were some of the hottest states in the country over the past week!  Of course, this site…