Summary of Posts: May 12th 2013

This cycle of LegendaryUSA had us talking about how to choose the best leather jacket for both men and women. We also talked about buying gear on a budget and the importance of following safety tips, especially for new riders.

  • First, we discussed the best way to choose a men’s leather jacket. This is one of the more important pieces of your motorcycle apparel, as it not only makes you look good, it will protect you from the elements.
  • Next, we talked about how to choose a lady’s leather jacket. This can be one of the most important fashion statements a woman can have, and choosing the right motorcycle apparel is paramount.
  • Getting a motorcycle is only the first phase of a great ride; you also need a selection of motorcycle accessories that will make your ride even better. The Yahoo Voices article offered some great tips on which ones to start with.
  • Then we went on to discuss how to buy quality motorcycle apparel when you’re on a budget. You don’t have to spend top dollar for everything, but knowing what not to skimp on will go a long way towards saving money in the long run.
  • Next we talked about how important it is for new riders to review safety guidelines and follow safety rules, such as buying motorcycle accessories including a helmet.
  • We gave kudos to vindy.com for publishing safety tips and guidelines for both new and experienced riders.

Why New Riders Need to Review Safety Guidelines

Owning a motorcycle is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and save money on fuel costs. However, they can also be extremely dangerous vehicles, especially for new riders. Motorcycles can be extremely difficult to see by other drivers, particularly at night. There are certain safety measures that must be adhered to in order to decrease the chances of getting injured. Getting into an accident on a bike has much more serious consequences than if you were in a car or truck.

That’s why we give kudos to vindy.com for publishing some safety tips and guidelines for new riders. Experienced riders will also get value out of reading the article, as it offers some common sense, yet sometimes forgotten, tips on how to be a safe and courteous driver. Statistics don’t lie: those on motorcycles are more than 30 times more likely to die in a crash, as opposed to being in a car.

Some of the safety tips include buying a bike that you can handle; honing your skills as a driver; and making sure that you invest in quality motorcycle accessories such as a helmet.

Other safety tips include choosing the right gear (no t-shirts or jeans) and watching out for road hazards. Of course, alcohol should be avoided, as should going over the speed limit.

Moms Don’t Have to Give up Their Motorcycles

Society has changed over the last few decades and women are no longer expected to raise children and take care of a household; however, when it comes to motorcycles, women are sometimes excluded from a group that has been male dominated up until the last few years.

Women riders are increasing in record numbers; they are not content to sit on the back of the Harley – they want to be in control.  What happens, though, when women become moms?

Some people still think that when you become a mom, you should park your bike and head out to the car dealership to get the best minivan that money can buy. Thanks to the media – in particular, the Herald Review – we know that motorcycle riders come from all walks of life, and most are just ordinary, everyday people. That includes moms.

That’s why we give kudos to the Herald Review for shedding some light on the fact that moms can ride too, whether they have young ones at home, or they are empty nesters.

Herald Review’s article also goes on to say that not all motorcycle riders are gang members, decked out in leather, or out to cause trouble. When these stereotypes disappear, we’ll all be better motorists who share the road and better riders who stay safe.

Staying Safe on Two Wheels, Motorcycle Accessories Can Help

Motorcycles may be fuel efficient and fun to ride, but they can also pose a great danger if you don’t follow certain safety rules and guidelines and just concentrate on cool motorcycle accessories. While there is no way to always avoid an accident, knowing how to ride safely can greatly reduce your chances of getting injured. Vindy.com has posted some tips on how to stay safe on two wheels; this is especially helpful for beginners.

Source: http://www.vindy.com/news/2013/apr/28/motorcycle-safety-tips-for-new-riders/

Ride Proves There’s an Increase in Women Motorcyclists

May 3rd saw women bikers from around the world gathering at their local She Shore Riders Chapters all-female motorcycle clubs for the sole purpose of riding in the wind! An article in the Bradenton Herald by Dee Graham has showcased the International Women’s Riding Day and the increase in numbers attending shows just how popular riding has become among women.

Source: http://www.bradenton.com/2013/04/30/4504747/women-in-the-wind-kick-into-gear.html

Buying Your Motorcycle Apparel on a Budget

When you have a motorcycle, there are certain requirements that you’ll have to meet in order to ensure a safe ride. Of course, you’ll need motorcycle apparel that not only looks good but is functional as well. Jafrum.com has some great tips on how to buy everything you need even when money is tight and you’re on a strict budget.

Source: http://blog.jafrum.com/2012/11/07/buying-motorcycle-gear-on-a-budget/

Mother’s Day Gifts for Your Motorcycle Mom

If your mom loves to ride and you don’t have a gift yet for Mother’s Day, consider getting her a motorcycle-themed gift. On a budget? Nancy from BellaOnline has some great gift ideas for under $50. You can choose from a wide selection of gifts, including bandanas, t-shirts, or pins. How about a motorcycle cup holder?

Source: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art56683.asp

Motorcycle Accessories You Need

With rising gas prices, and more people looking for more ways to get around on a budget, buying a motorcycle can make good economic sense. As a beginner though, it can be difficult to know what sort of motorcycle accessories you’ll need to get started. Christine Reed, a contributor for Yahoo Voices, has some tips and guidance on how to get started; everything from choosing the right gear to getting your new bike on the road.

Source: http://voices.yahoo.com/how-pick-best-motorcycle-gear-beginner-2743761.html?cat=27

Moms Explain Why They Ride to Non-Riders

Some people – particularly those who don’t ride bikes – don’t understand the euphoria that comes with riding on the open road. Many others don’t get how moms can take the risk and get on a bike when they have little ones at home. Demenshea from Ride Like a Girl does a great job at explaining why she rides and how it actually makes her a better mom.

Source: http://demenshea.com/blog/2011/03/18/can-we-explain-why-we-ride-motorcycles-and-moms/

Motorcycle Apparel Buying Tips for Women

A leather jacket can be one of the most versatile items in a woman’s wardrobe. Whether you want an everyday, casual jacket or you want some motorcycle apparel for those Sunday afternoon rides, there are certain things to consider before buying a leather jacket. Cynthia Nellis, a contributor for About.com, has some tips on how to buy the best leather jacket for your style and needs.

Source: http://fashion.about.com/cs/outerwear/bb/leatherjacket.htm