HARDEST WAY TO SEE OLYMPIC National Park ON A MOTORCYCLE

Sometimes its nice to not plan, to just go wherever the road takes us and put our trust in the journey instead of our schedules. Any seasoned rider knows that rarely do things go as planned on the road and that’s why you sometimes have to just go at it blind because worst than not being able to see is having no vision at all

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Roland Sands Designs Lookbook

Working with friends usually is frowned upon but not when your friends are Roland Sands. For almost a decade I have worked with the crew at Roland Sands Designs as an ambassador and overall supporter of the brand. Here's a look at the 2018 lookbook and a look back at the 2017 product shoot. 

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In The Now

Growing up my family and I never went to the doctor. Instead we had the Amish who would diagnose us and send us home with some herbs and a prescription of rest and relaxation. We lived off the land and made a modest livelihood that didn’t allow for such luxuries as running to the doctor every time we got a stuffed up nose and for the most part we were healthy, strong and live long lives. This eventually lead us to the belief that doctors were in it for the money and therefore I grew up avoiding them at all cost. It wasn’t until my father died of a heart attack that I became obsessed with my personal health and how to preserve it. I had always been a healthy eater and very active person but now I suddenly needed a doctor to tell me that for sure. 

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Dainese Keira Lady Leather Jacket

Regardless of what type of motorcyclist you are you will at least need a couple of motorcycle jackets to get you through the seasons and diffrent riding conditions. I'm a collector of gear and believe that one can never have to many options when it comes to riding even if my bank account may disagree. Each one of my jackets serve a purpose. I have ones that are purely for functionality, some more for looks, one for hot weather, one for cold and another for rain. 

Recently I put some miles through the California deserts on the Dainese Keira Lady Leather Jacket. Immediately I liked the style of it before I even took the tags off. The look and feel of the leather was soft and high quality and the lining felt luxurious. Once I put it on I was right in my assumptions as the jacket felt like a hug from an old friend. The fit was perfect and the materials, cut and leather worked in unison to make movement an ease. It felt like it was already broke in and it even has armor in it. 

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Seven Quick Tips to Safe Riding

Riding can be overwhelming at times. There are many factors to consider while trying to remember the daily task involved in operating a motorcycle and especially if you're a beginner. Sometimes taking things back to the basic is just the reset button we need to keep our minds clear and motorcycling seamless and fun again. 

Below are seven motorcycle safety tips for anyone wanting to get out on the open road. Whether you’re a new or experienced rider, you will find these quick and easy reminders crucial toward keeping you safe on your bike.

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Pay It Forward Winner

I knew that choosing a winner for this contest would be hard but I never thought it would be nearly impossible. I am so proud of the people that decided to respond and do something good for someone else. From giving strangers lifts to the airport to being vulnerable and sharing stories about their struggles and past, this contest restored my faith in humanity. My intent with this contest was to give something back but in return I feel like I was the one who received the biggest gift of all. I think you from the bottom of my heart for the greatness you all have done and remember, just because the contest is over doesn't mean that you can't keep paying it forward. Make everyday a day to make the world a better place. It's the easiest thing and most rewarding thing you will ever do. 

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Pay It Forward Giveaway

I get to work with some pretty amazing companies and they love supporting great causes. Because of this I have a backpack filled with all kinds of gifts, from jackets to jeans. Over $400 dollars in all. 

I did a post on my Instagram asking people to do something good and post about it to encourage others to do the same. They didn't need to follow me or the companies. This wasn't about gaining followers but instead about paying it forward and making the world a better place. 

The response is overwhelming and every post makes me cry. Hearing these stories restores my faith in humanity and I know that together we truly can make a difference. It all starts with one. 

The giveaway is for one week and I'll be posting every single #payitforwardgiveaway post on my website so you all can see what an impact a little good can do.

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RSD Ginger Jacket Review

Recently I got to test the new products that were launching in the Roland Sands Design Fall Line and while all of them were great the Ginger Jacket stood out the most simply because there's not anything else like it out there on the market. It's also very well thought out and constructed. 

This women's jacket is a true utilitarian style jacket with just the right amount of femininity. It's made from premium British Millerain waxed cotton that is water repellent (great for me here in Florida), lightweight and has a soft and supple feel yet still offers top-notch protection.

The classic fit at 3/4 length allows this jacket to be very versatile and its fully adjustable waist means you can dial in the fit just right. Plenty of storage pockets on the Ginger for all the things you carry with you on your rides or pick up along the way. 

 

I can see this jacket being worn by adventure riders as well as cruiser riders who want a more fashion feel on and off the bike. 

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Ugly Bros Twiggy Review

When I test a product I do my best to destroy what it is I'm testing. I ride hard, live life to the fullest and therefor I'm hard on the things I wear / ride. For the past two years I have had the Ugly Bros Twiggy Motorcycle Jeans in black and in that time I have about 20k miles on them. These jeans have seen tropical storms, been through a hurricane and have been in extreme heat and cold and other than some minor fading they still fit and preform just like they did when I got them. 

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To a friend in an existential crisis- a letter from Hunter S. Thompson

You ask advice: ah, what a very human and very dangerous thing to do! For to give advice to a man who asks what to do with his life implies something very close to egomania. To presume to point a man to the right and ultimate goal— to point with a trembling finger in the RIGHT direction is something only a fool would take upon himself.

I am not a fool, but I respect your sincerity in asking my advice. I ask you though, in listening to what I say, to remember that all advice can only be a product of the man who gives it. What is truth to one may be disaster to another. I do not see life through your eyes, nor you through mine. If I were to attempt to give you specific advice, it would be too much like the blind leading the blind.

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The Day a Hooligan Was Born

After riding 2 Iron Butts, crossing up some of the gnarliest Mountains in the North East, racing 2200 miles across the desert in 3 days in 110 degrees to reach my 14th state making my grand total 7,000 miles in 36 days the last thing most people would want to do is race a 500 lb motorcycle in a circle on a dirt track but that's exactly what I did.

Maybe I have a death wish or hitting a mid-life crisis but something in me was telling me I had to do this. I had something to prove to myself and hopefully the abuse I was doing to my body would inspire others step outside of their comfort zones and try something they too never thought they could do before.

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