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Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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Fed Up With Needing To Buy New Safety Gear For Your Kid?

Posted 02:00:00 PM
Filed under  Safety
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Travelling
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POD logo
Having your children ride motorcycles is great! They start out young enjoying the powered two wheelers, and often continue riding in motorcycle sports like circuits racing and/or off road racing.

But because children are more fragile than adults, you need to be sure they are very well protected. Knees are one of the first body parts that suffer when you crash, so obviously you need to ensure that your kid's knees are well protected. And you can buy lots of good, quality, gear for your kid's knees. But a year later you end up buying another one since children grow. So they outgrow your knee protector.

POD K1

USA based POD Open POD in a new window have come up with a solution; the K1 Open K1 link in a new window. The K1 is a brace system that really protects the knee, but it also evolves over time. Every time your kid grows, you add a piece.

POD K1

The K1 is comfortable, lightweight (480 grams) and very sturdy, so it will prevent the knee from being damaged incase of a crash. The age gaps is between 10 and 15 years, but obviously size is the most determining factor.

POD K1

The price is not cheap, but then your kid's knees should be either. Count about US$400 / UK£250 / €400 for a pair. Click here for Amazon USA.

Click here to read the details of the POD K1 knee protector Open Click here to read the details of the POD K1 knee protector link in a new window.






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There Is Never Enough Space On A Motorcycle

Posted 08:00:00 AM
Filed under  Funny Entertainment Cargo
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Travelling
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No matter what you do, there never is enough space on your motorcycle to bring things with you. Even with panniers, topcase, tank bags, etc ... it's never enough. Until now..... these panniers will even fit a dead body. Notice they even have their own kickstands.

Never enough space on motorcycles







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Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

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Idea: Safer Navigation Instructions On A Motorcycle

Posted 06:00:00 PM
Filed under  Gadgets Bluetooth New Products
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Travelling
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As we all know, riding motorcycle with maps is quite difficult. You just can't open a map while riding, and even when you can, reading the small details of the map, again while riding, is anything but safe. A GPS navigator is the solution; easy, takes little space and simple to get to your destination. But it does mean taking your eyes of the road and traffic to look at the little screen that is telling you to a turn in 200 meters. But not if Indian company Lechal will have its way.

Lechal Bluetooth Shoes

Lechal Open Lechal link in a new window is getting ready to introduce a new way of getting navigation instructions; by your foot! The idea is simple, they are making shoes that will receive navigational instructions (from your smartphone) and when you have to make a right turn, the right shoe will vibrate. Need to go left, the left shoe vibrates.

The data is received wirelessly via Bluetooth, and they have an intelligent USB charger to keep the shoes juiced up.

But most of us don't ride with running shoes, so what about us ATGATTAll The Gear, All The Time - meaning you always wear all your safety gear. rider, with motorcycle boots? Well, Lechal have another solution for you: Bluetooth enabled insoles.

Lechal Bluetooth Shoes

Just place their insoles inside your riding boots, turn on the GPS, and follow the vibrations.

Of course, if you get complicated situations with multiple junctions, you end up having to look at the screen, but it can be interesting to get a last minute reminder to turn NOW. But then if you are riding an old Harley-Davidson that shakes, rattles and rolls, you may never know when your feet are telling you to turn.....

Lechal Bluetooth Shoes

The shoes are expected to be selling for US$150.

Click here to access the Lechal web site and learn more about the product Open Lechal link in a new window.

Here is their introduction video:



Via: Engadget




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The Russian Way For Securing A Motorcycle From Theft

Posted 02:00:00 PM
Filed under  Entertainment Video Feeds
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Travelling
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Sometimes the cleverness of mankind amazes me. A 56 year old Russian biker in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia had his motorcycle stolen twice and he did not want it to happen a third time. The police there had already been alarmed by the rapid increase in motorcycle theft, even low cost motorcycles were being stolen and chopped up for spare parts.

So Boris Farihov did what very few people would do to prevent his precious motorcycle from being stolen. He didn't chain it up to a big tree, he did put a blaring alarm on it, and he didn't place a guard dog next to the bike.

Russian Parked Motorcycle

Nope, he simple winched up the motorcycle to below his third floor apartment. Now let's see the thieves get at his bike.... I wonder what his neighbors below him say about this...

Here's the video:



Via: Motor




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No Trailer For Your Motorcycle? No Worries!

Posted 08:00:00 AM
Filed under  Funny Entertainment
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Normandy, France
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Honest. You do not need a trailer to trailer your motorcycle. Honest.

No trailer no worries







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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

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Ad: Verizon - Do Not Text and Drive

Posted 06:00:00 PM
Filed under  Ads Safety
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Travelling
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Verizon logo
Hmmmm .. interesting safety advertisement from American phone company Verizon Open Verizon in a new window. The concept is good (but not new - link Open link in a new window), the message is loud & clear ... but... this could backfire.

The idea of putting a photo of the front of a truck onto the back of the truck is pretty good, and can get a message across. But what about some poor rider on his motorcycle (or car driver), who changes lane comes behind the truck and gets a heart attack? Hits the brakes in a panic and before you know it, there's a massive pileup of cars and motorcycles.

But the idea is nice, even something to put a smile on your face.

What do you think?? Dangerous or good?

Click for bigger version of Ad Verizon Text and Drive
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Via: Ads of the World




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Event: Motors and Soul

Posted 02:00:00 PM
Filed under  France Events
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Travelling
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If you are in town, or even if you are not you can still go there, on September 6 and 7, 40 kilometers South of Paris in a real castle is held the 2nd annual "Motors & Soul Open Motors & Soul link in a new window" event.

Motors and Soul

This growing event is organized by Virage8 Open Virage8 link in a new window (translated it means "Curve8"), a French organization for custom motorcycles (and cars). On the weekend of the 6th and 7th of September at the Castle of Villiers Open Chateau-De-Villiers link in a new window in Cerny Click for map, the "Motors & Soul" event is a weekend long party of motorcycles, food and music.

Chateau de Villiers

The music is supplied by a good friend of mine who will be playing with his Magnitoz Open Magnitiz link in a new window blues band, and there will be an exhibition of motorcycles (and cars) with "character", plus an exhibition by other artists (painting, photos, etc). And of course there will be several ride-outs, in small groups with road books, in the beautiful French countryside.

Motors and Soul

The cost for the event is nominal; €10 for the day (kids under 12 go in for free), but if you reserve your ticket in advance by sending an email to Run@Virage8 you'll get it for €6.

This is your chance for a nice weekend event, at a beautiful castle, eating good food, seeing many motorcycles and listening to great music. Click here for more information of the Motors & Soul event Open Click here for more information of the Motors & Soul event link in a new window (in French). Have a look at the introduction video below:



Click here to access the Motors & Soul Facebook page Open Click here to access the Motors & Soul Facebook page link in a new window






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