Welcome to my site! I’m so happy you’ve found my little corner of the internet. If you’re here you’ve either recently come into possession of a motorcycle or plan to enter the world of biking soon.
That’s perfect! You are exactly who I’ve created this site for. I’ve been a motorcycle rider for just over fifteen years; I’ve owned six motorcycles in that time and have ridden many more. Yes, I’ve even come off them in an unplanned way a few times.
What I really wished for at that time was someone to help me through some of the basic stuff. I’ve spent way too much time riding with the wrong gear and have made too many mistakes that could have been avoided.
So this site is here to inform you and get you started on the right path to being a safe, responsible motorcyclist. You do want to be a safe, responsible biker. Right?
I’ve taken the liberty of taking a look at some of the most popular gear you can buy online and giving you my opinion on each one.
Essential Protective Gear
This is the stuff you generally do not want to be caught dead without and I recommend you compose a shopping list that includes this stuff right off the bat. Our bodies are squishy and bikes lack the crumple-zone filled metal cages that cars are equipped with. Don’t be a hero, wear some gear.
Firstly and most obviously you need a helmet. Check out my helmet reviews and my handy dandy helmet buyer’s guide. Hey, your head is at least the second most important body part you have. You might as well spend some money to keep it in one place.
Next make sure you cover your other vitals with a good bike jacket. I have reviews written up for those as well, and a buyer’s guide to help you choose. Remember, bike jackets also make you look super cool.