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SAFETY ON THE ROAD

When talking about my long distance rides (LDR) I get asked a lot of questions about safety concerns. What do I do with my luggage and personal things when I step away from the bike? How do I protect myself from potential dangerous situations, confrontational people and so on? Although being alone on a motorcycle in unknown places does seem to have an intrinsic dangerous connotation, my premise is not to put excessive weight into the subject. I’ve learned that going on the road with an open heart has led to amazingly positive experiences of all kinds, with places, terrains, animals, and people. “Wait, you’re riding your motorcycle, WHERE????” There is one fact every adventure rider must learn to control...

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The LOBO vest: from New York City to the Arctic Circle.

Our very own Motorwolf leader takes the LOBO vest on a fantastic journey from Astoria, Queens in New York City all the way to the Arctic Circle latitude in Alaska. Submerge in this riding experience filled with beautiful scenery, wildlife, adventure and good vibes. We recommend you put this video in full screen mode and crank the volume up... enjoy! NYC to the Arctic Circle from MOTORWOLF on Vimeo.    

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Packing for the long miles

By Miguel "Lobo" Oldenburg I often get asked about the way I pack and what to bring for the long distance rides. This is an interesting topic that varies greatly with each rider, since we all have different needs, lifestyles, preferences, and things we can not live without. I personally have a minimalist approach to packing the bike, and I am constantly researching for new smaller and practical gear. Good examples of this is my rain gear which I used to have a Motocentric two piece suit that not only was bulky but it didn't perform well on heavy downpours, so I upgraded it to a set of Rev'it two piece rain gear that packs in individual compression bags in half the space of...

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The History of the Motorcycle Vest

The vest is an indelible icon in motorcycle culture. Worn by riders as a testimony of their motorcycle lifestyles, vests are symbols of rebellion and individuality. In the early days of motorcycle history riders wore sweaters, varsity jackets, and garage overalls as a means of protection while operating their machines.  Only a few organized motorcycle clubs had their names stenciled in the back of their jackets.  A practice that would evolve itself in parallel with the future emerging vests. The evolution of the motorcycle vest can be traced to the Second World War. The men who fought in WWII were barely out of adolescence, some as young as 18 years old and the war was the first place they’d ever been...

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