Riding Season is Back!

The last time I had a good opportunity to ride my V-Strom it was back around Thanksgiving time frame…almost three months ago.

But today, all of that changed. How did it feel to be back on the bike? Watch and see!


Motorcycle Collection at The Lyon Air Museum

Last summer I had the opportunity to take a business trip to Santa Anna, California (Orange County) for a week. During that time, I took one evening to visit the Lyon Aviation Museum. Even though this is a very small museum, the experience I had in talking with the docents and really reading up on each exhibit was well worth it.

The museum also features some beautiful vintage motorcycles, and I thought some of you might enjoy seeing part of their collection. If you’re in the Santa Anna area, it’s well a few hours of your time to go visit!














Why We Ride – AWESOME Documentary

I know that most every motorcycle rider under the sun has already blogged about this, but here is my take on the documentary “Why We Ride”:


My wife and I watched the movie together this evening and we both really enjoyed it. It was well filmed and assembled a great picture of the motorcycling community as a whole.

So how good was it? The best compliment I can give is that it made me thankful that I have a motorcycle…and it made me want to get on and ride right now!

Cortech Super 2.0 8-Liter Magnetic Tank Bag

REASON FOR PURCHASE: Convenience/Storage
I already had two side cases and a top case, but I wanted a tank bag to easily keep small odds and ends handy. I also wanted a place to keep my camera handy on certain rides. I wanted quick access instead of having to get off the bike, unlock a case, and then dig for what I wanted. This Cortech tank bag fits the bill perfectly!

I purchased this at a local motorcycle shop. Their price was competitive ($89.08 w/tax), and while I feel their customer service could be better, I do enjoy supporting local businesses when possible.

Simple – put it on!

When I first bought it, my Dad and brother-in-law weren’t 100% convinced that the magnets would hold the bag to my Bee. I wasn’t positive either, but I was hopeful because I liked the bag. I’m not a fast rider, but we do get some vicious winds here in Colorado!

I am happy to tell you that I’ve now ridden with this bag for over 6 months and it has performed flawlessly, even in a huge rainstorm! As a bonus, the bag comes even with a stowaway rain cover that is easy to put on and works perfectly.

My camera fits perfectly in the bag for when I want quick access to that, otherwise, I keep my wallet, snacks, sunglasses, garage door opener, chapstick, etc in the bag and still have room to spare!

The only negative I have encountered is that the zipper doesn’t always open smoothly on the right side, and my guess is it’s because of the curve of the bag. It hasn’t been a major issue, and it only acts up every now and then. Overall, I am very happy with my choice to purchase this bag!

The size is a perfect fit for what I wanted, and for my motorcycle
It’s pretty good looking and well made – the magnets hold it in place very well!
Rider’s view looking straight down in to the bag
It was a great choice for what I wanted – recommended!