Author Archives: The Ride


Long Term Test: Aether Canyon Motorcycle Jacket & Compass Pants

Aether is not a company known for their motorcycle apparel. In fact if you know them at all, you’re probably into adventure hiking, snowboarding, or cold weather travel gear.

So when I picked up a Jacket /Pants combo from them over a year ago, I struggled a little bit with how to properly review it. Advertising for their cycle gear is chock full of adventure bikes, and while I have tested BMW GS models and KTM dualsports, they’re not my particular choice of moto...

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To F3 or not to F3: Can Am Spyder F3

Whether it’s that new place to eat just opening up down the street, or deciding to blow your savings on a trip to Thailand; trying new things is an important part of life. Expanding our horizons opens up all kinds of possibilities and can take us in exciting directions we never previously envisioned. Such is the case with Can Am’s F3 Spyder.

FORWARD THINKING

Before we go any further let’s get something out of the way. A motorcycle has two wheels- always have,...

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Impressive Italian

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Being currently in the market for a new sportbike, I was thrilled when I got the chance to test out Ducati’s Panigale 899. The past few weeks have been spent looking at older model Kawasakis, Suzukis, and BMWs, so the 899 really wasn’t on my radar. But as you can probably guess, I’m not the type of girl who turns down a brand new test ride from Ducati. As soon as the bike came in, I headed over to The Ride’s garage and picked up the keys to my new daily...

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Victory Vision: V-Twin Touring Adventure

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As crazy as it may sound, sometimes the life of a motorcycle journalist can lend itself to boredom and jaded thoughts. So every once in a while it’s a good idea to shake things up and expand one’s two wheeled experiences. The best way of doing this is by taking a long ride on a bike you usually wouldn’t test. There are two reasons for this. First, there’s no other bike to go head to head with. Secondly, sometimes it’s just nice to take a really long ride,...

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Podcast: Alonzo Bodden

Living in Hollywood and working in the motorcycle industry, you get to meet a lot of celebrities who ride. Some have more money than they know what to do with and just buy the newest bikes on the market. Others only buy custom machines and can’t really tell you much about them except that they look really cool. But there does exist a small percentage of true enthusiasts who happen to be in the spotlight and can intelligently carry on a conversation about...

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Progressive International Motorcycle Show 2014

If you only have one weekend to seek out almost every motorcycle manufacturer and apparel company on the planet, then there’s no doubt you already know about the Progressive International Motorcycle Show.

Stopping in eleven cities across the United States, the annual event includes demo rides, custom builds, amazing guest speakers, and some of the latest tech from familiar and emerging companies in the motorsports industry. This past weekend the Long Beach...

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Podcast: On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter Interviews

Hey everyone! Welcome to our new podcast segment where we interview athletes, celebrities, and motor sports personalities that are involved with and around the motorcycling culture.

This week we are focusing on the new film, On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter.

Lucky for you we have scored interviews with MX Stunt Legend, Robbie Maddison, Iconic filmmaker, Bruce Brown, and his son, the director of On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter, Dana Brown.

We’re starting off with...

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Girls Gear Up: Dainese and AGV

Welcome to Girls Gear Up, where we present information on the latest in safety, fit, and style for women who ride. This month we’re spotlighting Dainese and AGV, two great brands with very functional but chic styles. We asked our co-host Heather to test out a few of their products and give us some feedback regarding the fit, feel, and comfort, and why it’s so important to be properly outfitted every time you ride. “Too many times in Los Angeles or, for that...

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