August 25

Return Of The Indian?

There is no question that Harley Davidson is the premier motorcycle manufacturer in the United States.  It represents history, American craftsmanship, and is a status symbol among the biker community.  In the United States, Harley Davidson has been the #1 motorcycle company since the late-1920’s.  But it wasn’t always that way. In the earlier 1900’s, […]

August 22

Hey Look – Cirque Du Moto!

If you’re going to get into a motorcycle accident – just pretend you’re a ninja!  Look at this wreck from a dash-cam in Russia!! 

August 19

Sturgis… So Trendy

Unfortunately… ChiRide Motorcycles didn’t get a chance to make it up to Sturgis this year.  But you won’t find many tears in our eyes… You see,  we’re eyeballing 2015, the 75th Anniversary of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally!! One think that I’m really looking forward to seeing at Sturgis is the wide range of custom-built motorcycles.  I’m […]

August 11

Did You Get Your Skully?

A few months ago, I posted a video about the new “Smart” helmet called Skully.  Some people have been calling it augmented reality, which in my opinion is completely false. Don’t get me wrong, these Skully Helmets are freaking awesome, but when I think augmented reality – I think of something a bit more like […]

August 08

Gear In Review PT. 3

Gear In Review PT. 3 – Helmet Lok, Motorcycle Cup, & Face Shield Helmet Lok Review: Love this little thing.  It’s the perfect size, easy to set your code, yet secure enough that you feel safe securing something to your bike with it.  In fact, I bought 3 of them.  I used 1 for my […]

August 07

They Were Cones!!

I know this video has been out there for a while, but I keep coming across it and can’t resist watching. Every time I watch it, I become more and more impressed with this guys skill & ability.       Although I’m mesmerized by his skills, he’s in some stiff competition.  Check out this […]

August 03

ChiRide Clips – Sunset in Birmingham

I finally got around to uploading all of our videos from our journey (better late than never).  This beautiful sunset was shot on Day 6 as we were entering Birmingham, AL.  Some things are just better on a motorcycle. Apologize for the delay, many more videos still to come. – ChiRide

July 24

Gear in Review Pt. 2

Gear in Review Pt. 2 – Bluetooth® Headset & Intercom, Luggage & Throttle Assists Considering that we had never been on a motorcycle ride longer than a few hundred miles, I had to purchase a lot of gear before leaving on our 3,000 mile adventure from Chicago to New Orleans.  Here is a look at some of […]

July 18

Gear in Review Pt. I

Gear in Review Pt. I – Tank Bag, Grips, Charger Considering that I had never been on a motorcycle ride longer than a few hundred miles, I had to purchase a lot of gear before leaving on our 3,000 mile adventure from Chicago to New Orleans.  Here is a look at some of the items I used […]

July 15

New Look – ChiRide Motorcycles Website!

What do you think of our new look? Do you like the photo-forward website or do you prefer the old story-board format?

July 10

3,000 Miles – 12 States – 8 Days – 10 Things We Learned On Our First Long Distance Ride

3,000 Miles – 12 States – 8 Days – 10 Things We Learned On Our First Long Distance Ride ChiRide Motorcycles recently completed our first long-distance motorcycle ride.  Here is a look at our trip, the route, and 10 things we learned along the way. The actual list of the lessons learned stretches well beyond the 10 mentioned […]

July 08

ChiRide The Great River Road: Mission Accomplished!!!!

Wow!!  What a feeling! We finally completed our trip! A 3,000 Mile Motorcycle Road Trip from Chicago to New Orleans, following the Mississippi River via The Great River Road. What an incredible journey!  I can’t believe it’s come to an end.  We certainly learned a lot and experienced plenty of bumps, bruises, and challenges along […]

July 06

ChiRide Day’s 4 (Pt2), 5, 6 & 7: Photo Edition

Hey Everyone – Sorry for the lag in updates. Day 5 in New Orleans was a bit rough. We had a little too much fun in New Orleans the night we arrived (Day 4), so we spent Day 5 on R & R.

July 03

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July 01

ChiRide Day 4- Part 1: Greenville, MS to New Orleans, LA

Can you believe it?!?! We made it. We rode all the way from Chicago to New Orleans following the Mississippi River! As you can imagine, we’re very excited. And to be honest, I think we both feel a bit proud of our accomplishment.

July 01

ChiRide Day 3: Sikeston, MO to Greenville, MS

If you don’t mind, I’d like to start our Day 3 Recap by going back to one of my previous blog entries.  Humor me if you will (pun intended), as you don’t have to go too far back in the blog to find the reference.  The entry I’m referring to is YESTERDAY’S update – Day […]

June 30

ChiRide Day 2: Muscatine, IA to Sikeston, MO

Day 2 brought us our 1st Reserve. For those of you unfamiliar motorcycles, each motorcycle comes equipped with a separate reserve fuel tank. Jimmy and I both carry a bit more than 4 gallons of gas which usually equals out to around 120-130 miles before needing to refuel.  That being said, there are a lot of […]

June 29

ChiRide Day 1: Chicago, IL to Muscatine, IA

And… we’re off!   Day 1 of ChiRide: The Great River Road is officially in the books!

June 28

And we’re off!!!

1st Leg: Chicago to Le Claire Iowa to visit Antique Archaeology!!

June 26

Countdown: T-minus 2 Days!

In just two short days, we’ll be leaving Chicago and heading west to pick up the Mississippi River!  I suddenly have an incredible urge to do the Motorcycle Dance!!! – Michael

June 25

What City Would You Be Most Excited About Visiting If You Were Taking This Road-Trip?

We will be visiting 10 States and close to 50 pre-planned points of interest during our 3,000 mile motorcycle ride down the mighty Mississippi River.  If you were taking this journey with us, which city listed below would you be excited to visit the most?

June 24

10 Questions with “A Motorcycle, a Camera, a Tent – A Photographic Journey Through Ireland” creator, Dennis Ottar Flack

Every once in a while, our lives cross paths with someone who beats to their own drum. Someone that people flock to when they enter the room. They typically exude confidence and have a defined sense of who they are as a person. They are the type of person who leaves a lasting impression

June 24

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner…. Well, Close Enough!

As some of you may have noticed, I’ll occasionally incorporate a few humorous quotes/links/gifs into my posts that are relevant to what I’m going to be writing about.  Usually it’s a reference to an 80’s or 90’s comedy movie, something we can all enjoy.  But today, I have some very important news

June 24

Vintage Bike Fest

I wish I could say that I have been to this festival, but I discovered it too late for the first time this year. It’s not just your stylish, hipster cafe-bike fest (I do love cafe racers).  It seems to have a great variety of people and bikes.  

June 23

Motorcycle, Helmet.. and Gadgets? Yes Please!!

This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen.  Skully Helmets has built the first vertically integrated smart HUD motorcycle helmet, and I want one!!  Seriously, take a look at the Skully Helmets Website, and watch their promo video. Amazing!  Also, if you’re interested in learning how to get a Skully Helmet , follow this […]

June 21

Looking forward to using this!

Looking Forward to using this! Helmet Lock – will also be using to secure my luggage to the sissy bar.

June 20

Top 10 Things I’ve Learned In My First Year Of Riding A Motorcycle

A great man once said “You ain’t cool, unless you pee your pants!”  I would be lying if I said there weren’t a few moments in my first year of riding where I was certain that I was about to… well, let’s just say I felt like I might regret not packing an extra pair […]

June 13

Saddle Up!

I have to admit, I think it’s absolutely impossible for me to effectively communicate how much I underestimated the process of picking out the appropriate gear for our ride down The Great River Road.  Let me break it down for you…..

June 12

What’s your Favorite T-Shirt Design? Vote Now!

What’s your favorite T-Shirt Design?  Vote Now for a chance to Win one for yourself!