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What’s Your End of the World Bike?

November 16, 2014 // 96,806 Comments

By Kevin Novello I met an interesting fellow while on a stay in Maryland a few weeks back. He was a site supervisor that I got know fairly well one afternoon while waiting for equipment to be delivered. It turns out that he is part of a “preparedness movement”, which means he is preparing to deal with various world ending scenarios. In his back seat was something called “get home bag” that was filled with various survival supplies intended to help get him home in case a world [Read More...]

Goldentyre Tires & Mouse

November 16, 2014 // 61,117 Comments

By Kevin Novello While in Romania I had an opportunity to try the Goldentyre GT216 90/90-21 front tire, GT216X 140-80/18 rear tire, and Goldentyre 120x bib mousse. The terrain we tested them in varied from dry, rocky cart roads, slick greasy trails, rock and root laced single track, and of course several steep hills that varied from loose gravel to rocks and roots. It was a great environment for testing these tires. The GT216X 140-80/18 rear tire has a softer compound designed to handle extreme [Read More...]

Zowa Goggles

November 16, 2014 // 62,725 Comments

By Kevin Novello Did you happen to notice the funky-looking goggles that we used with the Beta test? Those are the new Visor Goggles by Zowa and they are an interesting idea. The top fits over the helmet just below the visor while the base of goggles rest in the traditional location below your eyes and along the bridge of your nose. When you get past the novel appearance of them, you will find that they work well and have a few benefits over traditional goggles. The obvious benefits are [Read More...]

Behind the Scenes at Mike Lafferty’s Last Professional Race

November 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Story and Photos by Kevin Novello Mike Lafferty is sitting along the makeshift stage used for his 20 year Tribute Dinner signing autographs for fans as the NEPG crew cleans up around him. The line of fans is long but Mike’s unwavering smile makes everyone understand that he appreciates what he has. A few minutes earlier he sat atop the stage with the friends and riders that helped define his career and shared stories as 200 fans looked on. It also turned into something of a roast, which [Read More...]

Task Lighting Kit

November 16, 2014 // 12 Comments

Night riding is becoming more popular, especially in the winter around here as visibility is a bit better. If you’re thinking about doing a little riding after dusk, then consider the Task lighting system. We tried the Moto Adventure lighting system, which retails for 99.99 and is significantly less expensive than its competitors. In terms of performance, the Task lights up the trail and offers three settings that range from super bright to less bright and then a flashing mode. I used the [Read More...]
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