101 Road Tales

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101 Road Tales by Clement Salvadori, illustrations by Gary Brown, published by Whitehorse Press. hardcover, 383 pages ISBN 978-1-884313-73-8 $24.95 Been there, done that, and, if you’ve ridden for a number of years, probably so have you. If you can’t relate to a least one or two of these tales either you’ve never straddled a …

The Wonder Wrench

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HK1 Wonder Wrench Cat# 4742 $24.00 Riderwearhouse (800) 222-1994 www.aerostich.com reviewed by Ken Aiken The HK1 Wonder Wrench replaces 23 box-end wrenches: 7-19mm and 1/4-3/4 inch sizes. Designed for hexagonal headed bolts and nuts it has some real advantages over adjustable crescent wrenches and even conventional box-end wrenches. The two cold-forged hexagonal ends are based …

Down On Your Knees: Protekt Riding Jeans

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  Protekt Riding Jeans $97; with TF3 pads $117. Color: denim blue.  Sizes: 32 waist/30 inseam; 32/32; 34-36-38-40/30-32-34; and 42/30-32. www.aerostich.com 800-222-1994   Reviewed by Ken Aiken   Which hurts the most: falling on your ass or falling to your knees?  I’m not discussing your bruised ego, what I’m referring to is the Icarus Effect.  …

Laguna GPS Tank Bag

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Laguna GPS Tank Bag with Backpack Cat. # LTB Retail: $159.95 Size: 28-33 liter capacity Color: black Whitehorse Gear (800) 531-1133 www.WhitehorseGear.com Reviewed by Ken Aiken Firstgear created the Laguna GPS Tank Bag to allow electronic gizmos — especially GPS units, cell phones, and MP3 players–to be operable while riding. This means visible and plugged …