Olympus Stylus Tough 8010: The Little Camera That Can

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Suggested retail: $399.99 Colors: silver or black Where to purchase: Olympus dealers, major retailers, or www.olympusamerica.com Reviewed by Ken Aiken It’s waterproof, freeze-proof, shockproof, crushproof, and takes good pictures. The new Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 is an excellent camera for touring motorcyclists and outdoor enthusiasts. Like so many other pocket cameras, this one captures images …

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 …

To Hell With The Weather!

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While the rest of North America is settling into a record breaking heat wave, the Pacific Northwest is experiencing some of it’s wettest summer weather on record! For two months now, many people have been asking the question,  “what happened to summer?” The weather can’t seem to make up it’s mind and we’ve yet to …

Thunder in the Valley – Johnstown, PA

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Johnstown’s annual Thunder in the Valley® motorcycle rally is held the fourth weekend in June. While the City of Johnstown serves as the hub of the rally, related events take place throughout the entire Johnstown Region. According to the Johnstown/Cambria County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), rally planners make every effort to provide a wide …