GPS for thick-fingered types Knowing where you are, who’s behind you, and who’s on the phone are all important things to a motorcyclist — well, we’re not so sure about the phone, but if you must … here are some gadgets to make your life just a little busier and more informed. The TomTom Rider … Continue reading Gadgets make life easier
Just received a couple of new books in the CMG mailbox that might be of interest to the CMG readership. Mondo Enduro tells the story of a group of seven British lads who decided (during a night in the pub) that traveling the globe on a bunch of Suzuki DR350s for a year would be … Continue reading New books
Hacking’s account of the 2001 Dakar There are very few sporting events that capture the imagination or arouse a person’s sense of adventure the way the Dakar Rally can. Set against the backdrop of the Sahara desert, it is a stage on which the human condition is played out for two weeks every year. The … Continue reading To Dakar and Back
"As seen on CMG". That’s gotta be worth $20.00 alone … World traveller and CMG contributor, Rene Cormier has just released his 2008 Round the World Calendar featuring photos and notes from the African leg of his tour. The calendars are available now and sell for C$20.00. If you’re going to be at either the … Continue reading 2008 Renedian Calendars
Just in time for Christmas giving, we present the CMG empty-stocking pocket guide — a baker’s half dozen trinkets that’ll fill that stocking and make someone special (like you) happy on Christmas morning. Worth its weight? The tinsel on your Christmas tree may be real gold, the presents under it wrapped in actual money. But … Continue reading Stocking fillers
Dual-purpose Shoei Given the utility of helmet visors, it’s a wonder more street riders aren’t using them. Visors can cut glare from low sunlight and may deflect rain from the face shield. They’re not generally found on full-face street helmets, however, and while most off-road helmets do come with visors, they lack face shields — … Continue reading New Product round-up
While calling Elvis or Peter Fonda “motorcycling greats” might be a bit of a stretch, and the foreword is written by Jay Leno, this coffee-table book still transcends just being a celebrity list by a long way. The introductory plate, for example, is a beautiful two-page colour spread of Burt Munro’s fabled Bonneville Indian, and … Continue reading Legendary Motorcycles
Simone Grotzkyj gets bagged. credit: motogp.com An airbag system for racers, developed by Dainese, was put to the test on Saturday at Valencia when Simone Grotzkyj crashed during a 125 practice session. The Dainese D-air is a portable airbag worn by the rider and equipped with electronics in a compartment which takes the place of … Continue reading Now crashing is fun!