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Ride Report: Return from the Edge of Void Rally 9

I have returned from peering over the edge of the Void 9. A big ‘thank you’ goes out to everyone who followed along on the SPOT and sent words of encouragement. You guys are the best.

The wet weather definitely made for additional challenges. But was I triumphant in my quest? Well, you’ll just have to read the full ride report to find out.

Void Rally 9: Roll Me and Call Me the Tumblin’ Dice

My Face After ‘Just Looking’ at Revzilla.com

Why We Ride – Putting Feelings Into Words

Why We Ride Movie

In so many ways, it seems that the reasons that I love riding are almost intangible. When I try to string together words to sufficiently describe that love and the reasons ~ what I come up with seems trite and limp.

Last night I finally got a chance to see the movie Why We Ride. Have you seen it?

There were moments throughout the movie where I found myself overcome with emotion and a little choked up listening to the folks talking about their connection to the ride. Their love, the desire, the enrichment that motorcycles have brought to their lives and families.

Why We Ride is a glimpse into that… that thing you feel when the sun is on your back and your wheels are singing the song of the road.

Ride On.

 

Girlie Motorcycle Purse – Adventure Edition

Impressions: REV’IT Winter and Summer Tour Motorcycle Socks

REVIT Socks

In January ’11, I received 2 pairs of REV’IT motorcycle socks from Revzilla. One pair of Winter Tour and one pair of Summer Tour. Now with nearly a year invested in wearing them through all kinds of weather, I feel like I can finally give an opinion on them.

The REV’IT Winter Tour Sock

The materials and construction of the Winter Tour sock feel great on your feet and all the way up your calf. They are sold in size ranges to better suit leg and foot lengths. That helps to keep them from pulling down or getting bunchy. The elastic is never too tight and doesn’t pinch or cut off circulation. They’re wonderfully un-bulky.

I often wear these socks when I am not riding.

“Winter”
Are they warm like the word winter implies? Sadly, no – not really. I have yet to wear them and think “Wow, these socks really kept my feet warm!”

Verdict:

  • Expensive at $36 a pair.
  • Very comfortable, nice fit and feel.
  • Love the length of the sock, coming up just below the knee.
  • Not especially warm. They seem more like everyday socks as opposed to winter socks.
  • Knock $15 bucks off the price and drop the word winter and I would find them more enticing.

Would I buy another pair? Mmm… probably not, due to price point.

Would I be happy if I received a pair as a gift? Yes

The REV’IT Summer Tour Sock

My REVIT Summer Tour socks

Like the Winter Tour socks, the construction and materials feel very nice. There is a comfort in having a tall sock that is snug against the calf but not tight.

The Summer Tour have become my sock drawer darlings. They are my “go to” socks, the ones I look for first when it comes time to put my boots on.

“Summer”
Are they cooler than other socks? I am inclined to say yes. When it’s hot and your feet are next to a hot engine – it can be difficult to determine if the socks make any difference. But… what I can tell is that they handle moisture in a different way than a cotton sock would giving an overall impression of being cooler.

Verdict:

  • Expensive at $36 a pair.
  • Very comfortable.
  • Love the length of the sock, coming up just below the knee.
  • Handles moisture better than cotton.

Would I buy another pair? Yes

Would I be happy if I received a pair as a gift? Yes

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