While many riders are happy to hang up their helmets when the weather gets bad, there are plenty of you who ride all year or are more than content to ride in the rain. There are lots more of you who would, if you knew how to do it right—and that’s where we come in.
I just got back from riding one of the most anticipated bikes of the year, the all new Honda Africa Twin, all over South Africa. But riding an adventure bike requires wearing the right kind gear. Some of the pieces of gear I used were incredibly impressive, while others really let me down. Here’s what you need to know…
Much to the delight of many, the wheel boot — that clunky, supposedly unremovable device that gets clamped to your wheel when you violate a parking law — disappeared from the streets of New York City in the mid-1990s. Now, after nearly 20 years, it's about to make a comeback.
Hammarhead Industries is a Philadelphia company known best for their repurposed motorcycles, but their latest creation—the HHI Day Pack—is gorgeous enough to deserve some time of its own in the spotlight.
Haroon Zafaryab found his car wearing a boot with a $570 release charge. He refused to pay and sat in his car for 30 hours protesting, collected three more boots and over $6,000 in fines. Eventually, he prevailed. [BBC]
British motorist Kevin Wright was so outraged at finding his car booted he grabbed a chain and threatened the nearby boot-man, denting his van, then set upon the boot with an angle grinder. All this over a Peugeot 205. [SWNS]