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Brand New Shiney Motorcycles Means Brand New Motorcycle Gear

With all these Brand New Shiney Motorcycles around for 2018, shouldn’t that mean that you should get Brand New Motorcycle Gear for yourself and that brand new motorcycle too? We at AMERiders love bright shiny new things we could play with them all day long but then we would never get any work done. So, we decided to offer up a few ideas for new gear to go along with a few bikes that are coming out this year.

The 2018 HD Softail Low Rider
Brand New Motorcycle Gear
The 2018 HD Softail Low Rider

This beauty which we showcased in our last blog is built to eat up the miles. So, why not find some gear that will last and eat up the miles with it.  With its classic rake on the front end and it’s 70’s inspired graphics combined with modern cast wheels and LED forward lighting who wouldn’t decide that they didn’t need gorgeous new gear with their new bike?

Brand New Motorcycle Gear
Men’s Jacket With Eagle

Try out motorcycle apparel like this Men’s Jacket With Eagle it features the saying Live to Ride Ride to Live Highlighted in brown with the American Eagle clutching a USA shield.The brown is a classic look and would offset the classic look of the Low Rider perfectly adding to great Brand New Motorcycle Gear for this bike.

Other features of this classic jacket include a full, zip-out lining that runs through the sleeves, epaulets on the shoulders, a fold-down collar with button snaps, and a sturdy, front zip-up closure. Adjust it for comfort and fit with the leather belt, side laces, and zippered cuffs. No matter where you ride or how, you’ll be able to bring along some of your things with two waist pockets, a stash pocket, and a zippered pocket on the left front.

The 2018 HD Roadster

Brand New Motorcycle Gear
The 2018 Roadster

The 2018 Roadster combines stoplight-to-stoplight power, agility, and garage-built custom style to shatter every mold. WIth its blacked out styling from mirrors to exhaust shields and back its dark edge is sleek and mysterious.

Brand New Motorcycle Gear
Women’s Biker Boot Black

For stoplight-to-stoplight grip of the asphalt try our boots like this pair of Women’s Biker Boots in Black is a serious riding boot that looks just as great as it performs. Made for the open road featuring one piece molded outsole, side zipper for easy on and off, and oil resistant outsole. Gripping the asphalt is important so that you can keep the bike from going over or sliding out from underneath you, and our boots have great grip. Since this bike is powerful these boots are a great item to pair with it again for that Brand New Motorcycle Gear.

The 2018 HD Softail Deluxe

Brand New Motorcycle Gear
The 2018 Deluxe

The 2018 Softail Deluxe is Show-stopping, old-school glam, Deluxe is a nostalgic Boulevard custom that turns heads. It’s dripping with chrome, from stem to stern. The signature LED headlight is complemented by LED running lights featuring integrated LED turn signals. The all-LED lighting is filled out in the rear with a Tombstone taillight and turn signals. The Deluxe’s performance is updated, thanks to the Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine and the new, more capable Softail chassis. ABS is standard.

Brand New Motorcycle Gear
Diamond Plate 25mm Universal Motorcycle Replacement Handlebar Grips

So what should you pair with this bike for Brand New Motorcycle Gear, that is a good question for old school glam bike dripping with chrome? You find something that is dripping with chrome or looks old school or both. We have a list some of our chrome items available here.  From Handle bar grips to Motorcycle Mirrors and More We are sure there are plenty of Brand New Motorcycle Gear items you will find to fit any new motorcycle you find this year.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

Brand New Motorcycle Gear

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

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Let AMERiders help you find Brand New Motorcycle Gear for your Brand new 2018 Motorcycle.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures, and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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Father’s Day Is Approaching, Give Dad Quality Motorcycle Gear This Year

AMERider’s knows that Father’s Day Is Approaching, So why not Give Dad Quality Motorcycle Gear This Year we know he will appreciate the love it shows. We also know that shopping for any dad can be difficult, even more so if your father is a die-hard rider his largest hobby is motorcycles. What’s more, is you really can’t afford you get him a new motorcycle. Fear not! We’ve created a few practical and affordable gift ideas for your biker enthusiast dad. This Father’s Day, show him some love and appreciation by giving him something he’ll use, without killing your allowance.

Help Dad keep in contact with you while you are riding together!

Quality Motorcycle Gear
XBI2H-PLUS CHATTERBOX

Help dad Focus on the road and keep distractions minimal with our hands-free motorcycle communications devices. We feature safe and reliable communication options for bikers including Sena Bluetooth Headsets, motorcycle helmet intercoms, and more to help bikers stay in touch without compromising their safety. You can also find the Chatterbox XBI2H Plus that allows communications to up to 16 riders as well as Bluetooth pairing capabilities with cell phones, GPS systems, and mp3 players.

The Chatterbox Moderate range models are ideal for riders in small to medium size groups of up to 16 people. They feature CDMA technology for communication, which allows them to be much smaller in size. This technology allows full duplex (conference call type) conversations between a max of 16 riders (bike to bikes or rider to passenger) at up to 1/2 mile.The XBi2-H Plus features Bluetooth which allows you to pair with up to two accessory devices (cell phone, GPS, mp3/iPod) at the same time. Each model can also sync to one another for communication. The XBi2-H Plus is designed specifically for the HJC brand line of Bluetooth ready helmets. The XBi2-H Plus uses a Lithium Ion rechargeable battery capable of 8-10 hours of talk time with 20 hours standby. This is one piece of Quality Motorcycle Gear that dad will love.

Give dad some cool head-wear for Father’s Day!

Help Dad Make a bold statement and keep his dome warm on the open road with our large selection of motorcycle head-wear. Including stylish and functional options for every biker. Boasting designs that will show off his style and get him noticed in a crowd. Our balaclavas and motorcycle face masks for men and women are not only good for providing warmth in cold weather, they will also add a layer of unique style to his biker apparel. You can also find a selection of doo rags to keep his doo looking good and in place with a variety of colors and designs to appeal to his tastes. These are also Quality Motorcycle Gear that dad will love such as this

Our Flaming Crossbones Doo Rag Flydanna is a perfect accessory to keep your Doo intact. It sports a sweet skull and crossbones design in red, white, gray and black. It is a bandanna, cut into 6 panels and sewn into a head wrap, with a tail and ties at the nape of the neck.

Get dad Authentic Motorcycle Apparel for Stylish Protection

Set off on your next ride with dad with Quality Motorcycle Gear that offers him both protection and style. AMERiders carries premium motorcycle apparel for men, women, and kids to help protect from nasty spills and the outside elements. Our selection of motorcycle boots and biker jackets are essential for any rider to complete that classic biker look. We also carry rain suits to repel water and keep him dry, plus genuine leather motorcycle chaps to protect his legs from the hazards of the road. Don’t forget about our selection of top-rated biker gloves for every type of rider.

Beef Up Dad’s Look with our Large Selection of Motorcycle Jackets
Quality Motorcycle Gear
MENS RACER JACKET

A biker’s jacket is important, whether it is to hold patches or for protection or both it is an important part of their gear and we at AMERiders are all about gear! Our large selection of Men’s Motorcycle Jackets come in all styles and sizes, and fabrics. Regardless of whether you’re looking for a Leather Cruiser or a Bomber Jackets we have a jacket to fit Dad’s taste and style. We even have jackets that come ready to wear with the Live To Ride® brand embroidered cloth patch already sewn in place.

We think Dad might like this cool Men’s Racer Jacket With Velcro and flames features z/o lining that runs through the sleeves, reflector on front and back, multi pockets outside, and pocket inside. The zippered and Velcro cuffs will keep your hands warm during the ride. Plus, if that isn’t enough for you there is a cool flame design on the back and running up the sleeves as well.

Help keep Dad Warm and Dry with our Selection of Quality Motorcycle Rain Gear
Quality Motorcycle Gear
1 Piece Rain Suit With Travel Pouch

No one likes to get caught in the rain, especially a biker Dad. Getting caught in the rain on a bike it hurts, Dad will tell you. Raindrops feel like little needles or pebbles hitting you in the face. We at AMERiders don’t like having to ride in the rain either but when we do we use premium Motorcycle Rain Gear  to help keep us dry and comfortable. We carry many styles and colors of Water Resistant Motorcycle Rain Gear from suits to boot covers as well. Each made of a durable material water resistant material, that will last for many rides to come. So regardless of whether it is a small shower or a torrential downpour, or even just something to keep Dad’s boots from getting muddy we have him covered.

Try this to keep dad warm 1 Piece Rain Suit With Travel Pouch is a high-quality piece of rain gear for any biker. From the second Dad opens the box, he will see that this is the top quality Rain Suit that you’ve wasted time searching for. It Features stylish Gatherings at the waist as well as being adjustable, a Velcro covering helps to protect the zipper from the elements. Other features also include a zip out lining, pocket on the leg and to keep you safe when riding there are reflectors on the front and back. One thing we also like about this is that it has a bright Orange stripes over it to help Dad be seen better.

And More…..

We hope that these items have helped you find something for your Biker dad, we have many more pieces of Quality Motorcycle Gear to chose from like helmets, luggage items, toolbags, and much more that dad can use for his bike when riding. Head on over to AMERiders and find something great dad will love.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

Quality Motorcycle Gear

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

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Father’s Day Is Approaching, Let AMERiders help you Give Dad Quality Motorcycle Gear This Year.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures, and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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Honor of Our Fallen Brothers and Sisters During This Memorial Day!

AMERiders wants you to remember to Honor of Our Fallen Brothers and Sisters During This Memorial Day! However, what does this mean? Memorial Day is way more than just BBQs, burgers, and beer, but that doesn’t mean we should feel guilty for joining friends and family for a great weekend. By all means, be with your loved ones, and raise a glass.

AMERiders May SavingsAs you well know Memorial Day is on May 29th and we have started running our May Promo,[Promo Code Vet10] From May 16 to Friday, May 26 in honor of our fallen brothers and sisters that have made the ultimate sacrifice. AMERiders May Savings is a 20% discount on purchases OVER $25 to all our Brothers and Sisters who currently ride. As you well know Memorial Day Is fast approaching which Honors those we have lost and officially marks the First Day Of Summer.

We at Ameriders have chosen to Honor Our Vets this month so if you need a helmet, do-rag, chaps, vest, gloves we at AMERiders have you covered and if you need something for your bike like saddle bags, tool bags, windshield bags, sissybar bags, cup holders, cell phone holders, get back whips and the list goes on we have you covered there also.

 Head over to AMERriders between May 16th through the 26th to lock in your Memorial Day Savings! And as always we provide free shipping on orders over $50 within the continental United states.

What Memorial Day Is

honorMemorial Day is a time to honor members of the military who have fallen in during service to the United States. Both Men and women throughout history have died on battlefields, making the ultimate sacrifice during combat operations in support of the mission, their allies, and their brothers and sisters in arms.

Honor
You Are Not Forgotten Flydanna

Honor these Men and Women by wearing this You Are Not Forgotten Flydanna is a perfect accessory to keep your Doo intact while remembering our soldiers that are POW/MIAs. It is a bandanna, cut into 6 panels and sewn into a headwrap, with a tail and ties at the nape of the neck.

Head over to AMERriders between May 16th through the 26th to lock in your Memorial Day Savings! And as always we provide free shipping on orders over $50 within the continental United states.

A History of Heroes

History is filled with examples of the US military defending the American way of life from infringements around the world. Our Heroes stopped the Nazi from dominating much of the world, defended the world from Japan’s fanatical Imperial military as well as resisted the advance of Communist influence. And today, courageous service men and women fight overseas against radical threats.

Memorial Day Savings
DOT POW/MIA BEANIE HELMET

Remember also that it is important to keep yourself safe when riding which is why using protective gear is important. Remembering those that are lost in action or that are Prisoners of War is something we all need to do. One way to show our support for the folks in the US Armed Forces, and our POW/MIA servicemen and women is to take wear our  DOT POW/MIA BEANIE HELMET.

Head over to AMERriders between May 16th through the 26th to lock in your Memorial Day Savings! And as always we provide free shipping on orders over $50 within the continental United states.

Think about how different our world would be without those our brothers and sisters who have laid down their lives in defense of those causes. Regardless of what war they fought in we should remember them for the sacrifice they gave for our lives and way of life.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

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~AMERiders

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AMERiders wants you to remember to Honor our fallen Brothers and sisters this Memorial Day.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures, and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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Since You Geared up Bear in Mind for Your Epic Ride That Sweet Motorcycle of Yours Needs to Be Geared up as Well.

AMERiders wants to remind you that Since You Geared up to Bear in Mind for Your Epic Ride That Sweet Motorcycle of Yours Needs to Be Geared up as Well. After you gear up it is important for that Epic ride this summer to ensure that you have some gear on your ride that will help carry what you need. We have a variety of motorcycle luggage, and other accessories to add some style to your bike. Our sissy bar bags, windshield bags, swing arm bags, and saddlebags are excellent additions to any bike to increase carrying capacity. We also have other essential accessories for a truly customized ride such as Guardian bells, cup holders, mirrors, flags, tank covers, and much more. Below we want to give you a few suggestions of what we have to offer.

Luggage
Sweet Motorcycle
6pc Heavy-Duty Waterproof Motorcycle Bag Set

Long hauls can be difficult to pack for which is why we carry a variety of different styles and sizes of luggage from windshield bag, sissy bar bag, tool bag, saddlebags, and more. We sell these separately and of course in sets like this 6pc Heavy-Duty Waterproof Motorcycle Bag Set, this gorgeous PVC heavy duty studded saddle bags by Diamond Plate are just what the doctor ordered for you. It also features a windshield bag, sissy bar bag, tool bag, barrel bag, and a pair of  14-1/2″ x 12-1/2″ x 7-5/8″ saddlebags. They are a universal fit for most bikes and have not only chrome studs but quick release buckles as well. Just imagine that set on your sweet bike, I can and I bet it would look amazing.

Saddles Bags
Sweet Motorcycle
PVC Motorcycle Saddlebag UV Protected

Have all of your essential gear and accessories within reach in a premium quality motorcycle saddlebag. At AMERiders we have a large selection of top-rated leather and PVC saddlebags for a variety of motorcycles. Our saddlebags feature the highest quality construction to withstand the rigors of the road. With secure enclosures, metal studded designs, and ample storage space, our saddlebags are the perfect motorcycle bag for bikers who need a little extra storage room.

Deck out your Sweet Motorcycle in this set of PVC Motorcycle Saddlebag UV Protected features a zip-off bag with Heavy Duty Velcro Cover and Lock, is universally fitting to most bikes, Includes a hard sheet inside the box with 4 pockets, a Heavy Duty Quick Release , is 100% Waterproof , is UV protected and it will not turn white in extreme heat and will Hold its Shape, 4 Tie down ribbons on each side for extra security. Please note that this is Not a cooler bag, and Not intended to be used with water & ice.

Grips and Cushions For Comfort
Sweet Motorcycle
Genuine Sheepskin Motorcycle Seat Cushion

Long rides can become uncomfortable for not only the rider but the passenger as well when you want comfort AMERIders has a selection of Grips and Cushions for your Motorcycle that are not only comfortable but stylish as well. Our Motorcycle Grips are made from genuine leather and will attach to brake and clutch. To keep your seat comfortable we have many Motorcycle Seat Cushions or pads that will ensure that your ride and your passenger’s ride is much more comfortable on your Sweet Motorcycle.

Check out this Genuine Sheepskin Motorcycle Seat Cushion, and have some more comfort in your ride.It features a untrimmed sheepskin cushion with straps and buckles to help attach it to the existing motorcycle seat. It fits most cruiser-style motorcycles. Seat not included.

Don’t get lost or lose your phone with our GPS or Phone Accessories
Sweet Motorcycle
Motorcycle Magnetic Cell Phone & GPS Holder Tank Bag

Losing your phone or not having it close at hand can be frustrating, to say the least, which is why AMERiders offers a wide range of Motorcycle Cell Phone Accessories to help keep your cell phone within easy reach. Our Cell Phone Holders, are adjustable, or magnetically mounted depending on your preference, and for those of you that get lost or prefer NOT to get lost, we have a few GPS Phone Holders as well to help keep you from getting lost.

This handy Motorcycle Magnetic Cell Phone & GPS Holder Tank Bag is a beast of a Magnetic cell phone or GPS holder featuring a clear plastic window that allows interaction w/ device without removal of the device. It also has 4 strong magnets that stay in place on all metal gas tanks or another metal surface, and the Non-skid material on back that also keeps the device from overheating.

So, don’t forget

Your Sweet Motorcycle needs some love to just like protecting yourself, protecting what you carry with you is also important and at AMERiders we want to ensure that your safety is number one as well as what you carry with you.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

Sweet Motorcycle

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

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Let AMERiders help gear up your Sweet Motorcycle with our stylish selection of Motorcycle Accessories.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures, and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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Before You Rev up Gear up With Protective Riding Gear

At AMERiders we are all about that Epic Ride each summer, and ensuring that you are geared up and safe is our number one priority. So, before you rev up gear up with protective riding gear, for motorcycle riding. As you can tell this is an addition and add on to our last blog post about helmets which we said we would elaborate more on the head to toe aspect of Protective Motorcycle Gear. Before Revving up there are questions you need to ask yourself.

Questions to ask yourself before riding this summer

Is your Jacket fitting the way it should, is it loose or too tight, or is it showing signs of wear?
Protective Riding Gear
A Jacket and Trousers can save your skin

If the answer to this question is a yes, then you need to be looking for a new jacket for riding. Most of us have two jackets for riding with anyway, one for summer and one for winter. Our winter one usually is a bit bigger so we can have our thicker clothing on underneath it. However, our summer one is usually lighter and cooler and fits a bit closer than our winter one would.

When a jacket is too loose then it will move and not protect as it should, if it is too tight then it is distracting and can cause a distraction.  This can lead to laying your bike down which is never fun. Also, if your jacket is starting to signs of wear and there is a crash then it may not protect you as it should. It may shred when sliding across the asphalt giving no protection to that area at all.

Protective Riding Gear
Women’s Leather Jacket With Z/O Lining

At AMERiders we have a large selection of Jackets for Men, Women, and Children to choose from like this Women’s Leather Jacket With Zip Out Lining features Zip-Out lining and multi pockets. The classic style collar gives this jacket the fashionable look, plus a ton more features and is a great selection of one of our many Protective Riding Gear items in stock.

Another question to ask is about your chaps and riding pants.

The same questions you are asked about jackets can be asked about your pants and chaps. However, if chaps are too tight on the thigh it can cause you to lose circulation while you are riding. It will also make them uncomfortable if you “layer up”.  You should be able to slide your hand under the top of the chap while sitting down. If Chaps are too loose they may move or shift making removing some of the protection from the area they are exposing. If the pants are worn as with a jacket they will shred and remove protection from the area they are exposed.

If Chaps are too loose they may move or shift making removing some of the protection from the area they are exposing. If the pants are worn as with a jacket they will shred and remove protection from the area they are exposing.

Protective Riding Gear
Cream Dreamcatcher Women’s Chaps

When having your measurements done for fittings for your chaps remember this. Ensure your measurements are taken while wearing riding clothes and boots. Plus always ensure your measurements are taken snuggly but not tight. And allow one inch for expansion.

For Instance, these stylish Cream Dreamcatcher Women’s Chaps titled the ‘Dreamcatcher’ due to the Native American dream catcher design. Have bone, beads, fringes, and the leather is made from top-quality ivory colored leather to give it its final stylish look.

These are gorgeous chaps to be riding your motorcycle in, and a great choice for Protective Riding Gear. Again this is just one selection that can be made of our many pairs of chaps and riding pants we have in stock at AMERiders.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

Protective Riding Gear

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

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Let AMERiders help you gear up with our large selection of Protective Riding Gear.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures, and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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Fresh Looks for Long Hauls, Short Trips and everythng in between, plus a Quick Look at the New 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod

AMERiders brings you Fresh Looks for Long Hauls, Short Trips and everything in between, plus a Quick Look at the New 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod. Whether you have already started your riding season or are getting ready to you always want to look your best and have you and your bike prepared. We come bearing gifts of fresh looks that are the perfect blend of style and function whether you are taking a long haul or just a quick short trip you with your lady.

Ring in the Riding Season
Fresh Looks
POW-MIA Guardian Bell

Whether you want to keep the road gremlins away or add a distinctive touch to your ride a guardian bell will do the trick. We know that Motorcycle bells are a time-honored tradition for bikers everywhere.The sound of the guardian bells are supposed to deter bad luck and misfortune from sabotaging your trip and keep you safe from road hazards, mechanical failure, and spills.

Our bells are hand-sculpted from 100% lead-free pewter. Plus our selection of guardian bells come in a variety of designs ranging from patriotic symbols of the armed forces to animals such as dragons, butterflies, and many more.

Tip: According to tradition, A bells magical properties work best when given as a gift.

Fresh Looks for Men and Women and Children

Set off on your next ride with quality biker apparel that offers both protection and style. AMERiders carries premium motorcycle apparel in Fresh looks for men and women and children to help protect from nasty spills and the outside elements.

Our selection of motorcycle boots and biker jackets are essential for any rider and give that perfect blend of style and function. From rain suits to repel water and keep you dry to genuine leather motorcycle chaps to protect your legs from the hazards of the road, and everything in between.

Ride Into Spring in Style With these Classic Vests
Men Satisfy your craving for classic style
Fresh Looks
Men’s Black Denim Vest With Side Laces

Satisfy your craving for classic style, but also satisfy your need to change lanes from a leather jacket to a denim vest during the spring with our Denim line such as our classic Men’s Black Denim Vest With Side Laces featuring an amazing quality from the slick black color to its outstanding material.

With an interior that is lined for comfort to the side straps to adjust yourself, you’ll fit in with ease. All it takes is 4 snaps and you close the vest. When you open it up, you will find a gun pocket to hold your toy including a nozzle strap to keep everything in place. Including that pocket, we have set multiple pockets inside and on the front panel of the vest. AMERiders wants to make people feel fully like themselves and as comfortable as they can be.

Ladies tell your story with great style
Fresh Looks
Women’s Leather Vest With Laces On The Side

Ladies, we know you like to look great when riding whether it be with your man or on your own iron horse. So tell your story while looking great! From pins to patches, Our women’s denim and leather vests are a must for your next rally or bike ride. Our design and stitching is purposely minimal to keep all the focus on your collection of pins and patches, and of course you.

Like our Women’s Leather Vest With Laces On The Side will help you feel free as the wind when riding with this denim look vest. This classic style vest is highlighted by decorative ornamental braiding. Features Multiple pockets inside and out providing plenty of room for the lady biker on the go. The smooth nylon lining, four button snaps, and side laces make this vest very comfortable.

Don’t forget those little accessories
Fresh Looks
Leather Vest Extensions

All bikers know the pain of a shrinking vest, regardless of whether it is denim or leather. No, we don’t mean shrinking from washing, it is the shrinking from the growing mid-section or the adding of layers underneath the vest during cold weather months. However, instead of buying another vest most bikers use Vest Extenders to extend out the size of the vest. At AMERiders we have a large selection of Vest Extenders in Leather Or Chain, to choose from that will fit any bikers unique style.

Fresh Looks
USA Flag Vest Extender

Like the front of your vest and don’t want to use a chain extender then use our one of our genuine leather

and enjoy the comfort. Very popular among riders that don’t want to give up their vest or just need to wear it over a Hoodie, increase the size of your vest with our top quality, genuine leather extensions.

Our USA Flag Vest Extender is a great way to help extend the size of your vest while also showing your patriotism for the USA and a bit of pizzazz to your vest. This extender is a leather with the USA Flag design on it. Attach it to your vest with snaps.

Skip Straight to the Hard Stuff With the 2017 Street Rod
Fresh Looks
2017 Street Rod

Speaking of Fresh looks Harley-Davidson has a new Street Rod out that has the top of Fresh looks out grab it and some new street duds with us and be hot this spring.

If you’re going to hit it, hit it hard. The all-new Street Rod™ is built to take you to the edge. It’s got a new High Output Revolution X™ engine that red lines your adrenaline level at 9000 rpm. Drag style bars with bar-end mirrors, new 43 mm inverted front forks and piggyback reservoir rear shocks let you shred traffic like you’re starring in your getaway scene. One twist of the throttle and you’ll never look back.

Urban Mobility with s new engine.
Fresh Looks
High-Output Revolution X™ engine

We were all warned as kids about playing in the street. If you’re the sort who never listened to a word of it, we’ve got your motorcycle. The street is where the action is. The Harley-Davidson Street® series is a line of bikes built with one purpose in mind: to make the most of it. Every inch of the motorcycle has been thought through to meet the demands of navigating the urban landscape. The Street Rod™ features a new High-Output Revolution X™ engine that will rocket you from stoplight to red line at 9000 rpm. New 43 mm inverted front forks and piggyback reservoir rear shocks let you carve through clogged streets with ease. You get a pure, stripped down, aggressive look. Settle into the scooped, racing-style seat and you’ll never blend in with the crowd.

Last but not least

We want to say personally that we thank you for making us what we are, sticking with us each week. Without you we aren’t who we are. Please ensure you ride with safety as we want all our brothers and sisters to come home safe and sound….. And for those of you that drive vehicles and not motorcycles…..

Fresh Look

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

Fresh Looks

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

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Let AMERiders bring you Fresh Looks, for Long Hauls, Short Trips and everything in between this Spring.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures, and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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Note: Information and pictures on the Harley-Davidson Street Rod taken from http://www.harley-davidson.com for accuracy.

Preparing for That Awesome Spring Motorcycle Ride That Is Rounding the Corner

AMERiders are here to help you in Preparing for That Awesome Spring Motorcycle Ride that Is quickly Rounding the Corner and gaining on us. For some of you that may have already happened, as you may live in a warmer climate such as Florida like our Website manager does. As Spring rounds the corner it means one thing for bikers: time to hit the road with wheels burning! First things first before you take that first Spring Motorcycle Ride make sure your gear is ready. Don’t worry getting your gear ready for spring is not as difficult as you may think, however, it does take a bit of checking and searching.  Then you will be out in the wind having fun. Here are a few tips that AMERiders thinks will help get you ready.

Check your helmet!
Spring Motorcycle Ride
DOT Full Face Skull Pile Motorcycle Helmet

If your (lid, brain bucket, or whatever you call your helmet) is older than 5 years, replacing it is something you might want to consider doing. The Snell Foundation and most of the helmet manufacturers will tell you that glues, resins and other materials that are used in manufacturing a helmet can break down over time. Things like hair oils, body fluids, and cosmetics, as well as normal “wear and tear” can all be contributors to this breakdown. Plus, every five years there are great advances in materials, designs, production methods and the standards that go into making and manufacturing helmets.

Spring Motorcycle Ride
Polo Helmet Lady Rider Silver

You may have heard some of your brothers and sisters say….”I heard that if a helmet hits the ground, it should be replaced.” This old biker’s tale isn’t necessarily true, but it isn’t really false either and it can get expensive. If you dropped your helmet on the garage floor don’t break out your wallet yet. You don’t necessarily need to replace it. Look at the manufacturer’s specs. If it says to replace it, follow instructions.

However, a common practice with today’s helmet technology is that if it’s not visibly cracked after it’s been dropped, then you don’t need to replace it. The problem with that is that is that you can’t see what is on the inside. The best thing to do is to go to your nearest dealership that you trust and have them inspect it. What we mean by you trust, is that you trust to check it and not say oh you need a new one just cause they want the money to sell you a new one.

Gloves – the unsung hero of apparel.
Spring Motorcycle Ride
Long Leather Summer Motorcycle Glove

Your hands are just as important as you are, you know this as of you don’t have your hands you can’t ride the bike. Gloves are so much more than “something bikers wear to look the part.” In spring, finding the right motorcycle gloves to start your season are important. The type of glove is important whether Summer or winter gloves will depend on how chilly your Spring actually is in your area of the world.

Spring Motorcycle Ride
Stitched Eagle On Women’s Motorcycle Gloves

When Spring rolls around and the temp goes up, it may be time to consider summer gloves. And therein lies a different choice. Do you go fingerless gloves or Kevlar-filled safety gloves? Riding can be a challenge in blistering heat, under the hot melting sun. Wearing gloves during warm-weather riding is important for hand protection, and to keep cool and comfortable, choose the right gloves for the season.

Riding Pants or Chaps
Spring Motorcycle Ride
Women’s Leather Chaps With Pink Stripes

The battle lines are drawn. More often than not Americans will don chaps, however,  European and Japanese motorcycle fans seem to wear full riding pants. Is that the only difference? If you throw your leg over a Triumph cafe bike, do you have to only wear leather riding pants? Or if you’re on a Road King, is your only option chaps?

Spring Motorcycle Ride
Textile Motorcycle Pants

No, course it isn’t it’s your bike it is your choice in what you wear on your legs. When Spring hits, it may be a bit chilly so you’ll naturally have gear. But as the weather warms, you might be inclined to shed the layers. There’s no law against not wearing chaps or pants, but keeping safety and of course comfort in mind. Chaps and riding pants are definitely a safety choice when it comes to riding.

What about the Bike
Spring Motorcycle Ride
PVC Throw-over Motorcycle Saddlebag

You can’t forget your bike either is it geared up and ready to go for short or long rides? Some of us like to take those short rides but still, they may be longer than our usual run around town so we need to make sure that our Bike is geared up as well. Things like sissy bar bags, windshield bags, toolbar bags, and saddlebags are important things to help us get ready to ride.

Don’t forget though those long hauls we like to make which call for motorcycle luggage or if your just riding around town don’t forget you can use a backpack as well.

Last but certainly not least
Spring Motorcycle Ride
Women’s Biker Boot Black

Boots! Your feet are what help you hold the bike up. They need to have good soles and great tread and needs to at least be waterproof as well as come up over your ankles in case the bike does go over they help to keep your ankles from being totally crushed.

The Bottom Line

As spring blossoms, your gear will help keep you warm and safe. Be sure to prepare for changing climates as well as finding your personal style. AMERiders has plenty of all of the above available for you here. Questions that you do need to ask yourself before you set out on your ride. Do your gloves need to be replaced? How is the tread on your boots? How old is your helmet and how many times has it been dropped? Think about these things and more before you set out on your ride.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

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Motorcycle Helmets Designs Continued- Defining Motorcycle Helmet Standards, DOT & SNELL

AMERiders brings you the Continuation of Motorcycle Helmets Designs and the Super-Specialized Reasoning Behind Them, with Defining Motorcycle Helmet Standards and an explanation of DOT & SNELL certifications. Let’s go back over a bit of what we said in our last post and then continue on.

The Difference between the two helmets

Between the two helmets, besides the cool Motorcycle helmet designs and sweet race car helmet designs are other things as well. It’s more than just what happens when you bonk your head, it’s also about fire protection. Racing helmets have fire protection, not all full-face helmets that you see are racing helmets. Ameriders has both Racing and full-faced helmets in stock. The Auto helmets’ fire-resistant Nomex liner is not existent in motorcycle helmets because a rider leaves the bike conscious or not.

However, getting out of a racecar is totally different in a crash. The safety system is designed to protect the driver from harm. A caged race car driver takes an extra 15 seconds longer to get out of the car than it does to fly off of a motorcycle. That is 15 seconds of fire protection that could save the drivers life that a motorcycle driver doesn’t have I call that a win.

DOT
DOT approved Sticker

Department of Transportation or DOT Is a US government approved standard which is the most popular helmet type in the country for most everyone except for race car drivers. DOT helmets differ from Snell as they are more shock absorbent and designed at protecting your skull from 90% of impact types. The maximum g-force allowed by the DOT test is 250g’s, and an impact of 200-250g’s to your head would cause a survivable, yet harsh brain injury. These helmets also are favorite shock absorbency because of recent studies claiming that absorbing the force of an impact could be more important than resisting it.

Snell
Defining Motorcycle Helmet Standards
SNELL approved Sticker

The Snell Memorial Foundation is an independent organization established in 1957, named after race car driver William “Pete” Snell who tragically died in 1956 when his helmet failed to protect his head during an accident. Ed Becker is Snell’s executive director has stated, “There are many more motorcyclists than racing drivers, so manufacturers can justify the expensive tooling to produce cheaper polycarbonate shell motorcycle helmets. Race Car helmets are Kevlar or fiberglass because although they’re more labor-intensive to make, the tooling is cheaper. Carbon fiber is top-of-the-line for both Race Car and motorcycle helmets, but it’s years away from trickling down the price range.”

Let’s Continue

Defining Motorcycle Helmet Standards is difficult so DOT and SNELL have different ways of doing things, and as we said in our last post Motorcycle Helmets do trump Race Car Helmets in visibility as they have at least a 210-degree lateral vision to a race car helmet 180 degrees. As Motorcycle riders crouch, sit upright, look both ways and look back, so needing a bigger visor is important so they can see in all positions. When strapped into a Race car’s racing seat and its harness, you’ll be thrilled to have side view mirrors as you can hardly move your head. You can only turn it a few degrees in any direction, so the extra visor space would be a real waste.

“The ‘low-velocity’ tests came about because of concern at FIA and elsewhere that helmets built to withstand very severe impacts might also transmit high levels of shock in less serious impacts,” says Becker. “So we were urged to include some low-velocity impact tests.” (The FIA is an International Motorsports Governing Body).

New Testing

Snell updates its rules regularly and they are due some new ones so there is some new testing to go along with this as well. Testing diversified as we said to go along with this. They added new tests to go along with their current ones such as the “Low Velocity” impact testing, and “Low Lateral” impacts at the intersection of the head forms reference and the transverse planes.

These tests will help as head injuries can also happen at lower speeds. The new test puts helmets through multiple impacts at a lower rate of speed. Also, There was (also) concern that head strikes against lateral edges might fall below the protective zones of the helmets (ear zone). In fact, though, results to date indicate that this is not a real issue either, this is one way they help with Defining Motorcycle Helmet Standards

What are the tests?

You might wonder exactly what tests Both DOT and SNELL do well we did a bit of digging and found out for you.

DOT Helmet Certification
Defining Motorcycle Helmet Standards
DOT helmet certification

In order for a motorcycle helmet to be DOT certified, it must conform to a few minimum requirements, and be able to pass a series of impact tests.

The impact tests are administered by placing a head form (basically a dummy head equipped with measuring instruments) inside it to measure speed and g-forces as the helmet is dropped onto different surfaces from a pre-determined height. Based on the energy that gets transmitted to the head, the helmet is given a grade of pass or fail. Tests are done twice, to make sure the helmet can withstand multiple impacts in one crash.

Other tests are also done, such as a penetration test to make sure the head isn’t impacted, and the retention system is also tested to make sure the helmet doesn’t slide off in an accident.

DOT Helmet Tests

  • Helmet is dropped onto a spherical anvil from a height of 1.83m
  • Helmet is dropped onto a flat anvil from a height of 1.83m
  • Pointed striker is dropped onto helmet
  • Weight is applied to retention system (up to 300 pounds of force for 120 seconds)

The DOT standard is sometimes criticized because it works on the honor system; manufacturers declare a helmet to conform to DOT standards themselves and label it accordingly. Only when the helmet is tested might it lose its certification, and it might already be on the market when it does. However, the penalties for building a failing helmet are very high – up to $5000 per helmet – so there is a strong incentive for manufacturers to do their own testing before helmets are released, which they typically do.

SNELL Helmet Tests

Defining Motorcycle Helmet Standards
SNELL helmet certification

 

Snell issues a new certification standard every 5 years. Snell’s helmet testing is similar to DOT testing, but with additional requirements. They are (including what we have stated above):

  • Snell uses 5 different shaped anvils instead of two
  • Helmets are dropped from multiple heights (all of which are higher than DOTs)
  • Snell tests the chin bar along with the dome of the helmet
  • The visor is also tested, by shooting it with three lead pellets from an air rifle.
How Much Does Certification Matter In The Real World?

Testing in Defining Motorcycle Helmet Standards is valuable, no doubt. However, for the sake of fairness, lab tests take place in a controlled environment and are very consistent and precise as accidents in the real world are chaotic and unpredictable.

So a given helmet could perform exceptionally well in lab tests, however, but fall behind others in a real world, post-crash damage assessment. The reverse could also be true; helmets with a great reputation among riders could be outperformed by others in the testing environment, especially if helmet manufacturers make a point of building to the standard.

In Closing- Which standard should I choose.

This is actually a much debated and even a hotly debated question.

In the U.S., you should go with a helmet that is, at a minimum, DOT approved which ensures your helmet is street legal. You’ll not only have a significant level of protection, but your helmet won’t attract any unwanted attention from the law (which you probably get enough of already!)

While we at AMERiders can’t tell you definitively which one you should go with, we can tell you about what goes into each and to discuss the pros and cons of all of them, so you can make your own decision about which one is best for you.

Remember, no matter what kind of helmet you buy, wearing one is infinitely better than not, if a fall happens on a ride. We urge you to always wear a helmet every time you throw a leg over a bike!

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

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Motorcycle Helmets Designs and the Super-Specialized Reasoning Behind Them.

Ameriders wants to ensure your noggin is safe, which is why we are bringing you Motorcycle Helmets Designs and the Super-Specialized Reasoning Behind Them, as well as many DOT and SNELL helmets in our store.

THE HUMAN HEAD

The head has been smacked, slashed, smacked, cracked, set on fire and well whipped around like Skip-It and still survived. Our beloved motorcycles bounce our skulls off pavement without the slightest consideration for riders who think they that their heads will hold up to a fall. Racecars are unforgiving as well, as they will use your head as a pinball with the steel roll cage and harness as the paddles.

Helmets Evolution
Motorcycle Helmet Designs
Evolution of the Helmet

Both helmets have evolved over the years since they were just leather caps. There only purpose was to help keep your ears intact as the wind rushed past while riding, or racing. They have also been diverging, becoming ever dedicated, and increasingly in their tasks. Their shells and visors to both motorcycle and auto racing helmets are similarly in two very specialized ways to armor up. This would be Snell Certifications and DOT -Department of Transportation Certification.

Certifications

Snell Memorial Foundation, who is the voice of authority in all this is and is a nonprofit group of engineers, scientists, and physicians, who created a new safety standard for auto racing and motorcycle helmets every five years. Fresh rules are due out this year.

Motorcycle Helmet Designs
What some Snell/DOT approved Helmets look like

Snell handles both Motorcycle and Racecar Helmets, very few motorcycle or racecar helmets are just one or the other most are both. Snell Certifications are voluntary by the manufacturer and most North American Racing Series require Snell Rated as well as Full-faced Motorcycle helmets. Motorcycle helmets that are usually both don’t sell as well unless they are full all-over Motorcycle Helmet Designs that draw the riders attention to buy it.

Here is what Ed Becker, Snell’s executive director had to say about impact protection of the two helmets. “I doubt whether there’s any real difference in impact protection between Snell M2015 [for motorcycles] and SA2015 [for cars] helmets.” Either way, a motorcycle helmet is not safe to race and a racing helmet is not safe to ride in.

The Difference between the two helmets

Between the two helmets besides the cool Motorcycle helmet designs and sweet racecar helmet designs are other things as well. It’s more than just what happens when you bonk your head, it is also about fire protection. Racing helmets have fire protection, don’t think all full-face helmets that you see are racing helmets they aren’t Ameriders has both Racing and full-faced helmets in stock. The Auto helmets’ fire-resistant Nomex liner is not existent in motorcycle helmets because a rider leaves the bike conscious or not.

However, getting out of a racecar is totally different in a crash. The safety system is designed to protect the driver from harm and a caged race car driver takes an extra 15 seconds longer to get out of the car than it does to fly out of a motorcycle. That is 15 seconds of fire protection that could save the drivers life that a motorcycle driver doesn’t have I call that a win.

DOT

DOT or  Department of Transportation. Is a US government approved standard which is the most popular helmet type in the country for most everyone except for race car drivers. DOT helmets differ from Snell as they are more shock absorbent and designed at protecting your skull from 90% of impact types. The maximum g-force allowed by the DOT test is 250g’s, and an impact of 200-250g’s to your head would cause a survivable, yet harsh brain injury. These helmets also are favorite shock absorbency because of recent studies claiming that absorbing the force of an impact could be more important than resisting it.

Snell

The Snell Memorial Foundation is an independent organization established in 1957, named after race car driver William “Pete” Snell who tragically died in 1956 when his helmet failed to protect his head during an accident. Ed Becker is Snell’s executive director has stated, “There are many more motorcyclists than racing drivers, so manufacturers can justify the expensive tooling to produce cheaper polycarbonate shell motorcycle helmets. Race Car helmets are Kevlar or fiberglass because although they’re more labor-intensive to make, the tooling is cheaper. Carbon fiber is top-of-the-line for both Race Car and motorcycle helmets, but it’s years away from trickling down the price range.”

In Closing

Motorcycle Helmets do trump Race Car Helmets in visibility as they have at least a 210-degree lateral vision to a race car helmet 180 degrees. As Motorcycle riders crouch, sit upright, look both ways and look back, so needing a bigger visor is important so they can see in all positions. When strapped into a Race car’s racing seat and its harness, you’ll be thrilled to have side view mirrors as you can hardly move your head. You can only turn it a few degrees in any direction, so the extra visor space would be a real waste.

“The ‘low-velocity’ tests came about because of concern at FIA and elsewhere that helmets built to withstand very severe impacts might also transmit high levels of shock in less serious impacts,” says Becker. “So we were urged to include some low-velocity impact tests.” (The FIA is an International Motorsports Governing Body).

To Be Continued On wed of next week….

Next week I will continue this with more please stay tuned.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

Motorcycle Helmet Designs

 

 

 

 

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12 Days of Christmas and It’s Origin and Meaning!

We at AMERiders are in the spirit of giving! We would like to thank everyone that has helped us, and this is our thank you for helping AMERiders being what it is today. For the next 12 days, we would like to offer up the meaning behind the 12 days of Christmas Song. (one verse for each day).This came to us because the boss loves it and just loves to drive us nuts singing it. Yes, we’ve done the research and we know this starts on the 25th of December, but however you know that we at AMERIders are not normal so we are going to start this the 12 days before Christmas.  We apologize if what follows offends anyone it is not our intention just information that we found online.

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On to the meaning behind the beloved song.

The 12 Days of Christmas” is an English Christmas carol that enumerates in the manner of a cumulative song a series of increasingly grand gifts given on each of the twelve days of Christmas (the twelve days after Christmas). The song, published in England in 1780 without music as a chant or rhyme, is thought to be French in origin. However, there are ideas that think this may not be so. It is a cumulative song, meaning that each verse is built on top of the previous verses. There are twelve verses, each describing a gift given by “my true love” on one of the twelve days of Christmas. There are many variations in the lyrics depending on where you are in the world and have been changed slightly down through the years.

The exact origins and the meaning of the song are unknown, but it is highly probable that it originated from a children’s memory and forfeit game.

The best known English version was first printed in English in 1780 in a little book intended for children, Mirth without Mischief, as a Twelfth Night “memories-and-forfeits” game, in which a leader recited a verse, each of the players repeated the verse, the leader added another verse, and so on until one of the players made a mistake, with the player who erred having to pay a penalty, such as offering up a kiss or a sweet. One hundred years later, Lady Gomme, a collector of folktales and rhymes, described how it used to be played every Twelfth Day night before eating mince pies and twelfth cake.

Husk, writing in 1864, stated:

This piece is found on broadsides printed at Newcastle at various periods during the last hundred and fifty years. On one of these sheets, nearly a century old, it is entitled “An Old English Carol,” but it can scarcely be said to fall within that description of composition, being rather fitted for use in playing the game of “Forfeits,” to which purpose it was commonly applied in the metropolis upwards of forty years since. The practice was for one person in the company to recite the first three lines; a second, the four following; and so on; the person who failed in repeating her portion correctly being subjected to some trifling forfeit.

Variations of the lyrics

The earliest known version of the lyrics was published under the title “The Twelve Days of Christmas sung at King Pepin’s Ball”, as part of a 1780 children’s book, Mirth without Mischief. Subsequent versions have shown considerable variation:

-In the earliest versions, the word “On” is not present at the beginning of each verse—for example, the first verse begins simply “The first day of Christmas”. “On” was added in Austin’s 1909 version, and became very popular thereafter.

-In the early versions, “my true love sent” me the gifts. However, a 20th-century variant has “my true love gave to me”; this wording has become particularly common in North America.

-The 1780 version has “four colly birds”—”colly” being a regional English expression for “black”. This wording must have been opaque to many even in the 19th century: “canary birds”, “colored birds”, “curly birds”, and “Corley birds” are found in its place. Frederic Austin’s 1909 version, which introduced the now-standard melody, also altered the fourth day’s gift to four “calling” birds, and this variant has become the most popular, although “colly” is still found.

-The “five gold rings” may become “five golden rings”, especially in North America. In the standard melody, this change enables singers to fit one syllable per musical note.

-The gifts associated with the final four days are often reordered. For example, the pipers may be on the ninth day rather than the eleventh.

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Other origins

In England, between 1558 and 1829, it was not legal for Catholics to practice their kind of Christianity in public or private. Being a Catholic was treated as a bad crime. If you even owned a Catholic Bible, you could be put in prison! Catholics were stopped from worshipping because King Henry VIII fell out with the Catholic Church and started his own ‘Protestant’ Church (what is now the Church of England). There were many people who were still Catholics and they worshiped in secret.

‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ was written in England at the beginning of this time. Some people think that it was written to help children learn about their Catholic religion. In the carol, the days are supposed to represent special symbols and have hidden meanings, because it was illegal to have anything in writing that would indicate that you were a Catholic.

But there’s NO evidence that this is true and it seems most likely just to be a folk song and that the special ‘Catholic’ meanings were added at a MUCH later date!

Song verse explanation.

Also, all the symbols can be used by Protestants and other Christians, not just by Catholics! There was another song called ‘A New Dial’ (also called ‘In Those Twelve Days’), which goes back as far as at least 1625, which gave religious meanings to the 12 Days of Christmas, but NOT so people could practice their faith is secret. If you’d like to know more about this, please go to the 12 Days of Christmas page on snopes.com

12 days of Christmas
Partridge in a Pear tree

The ‘partridge in a pear tree‘ means God. (In ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’, it can also mean Jesus who died on the cross. In ancient times a partridge was often used as a mythological symbol of a divine, sacred king. Partridges weren’t introduced into England, from France, until the 1770s, which also points to any extra meanings being added later!)

The 12 Days each traditionally celebrate a feast day for a saint and/or have different celebrations: Day 1 (25th December): Christmas Day – celebrating the Birth of Jesus

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~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

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Let AMERiders give you gift ideas for the holidays as well as inform you about the 12 Days of Christmas Origin.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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