We May Work Hard but We Play Even Harder!

We have come at you a bit hard lately giving you information on riding safe and great gear to keep you safe, it’s time to give you something light and let you know that although at AMERiders We May Work Hard but We Play Even Harder! So, we headed last night (5/4/2016) to have some fun at our local ballpark.

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Pensacola Blue Wahoos Logos
We May Work Hard
Courtney(AMSNWF Owner) and Christine (AMERiders Manager)

After all, it can’t be all work and no play! We went to see the Pensacola Blue Wahoos play the Biloxi Shuckers. We love hanging out with all of our brothers and sisters so that is just what we did and low and behold we ran into more than we expected. Our local Indian/BMW dealership had two gorgeous bikes on display. These gorgeous bikes were at the Blue Wahoos Stadium courtesy of the dealerships owner Courtney Pereira of Adventure Motor Sports of North West Florida. I was lucky enough to catch him lounging on the Red Chieftain and got a picture snapped with him. We may both not like to have our pictures taken but we sure do love motorcycles.

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Yoda Loves the Indian Scout

They brought two gorgeous bikes an Indian Chieftain and an Indian Scout and even Yoda loved the Scout as you can tell by the picture to our left. We had loads of fun watching the game. As it was star wars night, kids chasing after a person dressed like a roach in a Jedi costume, now that was funny to watch. There were all kinds of fun things going on, and so much fun with our brothers and sisters as we said earlier we may work hard but we play even harder!

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Gorgeous weather at the ballpark

The ballpark was gorgeous but the weather was even better as it was bright sunny and the temperature was just right as well, not too hot but not too cold, you know the perfect weather for riding your motorcycle. Which is just what most all of us did, except the ones of us with children. And the Blue Wahoos felt “The Force” and won 8-3 over the Biloxi Shuckers at the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Ballpark which of course we were all thrilled about.

If any of our followers were at this event let us see hear from you and tell us how much fun you had, this is why we do what we do, bring you information on safety, new bikes, and new gear that is coming out, as we love connecting with our brothers and sisters each and every day. At AMERiders We May Work Hard but We Play Even Harder with all our brothers and sisters as well. Check out or gallery for other great pictures that were taken at our outing as we had a blast! We have a special album set up just for it.

And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

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~AMERiders

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At AMERiders, we may work hard but we play even harder, and have fun doing both!

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.

Our New Stylish Line of Biker Riding Boots Have Arrived!

Last week we told you that we had a surprise coming for you, something new that you would like well and w have kept you waiting in suspense since then. Well, wait no longer!….. Our New Stylish Line of Biker Riding Boots Have Arrived! We told you that we were working with a new distributor to bring you new a new and exciting line of biker riding boots and that is just what we have done, and we are sure you will love each and every pair we have in stock. We at AMERiders know that the motorcycle boot is just as iconic as the motorcycles that we ride are, and they also help define us in combination with our other gear. So without further ado here are a few pieces of our new line of biker riding boots!

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Men’s 13″ Harness Boot Black

Guys, we have some stylish, well-constructed leather boots that are sure to have you ready to go for a nice long road trip after you receive them. Our boots come in a large selection of sizes and also come in wide widths as well. Take our Men’s 13″ Harness Boot Black , for instance, it has a split shaft and o-ring ankle harness strap which gives it a great classic look. Plus the Goodyear welt construction ensures durability for many rides to come.

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Men’s 12″ Shifter Pad Engineer Boot Black

But, that isn’t all we also have another great boot from our new line we also think you will love. Our Men’s 12″ Shifter Pad Engineer Boot Black features a classic look in a lightweight package. A cushioned insole for comfort and side zipper to get in and out easily. The outsole with lightweight ABS insert keeps the weight down so you can stay moving longer. Plus it has an Upper Shifter Pad on the top of the boot to keep the boot protected while you shift. Gents both of these boots as well as our other boots come in a wide range of sizes up to 13 and some half sizes also, and we have wide width available as well. And this is just 2 pairs of our new line!

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Women’s 10″ Harness Biker Boot Black

Ladies, we haven’t forgotten you either, we have some gorgeous yet stylish boots for you also!  We know you like to look amazing whether on or off the bike. Our new Women’s 10″ Harness Biker Boot Black are a great biker boot that gives durability, long-term wear, and protection while being environmentally friendly. with a gorgeous harness on them as well. A great look on a classic boot, but if that isn’t quite your style and you want something with a little more flair we have more in store for you.

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Women’s 10″ Side Pocket Boot Black

Our Women’s 10″ Side Pocket Boot Black also gives durability, long-term wear, and protection while being environmentally friendly with a cute little side pocket on them. That little pocket isn’t just for show it can be used to stow away items you might wanna put in it, like money or pictures and more. What more could you ask for?

When you are ready to hit the road our new exciting and stylish line of Men’s and Women’s boots are ready to hit the road with you!

And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

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~AMERiders

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Let AMERiders be your stop for your next pair of biker riding boots.

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.

5 Motorcycle Accessory Must Haves When Riding!

Have you been told that you need this or you must have that Motorcycle Accessory for your bike? It happens to all of us at one point or another after starting out to ride and even after riding for many years and meeting new people, we have all heard that line many times. But, what are 5 Motorcycle Accessory Must Haves When Riding your bike? We at AMERiders will give you 5 of our favorites to have.

Motorcycle Accessory
Diamond Plate™ Adjustable, Waterproof Motorcycle/Bicycle GPS/Smartphone Mount

Ladies, most of you will agree with me when I say it is hard to get our men to ask for directions, guys we love you but it’s true you would get lost and still not want to ask for directions heck some of us ladies are just as guilty of this as well. So our first one is a GPS/Cell Phone holder this Adjustable, Waterproof GPS/Smartphone Mount is what you need to keep you on track no matter where you are headed. It has great features including a sun visor and interior cushion that will fit larger Smartphone’s; water-resistant bag; and handle bracket mount with a rubber-covered clamp. Measures 7-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ x 2″. and what’s more it comes gift boxed so you can give it to your favorite “I don’t need to ask for directions” person whether they be male or female.

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10 Motorcycle Tool Bag With UV Protection

Our next favorite Motorcycle Accessory to carry along is a tool bag, as you never know when you are going to have something break on your bike or see one of our brothers or sisters broke down on the side of the road and needing a hand. Tool bags will fasten to your bikes forks for easy reach when needed, most of our tool bags are universally fitting so that they will fit just about any make and model of bike. This 10″ Motorcycle Tool Bag is one of those tool bags it not only is universal fitting for most bikes, but it includes a hard sheet inside the bag, features a heavy duty quick release, is 100% waterproof as well as being UV protected to keep it from turning white in extreme heat and will hold its shape as well which is good.

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PVC Motorcycle Saddlebag With Studs

The third item we like to have on our bike is a stylish set of saddlebags, they can help carry a load of items that you may need in a pinch or if you decided you want to take a day or night trip they will work for that too. We like to keep various different things in ours, such as a rain suit important paperwork (that doesn’t fit in the wallet) and any other things that may be emergency items or anything you want to carry with you that you may need extra shirts, pants or even forbid underoos. This set of saddlebags is waterproof, universally fitting to most makes and models of bikes as are most of our saddlebags, and has a heavy duty quick release and tie downs for extra security for your bike and many other great features.

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Red & Black Get Back Whip For Motorcycles

The next item we love to carry on our bike is a Get Back Whip to ensure that we are seen while riding on the streets, highways and open roads. Stylish braided whips like this Red & Black one are a great way to make every effort you can to be seen and not run over, years ago motorcycles were the only vehicles with the headlight on all the time and people noticed us, now almost every vehicle made comes with daytime running lights. Our whips come with a quick release clip that can be attached to either the brake or clutch lever, and a few of them  like this one even come with a small silver skull tied to fringe for extra attention when needed, and sometimes it is.

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USA Flag Motorcycle Cup Holder

The Last Motorcycle Accessory but not certainly not least is a cupholder, to hold your favorite beverage to keep you hydrated while you ride.  Keeping hydrated while you ride is important! Believe it or not, most bikers don’t think about dehydration being a problem when riding, we just get thirsty, however, it is very important. Dehydration can cause headaches, disorientation, heat stroke, muscle cramps which can suck when the throttle is wide open, loss of concentration, drowsiness and nausea which is bad for the guy or gal behind you, all of which can cause crashes.

So stay hydrated all is needed is a bottle of water attached to your bike with a cup holder like this one when you stop at a red light or feel a bit thirsty pull over and take a swig it only takes a second or two.

There are many more items we like to carry with us, but these are just a few of our favorites check out our For the bike section for other items, versions, colors, and variations of these items that will help you customize your bike while also helping you to stay hydrated, keeping your tools close at hand and more.

We would like to give a big shout out our fellow Floridian that purchased the tool bags we thank you very much!

And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

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~AMERiders

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Let AMERiders be your stop to find that one Motorcycle Accessory you need for your bike.

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.

Women Riders & Ye Old Footwear Mystery How Does It Mesh?

Everyone knows the old footwear mystery that deals with women and their shoes, we like to own too many and some of us way….too many, but how does it work with motorcycles? AMERiders knows, women love their footwear, and why wouldn’t they some men do too and we don’t judge. However, there are some of us that will hop on a bike in any type of shoe no matter what it is just because we can’t bear to part with the sweet outfit look we have made for that day. Whether it very dangerous to do so or not.

Old Footwear MysteryIt is a mystery that has surrounded men and women for many years about women’s obsession with shoes. Men and some women who don’t share in this mystery don’t get it, why we have to have more shoes than guys may have underwear. Old Footwear MysteryMen can have a pair of sneakers, a pair of work boots, a pair of motorcycle boots, however, these can be the same , and a good pair of dress shoes and that is all they need. Not so with women, they need shoes to match everything, and still say they have nothing to wear.

Old Footwear MysteryWalking around in stiletto’s is one thing but trying to balance a 500lb or more bike on them is another. They biggest mystery is a woman getting on that motorcycle in these heels but you see it every day whether they are riding with their man or riding their own motorcycle these are not adequate for riding! For someone that loves their shoes aren’t they worried about scuff marks, breaking their heels, orOld Footwear Mystery what is more , dropping their bike because they lose their balance?

How many of you ladies have broken how many pairs of heels from just a normal day? It sucks, then why, do it while riding it can cause an accident and possibly cause a fatality with you or the person that was in the collision with you, plus you could lose a great pair of heels!

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WOMENS BIKER BOOTS WITH EAGLE AT ANKLE

Wearing proper riding attire is important, and can be much more of a fashion statement than wearing a pair of heels on a boot, leave that to the models for Harley, Indian or other motorcycle manufacturers. A great boot not only makes a statement it protects your ankles and feet from burns from the exhaust pipe, it protects your ankle from sprains and possible breaks if the bike is dropped while standing still and serious injuries in light collisions. The level of protection compared to heels or other shoes that women may want to wear besides boots is far superior as ankle and leg support are designed for impact as well as withstanding abrasions that can occur while riding.

At AMERiders, we want to ensure that our Lady Riders are safe while riding which is why we provide this information. We have a limited selection of boots at this time and will have new stock in shortly.

Old Footwear Mystery

Keep Checking back for our announcement of new products as we will have something coming very soon that you Ladies will love to get your hands on to complete your stylized looks. Gents you will love these items too, as they will make you look even cooler than you do now!

~Live Free Ride Hard~

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Ladies let AMERiders be your stop to put that Old Footwear Mystery to rest.

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.

Which Gear Colors Work Best for Visibility to Other Drivers

Ensuring safety each and every time you ride is important especially at this time during the year when motorcyclists are just starting to get back out on the road and ride. It is a question that many riders ask “Which Gear Colors Work Best for Visibility to Other Drivers” well, we are here to help answer that question. The obvious Best Gear Colors answer is bright colors which is true, however, there is more to it than that.

Best Gear Colors
Men’s Green And Black Mesh And Nylon Motorcycle Jacket

Each and every day many motorcyclists are injured on the road because drivers say “I didn’t see them” is it their fault or is it the riders fault? How could it have been prevented? In many ways, the driver could have looked and paid more attention to his/her surroundings and the rider could wear some of the Best Gear Colors that would make them more visible to other drivers during all times of the day.

Best Gear Colors
HJC SY-MAX III MODULAR HI-VIZ TOURING HELMET

Wearing Reflective or fluorescent clothing will lower your risk for crashes as you are more visible than you would be wearing darker colors. A study shows however that most riders wear either black, blue, or brown clothing on the upper body and black or blue clothing on their lower body. Even if you wear darker colors adding a reflective stripe or piping to them can raise your possibility of being seen.

Main reported helmet colors that are mostly used are black, white, and red. In comparison, there is a lower risk of a crash happening when wearing a white helmet versus a black helmet. Similar associations have been found with orange and yellow versus red. If you really want to be noticed don an HI-VIZ helmet like the one shown here. Plus adding reflective tape to your current favorite helmet will also help.

Using reflective piping on various pieces of gear will help as well like these cool looking Motorcycle Sissy Bar Bag Trunk With Skull the reflective skull will definitely get you noticed by other drivers, and it is made from PVC material which means it is waterproof helping you to be seen in the rain as well.

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MOTORCYCLE SISSY BAR BAG TRUNK WITH SKULL

Something else that can also help is if you use headlight every time you get on your bike not just at dark or. at twilight, it will help you be seen more often. Research has shown that consistently using your headlights during the day can decrease the risk of an accident by making you more visible to passing drivers. Headlights increase the odds of a driver not only noticing a motorcycle but seeing them as well. To a motorcycle rider seeing and noticing are two different things. When both happen then the risk of collision is lowered.

“A 2004 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that use of headlights led to a 23 percent reduction in opposite direction crashes involving motorcyclists, as opposed to a 5 percent drop for those in passenger vehicles. Experts say that oncoming motorists are able to detect a headlight long before they can make out the motorcycle or its rider. The headlight provides an extra bit of warning, something that might be the difference between a dangerous accident and a safe journey home.”

So to sum up some of the Best Gear Colors to wear are White, HI-Viz yellow, orange, any fluorescent colors, and reflective striping and piping on your gear, and yes ladies even pink will work! There is more of a risk for a crash when not wearing fluorescent or reflective clothing,a non-white helmet, or even not using headlights during the day. So wear what will get you seen and use your headlights. You don’t have to look like a crossing guard or a safety worker to get noticed while riding but being safe is important.

~Live Free Ride Hard~

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Let AMERiders be your stop for the Best Gear Colors to keep you safe all year round.

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.

Motorcycle Safety Tips for your Next Motorcycle Ride!

At AMERiders, we know it’s important to know various different Motorcycle Safety Tips so when you gear up for your next ride you are well-protected &safe. Here in our Second Segment of Gearing up for Spring Motorcycle Riding, we give you some other important tips for your next motorcycle ride, as well as a video from some friends in Northwest Florida.

Motorcycle Safety TipsWith Spring upon us and Summer fast approaching riding season is getting into full swing, and there will be a lot of motorcyclists on the road riding. It is important to keep your understanding and knowledge of Motorcycle Safety up to date at all times to help keep you and your passengers safe and healthy, and better yet even alive. There are many different things that can help keep you, your bike and your passengers safe. We have already given you many of them in our segment on gearing up for Spring Riding, we wanted to add to that knowledge a bit more.

“Respect your Ride” and it will help protect you! This is done by staying on top of maintenance such as ensuring that any Worn Brake Pads or Drive belts are replaced and checking for leaks or potential issues that could cause safety problems. These could be loose wires and other problems as well, always ensure that your tires are properly aired up and your brakes and clutch are working before leaving out on your motorcycle. More importantly, if your ride is not ridden consistently or more than 25 miles a week use a fuel stabilizer.

Motorcycle Safety Tips
Men’s Leather Jacket With Zippered Cuffs

Wearing bright colors helps other drivers and even other motorcycle drivers see and notice you, yes these are two different things because a driver may see you but not notice you. Those are deadly words a motorist can utter to a Police officer ” I just didn’t see them” We are much smaller than a car, truck or SUV so it takes effort on our part to ensure we are not only seen but noticed. So bright colors like this Men’s Leather Jacket With Zippered Cuffs can help other drivers see you.

Motorcycle Safety TipsIf you Look, React and Stay in control then you will always be able to Expect the unexpected. Including and we shouldn’t have to mention this don’t drink and ride. Ensure that you are endorsed in your state for riding a motorcycle. Also, staying up to date on any motorcycle training given near you will also help you with other Motorcycle Safety Tips that may be new or helpful.

Always wearing a motorcycle Helmet that is either DOT approved is important even if your state doesn’t have a motorcycle helmet law, and knowing your state laws for motorcycles is very important. Helmets can prevent approximately 37 % of fatal injuries in drivers and 41% of fatalities in passengers. So be smart and wear your helmet!

Motorcycle Safety Tips
Men’s Hard Knuckle Leather Suede & Textile Gloves

Your hands are important as you need them for just about everything you do in life, and if they are injured they take a long time to heal and your bike will be sitting while they do. So ensure you wear protective gloves while riding as they will help to protect from abrasions and even injuries. Gloves that have knuckle protection like these Men’s Hard Knuckle Leather Suede & Textile Gloves will help to protect your knuckles from serious injury.

So, there you go a bit of extra information to go with your last weeks Motorcycle Safety Tips, and Gearing up for riding, and if you don’t believe what we are telling you is true check, out this video from our friends over at Adventure MotorSports NWF in Pensacola, Florida!

~Live Free Ride Hard~

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Let AMERiders be your stop for various Motorcycle Safety Tips and 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.

Gearing up for Spring Motorcycle Riding Is Important!

For those of us who live, breath, and sleep motorcycles there is not a “gearing up for spring”, as we usually have our bike geared up all year long. However, for those of us that don’t brave the cold and run down the highway on 2 wheels all bundled up under layers of clothing, there are things that need to be done to get geared up for spring. Gearing up for Spring Motorcycle Riding is important, and at AMERiders, we know this, which is why we want to help you gear up the right way! Now when we say gear up we don’t just mean being decked out head to toe in protective wear, but we mean the bike as well.

T-CLOCSWhen a motorcycle has been in winter storage it needs to be inspected before riding season starts, this is a big importance, for most of us winter has gone and spring is in full tilt and we are ready to hit the road! So extending the life of our dear friend (your motorcycle), and making our ride more enjoyable and not to mention safe should be the first thing on our minds.

How do we do this and what do we look for? We are glad you asked! The Motorcycle Safety Foundation(MSF) has come up with a great little inspection too to help you go through your bikes “Spring gearing up”. The T-CLOCS inspection checklist (download here) is an awesome tool to help check and make sure that your bike is ready to ride. What does T-CLOCS mean, again, we are glad you asked. It is an acronym for a simple pre-ride inspection plan created by MSF, it is the same steps that your service tech takes when you take your motorcycle to the shop for a check-up.

  • T for tires and wheels
  • C for controls
  • L for lights
  • O for oil
  • C for chassis
  • S for stands

It is not only important to have your bike geared up for Spring Motorcycle Riding, but ensuring that you are geared up properly as well. When properly geared up a rider is protected from road rash and all types of other injuries that can be caused when just wearing jeans and a t-shirt. What is the proper gear to wear?

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  1. Helmet– A sturdy well-made DOT or Snell Certified helmet that is properly and comfortably fitted will help to protect your noggin from injury.
  2. Jacket – Leather or textile material will keep you warm/cool as well as protect your skin from abrasions and also works as a cushion if a crash happens.
  3. Long Pants – Shorts (skirts) are unacceptable wear when on a bike and will not protect you from road rash or even a burn from the exhaust from the bike. Long pants such as jeans and moreover even chaps or leather or textile pants are the best to wear.
  4. Gloves – Your hands are delicate, whether you think so or not they are so a great pair of gloves will help protect them from scrapes.
  5. Footwear– No flip flops or tennis shoes these will not provide you with traction or support when riding. A good pair of leather riding boots is what you need. Make sure they are above your ankle and that if they have boot-laces that those laces are not too long or are tucked inside the boot well.

And last but not least in our information on gearing up for Spring Motorcycle Riding! Is Ride as if you’re invisible! Doing this all year round is a good idea anyway as automobile drivers more often than not suffer from “inattentional blindness.” This means that they may see you and your motorcycle but the image doesn’t register in their brains because you aren’t the normal car or truck they are used to seeing so hence, they don’t see you.

Think about it this way there are some areas of the US right not that some auto drivers haven’t seen one of us on a motorcycle for months so their brains have essentially been trained off watching for not only cars and trucks but motorcycles as well, and since some people operate in a semi-aware state while driving it is more dangerous for us.

So gear-up not only your motorcycle but yourselves, the proper gear will make you more comfortable on your ride and safer as well. Plus, if your motorcycle is well tuned and geared up there is less likely to be a breakdown or problem that could cause an accident as well. Have fun on your adventures and as always…

~Live Free Ride Hard~

Live Free Ride Hard- AMERiders

 

 

 

 

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Let AMERiders be your stop to gear up for Spring Motorcycle Riding.

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.

Selecting the Proper Women’s Motorcycle Riding Gear

Some women riders of the world in correlation to men worry more about how riding gear may look on them, although they all look for function some look not only for function but style as well. Ladies can feel overwhelmed with the amount of Women’s Motorcycle Riding Gear choices that are available to them nowadays, and selecting the proper riding gear for either men or women can be difficult. There are many companies that produce gear just for women as the fit for a woman is critical, not just for style but for performance as well.

Motorcycle Helmets are important
Ladies Blossom Helmet MC5

With ladies, the main thing to do when Selecting the Proper Women’s Motorcycle Riding Gear is to ensure that it is made by a well-known company. They gear may look cute but if the material is of sub-quality then it will not offer the protection required while riding.

You want to be covered from head-to-toe if at all possible because any skin exposed can be removed in a crash which can lead to infection. Make sure your helmet fits snuggly but not that it hurts your head, search for the best one and not for the graphic that looks good to you. Even if it is your dream helmet if it doesn’t fit properly it is not a good helmet and will not give you protection.

SOUTH_DAKOTA_47188When trying on a helmet shake your head from side to side, if the helmet slides around it is too big. Always wear your hair the way you’re going to wear it when wearing your helmet during helmet fittings. An article from Motosport.com tells how to properly measure your head for buying a helmet. Here is a snippet from it.

“Measuring for which motorcycle helmet size will fit is actually as simple as looking for a good hat. The difference is in how the helmet will fit over the rider’s head. The best tool for this is the soft vinyl or fiberglass seamstress or tailor’s tape measure. It is flexible enough to wrap around the rider’s skull and is marked in useful increments for determining an accurate size. Use it to find which size of helmet will suit you:

  • Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of the head – this will be just above the ears and about a half-inch above the eyebrows for most – and take the measurement at the forehead. To get the most accurate measure, have a friend help with this step.
  • Take the number found above and go to the size chart for the motorcycle helmet being viewed and find the helmet size which includes this dimension in its sizing information. Each manufacturer has sizing which is specific to its own models, so only rely on the size chart produced for the motorcycle helmet being considered.

LJ238-11Once measuring has been accomplished, and the size charts scanned for the appropriate motorcycle helmet size to be purchased, the next part is ensuring that the helmet lives up to its shape and size designations. There is always some variance, even between different models from the same manufacturer, in how a motorcycle helmet actually fits on the rider’s head. Thus, a fitting is often necessary.”

Also, remember that if you are wearing an open face or half helmet, etc. then you should wear protective eyewear such goggles or sunglasses to protect your eyes not only from the sun but from dust, the wind and other particles.

On to Jackets and pants/chaps the decision between leather or textile is up to the wearer ,however,  leather weighs more and isn’t waterproof, whereas textile is (made from a variety of durable and abrasion resistant materials) is lighter (sometimes bulkier) and water-resistant or even waterproof.

Women's Motorcycle Riding Gear
Women’s Leather Chaps With Pink Stripes

Quality Women’s Motorcycle Riding Gear is designed to fit comfortably while your riding on a bike. CE-Approved armor is a great thing to look for as it helps to absorb energy in a crash as well as protect impact points such as the elbows, shoulders, back, knees and hips. During warm weather/climates, venting should be important, but on the other side with cold weather/climates, the ability to layer is important as well.

The preference of textile over pants or chaps is what works for the wearer. When ordering online such as from us at AMERiders check sizing charts and get a tape measure to help you out.

Women's Motorcycle Riding Gear
Stitched Eagle On Women’s Motorcycle Gloves

Your hands are very important to protect (see our previous article here on hand protection) so protecting them with gloves is very important, because if your hands are injured you can’t ride your bike, write, type, or do other things with your hands that you love to do. You must depend on others to do it for you. Think of having to get help to unbutton your jeans to go to the little biker gals room… Wear your glove ladies… keep them protected.

Women's Motorcycle Riding Gear
WOMENS BIKER BOOTS WITH EAGLE AT ANKLE

Boots, like gloves and your helmet, are 1 of the other important parts of your gear. Even if you just drop your bike standing still you can injure an ankle if not wearing boots that will help protect you from injury. Boots can help to protect from burns, sprains, and other ankle injuries when a bike is dropped or in a crash, as well as provide traction for taking off and stops. (our boot selection is in limited stock so get yours here now before they are all gone.)

Let us leave you with this last parting thought choosing gear that fits correctly is important , you want it to fit so as it is not distracting while you ride, plus seeing a lady fidgeting with her gear while she rides is not lady-like and is also distracting to other riders… Plus it means your not paying attention to the road but to your clothing more.

~Live Free Ride Hard~

Live Free Ride Hard- AMERiders

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

Let AMERiders be your stop for all your Women’s Motorcycle 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.

And speaking of for all you CVMA brothers and sisters here is an event for you…

2nd Annual Friar Tuck Memorial Dice Run-

The ride starts at American Legion 402, 17680 Ashley Drive in Panama City Beach. Registration with breakfast is from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and the last motorcycles go out at 11:00 am. The ride fee is $15.00 for the rider and $5.00 for a passenger. Cash awards will be given for the high and low score. The event also includes a 50/50 drawing, raffles, music, bike games, food and more. For more information call (850) 381-4372

The Reason Why We Love Motorcycle Events

We all Love Motorcycle Events, we know that we at AMERiders do! Why? For many reasons! Fun,Friends, Brothers and Sisters coming together in one big happy family for a reunion of sorts. We laugh, we cry, we do all sorts of crazy things, even raise money for worthwhile causes, as well as remembering fallen brothers, sisters as well as our veterans. Remembering fallen loved ones is always a part of our motorcycle events regardless of whether the event is geared towards it or not.

But our main reason for loving Motorcycle Events is that they are fun and we all love fun! So, if you are looking for something to do this month on your scoot, we have a list for you from all over the USA from Nevada to Florida. So without further ado here is your list for this month! (drum roll please)

Carts, Bikers and Babes RallyCarts, Bikers, and Babes Rally – April 14, 2016  – April 17, 2016

The event will be held in Welch Park Lake Somerville, 200 Welch Park Road in Somerville, TX. Gates open at 8:00 am. The event includes a bike show, bike games, a poker run, vendors, music, tattoo contest, golf cart events and more. There is no fee to enter the bike show, bikes will be judged in various categories and trophies will be awarded to winners. There will be various bike games with awards given to winners. There is also a prize awarded to the winner of the poker run. This event is under New Management – Same Great Rally, Even Better This Year  For more information call 832-287-4586 or go to cbabrally.com

Leesburg Bikefest – April 22-24 2016

Motorcycle EventsThe main venue will be on Main Street from Canal Street to 9th Street but activities take place throughout the area. The event includes  poker runs, organized rides, a parade ride, bike show, exhibitions, entertainment, contests, music and more. The motorcycle show will be judged in various categories and awards given to winners. Poker runs may start at various locations. Cash awards will be given to winners.  For more information call 352-365-0053 or go to http://www.leesburgbikefest.com/

Laughlin River RunLaughlin River Run- April 27, 2016 – April 30, 2016

Get ready for the largest motorcycle event on the west coast. Join us this year as we take Laughlin by storm. Come see Historic US Route 66 the way it was meant to be seen. Turn back time as you ride the hills from Kingman to Oatman, AZ. Cool off in the Colorado, or test lady luck at any one of the casinos located on the strip.The 2016 Laughlin River Run Motorcycle Rally is a 5-Day Motorcycle Event with concerts, lots of vendors and of course gambling (it’s Nevada). (read more here)

And for our CVMA Brothers and Sisters

 

Let AMERiders be your source for Motorcycle Events and the gear to protect you while your at them.

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.

Protect Yourself! Dress for the Slide Not the Ride!

It is important to Protect Yourself when riding on a motorcycle, most of us have heard the saying “Dress for the Slide Not the Ride“, and this saying holds true. When you dress for what is going to happen not for what you are doing, you are more prepared for the eventuality of what might happen even if it never comes. Protect YourselfLike the person that always uses an umbrella even though it is not raining, they are protected from the sun, but if that eventual rain pour comes they are ready for it.  Preparation, as well as Protection, is important and we at AMERiders thought about that when we set up our website as we wanted our customers not only to be happy and satisfied but well protected as well.

Protect Yourself
Protective Gear Info Diagram

Even though the warm weather is coming up or for some of you, it may already be here it is still important to Protect Yourself from head to toe when riding. With protective gear worn brain injury, major infections, loss of limbs or even death can be prevented. (See the diagram on the left for more info).

There are many different types and styles of protective gear that can be worn to help prevent possible injuries during a fall. Even just dropping your bike while stopped without sturdy boots on can have consequences. We have a large selection of protective gear to help you keep your dome, arms, legs, and other major and even minor parts safe.

Remember, April is Check your Helmet Month,  and since it is if you need to replace your helmet we have a nice selection of DOT/Snell approved half, beanies, three-quarters, modular and full face, and other styles of helmets from name brands like HJC, Rhodia, Caliber and more; as well as a number of novelty helmets as well. Ladies we also have a number of styles for you to choose from to keep your pretty little noggin safe from harm.

Protect Yourself
HJC FG-17 Force MC1F Full Face Helmet

Wearing a full face helmet such as our HJC FG-17 Force MC1F Full Face Helmet that  is a mid-level sports bike focused helmet, that lets itself be influenced by its big brother, the uber race ready RPHA-10. This gorgeous red and black helmet is packaged to be heavy on performance and value, and it features adjustable flow through vent ports help to keep searing heat in check while the SilverCool™ liner adds comfort and proper comfort. Using a helmet can help protect from serious brain injury .

We also have a Large Selection of Men’s, Ladies’ and children’s’ leather jackets, chaps, leather and denim vests as well as textile apparel. Wearing this type of protection can help prevent bruising, severe infections that can lead to death, skin loss, and much more. We have jackets with and without armor, as well as with and without reflective piping.

Protect Yourself
Men’s Jacket With Reflective Strip On Front Back in Blue

Textile apparel is great for protection like our Our Men’s Jacket With Reflective Strip On Front and Back is made from lightweight nylon and mesh material and features a lining that zips out, a reflective strip on the front and back for safer rides at night, removable foam based Certified Armor on the elbows, back, and shoulders, strap on the sides and zippered cuffs for better fitting.

Protect Yourself
MESH TEXTILE MECHANICS MOTORCYCLE GLOVES

Protecting your hands is important as well. We also have a nice selection of apparel to protect those digits of yours from harm, because if you can’t use your hands you can’t ride your bike. Gloves ranging from fingerless to gauntlet and much more. Like our Mesh Textile Mechanics, Motorcycle Gloves will help reduce bloodshed while on the job because let’s face it your hands are more fragile than you think they are. and this mesh textile glove comes with the chopper cross logo!

If those items aren’t your style we have tons of other apparel items that may be your style that could help to protect you and your loved ones in a fall.

Let AMERiders help you Protect Yourself from serious injury with our premium leather and textile apparel.

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.