Welcome to The Riders Blog — home of Pulitzer Prize winning motorcycle journalism and opinion, written by celebrated authors of international renown…
Naaa, only kidding.
We’re just a bunch regular folk who really like riding motorcycles and are big enough moto-nerds to write about all the stuff we find most interesting, helpful, and just plain fun about it.
We also really love the motorcycle community and all the great people we’ve met over the miles. The way we see it, each of us here at Riding Gear Warehouse have learned so much from our fellow riders — experience shared, mechanical tips and assistance, advice on riding technique, gear reviews, route suggestions, ride reports, and so much more — that we’re keen to give something back. The Riders Blog is one of the ways we’re trying to do this. We figure it’s the least we can do to say thank you and pay it forward.
About The Riders Blog
So what’s The Riders Blog all about? Well, to be honest that remains to be seen. It’s a work in progress and just like a good ride, some things we will figure out along the way. But here’s an overview of what we have planned so far.
Every rider I know counts on product reviews to help them make smart purchase decisions. Gear, accessories, maintenance supplies, all of it. So in addition to the rider-submitted product reviews you can find on Riding Gear Warehouse product pages, we’ll also be field testing products every opportunity we get and featuring longer-form motorcycle product reviews here on The Riders Blog. Stay tuned.
From “just a simple little tweak” to “Dude, seriously? That doesn’t look simple to me at all” — whatever motorcycle how-to information and techniques we think might help someone to improve as a rider, a mechanic, or just in general, we will share. Our focus will be on trying to make things as easy for the layman to do as they appear to be for those with more experience. Confusion bad. Simplicity good. Stay tuned.
Owning a motorcycle is all about traveling somewhere special via the best (most fun) route possible, with a big smile on your face from start to finish. The ride might be for a day, a week, a month, a year, or more, and the ideal destination might be different for each of us, but for everyone who rides getting there is always more than half the fun.
The Riders Blog motorcycle travel articles will cover all things moto-travel related. From tips and tricks, to farkles and widgets that help make the journey more fun, to ride reports from world travelers, local heroes, and weekend warriors. Anything we can think of to delight, inspire, and help make your next ride the best ride ever. Stay tuned.
Insight, opinion, and other questionable stuff
We find that if one spends enough time alone with yourself inside a motorcycle helmet you’re bound to have the occasional brilliant thought. We know this is true because it has happened to us. Twice! If it happens a third time you’ll be able to read about it here. Stay tuned.
We’re particularly excited to introduce you to our RGW Featured Riders. Articles penned by them will be included alongside those written by our regular team of prize winning authors… sorry, I mean our regular gaggle of Riders Blog moto-nerds.
Seriously though — no false modesty — there are countless motorcyclists in the world who know more than we do, ride better than we do, have ridden farther than we have, have ridden faster than we have, have had grander adventures than we have had, and who on top of all this are probably better writers and better looking than we are too.
To our way of thinking, all these exceptional and inspiring human beings deserve to have their story told and their voice heard by as many people as possible. The Riders Blog aims to help make that happen. Stay tuned.
the Ride is Just Getting Started
So that’s the plan. Now to make it happen.
We fully expect The Riders Blog to evolve as miles goes by. Along the way we’ll be listening to your feedback and course-correcting as needed. But bottom line: our aim is to build The Riders Blog into a place you will trust, enjoy, and return to often.
So on that note, let’s wrap things up here. We have writing to do!! And believe me, this writing stuff doesn’t happen fast or easy for us regular schmucks. (No joke, my first valve adjustment was easier!) But we are having fun.
Ride safe. Have fun.