Review of Bilt Women’s Iron Motorcycle Jeans

Originally submitted at www.cyclegear.com Features and Benefits Flattering boot-cut leg Hand-washed and finished denim – 100% cotton Kevlar Polyester mix fabric on all impact zones – knees, hips and seat Short two-part connecting zips CE-approved armor – knees Women’s Iron Motorcycle Jeans   Almost perfect for my punk a*$ By …

New Project: A 1978 Honda CX500E

Bought this trashed 1978 CX. It appears to have been stolen probably in 1979, then dumped at a NYC river (gross back then). The registration stickers say 1979. The odometer states only about 1400 miles. Washed off construction dust (from sitting in the garage of a building undergoing renovation). It …

Wet Pavement

Last Fall I acquired Flo, a 1983 Suzuki GS 550E. One ride at 80 mph on a windy, hilly 4-lane highway, and I was hooked. Sixteen valve inline fours – that’s her engine and now my engine of preference. Eager to ride after a long winter, I’ve been riding as …

Works Engineering on North 14th St between Berry and Wythe in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, hosts a show every year. The beer was sponsored by Asahi, and there were burgers, and dozens of vintage bikes. And Flo qualified as a vintage bike! (1983 Suzuki GS550E.) She got some love. Here are some …

Hot rod weekend

This past weekend (August 21, 2010) was an annual hot rod event in Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Hundreds of hot rod and bike owners came out to display their projects. Here are some photos: Harley for sale. An old BMW. This guy with the helmet makes custom leather seats. Tres cool. …

Classic bikes need mechanic owners

This weekend, Jason and I went to Buck’s County, Pennsylvania. River Road runs alongside the Delaware River, and we wanted to ride the stretch from Riegelsville to Milford, NJ. We had to put Molly’s front fender back on, since it was supposed to rain on the way back home. So, …

Icon Hella Street Angel boots review

They look funky with the red detail, and the hardware looks cool, but these boots are not for riders. Maybe it’s fine for passengers, but I could not ride my bike with these boots. Could not even walk in them. They are inflexible. I could not lift my toe to …