I took a short road trip to the National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio to check out their annual Seldom Seen Cycle exhibi, running through May 30th, 2015. The show features “antique” motorcycles, which is any bike over 35 years of age in Ohio.
Back Soon – Out Riding
WTAM 1100 – Two-Wheel Technology for Motorcyclists
This morning’s Tech Tuesday segment on WTAM 1100 Newsradio in Cleveland was about making the most of your motorcycle trips with technology. As an avid motorcyclist and fan of technology, I was glad to bring these two topics together.
During the segment on the Wills & Snyder Show in the Morning, Bill Wills and I discussed Bluetooth wireless headsets like those from Sena. Great for music and calls on the go.
We also talked about specialized standalone GPS units for motorcycle from Garmin and TomTom vs smartphone apps like Google Maps or Waze
For those looking to add safety to their ride, the CrashLight feature of the EatSleepRIDE app can alert friends and family if there’s been a crash. The app also ties into the motorcyclist social network provided at EatSleepRIDE.com where riders can post photos, favorite routes and write reviews of motorcycle products. I’m a member as, of course, Agent3012.
It’s always fun when work and play come together!
Ohio State Route 78 – Backbone of the Ohio Dragons
Southern Ohio has a lot of great roads for those looking for a challenge, several of which are referred to as “Ohio’s Tail of the Dragon”. I like to think of Ohio State Route 78 as the “Backbone of the Ohio Dragons” because it connects to several of these roads while rolling through some spectacular countryside riding. Read More
Statistically Cool Helmet from Icon
Motorcycle riders may have seen this helmet diagram before in discussions about motorcycle safety. It comes from a safety study by Dr. Dietmar Otte and shows where impacts were recorded on motorcycle helmets during researched crashes. It’s a strong argument for a full-face helmet, with nearly 35% of crashes involving an impact to the chin area.
A few years back, gear maker Icon made a one-off of their new Airframe Construct helmet with Dr. Otte’s diagram printed on it. They wanted to highlight how their helmets are built with those impact numbers in mind and have an extra layer of protective material around the chin area.
Clearly, the design has been much requested by Icon’s market, because the company will be bringing the Icon 1000 Airframe Statistic Helmet to stores soon.
Here’s a preview from Revzilla: