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Fox River Merino Wool / Nylon / Silk Blend Socks

You're ready for the ride. You've got your favorite riding jeans and leathers on, and you're pulling your riding boots on over your long cotton tube socks. You thumb the starter to life and you're away. It's a warm day and before you know it the sweat is starting seep into your socks and they're feeling soggy and slippery. If your boots are slightly loose, as they tend to get when they're a bit long in the tooth, and you feel your foot sliding inside your boot. And what's worse, the tops of your socks have collapsed around your ankes and the inside of your boots are chafing your calves.\

Sound familiar? You need some serious high technology to come to the rescue. Enter the Fox River Merino Wool blend socks. Made of a clever blend of Merino Wool, Nylon and Silk these socks are the answer to your prayers.

Fox River Merino Wool Socks

Not only are these socks moisture wicking, allowing the wetness from your feet to be wicked away, they are designed separately for a left fott and right foot to feel right when you wear them. They fit over the calf and protect your legs from chafing in the boot, and have excellent cushioning in the heel and toe box areas.

The material keeps these socks cool in the  summer months and warm in the winter.

The comfortable compression fit of these socks also helps keep circulation moving in your legs to avoid numbness and sleepy legs after long rides.

Available from most sporting goods stores or from Whitehorse Press at $17.95, these socks are an absolute must for long rides, and even for wearing off the bike.

Nuun Active Hydration Tablets

I bet you've been through this scenario. You and your buddies are on a long ride in warm weather and you're parched. While the t-shirt under your leather jacket is soaked, the inside of your mouth feels like tumbleweed is going to start to blow through there.

The wind blowing past you has dried you out and you're dehydrated. You find the next place to stop and have a refreshing drink. The trouble is that the country gas station you come to has no bottled water - just sugary sodas. You guzzle down a soda and get back on the bike and ride on, only to find that you're thirsty again. The sugar didn't help to quench your thirst at all, and you've acquired some additional empty calories.

Well, take heart. The solution is here. It's called Nuun (pronounced 'noon') and it's a suger-free caffeine-free hydration tablet that adds the correct level of electrolytes for a 16 oz. container of water.
Nuun

Nuun comes in a 12 tablet pack that will fit comfortably in your jacket pocket or in your jeans. Carry a bottle of water or a Camelbak hydration pack, add a tablet, and you've got perfect hydration at hand.

Nuun comes in three flavors - Lemon+Lime, Tri-Berry and Citrus Fruit. And since it's sugar-free, you need not worry about the effects of a long ride with a sugary drink in your hydration pack. Sticky clutch fingers? Not with Nuun.

As the hot riding season comes around, do yourself a favor and check this out. You'll be glad you did

Cruz Tools  - Harley-Davidson Toolkit

Isn't it amazing that bikes today come with absolutely no tools at all? Granted, they're a lot more reliable than the bikes of yester-year, but still, should your plugs foul on a long ride, you would be left high and dry if you relied on what the motorcycle manufacturers provide by way of tools.

It's not a matter of 'if', but really a matter of 'when' you will be stuck miles from home, and any kind of repair facilty without tools. So be prepared. Get yourself a Cruz tool kit.

The Cruz toolkit for Harley-Davidsons addresses that very problem.
Crus Harley-Davidson Toolkit  
A very comprehensive toolkit, the Cruz Harley-Davidson kit comes with all the following tools:
  • spark plug gap gauge
  • 8-inch adjustable wrench
  • 6-in-1 screwdriver/nutdriver
  • locking pliers
  • electrical tape
  • cable ties
  • mechanic’s wire
  • WD-40
  • tire pressure gauge
  • flashlight
  • combination wrenches (10mm, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16-inch)
  • hex keys (5/32, 3/16, 1/4, 5/16-inch)
  • Torx keys (T27, T40)
  • spark plug sockets (5/8, 13/16 inch)
  • roll-up pouch
  • packs to 9-1/2 x 3 inches
With this excellent toolkit, you'll be able to sort out anything that ails your ride short of a major engine over-haul.

You ride a metric bike and not a Harley? No worries. Cruz has tools kits for metric bikes as well, and they are every bit as well equipped.

Available at Whitehorse Press, the pre-eminent source for motorcycling goodies, the kits retail from $49.95 for the Metric Toolkit to $$64.95 for the Harley-Davidson toolkit.

The Formotion Clock

You're out riding on a Saturday morning and the 'significant other' wants you home by noon, and as you bomb down the canyon you have no idea what time it is. The only way you can find out is by slowing down, taking your hands off the bar, rolling up your jacket's left sleeve and taking a quick peek at your watch. Unsafe? Yes! Inconvenient? Yeah!Formotion clock

Our friends at Whitehorse Press have the answer. The Formotion Clock. It comes complete with a mounting kit to allow you to mount the clock almost anywhere on the bike. You can even get a separate handlebar mounting kit, and an adhesive mount in case you don't want to drill holes in that gorgeous ride.

Black and chrome not your thing? The clock comes in a variety of finshes and faces including Chrome casing with a white face.

And it's a steal at $39.95. We would pay that just for the comfort and security of being able to be home in time for company at noon.

 

Hi-Tec Digital Tire Gauge

Tired of inflating your tires at the gas station with those combination hose/pressure gauge things and not knowing exactly what pressure you got? Gas station pressure gauges are notoriously inaccurate and relying on them could cost you dearly.

And you don't want to be carrying a massive pressure gauge around on the bike either. What to do?

Enter the Hi-Tec Digital Tire Gauge from RoadGear.
Hi-Tec Digital Tire Gauge
With a right-angle neck design, this baby is designed fit just about any tire valve-stem, including the tighetst sport bike without getting in the way of the rotors. At $39.90 it's a cheap price to pay for safety.