Last fall I lost one of my riding gloves. I don't know how but it vanished. Maybe there is a glove gremlin like there is a sock gremlin. Hopefully it will show back up eventually since one could always use a back up pair. Well on my way to visit my sister I stopped at my favorite Harley Dealer in Waterloo, Silver Eagle, and purchased a very awesome new pair of riding gloves. It kind of freaked me out that I really liked them because they have a pink bar and shield and pink stitching. Let me tell you they are awesome. They just pull on and I don't have to fight with the Velcro strap like I did my other pair. They will take a little breaking in but so far I'm really liking how they fit and feel. Plus I love the smell of new leather! At $55.00 for the pair I better take better care of these.
Check out this cool tank that Harley Davidson has come out with for the 2014 Sportster. It's great to see that Harley Davidson is making a few more tanks with the female rider in mind. I like how they took the paisleys and created skulls with them to add a little more of an edgy look. A guy I know that works for the Harley Dealer in Iowa City posted this photo one day a few months back and asked people what they thought of it. Of course some guy had to say something extremely derogatory and negative about it. It really got under my skin. (Can't ya tell?) I applaud Harley Davidson for realizing that 1 in 4 motorcycle riders are female. Having options that aren't 100% geared to males is refreshing. Mr. Derogatory and Negative is just going to have to get a grip and accept that we are here to stay and we may want a kick ass tank that sets us apart.
With it being spring, cages have forgotten that we are out on the road. We've already had a few motorcycle versus cage accidents this riding season, here in Des Moines. There was also one death caused by a drunk driver. The rider will be buried tomorrow in Des Moines. He was injured about a month ago, coming back from a memorial ride for a young man that lost his life to cancer. He passed the beginning of last week. Prayers to his family and friends.
Please be careful out there my rider friends! Have a safe and adventurous riding season!