What's With Women's Motorcycle Gear?

 

I've been working at this for 10 years, doing everything I can to help my fellow female riders gear up, and ride (better, hopefully). For my next YouTube stream this Monday, I want to give you my side of the story.  

I feel like every time women's gear is brought up online, there are so many negative, uninformed reactions to what we have.  I know it's not perfect, and there is a lot of work to do to improve what to we have but there's more than just "make it better". 

So join me, let's talk about it. And figure what we can do to improve things because it's a two way street. 

Monday Nights, 9pm Eastern / 6pm Pacific. 

Click Here: My YouTube Channel from your desktop or laptop, because then you can live chat with us and send your questions/comments!

Otherwise email me a comment or question so I can share it

 

 

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Women's Sportbike Rally East and West 2017

Photo at Fontana Dam, Women's Sportbike Rally East 2015

Photo at Fontana Dam, Women's Sportbike Rally East 2015

Two years ago, I went to my first Women's Sportbike Rally at Deals Gap. It was also my first time riding to the infamous Dragon. It was the longest solo ride I'd ever taken, and on Goldie too. 

This year I'm not only going to try and attend both rallies (still need to get time off approved) but I'm also assisting my friend Brittany Morrow, the National Director of the Rally. You may know her as Road Rash Queen. I just know her as a cool ass rider named Brittany.  

I'm excited to help her promote and share the rally with my fellow women riders who love riding sportbikes! Nothing else like it exists, and we want every female who rides a sportbike or is interested in riding sportbikes to attend. 

For the 3rd year in a row, the West Coast will take place at Big Bear Lake, CA in Southern California. And for the 12th year in a row, the East rally will take place near the infamous Dragon in Fontana Village, NC.

If I attend, I'll be hosting seminars and workshops too so stay tuned for updates when I make my final announcements for both events. 

For registration details and event info visit the website. 

New Time: Monday's LiveStream about Motorcycle Boots

Last week I talked about choosing a motorcycle jacket. I gave you some tips and advice on what to think about when it comes to making the best choice. If you missed, watch now:

WHEN: 9:30 PM East / 6:30pm West (so more Left Coasters can join in!) My last few streams were at 8pm East, so I'm pushing it out so my friends out west can also join :) 

WHAT TOPIC: Motorcycle Boots: How do you choose a pair? What do you need to consider? Why is it not a great idea to buy your motorcycle boots on Zappos? And for my fellow women riders, I'm going to give you ideas for men's boots that work really well for us for different lifestyles including ADV/Race and Touring. We know that men have far more options, but luckily brands like TCX and Dainese make sizes small enough for us to wear. I'm also going to break down fit differences between mens and women's boots.   

HOW TO WATCH:

1. On your Smart Phone/iPad/Tablet: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WnZw1kF5M48&client=mv-google&layout=tablet 

2. On your Desktop/Laptop: http://www.youtube.com/user/GearChic/live

When you log on through your desktop or laptop, there's a handy chat window to send in questions. Otherwise, you can also text or email your questions: gearchic@gmail.com    

See you then!  

If you missed the LiveStream, watch now:

How to Shop for a Motorcycle Jacket

MONDAY, MARCH 27TH @ 8PM EAST / 5PM WEST  

I'm doing another Q&A via YouTube Live!

On Monday, all you have to do is click on this link to join:

Http://www.youtube.com/c/GearChic/Live

(and if you missed my last two, you can watch those videos as well) 

We're going to talk about how to choose a great motorcycle jacket, something to *actually* ride in, and yes, potentially crash in. As motorcyclists, we must think about the consequences if we choose to wear something that isn't going to provide adequate protection. 

Since I am GearChic, I will be talking mostly about women's specific gear but of course, everything I mention is available for men and then ten more options on top of that. Since women have a much harder time finding gear, I'm going to give you ideas for different options depending on your riding lifestyle and budget. 

Please bring questions, or add them in a comment here so I can address them live! 

 

Helmet Q&A on YouTube Live 3/20

I'm hosting another YouTube live steam, this Monday, March 20th at 8pm East.  

You can chat your questions or post a comment here so we can talk about it!

im going to cover "women's" helmets (what does that mean anyway?), sizing for extra small heads and the best options for different shapes as well as your helmet questions. 

Join me here:  http://bit.ly/2n0xBg3

My Favorite Women's Summer Motorcycle Gloves

My Favorite Women's Summer Motorcycle Gloves

My favorite picks for summer women's motorcycle gloves no matter what type of motorcycle you ride. Women's motorcycle gloves fit differently for women's hands and today there are more options than ever before for real gloves that offer lots of protection. 

Gear Q&A on Youtube Live

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT! Watch It Here

Let's talk about gear! You know you have questions, You know you want to know the best women's street glove on the market. Or the best boots if you're shorter, or options for armor upgrades in your favorite riding jacket. 

Join me on YouTube THIS Monday, March 13th at 8pm East, 5pm West. Get your questions ready, I can't wait to talk to everyone. 

Just click on this link on Monday and I'll be streaming live!

http://www.youtube.com/c/Gearchic/live

 

Revit Xena Leather Pants on Sale, And Updated

I've updated my review of the Revit Xena Pants, since a new version was released recently. My version is on sale everywhere right now, and the new ones have an updated fit profile that I think will work much better for everyone. Take a look at my review above and read the differences between the old and new models. 

Mesmerizing Video of a Rider Mastering the Machine

It doesn't matter what you ride. Watch this video and you'll learn a thing or two about riding your motorcycle, I guarantee it. Smooth lines, perfect setups, a wonderful pace and exquisite technique. I found myself sitting on my couch leaning left and right to see if I could keep up with him.... ;-)