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Alaska motorcyclists turn out for blessing

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According to Alaska Dispatch, various motorcycle clubs — Alaska Vets, Green Knights, and Rig Riders — came out to the 10th annual Bike Blessing and Ride, despite rain and snow.

Motorcyclists wearing leather motorcycle jackets stood in a circle around a war memorial in downtown Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, listening to Richard Irwin, the event’s big wheel as he prayed for a safe riding season that featured with less snow and warmer temperatures.

A representative of Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan spoke about the dangers of riding in Alaska due to weather and road conditions. Commuters of all kinds were encouraged to beware while traveling Alaska’s roads this summer.

City Church, started the annual motorcycle party years ago in its parking lot. The church partnered up with Alaska Bikers Advocating Training and Education, the motorcycle nonprofit commonly referred to as ABATE.

Accoridng to Irwin, during summertime in Alaska everybody is out and about, and people often don’t pay attention to motorcycles that are out. “There’s a lot of hazards in Alaska that aren’t such a big deal other places.”he added.

As Irwin spoke, the Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club rolled down the street lead by Wayne “Weird Wayne” Manning, president of the Anchorage chapter of the club as well as the Alaska Coalition of Motorcycle Clubs, Inc.

He described the biker blessing as “a really good gig. It brings people from the different clubs together. It really speaks to Alaska’s no-animosity policy.”

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Essential Riding Gears to Cool Off the Summer Heat

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Summer is definitely here! It’s time to do some physical activities and visit other places. Instead of having to spend the day in the front of computer, it is time to drive around with your motorcycle. Since the heat is on, it is important to protect yourself from extreme heat and dehydration. There are lots of motorcycle riding gears that are available in the market today but it is important to choose the right one that would cater best to your needs. Summer is the time of the year that does not require you to wear a motorcycle rain suit. But, there are important gears to bring when out riding under the summer heat.

Before you hop on your motorcycle, here are the few guidelines to follow to avoid any accidents in the road and keep the cool despite the harsh heat:

1. Helmet that is vented. Recent helmets have specially located vents. It is a must for the air to circulate inside the helmet to dissipate the outside heat.

2. Motorcycle suits. In summer having a suit that has protective layer yet does not trap heat is important. Most of these suits are used like an undergarment for the leather suits. This liner is washable, and helps air to circulate for the body temperature to be regulated.

3.  The same thing about leather jackets. It should be vented so that the air can pass through giving the rider a cool feeling. In order to stay cool and comfortable despite the heat, wear bionic jacket that has a built-in padding to stay cool. This bionic jacket has a mesh material making the heat more bearable.

4. Gloves. Though leather is the deal material for gloves, choose the one that is vented. It allows the air to enter and to cool the body.

Also, you need to check your riding gear. Examine closely the headgear, boots, and other driving accessories to make sure there are no broken parts or bits. When buying a new riding gear, check the quality of the jackets, helmets, gloves, pants and boots. Buy only the right kind of protective gear. There is a wide collection of motorcycle riding gears that are available online and in local stores in your area.

It is important to invest in your safety gear; certain analysis on what you should be getting and what you should not, can save you time and money.