Category Archives: The Body

Ready for comfortable Riding Pants?

SLP_6648_As the years go on I find myself more concerned with practicality and comfort in my clothing choices. I like clothes that function when I’m working, and when I’m not working, I need clothes that are comfortable, nothing more.  So that leaves me wearing cargo pants and leggings. When I spotted GoGo Gear LA riding leggings I had to order a pair and see if they would be a comfortable and practical pair of riding pant. I asked Desiree for help in choosing my size, and was told not to freak out when she suggested size 10 would be the size I needed. She informed me their sizing runs a little small.  She nailed it! I gave her my dimensions and size 10 fit perfect!  I got to wear these riding around up in New Hampshire for Laconia Bike Week.  The leggings are comfortable, and more important the quality is outstanding. These riding pants are made of 100% Dupont Kevlar fibers. Thankfully I didn’t have to put these to the extreme test, but have read testimonials of others who have, and they were able to make out unharmed. SLP_6655_The leggings feature CE-approved removable knee protector pads, and also have two inside pockets for hip protectors, though the hip protectors are not included. They do have 2 outside front pockets, but no back pockets, which is something I found I really need.  When I ride, I carry a wallet, it’s just easier for me to keep track of those important things.  Riding around the white mountains of New Hampshire I got to put these through cool days and blazing hot sunny days. I stayed warm when it was cool, and I didn’t feel overheated when it was warm. I will mention, I tried to avoid direct sun as they are black.

I’m currently riding cross country with an amazing group of female riders on the Sister’s Centennial Ride and I noticed another rider sporting the GoGo Gear leggings. I asked her for her opinion on them. She was pretty pleased with them, and we both acknowledged that sometimes it felt like the knee pads were slipping down, but we both choked that up to “short girl” problems and agreed a belt would help that issue. As the days on this journey go one, I’m seeing more and more riders wearing these leggings and all these ladies are giving them a thumbs up.
If you have been looking for a great pair of comfortable and protective riding pants, do yourself a favor and check the GoGo Gear LA leggings out, we all agree they are a great addition to our riding gear!

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Day 2 of the Sister’s Centennial Ride

SLP_5814We woke up in Brooklyn, NY this morning and rode up to Springfield, Mass.  The sisters ride started in Brooklyn to honor the official start of the Van Buren Sister’s journey, Adeline and Augusta began their ride by attending a motorcycle race there. The track they attended is no longer here, but Alisa (ride organizer) was determined to stay true to the sisters official start.  The borough of Brooklyn was so welcoming to the Sister’s Ride they set a proclamation and determined July 3rd the “Sister’s Centennial Ride Day” of Brooklyn.  As we rode along beautiful,winding New York and Connecticut roads I couldn’t help but picture those two girls doing this on 1916 Indian motorcycle’s with power plus engines. what was the top speed? What were the road conditions like? I thought about those two girls all day today, on this day we celebrate our independence, and I couldn’t help but feel admiration for their dedication to our country. If they were alive today, I know I’d be hanging out with them.  Thank you, Adeline and Augusta, you are still inspiring women today, a century later.

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Sister’s Centennial Ride

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July 03, 1916:  2 sisters, Adeline and Augusta Van Buren embark on a cross country trip on two Indian Motocycles (yes, that is how they were referred to back then) to prove to the United States Army that women were in fact capable of serving in the military. This was all part of the National preparedness movement taking part before WWI.
July 03, 2016:  100 years later The Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride , will honor and celebrate these female motorcycling heroines of the past, as the ride promotes the growth of women motorcyclists and the motorcycling community.
Garage-Girls are proud to be taking part on this amazing journey. Follow along as we embark on this one of a kind tribute to two very courages moto enthusiasts.

Boots For Ride and Play

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Everyone has their own personal favorite style of boot. Some like a boot that laces up, others prefer one that slips on. Some like a flat heel, others prefer having a higher heel.  Some prefer a rugged boot to handle the rough riding, others prefer a boot that has more styling so they can complete the outfit at the destination of the ride.  All reasons are personal and totally legit. We set out to try to find a boot that could perhaps have the best of all of these specifications.SLP_4966_

We landed on the Galinda Boot by Harley-Davidson Footwear.  This boot perfectly combines looks with durability. It has a full grain leather upper and a full length cushion sock lining, making it pretty darn comfy!  It sits perfect on a 3” heel height and the upper part is 12”, which fits nicely over skinny jeans or a pair of riding leggings.

(Stay tuned for a review on these Go-Go Gear LA riding leggings in the shot). SLP_4978_

As all of the Harley-Davidson Footwear boots this pair has a Goodyear welt construction. Giving you solid footing. Sara wore these up in Laconia and tested them on the Kancamagus highway and got some off-road hiking along the Saco river in.  “They were fine to stomp around the hillside, rocks, and water.  They held up just great, and were comfy, a necessity for me these days.”

Be sure to check these out as an option if you are looking for a new boot to ride with this season.  If you enter our Ultimate Biker Makeover contest, you could have a shot at winning a pair!