1. 8 Tips for Staying Cool This Summer

    Clear summer skies can be the opportune time to fire up the bike and go for a long ride. Those sunny days can be deceptive, however, as rising temperatures can take their toll on your body, putting you at risk for injury or worse. With that in mind, here are 8 tips that we at Ruhnke’s Xtreme Cycles have put together to keep you riding with your head held high, even in the middle of July. Drink L…Read More

  2. What to Wear for Summer Riding

    Beat the Heat by Dressing for Success Given the option, we’re fairly certain that most riders wouldn’t make the choice to go for a long, long ride in the oppressive summer heat. However, sometimes the Point B to your Point A is on the other side of a long stretch of highway that goes straight through the desert. The uneducated rider could be tempted to shed layers in order to combat the scorch…Read More

  3. Easy Motorcycle Rider Stereotypes

    With all that’s going on in the world around us, we figured it was time for a little levity. After the simply roaring success of our “How to Let Everyone Know You Ride a Motorcycle” post, we figured we’d throw a few more jabs at the community we love so very much. So let’s take a look at a few figures we all might recognize at the next group ride. The “They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They…Read More

  4. How to Stay Ride-Ready During a Pandemic

    Unless you’ve got axle grease packed in your ears, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the COVID-19 global pandemic. It’s all over the news and for good reason. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to keep yourself safe during this crisis (so long as you follow the CDC’s guidelines), but keeping yourself entertained while social distancing is another thing entirely. For many motorcycle riders, the i…Read More

  5. Tips for Your First Long-Distance Motorcycle Ride

    After countless laps around parking lots, hundreds of miles of city traffic, and dozens of half-day trips to nearby Midland, you’ve got that itch. No longer content to just treat your bike as a simple commuter, you’re ready to hit the road and take part in that timeless tradition - The Motorcycle Road Trip. But there’s more to a long-distance ride than just keeping a little more gas in the t…Read More

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    What to Look for In a Motorcycle Trailer

    You love to ride your motorcycle. It gives you a freedom and a connection with nature that is hard to come by with other vehicles. You can feel the air as you cruise along the highway or on a dirt path, feel the sun’s rays warm you, and see all around you unhindered. Now that you have your motorcycle, you’ll probably need a motorcycle trailer to haul it around, especially if you have a dirt bi…Read More

  7. How to Let Everyone Know You Ride a Motorcycle

    The door to the room swings open with a bang, and a modern-day knight clad in black leather strides in. Helmet clutched in one hand and riding gloves in the other, this guy works his way across the room as your friend leans over and whispers “this guy rides.” Instinctively, you knew this to be true. His entire aura just reeks of motor oil and gasoline. You see, riding a motorcycle isn’t just…Read More

  8. The First Upgrades You Should Make On Your Bike

    The greatest appeal to motorcycles is, of course, that unrivaled sense of freedom and exploration you get while riding one. The second biggest appeal is the ability to tinker with your ride. Thanks to the rather skeletal nature of most motorcycle construction, you can get at the parts quickly and easily, allowing you to add, remove, swap, and mix-match parts as you see fit.  As Odessa’s favorit…Read More

  9. Winter Riding Tips

    We’re lucky here in Texas that the winter weather never gets too bad. The temps might drop into the 30s and we might get some ice on the roads, but we still get plenty of that brassy Texas sunshine. That said, the season does change enough that it makes riding a motorcycle a little more exciting. So how do you stay rubber side down and hair side up while riding in winter? The key is to follow a …Read More

  10. The Best Books About Motorcycles

    We’ll be the first to admit. When you think about motorcycles, you probably aren’t thinking of any literature beyond your repair manual. While we don’t often pair reading and motorcycles together, the fact is that there’s something about motorcycles that offer a level of introspection you won’t find anywhere else. Since the first motorcycle was made in Germany in 1885, countless writers,…Read More