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Always amazing when you get some new gear and I was lucky enough to be contacted by Viking Bags to see if I wanted to check out their Large Backpack.  Now being that I don’t have a motorcycle backpack I was more than curious to give this a try.

I have multiple backpacks.  And I pretty much use one almost every day taking my lunch and clothes to work.  I decided to switch bags and would use the Viking Bags Backpack instead, and would use it pretty much every day.  So what did I think?

Well, I must say that it is bigger than almost every bag that I own.  So I had no problems carrying everything that I need to bring with me.  It is also probably one of the most comfortable backpacks that I have ever worn!  It fit my back really well and the padding was exactly where I wanted it to be.  The one thing is that this is a fairly big bag and because of this if I wanted to put the bag in my top case it would be difficult as the bag has a fairly hard/rigid shell and doesn’t bend.  So be aware.  Days that I rode my motorcycle I always made sure to wear the backpack and again had no issues or concerns.  It felt sturdy and snug on my back.

My only negative to this bag, and honestly to almost all backpacks is that I am a fairly big guy and because of this the belly belt (waist strap) will not reach around me.  Hopefully, I can remedy this in the future by losing some extra weight.  All the other straps tied up nicely with no issues.

So on a final note, I really do like this bag and will continue to use it as my daily bag.  If you would like to purchase one yourself please head over to VikingBags.com

Viking Bags Large Backpack | The Unboxing - YouTube

Viking Bags Large Backpack | The Review! - YouTube

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What is happening with gas prices!  Just the other day I went to the local gas station and it was at $1.38/L.  No idea what it is in gallons, but I can tell you it’s pretty pricey!  My wife and I have 2 cars (Hyundai Tucson and a Fiat 500) and 2 Motorcycle (Both Suzuki VStroms) and all of them need gas to run.  I wanted to find a way to commute locally that didn’t need gas.  We both have bikes (even though my wife should probably get a new one) but I wanted something with a motor.  I ended up looking online and found the TeamGee H6 Electric Skateboard.  And I must say that I am loving it.

I spent a lot of time online looking at different electric skateboards and some of them are crazy expensive, and if this was my only form of commuting than I would probably consider it.  But it’s not so spending that kind of cash was out of the question!  I also wanted a board that didn’t look like an electric skateboard.  Most electric skateboards have this big chunky battery on the bottom and that just worried me a little.  Easy to hit and it was easy to see that it was an electric skateboard, which I really didn’t want people to know as that just flaunts the value of it.  No thank you!  The TeamGee board is almost impossible to tell that its electric.  The batter is contained within the board!  It’s truly amazing!  You kind of have to see it.

I ordered the Teamgee H6 board and it was everything that I wanted.  Specs were good (not the best) and everything that I thought I would need for a beginner board.  Will I want another maybe faster board later on, maybe?  One that can go a bit further distance wise, maybe?  Only time will tell.

I’ve now been riding the board for a couple of weeks and have really enjoyed everything about it.  It’s really hard for me to judge where the board’s weaknesses are as I don’t really have anything to compare it to.  But for me, for now, this is a great board.

Even my wife and daughter have been riding it.  Looks like I’ll have to save up to get the family on these boards so they can ride too!

We have partnered with TeamGee to give you 10% of off the board price (until June 30th, 2018) by following this link.
https://teamgee.com/discount/CruisnCanada

Below are some videos that I made in regards to the board.  Hope you enjoy!

Am I Too Old to Ride an Electric Skateboard? - YouTube

Unboxing the TeamGee H6 Electric Skateboard + Ottawa Poutine Fest - YouTube

TeamGee Electric Skateboard - Speed and Distance with a 250lbs Heavy Rider! - YouTube

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Firstly let me start by saying that Viking Cycle sent us these jackets for review. BUT, we are in no way obligated to give a positive review.  With that being said, I must say I was really impressed with the jackets that were sent our way.

Gregs Test Jacket was the Viking Cycle Enforcer Jacket:
Viking Cycle was not a company that I was even a little familiar with in regards to Motorcycle clothing.  My knowledge of them was entirely based on their motorcycle luggage, which I had always heard positive things. So when Viking Cycle reached out to us to test their jackets I was definitely curious.  

With riding season not quite upon us we had to wait until the weather changed or we were somewhere that allowed us to get on a motorcycle as I really wanted to test this jacket while riding.  Luckily we were on our way to Daytona Bike Week which would end up being the perfect place for us to do a good test of these jackets.

But before we left I wanted to see how well the jacket did in the cold.  With the weather here being under 0 degrees Celsius, it was great to wear this jacket outside to see how well it did.  And with the included liner, I can say that it was nice and warm.  No real complaints.  I will say that riding in that kind of temperature always needs some kind of heated gear.  But I would have no problems riding in spring and or fall temperatures with this jacket with included liner (which is removable).

While in Daytona the weather was in the low 20’s (Celsius) and I rode all day with no liner and it was pretty much perfect.  I had the vents opened and the jacket was just about the perfect temperature, absolutely no complaints.  I would definitely call this a 4 season jacket.  Now don’t get me wrong.  IF you are riding in HOT temperatures you will almost certainly want to be wearing a mesh jacket (and if Viking Cycle wants to send me one of those I would have no issues with trying that out … hint, hint). But I can see wearing this jacket 90 percent of the time with little to no issues at all.

Fit wise I found it fit pretty much the same as all the other jackets that I have tried on, or currently own.  What I mean by that is that I currently own multiple jackets and they are all XXL and this one from Viking Cycle fit exactly the same.  The XXL fit me perfectly.  I wouldn’t have minded the sleeves being just a tad bit longer, but really that’s just me nitpicking.  I really like all the adjustments to help make this jacket fit the way you want it too.  While riding the jacket never rode up leaving my back exposed and overall it just felt great.

Lastly, this jacket has a crazy amount of pockets to hold just about anything and everything that you can think of (including a pocket that can hold a tablet).  There is a super large pocket on the rear of the jacket that I constantly used to hold my gloves and my water bottle when I was walking around.  It was honestly one of the best things.  It has pockets for your sunglasses, knife and your digital media player (along with the ability to feed your headphone cables through the jacket) very cool indeed.

Did I say how much this jacket cost?  It’s under $100US!  That is just crazy for a jacket of this quality.  There are a few little things that could improve but as of now, I think that this will be the jacket that I will be wearing for this upcoming season.  Well Done Viking Cycle. The Viking Cycle Enforcer Jacket is a complete win!

Marys Test Jacket was the Viking Cycle IronBorn Jacket:
On my first look, I was very impressed with the Ladies Ironborn Textile Motorcycle jacket from Viking Cycle. I liked the feminine style and fit. The removable liner is great as it helps extend my riding season. The armour placement is good and didn’t feel out of place while riding. I appreciated that the jacket did not ride up in the back when riding as other textile jackets I’ve worn have done. The vents on the front gave a good amount of air flow, I may recommend vents in the arms as well to help on warmer days but it was perfect for the day we were riding (low 20’s Celsius). There were plenty of pockets and I like the option of being able to cinch the back if necessary for a better fit.

Overall I really like this jacket and would highly recommend it. Do take note, when looking at sizing it was a little confusing. Typically I wear a large in my other ladies motorcycle jackets but according to the measurements I should have ordered a 2XL. I ended up going with the XL and it was a perfect fit for me.

Final Verdict

So there you have it.  For the price of the Viking Jackets, you really can’t go wrong.  We were both really impressed with the quality of these jackets.  If you are looking for a motorcycle jacket make sure to check out Viking Cycle.  Pretty sure you won’t be disappointed!

We have some videos that we will add to this post once available, so make sure to check back soon!

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We take a Road Trip to Montreal to spend the day at the Montreal Motorcycle show. Always a great day. Had a great opportunity to try out some new camera gear as well.

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Camera & Camera Lens I Use:
Canon EOS 7D
Tamron 17-50mm
iPhone 8

Video Editor I Use:
Final Cut Pro X

Road Trip! Montreal Motorcycle Show 2018 - YouTube

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We head down to the USA to pick up the ION Speed Pro Action Camera which we ordered from Amazon. A little travel, a little lunch, and a little Curling. What more can this day bring?

Buy Yours
Amazon.com
http://amzn.to/2Eveq7A

Amzon.ca
http://amzn.to/2CbdPTp

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Picking Up the ION Speed Pro Action Camera - YouTube

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I’ve seen a few of these reviewed online, all with pretty positive reviews. So I decided to give it a try. This isn’t so much of a review, but a first look as we look at how it feels and its sizing. So far I’ve been really happy with the quality of this armour. The sizing is a little on the small side, so be aware of that.

Buy Yours on Amazon.com http://amzn.to/2FD9BWy
Amazon.ca http://amzn.to/2GFTGsb

Ebay Velcro Staps (be aware these can take a while to arrive) https://tinyurl.com/yax5xc8k

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Amazon Mesh Motorcycle Body Armor Jacket Review | Fox Titan Clone - YouTube

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Well, its January 20th of 2018 and the bikes have been through one of the coldest winters so far, with temperatures down to -40! We are finally in the plus temperatures today so we head out to see if the bikes start!! Come on Spring!!!

Surprisingly both bikes fire up with almost zero hesitation.  Great feeling to sit on the bike and fire them up.  Can’t wait for the season to start!

First Motorcycle Start of 2018 - YouTube

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We pick up the Peeps Carbon Klean glasses cleaner to see if they are worth the $15 price tag. Using my motorcycle glasses we see if they can get some of the oils and dirt off of the lenses.

You can pick them up over on
Amazon.com
http://amzn.to/2ErBNMz
Amazon.ca
http://amzn.to/2EsTnjp

Product Description …
An efficient and durable ground-breaking carbon microfiber tech that cleans all glasses
A very effective dry-clean technology, substance-free, that is also used in space by the NASA to clean all glasses
This technology is safe for all designer glasses as well as normal reading glasses because it won’t damage the special coating of the lens
This device is small and light enough that it can be a perfect pocket carrying item
Peeps Eyeglass Cleaner is a very useful classy artefact that won’t cause any spilling accidents like with liquids associated with that same function plus long-lasting use with no residuals and comes in a variety of colors

Peeps Carbon Klean Glasses Cleaner - Do They Work? - YouTube

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After seeing a couple of ads online I decided to order these to see if they were worth the 10 – 15 dollar price tag. Pretty sure that these were a knock-off of a higher priced version.

Buy Online at
Amazon.com
http://amzn.to/2kGlceW
Amazon.ca
http://amzn.to/2kg6MCC

Here is how Amazon Describes them…

Perfectly fits 3 / 4 open face motorcycle helmet detachable goggles, filtration of breathing holes, dust, sand, maximize keep breathing smoothly

Main Features:
– Super toughness TPU frame: any kneading, not easy to break
– Anti-UV lens: PC plus hard treatment, wear-resistant scratch
– High-density comfortable sponge: effective buffer facial pressure, padding around the outer rim for added comfort
– Adjustable elastic band: stable and flexible
– Mask can be used alone. Can be equipped with Harley’s helmet, outdoor riding wind sand
– With holes on both sides to ensure that the internal air circulation
– Length: 190mm
– Height: 190mm

Motorcycle Goggles with Face Mask - ROBESBON MT - 009 - YouTube

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We get a crazy good deal on the Classic Accessories ATV Handlebar Mitts from Amazon. So today we take a look at them and put them on the motorcycle.  Our hopes that are that when its cold out or we get caught in some rain we can pull these out to protect our hands from the weather.  Check the video out to see what we think of them.

You can pick them up on
Amazon.com
http://amzn.to/2AO0DqY
Amazon.ca
http://amzn.to/2iOhSS3

Classic Accessories ATV Handlebar Mitts - YouTube

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