I submit a short list of some of the better motorcycle web sites and web sites of greater interest to motorcyclists. My goal was to create a list of the better web sites, rather than an exhaustive list of every web site known to human-kind.Before I get a flood of hate mail, yes, I confess, I ride a BMW motorcycle (a 1990 K1). However I've owned Japanese (Honda and Suzuki) and Italian (Moto Morini) motorcycles, and I still own a Suzuki GSX600F. I've never owned and I've never ridden a H-D, but I have sat on them. The H-D motorcycles have too much mass, too much volume, and I prefer the cafe racer posture that forces me to fold myself up like a monkey to the upright cruiser posture that forces me to sit on my tailbone.David JacobsHEARING PROTECTION - If you look at only one web page on this list, these two pages are it. (Okay, so I can't count.)http://www.verrill.com/moto/rants/1999/991112rant.htmhttp://www.howardleight.com/Industrial/education/ProtectingYourHearing.htmlThe Earplug Companyhttp://www.earplugco.com/EAR Inc Customized Hearing Protectionhttp://www.earinc.com/Howard Leight Hearing Protectionhttp://www.howardleight.com/MOTORCYCLE TRAINING AND SAFETYMotorcycle Safety Foundationhttp://www.msf-usa.org/MSF is the premier motorcycle training organization in the U.S. Even experienced riders will gain a lot from their courses, and they're the only really good source of training for newbie riders. Unfortunately, they run their business like dilettantes. Talk to friends before you talk to MSF, and then take three deep, cleansing breaths before you call MSF. If you're on active duty with the armed forces, check with your unit orderly room or base/post safety office to see if they'll pay for MSF courses -- regulations allow them to pay, but only if there's money in the budget.HELMETSArai USAhttp://www.araiamericas.com/Shoei USAhttp://www.shoei-helmets.com/Schuberth USAhttp://www.schuberth-usa.com/Schuberth helmets have an interesting design. Unfortunately, they are only DOT certified, not DOT/Snell certified. Schuberth argues since their helmets aren't designed for competitive racing, the Snell certificate isn't necessary.VISIBILITY VESTSConspicuityP.O. Box 608Elgin IL 60121Tel (847) 697-4550E-mail email@example.comSend for free brochure.MAGAZINESRider ($10 per year)Tel 800-678-2279Magazine for motorcycle touring and general street riding. Articles on both modern and vintage iron, road tests, great rides, news and technical information. MOTORCYCLE APPARELAerostich Rider Wearhousehttp://www.aerostich.com/Roadcrafter suits and Darien separates are the best textile touring apparel money can buy. Combat Touring Boots are good three season (fall, winter, spring) boots. Women probably will want to order their Roadcrafter suits and Darien jackets with the optional Jacket Hem Flair -- call Aerostich for fitting details.BMW Riders Apparelhttp://www.bmwridersapparel.com/BMW makes the best touring leathers money can buy. AirFlow suit, gloves, and boots are a great choice for summer riding.Joe Rocket Apparelhttp://www.joerocket.comFirst Gear Apparelhttp://www.intersportfashions.com/Fieldsheer Apparelhttp://www.fieldsheer.comLadyRidersWearhttp://www.ladyriderswear.com/Caters to the needs of women riders.TRAVEL APPARELTravelSmithhttp://www.travelsmith.com/Tilley Endurableshttp://www.tilley.com/Tilley's best products are their Hats (always spelled with an upper-case "H") and their classic shorts. Expensive but worth it. Read the sizing charts carefully before ordering, and follow the instructions -- don't guess.MOTORCYCLE ACCESSORIESBMW Online Accessorieshttp://www.bmw-online.com/BMW Online is the official BMW accessories web site. Unfortunately, the web site is horribly organized. Click on the motorcycle accessories link on the home page, and then fight your way through the menus.Corbin Saddleshttp://www.corbin.com/Russell Saddleshttp://www.day-long.com/Helen Twowheelshttp://www.helen2wheels.com/Chase-Harper Luggagehttp://www.chaseharper.com/Wolfman Luggage and Accessorieshttp://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Eclipse Luggagehttp://www.eclipseluggage.com/Jesse Luggage Systemshttp://www.jesseluggage.com/Motorcycle Accessory Warehousehttp://www.mawonline.comHOME PAGES AND WEB SITESBMW Motorradhttp://www.bmw-motorrad.de/BMW's motorcycle home pageTed Verrill's Motorcycle Home Pagehttp://www.verrill.com/moto/moto.htmTed is the webmaster for BMWMOA -- and a former TMF web designer.TMF's Harley-Davidson (HDI) discussion boardhttp://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17498501CAMPING EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIESREIhttp://www.rei.com/Patagoniahttp://www.patagonia.com/Marmothttp://www.marmot.com/The North Facehttp://www.northface.com/Bibler Tentshttp://www.biblertents.com/Teva Sport Sandalshttp://www.teva.com/Kermit's Camping Products6242 Highway 100 WestPleasantville, TN firstname.lastname@example.orgBest camp chair money can buy. Send (e-mail) for brochure.Sierra Trading Posthttp://www.sierratradingpost.com/Camp-Morhttp://www.campmor.com/Eastman Outdoors Collapsible Aluminum Camp Table, Item 90095Eastman Outdoors Collapsible Aluminum Camp Table - Double Length, Item 90096Brigade Quartermastershttp://www.actiongear.com/Mail order military clothing and supplies store. When you order from Brigade Quartermasters, you'll find you're suddenly on junk mail lists for odd-ball military surplus outfits. Make certain you check the "don't pester me" box.FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WEB SITESU.S. Governmenthttp://www.firstgov.gov/http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/U.S. Department of Transportation - National Traffic and Road Closure Informationhttp://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/ U.S. Department of Transportation - National Scenic Byways Programhttp://www.byways.org/ U.S. Department of the Interior - National Park Servicehttp://www.nps.gov/U.S. Department of Agriculture - Forest Servicehttp://www.fs.fed.us/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Recreation Serviceshttp://www.usace.army.mil/recreation/ NEW MEXICO GOVERNMENT WEB SITESState of New Mexicohttp://www.state.nm.us/All 50 states have web sites with the URL http://www.state.XX.us, where XX is the two-letter postal code for the state.State of New Mexico - Highway and Transportation Departmenthttp://www.nmshtd.state.nm.us/State of New Mexico - Motor Vehicle Divisionhttp://www.state.nm.us/tax/mvd/mvd_home.htmState of New Mexico - State Parkshttp://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/nmparks/MOTORCYCLE CLUBSAmerican Motorcyclist Associationhttp://www.ama-cycle.org/http://www.amadirectlink.com/BMW Motorcycle Owners Associationhttp://www.bmwmoa.org/Caters more to touring and rally enthusiasts.BMW Motorcycle Riders Association Internationalhttp://www.bmwra.org/Caters more to BMW as a company, but also sponsors rallies.Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners, Ltd.http://www.greatanswers.com/vintagebmw/Dedicated to the preservation, enjoyment, and use of classic (25+ years old), vintage (1948-1969), and antique (1923-1945) BMW motorcycles.The Chain Gang - International BMW F650 Ridershttp://www.f650.com/The Black Belt Gang - BMW F650CS Ridershttp://www.f650.com/ -- look towards the bottom of the home pagehttp://www.f650.com/bbGangMembership.pdfInternet BMW Ridershttp://www.ibmwr.org/Land of Enchantment BMW Ridershttp://www.nmbmwmc.org/BMW CAR CLUBSBMW Car Club of Americahttp://www.bmwcca.org/BMWCCA - New Mexico Chapterhttp://www.nmbmwcca.org/BMW MOTORCYCLE DEALERSBob's BMW, Jessup, Marylandhttp://www.bobsbmw.com/One of the better BMW motorcycle dealerships.Sandia BMW, Albuquerque, New Mexicohttp://www.sandiabmw.com/Sandia BMW is exclusively an automobile dealership. However Mike Houx owns both Sandia BMW and Santa Fe BMW. If you order and pay for motorcycle parts from Santa Fe BMW, they'll ship them to Sandia BMW, and then you can pick them up at Sandia BMW's parts department.Motorsport, Albuquerque, New Mexicohttp://swbike.com/motorsport/Good parts and accessories departments. Ask for Matt in sales.Santa Fe BMW, Santa Fe, New Mexicohttp://www.santafebmw.com/New motorcycle dealership. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. If they don't know the answer, they'll research your question and telephone you with the information. Interesting place to hang out on a Saturday afternoon.Centaur Cycle452-A Jemez RoadSanta Fe, NM 87501(505) 471-5481Richarde-mail: email@example.comVintage BMW motorcycles. Consignment sales.Deming Cycle Center, Deming, New Mexicohttp://www.demingcyclecenter.com/BMW Motorcycles of the Tri-State, Cincinnati, Ohiohttp://www.bmwtristate.com/SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTINGProject Management Institutehttp://www.pmi.org/Association of Professionals in Business Managementhttp://www.cbmexam.com/
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