Saturday, July 7, 2012

Wounded Warrior Ride - July 21st

A ride to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project will be held Saturday,July 21st. Organized by the Tennessee Chapter of the Modified Dolls, the ride will start at the Time Warp Tea Room at 1209 North Central Street in Knoxville at 2:00pm. There will be food and a Bike Wash at the Time Warp, and after a 2 hour ride through scenic back roads of Knox and Blount County, will end at the Shed in Maryville where there will be more food, and live music by McKenzie Hill. Come out and go for a great ride and support a Great cause!.

You can print out the flier, and find out more about the Modified Dolls and their great charity work by visiting their facebook page,

Product Test -CrossBar Mapcase from Cyco Active

This very simple map holder from Cyco Active is perfect for those times when you are making several turns in a short time period and don't want take the time to stop and dig out your map. It's easy to mount, water proof, and cheap ($15). It comes with small squeeze buckles that attach to your handlebars with Zip ties that are included. This set up worked fine on my dirt bike, and I'm sure it would work on any Dual Sport / Adventure bike with a regular handlebar.  I also sprung for the optional Velcro straps mounts ($6) that have the squeeze buckles sewn in so that I can move it from bike to bike easier. 

The clear plastic seems to be good quality and is easy to read through. It is actually clear on both sides, so you can unsnap it and flip it over to read more of your map. The size of the clear part is just right, ( 5 1/2" X 8 1/2") Big enough to show a decent size section of the map, but not so big to be in the way.

I gave this the official field test at the Volunteer Riders Royal Blue ride, and after a hard day of some serious off road riding which included lots of rocks, mud, and also some higher speed gravel roads, the case never moved.  You can find it at under maps and map cases.