Even if you can't join us for the entire Ride in the Rain event
(9:30 to 1:30, Sunday, October 21), there are parts of Sunday's
presentation that you might want to drop in for.
event starts at Eagle Leather Lakewood at 9:30 on Sunday. From 9:30 to
10 AM those who are pre-registered should check in and get their drawing
ticket, then enjoy coffee and some breakfast goodies. (The drawing will
be held after the group proceeds to Auburn and at the end of all
presentations at approximately 1:30 -- participants must be present to
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10 AM Puget Sound Safety's Bret Tsaks will start his clinic on riding
in the rain with an emphasis on riding techniques that can enhance
personal safety, and then tips for ensuring safety in groups in wet
"Bret, as well as Chris, always gives a great
presentation," said Eagle Leather's Mike Toursal. "If you haven't
previously had the chance to see these two in action, you should
definitely come and listen in on part or all of Sunday's presentation."Rain Gear -- All You Need to Know
At approximately 10:30 at Eagle Leather Lakewood, sit in for a 10 to 15 minute presentation on rain gear.
are some big differences between everyday rain gear that you might be
able to find at Eddie Bauer or Walmart and what is specifically
manufactured for motorcycle enthusiasts," said Mike. "And we'll be
pointing out some of the biggest differences at our presentation on
Models will show one- and two-piece selections along
with over-boots, and waterproof gloves that are all essential to riding
comfortably in the rain. A few other tricks of the trade will be
presented as well.
After the rain gear presentation, there will
be a 30 minute question and answer session before the group moves to the
parking lot where Washington Motorcycle Safety Training's Chris Johnson
will deliver a hands-on demo. Then riders will be given instructions on
riding to Eagle Leather Auburn, where the group will reconvene at
"We are very fortunate to have two wonderful
professional riding instructors come out and share their time with us,"
Mike said. "I always learn something new from both of them, and love to
hear them speak."
Once the group arrives at Eagle Leather
Auburn, Chris will have a live Q-and-A session in the parking lot about
techniques discussed at the earlier demo, and experiences riders may
have had on the way to Eagle Leather Auburn.
"This should be a
very interesting event," Mike said, "where people can immediately
discuss fears or technique problems they just experienced. Everything
will be totally fresh in everyone's mind, and we've got a pro on hand to
help them master their issues."
Following the post-demo at
Auburn, the group will convene back in the store where Bret will review
new motorcycle licensing requirements recently passed by the state of
Washington.Heated Gear Made Simple
second drop by opportunity for folks that can't make the entire day
will happen at Eagle Leather Auburn at about 1:15 PM. At that time,
Eagle Leather pros will model and discuss various lines of Cold Weather
Gear, including Gerbing's, First Gear and TPG.
"There are entire
lines of gear that have been specifically made for keeping the rider
warm in cold and even extremely cold temperatures," Mike said. "Those
that can drop in should make sure to see the discussion on heated jacket
and pant liners, thinsulated pants and jackets, heated insoles and
gloves, and then a variety of other products that will keep you warm."
encourages Eagle Leather Riding Community members who did not register
for the entire event to drop in for the gear demonstrations.
"Definitely take advantage of the 15% coupon that you can download from
this week's E-Newsletter*. We very rarely discount raingear, so this is a big opportunity for anyone that wants to add new gear to their wardrobe!"
*Subscribers to Eagle Leather's E-newsletter
(members of the Eagle Leather Riding Community) receive special discounts
on gear along with interesting stories, tips on mastering the ride, and
reminders of what rides are taking place in the Northwest that are
listed on Eagle Leather's Ride Guide. To become a subscriber, click here.