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Black n Blue MC is a blog for motorcycle enthusiasts in and around Northern California. The site focuses on issues important to bikers, including; safety, motorcycle rights, new products, and group rides.
What is a Track Day?

What is a Track Day?

There are many companies out there who act as track day providers, meaning they rent out a racetrack or closed course and then sell admission tickets in the hopes of making a profit. These events are strictly non-competitive and intended solely as an opportunity for riders to have fun without […]

May 11, 20150 commentsRead More
How to Prep for a Track Day

How to Prep for a Track Day

WHAT CHANGES DO I NEED TO MAKE TO MY BIKE? Two rules that every provider will enforce are the covering of lights and the removal of mirrors. Disabling the tail light is the first priority for bike prep, whether it be by covering it with tape or pulling the fuse. […]

May 1, 20150 commentsRead More
Highway 5 Part II: Why Did I Do This to Myself?

Highway 5 Part II: Why Did I Do This to Myself?

(Source: dislexicpalindrome, DeviantArt) By the time I got on the road (around 6pm) the streetlights had come on and I was all out of daylight. Sweet, there went the only part of the trip I had planned for. A five and a half hour ride–plus gas stops and breaks–this trip […]

February 12, 20150 commentsRead More
Highway 5: The Unhappiest Place on Earth

Highway 5: The Unhappiest Place on Earth

Last month, I decided to ride a motorcycle I bought in Hollywood back home to the Bay Area. This is the story of how I did everything wrong. There were only two things I did right that day: the first was to travel light, with a backpack containing only the […]

February 2, 20150 commentsRead More
Product Review: TCX R-S2 Boots/Why I Dress Like a Power Ranger, Pt. II

Product Review: TCX R-S2 Boots/Why I Dress Like a Power Ranger, Pt. II

Now, it’s important to wear gear that’s comfortable and lets you focus on the road, but the real reason you wear it is for protection in the event of a crash (and to look cool). The good news is these boots join those from every other major manufacturer in providing […]

December 18, 20140 commentsRead More
Product Review: TCX R-S2 Boots / Why I Dress Like a Power Ranger, Pt. I

Product Review: TCX R-S2 Boots / Why I Dress Like a Power Ranger, Pt. I

The TCX R-S2 boots are high performance, track-targeted race boots. These tanks place into the highest tier of safety and performance, and for that you’re going to pay a premium. So why did I spend so much of my money on race boots if I’m not MotoGP champion Marc Marquez? […]

December 11, 20140 commentsRead More
Riding Two-Up, Part II: On the Road

Riding Two-Up, Part II: On the Road

Photo Credit: Ducati.ms Forums The two times where something is most likely to go wrong are during the mount and dismount of your passenger, so focus and you’ll be on the road in no time. You should get on first, and straighten up the bike without the kickstand. Find a […]

November 24, 20140 commentsRead More
Riding Two-Up, Part I: Before Setting Off

Riding Two-Up, Part I: Before Setting Off

Photo Credit: There and Back Again Riding a motorcycle is a beautiful, unique experience that we’d all like to share with our loved ones. Taking a friend or significant other as pillion is a great way to show them what you spend so much of your free time on, all […]

November 12, 20140 commentsRead More
Road Review: Pinehurst Road

Road Review: Pinehurst Road

I’ll be upfront about it: all but one of the times I’ve been down (lets not talk about how many that’s actually been…) have been on Pinehurst. I can admit that every one of those crashes was in a situation where I pushed my own limits and made a costly […]

October 31, 20140 commentsRead More
Road Review: Redwood Road

Road Review: Redwood Road

Let’s be honest, the Bay Area has some of the most beautiful, scenic, twisty roads out there. Thanks to our many microclimates, each road offers unique views and terrain, and most importantly can change drastically from beginning to end. The whole road can be enjoyed by intermediate riders as a […]

October 17, 20140 commentsRead More