My Random Tangents

Politics, Law, Humanity, Opinion, Thoughts, and Hobbies

Studying for (and Passing!) a Bar Exam in Another State while Working as an Attorney

This article addresses the approach that I used to prepare for and pass the Iowa bar exam, while practicing as an Attorney at Law in Illinois.  I though I would provide this information, in case it might be of use to others who are juggling work/family and the need to prepare for a second state’s bar exam: [Read the rest of this entry...]

The Koran-Burning Controversy

Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainsville, Florida had announced plans to burn copies of the Koran (the Muslim holy book) on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.  The result was a great deal of media attention from around the world, which persisted even after Jones’ canceled his Koran burning plan.  My thoughts on this matter can be seen below: [Read the rest of this entry...]

My Thoughts on Religion

This article briefly addresses my religious beliefs, and my thoughts on religion in general: [Read the rest of this entry...]

Draggin’ Jeans – Kevlar Lined Motorcycle Jeans Review

The very first piece of motorcycle protective gear that I purchased was a pair of Draggin’ Jeans, which are normal enough looking jeans that have a Kevlar lining in the knee and seat of the pants area.  Although I don’t wear these jeans often anymore, since I believe my Cycleport and Aerostich gear is more protective, I do like these jeans and though I would write this review. [Read the rest of this entry...]

HCJ CL-14 Motorcycle Helmet Review

I have used the HJC CL-14 “kast” helmet for about a year, and thought I would write this review. Overall I have found this helmet to be great, in terms of features and comfort go. I haven’t crashed while wearing the helmet, so I can’t speak to its safety first hand, but it is DOT and Snell approved, so it should provide excellent protection. [Read the rest of this entry...]

Sidi Vertigo Motorcycle Boots

I purchased the Sidi Vertigo boots after finding that the toe of my other boots didn’t fit comfortably under the gear shift lever on my Ninja 600. I’ve found the Sidi Vertigo to be comfortable and functional, so I thought I would write a review for anyone considering these boots. [Read the rest of this entry...]

TPro Forcefield (AKA Joe Rocket Speedmaster) Back Protector

As anyone who has read the reviews of my Cycleport and Aerostich motorcycle protective gear knows, I take motorcycle safety seriously. Toward that end, I purchased a TPro Forcefield back protector, which is also sold as the “Joe Rocket Speedmaster” back protector. The purpose of the back protector is to provide additional impact protection (and possibly a little abrasion protection and heat transfer protection in the unfortunate event that a motorcycle and its ride should part company while in motion.) [Read the rest of this entry...]

Icon Field Armor Motorcycle Undershorts Review

Anyone who has read the reviews of my Cycleport and Aerostich motorcycle protective gear knows that I take motorcycle safety seriously. That is why I purchased a pair of the Icon Field Armor shorts. Here is my review of them: [Read the rest of this entry...]

Icon Merc Long Motorcycle Gloves Review

I’ve had the Icon Merc Long Gloves for about a year, and thought I would write a review.

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Bohn Cool-Air Bodyguard Adventure Motorcycle Pants Review

I enjoy motorcycle riding but also recognize the risk.  I have excellent protective gear from Cycleport and Aerostich, but wanted to add some additional impact protection.  Since I do the vast majority of my riding in the summer, I wanted something that would be cool, and that wouldn’t hamper the airflow through my Cycleport mesh gear.  The Bohn Cool-Air Bodyguard Adventure Pants seemed to fit the bill perfectly, so I ordered a pair.  My review of the Bohn Cool-Air Bodyguard Adventure Pants is below: [Read the rest of this entry...]