Buying the Best Motorcycle Mods

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Spending money on motorcycle modifications is something most riders enjoy doing. Some decide to make big changes, while others choose small, but they’re all looking for the best motorcycle modification available to give them extra performance. This can become quite an expensive project for the average rider, but there is a way to keep costs at a minimum. By knowing what to change and where to purchase them, you can have the same performance boost at a fraction of the cost.

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Bullz-Eye cowboys up at the Old Spice Dude Ranch

Our friends at Old Spice decided that the best way for us to experience Desperado, the latest scent within the Old Spice Red Zone Collection, would be to fully immerse us in the cowboy lifestyle at a dude ranch in Colorado!

Pretty crazy, right? Especially for a city slicker like myself who has never ridden horses, gone trap shooting, thrown a hatchet or done any of the other manly activities that they had in store for us. But life is all about new adventures (YOLO!), so I packed my bags and headed out West.

Our home for the week was the C Lazy U Ranch, an authentic dude ranch located about two hours outside of Denver that has been serving guests since 1919. Pulling up to the ranch, I was blown away by the endless green meadows, blue skies and the crisp Colorado air. This was going to be a memorable experience!

After getting settled in our rooms (and washing off the grime after traveling all day with a full assortment of Desperado products), we met up for the #SmellEm Hat Swap, where each of us got to pick out a cowboy hat of our very own. Once we were properly cowboy’d up, we headed off to dinner, followed by a trick rope performance from the legendary “Desperado Kid,” which was incredibly cool. We even got to try roping for ourselves, which is way harder than it looks.

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Seriously Stylish Ways to Travel

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Jet setting is an excellent way to clear your mind and experience all that the world has to offer. In order for you to be able to get in touch with yourself during your journeys, it is a good idea to allow yourself the room to indulge a bit. A luxurious adventure awaits you when you know where to look for it. If you want to be sensible and stylish on your next trip, here are a few simple tips to get you going.

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Drink of the Week: The Improved Genever Cocktail

The Improved Genever Cocktail.If you Google “improved cocktail,” you will find a number of somewhat differing drinks featuring the most venerable of the base spirits (i.e., whiskey, brandy and gin) or genever, aka “Holland gin.” That’s because, as Michael Dietsch puts it, improved cocktails are more of a template and less of a recipe. Still, I’ve just found that the “improved” model is a pretty amazing template with which to build a recipe.

If the name seems odd to you, it’s important to remember that the actual meaning of the word “cocktail” has changed since the Gilded Age heyday of 19th century bartending. If you walk into a bar today and ask for a cocktail, your confused bartender is likely to say, “Sure, which one of the hundreds of thousands of potentials drinks do you mean?”

If, however, you walked into ur-bartender Jerry Thomas’s bar circa 1876 and asked for a cocktail, you’d find yourself with what we now call an Old Fashioned, a base spirit with sugar or syrup, bitters, maybe a bit of water and a garnish. That was a cocktail. Drinks that didn’t contain bitters were not yet considered cocktails — they were just mixed drinks, and some cocktailians still prefer that terminology. Specifically, if you had ordered last week’s drink at Mr. Thomas’s bar, you would have likely asked for a Holland Gin Cocktail, the once popular term for the spirit thatevolved into the dry English-style gins we all know. When you started adding other forms of booze to it, you were getting a bit fancy. Hence, the Improved Cocktail.

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Why is Temperature so Important When Transporting Beer?

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One thing that goes great with any activity at any time of year, whether it’s cruising in a boat on the lake in summer, playing football in the fall, or serious television watching in the winter, is an ice-cold beer. You have to have your beer at just the perfect temperature to get the most enjoyment. If it’s exposed to heat at any point along its journey, it probably won’t taste as good as it should.

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