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Spectro Oils Launches Ride1 Rally to Kick Off the New England Riding Season

Ride1 Rally

Spectro Oils is excited to announce that they have partnered with the historic Lime Rock Park race track to launch a riding season kickoff event for New England called the Ride1 Rally. The inaugural event will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2019, and will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut. The event is a combination of group rides along some of the most scenic roads in Connecticut, a rally destination full of activities for all powersports enthusiasts and a fundraiser for Autism Speaks.

The day will start at various "coffee stops" at host locations such as the Spectro Oils manufacturing facility in Brookfield Connecticut, where riders can meet, have coffee, tour the factory and then ride to Lime Rock together as a group. "When working on the concept for the Ride1 Rally we envisioned an event that we as riders would want to attend," said Spectro Oils President Alex Josefson. "We feel that we have put that together and more!" Host locations will be open and available to riders from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and attendance is not required for access to the rally.

The Ride1 Rally will kick off in full at 11 a.m. when the gates open at Lime Rock Park. Riders will have access to park in the paved B Paddock. Admission and parking are free; however, donations to Autism Speaks are welcomed. In the Upper Area, riders will find vendors, motorcycle museums, stunt shows, food trucks and more that will provide hours of entertainment and activities for riders of all ages.

April is World Autism Month, and with that in mind, the Ride1 Rally is working to help raise funds for the nonprofit organization Autism Speaks. "Motorcycle riders are some of the most supportive and generous people out there," said Luke Calzone, Director of Marketing for Spectro Oils. "By partnering with Autism Speaks we are utilizing that positive force to help raise awareness and funds for their advocacy programs" One in 59 children are diagnosed on the autism spectrum, so this is something that touches many lives. In addition to fundraising, the event will offer a "quiet room" to provide a soothing, sensory deprivation environment for guests with Autism and their friends and family.

For more information, go to www.Ride1Rally.com


About Spectro Oils
Spectro® brands are manufactured and marketed by Intercontinental Lubricants Corp. of Brookfield, Connecticut. Their products are engineered to provide the highest levels of performance across a full line of synthetic lubricants for two and four stroke engines in addition to specialty blending, customized racing formulas and providing technical assistance. The Spectro® line also includes superior suspension fluids, fork oils, brake fluids, coolant, chain lubes, filter cleaners/oils and appearance products.
www.spectro-oils.com

About Lime Rock Park
Lime Rock Park is a historic automotive and entertainment venue located in Litchfield County, Connecticut. Along with hosting several televised spectator race weekends, Lime Rock is home to numerous special events, racing schools, driving schools and the exclusive Lime Rock Drivers Club.
www.limerock.com

About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. For more information and resources, go to www.autismspeaks.org

RE302 Shock Absorber by YSS

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Last issue we tested three rebound-adjustable shocks for the BMW K75. Sampled but not reviewed at that time was the YSS RE302, an economical alternative featuring preload adjustment only. Following our tested trio, we installed the RE302 and were highly impressed with its performance. Main differences between it and the issue-tested YSS MZ366 are a smaller, 12mm shaft (16mm on the MZ366) and smaller shock body. Yet with preload properly set, it performed far better than a stock Boge, and for the money it’s a bargain. $219. More info: EPM Performance Imports

Ironborn Textile Jacket by Viking Cycle

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We had a chance to sample Viking Cycle’s new Ironborn textile jacket before winter set in and can tell you it’s a great three-season riding jacket. Features include ample pockets inside and out, adjustment for fit at the wrist, elbows and waist, and a zip-out insulated, water-resistant liner. Reflective materials aid visibility and removable CE-rated armor in the elbows, shoulders and spine provides additional safety in the event you make contact with the pavement. Available in black or gray/black (shown), Small to 3XL. $79.99. More info: Viking Cycle

Synthetic Fork Oil by Lucas Oil Products

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California-based Lucas Oil Products is one of the best-known specialty oil manufacturers in the U.S. In addition to a proven line of racing and gear oils, Lucas has a full line of motorcycle products, including chain lube, octane booster, primary oil and synthetic fork oil. We used Lucas’ 10w High Performance Synthetic Fork Oil in our Norton fork upgrade, as it’s formulated to prevent foaming, a common problem in damping-rod forks, and prevents seals from hardening. $6.39/16oz bottle at Dennis Kirk. More info: Lucas Oil

America's Highest Roads by Geotab

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This cool interactive listing of the highest roads by state in the U.S. is worth bookmarking on your phone. If you happen to find yourself riding across, say, Utah (fifth-highest road in the U.S.), a click on the listing will bring up a map and another click will get you directions from wherever you are. There’s no app, but it’s simple and fun, and just might direct you to some great roads on your next tour. More info: Geotab - America's Highest Roads

PBR Tool by Motion Pro

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The motorcycle tool specialists at Motion Pro have introduced the best chain tool we’ve ever used. The new PBR Tool (Press-Break-Rivet) features a changeable anvil block that’s placed in different positions in the tool body depending on whether you need to press, break or rivet a chain. Indexing letters on the anvil and tool body make setup a snap, and it works with rivet hollow nose and soft nose master link pins on O-ring and non-O-ring chains. $96.99. More info: Motion Pro

Spectro Shine Silicone Finish by Spectro Performance Oils

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Spectro Performance Oils has introduced a new silicone-based “Wash and Shine” spray-on finish for motorcycles that Spectro says was formulated to create a long lasting barrier for dirt and mud. Although it is a cleaner/polisher, Spectro says it works best to clean your bike first, then treat it with Shine to create a barrier to keep road grime, bugs, grease, dirt and mud from adhering to treated surfaces. If it’s like every other Spectro product we’ve used, you can bet it’ll work as claimed. $10.99/12oz. More info: Spectro Oils







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