Monthly Archives: July 2011

Wet Weather Motorcycle Riding

Let’s face it, if motorcyclists could control the weather, rain would never fall on them. Even the most seasoned Iron-Butt rider would choose a cool sunny day over a rainy one any day of the week. However, for most of … Continue reading

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Great Beginner Motorcycles

Choosing the proper beginner bike is a fairly subjective thing. Some in the motorcycle community recommend the smallest bike possible to start with and work up from there. There is some sound logic to that, however, there is a growing … Continue reading

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Road Conditions Primer

Whether a new or experienced rider, you can improve your safety by appropriately judging the road conditions. Frequently riding on various road surfaces, including gravel, dirt and wet roads can train you to have automatic responses to deteriorating conditions. What … Continue reading

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Tips for Loading your Motorcycle

It’s important to know the proper method of loading your motorcycle and to plan a place for each item you will carry. Whether you’re taking a short trip to the corner store, or a long road trip, knowing your motorcycle’s … Continue reading

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Top Ten Best Places to Ride a Motorcycle in the US

I’ve ridden in 44 of the lower 48 United States, so from personal experience can only attest to those roads that I’ve had the pleasure to ride, but I’ve found that word of mouth is the best way to learn … Continue reading

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Learning to Ride Curves

Riding curves on a motorcycle can be one of the most exhilarating aspects of your motorcycling experience. The thrill of leaning through curves to discover what is on the other side, the joy of rolling on the throttle to advance … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Riding in the Heat – Safety Tips

Heat stress and heat exhaustion are real threats to a motorcycle rider. Riding in intense heat can be exhausting and dangerous if special care is not taken to stay safe. Be aware of the symptoms of heat related illnesses and … Continue reading

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Tips for New Motorcycle Riders

New riders often experience fear and apprehension surrounded by the sometimes overwhelming, sheer magnitude of the task of learning to ride. You’ve, no doubt, been told horror stories of riders who have lost their lives, been chastised by family and … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Braking Skills

Practicing braking skills can help you increase your chances of successfully executing a quick stop if the need arises. You may think you are a seasoned rider and have no need for a training class, but even the experienced rider … Continue reading

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Group Motorcycle Riding Basics

Riding in a group can be very enjoyable. Whether the group is a group of friends, riders of the same model of bike or other interest to a giant group ride with the ultimate goal being charity or awareness of … Continue reading

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