Tag: motorcycle safety

The most important thing that a motorcyclist, noob or experienced, needs to know.

One of my favorite motorcycle forums has a long standing thread running on this very topic. the thread runs some 50 pages so far with more than 700 posts. As might be expected there is lots of very good and useful stuff offered. But, if I was a noob trying to assimilate all this info,... Read more »

THE TRACK and why we don't go?

For a very long time, I have wondered, mused, pondered, and been flat amazed that bikers don’t go to the track as much as I would expect? In the good ol’ U.S.of A., motorcycle rideing is largely a leisure time activity. As such, I would surmise that we american bikers like to play with our bikes... Read more »

International Motorcycle Show, adios till next year

Well, the show has come and gone. I didn’t bother to hype its coming as I figured that riders would have already made up their minds about that before the show and didn’t need me to tell them what to do. The downside to that is that our dear blog readers didn’t know that I... Read more »

Mandatory Motorcycle Training?

http://tinyurl.com/29uqkes If I read this correctly, Oregon is legislating mandatory rider training for all riders. This is retro-active by age. Will other states be watching? Will other states jump on this bandwagon? If you have not taken a rider safetry course, will you be looking to be ahead of the curve on this? I read... Read more »

BEHOLD! The lowly Turnsignal.

Recently I have been considering the turnsignal. “Recently” means this year. Early in the spring when my morning commute was mostly in the dark, another rider signaled for a turn. I knew that his front turn signal was on as the flash off the cage in front of him showed that he had a bright... Read more »

To Wave...revisited

Never one to give up on a good idea nor fail to beat a dead horse as the occasion arises, I wondered if there were any instances when a wave would be mandatory or forbidden? Granted a rider should forego the wave when controlling the bike is paramount. But beyond simple safety reasons, who ought... Read more »