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When Luck Runs Out

In my younger years, I had all the qualities of an effective warfighter — strength, tenacity, energy, speed and fearlessness. Those qualities, however, didn’t necessarily translate well to safe motorcycle riding.

The More You Know ...

As a kid, I used to read my dad’s motorcycle magazines, looking at the pictures over and over. I remember spending time in my parents’ garage, admiring his motorcycle and sneaking every opportunity to grab a hold of the handlebars and climb onto the seat.

  • 11 July 2021
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Why Training Matters

I have always been an advocate for the Motorcycle Mentorship Program and Advanced Motorcycle Education Program. The lessons I’ve learned from fellow riders and the reinforcement of positive riding habits have been useful on more than one occasion. The event I share in this article is a perfect example.

  • 27 June 2021
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Watch the Road

As a longtime motorcycle enthusiast and fan of riding periodicals, I’ve read about various strategies for avoiding accidents. Articles warn of traffic-related problems motorcyclists encounter all too frequently — drivers backing out of driveways, oncoming drivers turning left and drivers in the left lane suddenly turning right. The warnings and riding techniques discussed in these articles are extremely valuable and should be remembered and practiced while you’re riding. While you’re practicing these techniques, however, make sure that you also, literally, watch the road.

  • 20 June 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Before Every Ride

When was the last time you checked the air pressure in your motorcycle’s tires? Do you even remember? Every year, riders are injured or killed in crashes caused by underinflated or neglected tires. Such tires decrease stability, limit traction and increase the danger of catastrophic failure.

  • 13 June 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 185
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Heads up, Cager!

According to Urban Dictionary, “cager” is a term coined by motorcyclists for drivers of four-wheeled vehicles. It’s often used in a derogatory way because a cager isn’t willing to share the road with motorcyclists.

  • 1 May 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 355
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