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While working as an assistant trainmaster for the Union Pacific Railroad, my job as a manager required me to be on call should any problems arise in my area, which ran from Kansas City, Missouri, to McAlester, Oklahoma. On a warm mid-summer evening, I got a call that would remind me just how precious life is and how we should never take it for granted.

Painted into a Corner

This accident was my fault. I was driving too fast for my level of experience and traffic conditions. I was passing on a blind curve — a very dangerous thing — and thought I knew how to ride when, in reality, I didn’t.

  • 18 September 2022
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A Single Moment of Indiscipline

Eventually, I returned to two wheels, and I think of my friend often when I ride. If anything positive came out of his death, it’s that I am now a better and safer rider.

  • 11 September 2022
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Avoiding Left-turners

<p>Left-turning vehicles continue to be a significant hazard to motorcyclists. Surviving the ride requires we understand how left-turner crashes occur and how to avoid them. Ride safe!</p>
 

  • 1 September 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Accidents Still Happen

We thought we had mitigated all of the risks associated with our ride that day. This incident proved that accidents still happen.

  • 7 August 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 186
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Riding within Your Skill Level

No matter how experienced you might think you are, we all have limits. You know your comfort level. Don’t let the group decide your limitations.

  • 1 August 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 129
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