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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.

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
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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
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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
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Dress for the Crash, Not the Ride

In early March 2019, I received a phone call from my youngest brother. He was going to preach at the church that my grandparents have been members of most of their adult lives. The service would take place in Greeneville, Tennessee, about 500 miles from my home in Enterprise, Alabama. I decided not only to attend, but to ride my motorcycle there.

  • 25 April 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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