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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.

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
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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
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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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PPE: A Matter of Life or Death

I woke up and looked outside at the beautiful morning in Watertown, New York. I was excited because this meant I would be able to ride my motorcycle to work. The riding season in upstate New York is short, so you have to take advantage of the nice days.

  • 18 April 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Back in the Saddle

Just get back from a deployment? How about a mid-tour leave? Or maybe you’re just getting ready to ride again after a winter break. If you’re like me, you’re probably itching to take your bike out for a long-overdue ride along some back country roads.

  • 21 March 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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