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A Ride to Forget

It was a typical Monday morning as we prepared for a motorcycle ride. After our usual safety brief, my wife and I, along with two other senior NCOs and their wives, hit the road. I had no idea my life was about to change forever.

Keep the Rubber on the Road

Ask any motorcyclist and they’ll tell you riding in the rain is not fun, especially if you’re not prepared for the reduced visibility and slick surfaces. Unfortunately, most riders never give much thought about how to handle losing control until it happens — and then they panic.

  • 17 March 2024
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Gone Too Soon

The few lights near the road flashed by on either side of Staff Sgt. Mark Jimenez as he accelerated on his Suzuki Hayabusa. He could hardly imagine what the nearly 200 horsepower of his first motorcycle could do. Nor could he imagine what was about to happen to him.

  • 3 March 2024
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Imagine You Are on a Motorcycle

Have you ever been in a situation where you weren’t paying attention to the road or anything else going on around you? For whatever reason — maybe you were on a familiar route or distracted by something inside your vehicle — most of us have displayed some amount of inattention on the roadway.

  • 18 February 2024
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Judgment Day

As aviators and crewmembers, we are highly trained professionals. We are expected to operate with great attention to detail. But once we are off duty, why do we find ourselves taking risks we might not take on duty?

  • 11 February 2024
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 148
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Young and Invincible

Looking back, I realize how lucky I was I didn’t kill myself. The truth is I was safer jumping out of a perfectly good aircraft than I was riding on that motorcycle. I’d been trained to jump out of airplanes, but I hadn’t been trained to ride a motorcycle.

  • 4 February 2024
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 191
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