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What Not to Do

For years I have bought my children small dirt bikes and ridden with them. I never let them ride without wearing their personal protective equipment (PPE) and always set the example by wearing my own — except that one day when I made an exception.

One Foot Over the Edge

It seems like yesterday that I returned from my first trip overseas. While deployed, I saved my money and wanted to purchase something fast. I quickly realized I didn’t have the funds to get a convertible sports car, so I opted for a sport bike instead.

  • 10 September 2023
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Awareness: Your Best Defense

The bottom line is you need to assume that there is no common sense guiding the drivers around you. Ride safe, ride defensive, ride aware. It may take a little more time, but it just might save your life.

  • 20 August 2023
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What Will It Take?

There I was, my company’s “temporary” untracked aviation safety officer, purposely speeding on my motorcycle after work. Worst of all, I was right in sight of my company! Looking back more than a decade later, I have to shake my head and ask, “Why would I do such a stupid thing?”

  • 13 August 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Inspect Your Ride

We planned to head out early on a Friday morning as soon as rush hour was over. The night before, I inspected my bike to ensure everything was good to go. The oil looked good, both tires were properly inflated, and I had my extra glasses, rain suit, a change of clothes, enough tools to almost tear the bike completely down, tire plugs, air compressor, hammock and blanket.

  • 23 July 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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My Experience in the BRC

When I wanted to learn to ride a motorcycle, I set out to discover how “basic” the Basic RiderCourse (BRC) offered here at Fort Riley really was. You see, I was going to need a very basic, from the beginning, baby-step-by-step-style course if I was ever going to become a rider.

  • 9 July 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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