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Depending on where you live, the winter months can range from a minor drop in daytime highs to 5 feet of snow and temperatures in the single digits. As a result, preparing to ride a motorcycle during the winter can be as simple as throwing on an extra base layer of clothing or as difficult as negotiating ice on the roadway.

The Impact of Our Choices

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.

  • 25 September 2022
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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
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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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
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