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p>Every environment has its hazards, and a route recon is an effective tool to identify them. When I took the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Basic RiderCourse, my instructors told me to apply this same practice before riding an unknown route. Two events opened my eyes to the importance of that advice.


Mentoring Saves Lives

While in Afghanistan, every Thursday night I would get together with three friends and watch “Sons of Anarchy,” a television show about the exploits of an outlaw motorcycle gang. After about six months of watching, we decided we all needed to buy motorcycles when we returned home.

  • 29 May 2022
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You are Responsible Too

What will you do when you see a buddy taking needless risks? Will you warn them of the dangers or egg them on to see what happens? Will you mentor them or set them up to be a fallen comrade?

  • 22 May 2022
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Senseless Losses

As a brigade sport bike and senior battalion motorcycle mentor, dozens of Soldiers have asked me for advice about becoming a motorcyclist. Of these, one Soldier in particular stands out.

  • 1 May 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Animal Crossing

I was about 500 feet from the exit for Fort Belvoir, riding in the right lane on a poorly lit section of the road. I was almost home free when I suddenly saw a gray mass in front of me. Whatever it was, it didn’t seem to know what it wanted to do.

  • 24 April 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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The Most Critical Piece

A helmet is the most critical piece of personal protective equipment (PPE) a rider wears. According to Army policy, riders are required to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle or all-terrain vehicle (ATV). It only makes sense if you want to prevent traumatic and fatal head injuries.

  • 13 March 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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