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Motorcycle Tips & Techniques

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Motorcycle Safety and Dynamics: http://www.msgroup.org/

Volume One:
This is not just another "How to Ride a
Motorcycle" book. It is a definitive book on how to survive the early
stages of the motorcycling experience. It provides insights that will be
valuable throughout your riding career.

Volume Two:
For motorcyclists who have already learned how to
operate their bikes with competence. Volume 2 provides detailed
explanations of such subjects as weight management and traction during
braking and acceleration, slip angles, accident avoidance maneuvers, and
much more.

Motorcycle Awareness Month of May - 2014

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dsc 0867aOn Sunday, May 27th hundreds of motorcyclists gathered on the front steps of the Louisiana Capitol building for the 10th annual May is Motorcycle Awareness Month rally. This is an event sponsored by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission and the Motorcycle Awareness Campaign.

The rally was opened with a prayer followed by the presentation of the colors, the pledge of allegiance and the National Anthem sung by Sandy Michelet.

Each year the rally includes guess speakers who have connections to motorcycling and are, or have been themselves riders. Our guest speakers this year were Jeff Leduff, former Baton Rouge Police Chief; Elaine Rougeau, Public Information Officer LHSC; Mert Smiley, Tax Assessor for Ascension Parish and former State Representative; and Bob Courtney, Producer of LA Rider-America on 2 Wheels TV show.

Included in the rally was a memorial service for individuals who were riders who died or were killed as the result of a motorcycle crash in the recent past. Also remembered were individuals who had supported motorcycle awareness and safety. The service included reading of the names of those being remembered while Wesley Smith, survivor of a motorcycle / car crash, carried the names to be placed by the memorial wreath. Sandy sang Amazing Grace. The service ended with a   tolling of a bell in honor of those remembered and the playing of taps.dsc 0953a

 Contributing to the event was a MAC booth with printed materials for the riders to take home and CMA had a booth to offer refreshments for the body and soul. Also in attendance was the La. Motorcycle Safety, Awareness and Operator Training Program trailer. This year  they were showing off there new motorcycle training simulator which will be used to teach riders how to handle dangerous situations.  

 The event was covered by all 3 TV network stations and aired on their evening news. Although a bit windy the weather was perfect. This is an annual event so plan to attend next year to show your support for motorcycle awareness and safety.    

Photos By Bruce LeBlanc (Buck Dynasty)

Leading Cause of Motorcycle / Car Crashes

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The leading cause of motorcycle / car crashes is a car turning left in front of you.  Here, this is evident and caught on tape. Unfortunately they seldom have this good of a result.

 Objects in mirrow are more vulnerable than they appear

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