Helpful Hints for Riding

AH, FALL!!! FINALLY!  The weather has broken here in southeast Louisiana!  And right on schedule, too: the middle of October.  On October 15 it was a miserable 85 degrees…October 16 I rode to the gym...

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Helpful Hints for Riding

Road safety is everyone's responsibility—passenger vehicle drivers, truck drivers, bus drivers, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and even pedestrians. When traveling on our roads, we must all remember that we all have different safety challenges. Blind spots, long...

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Helpful Hints for Riding

GET READY TO RIDE! Here in Louisiana, we’re blessed with a 12-month riding season.  Sure, we have our share of cold days (remember those a couple months ago?!!!), but personally speaking, I don’t think there’s...

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I'VE FALLEN...AND I CAN GET UP! It's happened to me three times, and I'll bet it's happened to you, too.  Maybe even more than once!  Dropping your bike is a pain.  (Not to mention embarrassing.) Amanda...

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DRESS FOR SUCCESS   When I was vacationing in Israel several years ago, I was pleased to see how many two-wheelers were on the road.  But I was appalled by how the motorcyclists dressed over...

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Helpful Hints for Riding

Fear.  Am I right? Sure, I'll admit it: I'm a little fearful every time I saddle up.  I'm afraid I might get in an accident.  Or get caught in the rain.  Or worse yet -...

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Helpful Hints for Riding

Safety.  It's what we're all about here at the Motorcycle Awareness Campaign.  True...we do tend to focus on the 4-wheeling motorist and getting him or her to be actively aware of those of us on...

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Helpful Hints for Riding

WHY WE'RE "INVISIBLE"   We all know that the most common "excuse" motorists give when they strike a motorcyclist is, "I just didn't see him."  But WHY didn't the motorist see him? The most obvious...

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RIDE THE DRAGON?  NO, THANKS!   I can’t tell you how many times people have said one (or more) of the following to me: “Oh, man!  I rode The Dragon!  You have GOT to ride...

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Helpful Hints for Riding

TAILGATERS!  AM I RIGHT?   We've all been there.  You're on your bike and some jerk-wad in a car is tailgating you.  What can you do?  Well, when I'm in my CAR, I generally whip...

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