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Trust the Basics: Another Round of Firsts

Slick or slippery surfaces (gravel, sand, and debris in the road), wild life (and dogs), and brake lockups are topics that were addressed during the Rider Academy, but these items were not demonstrated for obvious reasons. Today’s ride introduced or … Continue reading

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The ROLL Method: Ride, Observe, Learn, and Live

Saturday’s ride was all about observations I learned to help me (and any rider) live. The ride was also the farthest solo to date – 130 miles. I know I have to keep my head in the “game” to be … Continue reading

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Advanced Lessons: Wind and Gyroscopes

If you’ve been following these “rides”, you know I’ve been riding for just over a month now. I’ve talked about always reviewing the basics while riding and one of those topics that was covered in the class, but was not … Continue reading

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HEAD TO TOES: Being Safe Even After COVID

During this near Nation-wide lockdown, you can still go out as long as you continue to practice your “social distancing”. After being off the bike for nearly an eternity (ok, it has only been five days…), I decided to go … Continue reading

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Becoming More Comfortable

It is the end of four weeks since I started this adventure. Time for another update. Ironically this coincides with a National emergency where most are being ordered to stay at home or practice social distancing if you must go … Continue reading

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Solo 60: Another First of Firsts

There are a few things in life that once you’ve experienced, you just can’t go back. Your first kiss, the loss of one’s virginity (good or bad experience), your learner’s permit and license, marriage, holding your first-born child (hopefully not … Continue reading

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Captain, Ride Captain

When I took the motorcycle safety course, a friend from work noticed the workbook on my desk that Friday. I was reviewing it and thinking about how its contents compared to the online eCourse. Anyway, he was very interested that … Continue reading

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The First 100 Miles: A New Rider’s Perspective

The recommended first step in learning to ride a motorcycle should be to take a rider safety course such as one by from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). I took mine at Harley Davidson of Savannah in Georgia (Thanks guys!). … Continue reading

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