Category / The Daily Grind

  • Cute! There, it’s done! I said “Cute” in a motorcycle blog. Wait, come back here, yeah you! When we’re talking about Mimi and Moto who, by the way, are monkeys who love motorcycles, you can indeed and should say “cute” in a motorcycle blog. If you have kids or grand kids, The Adventures of Mimi [...]

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  • Motorcycle safety and fun: Mutually Exclusive? What’s your opinion? How much fun can you have and still maintain a safety mindset? I think these two concepts go well together rather than being diametrically opposed. How can this be? I think some explanation of my concept of safety is warranted here. Motorcycle safety, I think, carries [...]

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  • 30 March 2017 - rick

    Unique Motorcycle Trailer by Roger

    Riding motorcycles is something only motorcyclists understand. This holds true to even Roger. Roger is a homeless man I met at Culvers at I-17 and Peoria. I met Roger because I saw a very unique trailer

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  • You’ve been there as a motorcyclist – riding along and everything is great, then someone violates your right of way and nearly crashes into you. In these situations, having the right of way is useless of someone crashes into you. So, here’s a technique we call Positional Situational Awareness. This is basically knowing where you [...]

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  • Road hazards and motorcycles do not mix. And when it’s a magic road debris it’s even a bigger challenge. Here some road debris seems to appear out of nowhere, but fortunately the rider has a safe following distance and was able to foil the magic bottle’s diabolical plans. Watch below – can you see where [...]

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  • Riding a motorcycle – for those of us that do – is exhilarating and exciting. Riding does come with its risks – and most motorcyclists understand that. The challenge we face is that some non-riders will want to remind us that it is so dangerous (and probably when we’re not around, will think we just [...]

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  • Motorcycle Melee wants all riders to avoid motorcycle crashes and live to ride as long as possible. In this episode of Motorcycle Melee’s Collision Avoidance Tips to Live By we talk about stopping at stop signs, what to look for when cars enter your roadway, right turns on red, watching for erratic drivers, being aware [...]

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  • You’ve been there. Riding down a multi-lane road and a vehicle suddenly swerves into your lane. Their response is often, “Sorry, I didn’t see you.” Today’s Proactive Collision Avoidance Top of the Day is to use your situational awareness to Predict People’s Actions! While you’re riding, spend time looking trying to predict what other vehicles [...]

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  • For people who ride to and from work, the 2015 Yamaha FZ-09 may be a good option. I bought my FZ-09 in March 2016 and in just 4 months have logged over 7,000 miles. The main drawback for commuters on the FZ-09 is how the seat tends to push the rider forward which causes some [...]

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  • Motorcycle Melee’s Proactive Collision Avoidance: Tip of the Day. Common sense tells us that cars are bigger than our motorcycle – so let’s try to avoid crashing into them, OK?

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