Category / Keeping it running

  • As a motorcyclist, one of my most tense moments is peeking in my mirrors while waiting at a red light and noticing the approaching vehicle doesn’t appear to be slowing down. There is certainly an oh-shit factor when I see that. One has read on many occasions about motorcyclists who were severely injured or killed [...]

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  • What’s wrong with this picture? As motorcyclists we are adept at complaining about cagers who do things that make riding more dangerous. We complain about them texting while driving, blocking their side view mirror with their phone to their ear, cutting us off in traffic, tailgating … you name it, we motorcyclists have complained many [...]

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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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  • 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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  • Two seconds Pyle, two seconds! Anyone who has ever attended even a basic motorcycle rider training course has heard this – keep a 2-second safe following distance. This will give you time to react to emergency situations. How do you maintain a 2-second following distance? Watch the vehicle in front of you and when they [...]

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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 motorcyclists—especially all the gear all the time (AGATT) motorcyclists, the Arizona summer heat is a daunting nemesis. During June, July and August riders often experience late afternoon temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit and in late July and August it’s not uncommon for temperatures to reach between 110 and 120 degrees.  Any opportunity to minimize [...]

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  • Trying to avoid a bug speeding toward you at 75 MPH is impossible. I know this because last Friday while riding home from work a large suicide bug tried to take me out. As I was enjoying my highway ride home from work, out of nowhere – bang, splat! Scaring the crap out of me, [...]

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