From the monthly archives:

October 2008

Impairments to Safe Motorcycle Riding

by CAbiker on October 21, 2008

If you were a kid once, and I’m pretty sure you were, there’s a pretty good chance you spent hours having fun riding around on a bicycle through your neighborhood.  Now that you’re a big kid, you may be thinking about getting that new motorcycle you’ve always wanted, or maybe you just made the big […]

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Risk Management

by CAbiker on October 21, 2008

Risk is an everyday fact of life and it’s here to stay.  Nearly every activity you engage in contains some measure of risk, ranging from something as involuntary as breathing to willingly walking the streets of Fallujah in a firefight.  The fact is; risk is everywhere.  But the important thing to recognize is that some […]

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Traffic Strategies

by CAbiker on October 21, 2008

A student in the Motorcycle Operator Safety class will not actually operate their bike on the streets during the class. However, they will learn techniques and procedures to safely ride in traffic. This article will discuss just a few of those techniques. One of the advantages to riding a motorcycle compared to driving a car […]

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Awareness, Anticipation & Judgment

by CAbiker on October 21, 2008

The Motorcycle Operator Safety Classes teach a rider both physical and mental techniques that will aid the rider in becoming as safe as possible on the streets. Some of the skills that are taught at the class are directly related to physically operating the motorcycle, whereas other skills you will learn are mental in nature […]

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Precision Control

by CAbiker on October 21, 2008

One of the most beneficial skills that a beginning rider will learn at the Motorcycle Operator Safety courses is the ability to control the motorcycle. This includes starting and stopping, balance and turning the motorcycle at both low and high speeds. This article will discuss some of the precision control techniques that students learn in […]

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Motorcycle Controls

by CAbiker on October 21, 2008

Before a rider ever even starts their motorcycle in the safety class, they will learn all of the controls of the motorcycle. This article will discuss each control found on a motorcycle, as well as its function and location. Ignition: The ignition is the part where the key goes. It can usually be found on […]

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Pre-ride Preparation

by CAbiker on October 21, 2008

So let’s say you went on a hike this summer, and after driving to your point of departure you discovered you that you had forgotten your expensive hiking boots back at the house and the only footwear you had were the flip-flops you were wearing.  At some point during your hike it began raining and […]

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Motorcycle Operator Safety Classes

by CAbiker on October 21, 2008

It’s hard to travel a mile on a public street or highway these days without seeing a motorcycle. There are a lot of reasons why motorcycles have gained in popularity in recent years, but these days with gasoline prices soaring into the stratosphere; many people are considering a motorcycle as a financially viable alternate mode […]

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High-Visibility Motorcycle Clothing & Accessories

by CAbiker on October 21, 2008

An important phrase you will often hear from expert riders regarding safety is, “See and be seen.” The “see” part of this phrase is referring to your ability to see clearly what is going on all around you. The “be seen” part is in reference to other driver’s ability to see you. There are a […]

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Essential Raingear for Bikers

by CAbiker on October 21, 2008

It’s a beautiful day so you call up a few friends and organize a nice long motorcycle ride. You ride for a couple hours, and are far from home when the clouds roll in. You hopelessly wish away the rain, but unfortunately the afternoon has brought in the thunderstorm. Now you are caught in a […]

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