Get Your Fingers Up On The Brake Lever

"The Allstate Insurance website tells us that 46 percent of motorcycle crashes happen at intersections. Wait! Don’t quit reading. This isn’t a hand-wringing rehash of what we all know. I’m not going to preach about the hazards of intersections and the generally poor driving skills of the American driver. Those aren’t going to change anytime [...]

By | 2018-04-24T19:24:27+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Moto Musing|0 Comments

What We Wear above the neck

In part 2 of David L. Hough's two part series, What We Wear, Hough explores proper motorcycle helmets, the NHTSA's position on protective equipment and research showing the importance of wearing protective head gear when riding. Here's a short excerpt from this article, one I suggest any rider read: "I’ve suggested the importance of wearing [...]

By | 2018-04-18T16:33:55+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Moto Musing|0 Comments

What We Wear (Below the neck)

Are you an All The Gear All The Time (ATGATT) rider? David L. Hough is, and explains why in the first part of the two part series, What We Wear. Based on an article published in Motorcycle Consumer News, January 2016, Hough goes through the importance of motorcycle gear one should wear below the neck, citing key [...]

By | 2018-04-18T16:28:25+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Moto Musing|0 Comments

An Introduction to Stretching for the Motorcyclist

Nick's Note: We can buy new tires and reflash our ECU, but what about the on-board-engineer? To continue our "Winter Improvement" series, we ask Jenn Peris of ExposeYoga.com to get us ready for riding season with Standing Hip Stretches based on her extensive knowledge of not just yoga, but of what a motorcycle rider needs to succeed: Jenn [...]

By | 2018-04-13T19:18:28+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Moto Musing|0 Comments

Staying Alive

This article was originally published on LinkedIn Pulse by David L. Hough on January 13, 2016.  "Based on a column by the author published in Motorcycle Consumer News, March, 2015 Stayin’ Alive By David L. Hough So the phone rings and it’s some guy from New York City who has tracked me down because he [...]

By | 2018-04-03T18:30:44+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Moto Musing|0 Comments

Brake Light Initiative: Braking Properly

How to use your motorcycle brakes properly Nick Ienatsch, Jeff Allen, Michael Troutman, and John Beck wrote a Lifestyle piece on CycleWorld about using your motorcycle breaks properly. "The Pace 2.0 challenges riders to add this statement to their riding portfolio: “I can go to the brakes at any time during my ride.” The Brake [...]

By | 2018-04-03T18:24:48+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Moto Musing|0 Comments

Pace vs. Risk: Rubber Side Down, Part 2

The second part of Keith Culver's two part Pace vs. Risk series, featured on Cycle World's Ienatsch Tuesday column. "We're back to discuss how to reduce the two major canyon-riding “Risks” we discussed in part one: Lean Angle and Abruptness...while still enjoying your pace. Yes, I wrote “your pace" because everyone has a different pace [...]

By | 2018-04-02T16:07:37+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Moto Musing|0 Comments

Pace vs. Risk: Rubber Side Down, Part 1

Keith Culver wrote a two part guest column for the Ienatsch's Tuesday column on Cycle World. "We hear this cliché all the time, but how does a new-to-the-canyons rider keep it that way? Hello, Keith Culver here. I am not a writer or motorcycle training guru, but due to my position as the Chief Operating [...]

By | 2018-04-02T16:08:16+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Moto Musing|0 Comments

Learning how to install vinyl stickers, the right way (why not?)

"Last year, I watched Brian Smith apply stickers. Here is his approach, learned from a big-time Porsche tuner...and it works great." - Nick Ienatsch  Nick asked me to outline my procedure for installing vinyl die-cut stickers on a motorcycle, car, truck, trailer, tool box, etc. I’m finding that it’s a lot like teaching someone to [...]

By | 2018-04-02T16:08:42+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Moto Musing|0 Comments

Five Riding Skills You Can Practice Every Ride

"Parking lots, including this truck stop, became my practice areas. On my Versys and then my FZ1, I worked on techniques at slower speeds to fine-tune muscle memory, finding that the small things like foot position make a huge difference." - Gary Klein At age 50, Gary Klein fell in love with motorcycle riding and [...]

By | 2018-04-02T16:26:52+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Moto Musing|0 Comments