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 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

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

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

A Practice Guide For Braking

In this Ienatsch Tuesday column, Nick gives readers a 13-step guide to practicing the perfect break, because if there is one motorcycle component to master, it's the brakes. "Last week while standing on the Inde Motorsports Ranch asphalt watching riders approach during the Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) braking practice session, it occurred to me how [...]

By | 2018-03-06T19:38:57+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Moto Musing|0 Comments

Motorcycle Situational Awareness, Part 2

"We’ve already noted that motorcycling is very dangerous, and that none of the tactics commonly employed to mitigate the danger have managed to bring the danger level down to anywhere near that of passenger vehicles. However, for some people the enjoyment of motorcycling overshadows the potential for injury. And becoming a better rider seems to [...]

By | 2018-02-28T20:20:48+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Moto Musing|0 Comments

Look At The “Big Picture” Scenario While Riding Your Motorcycle

Nick Ienatsch is an American motorcycle racer, writer, and motorcycle riding instructor who writes a weekly blog celebrating the motorcycle life on Read his thoughts on why it's important to look at the "big picture" while riding your motorcycle. "'It’s like cheating,' said Dave, a student at last week’s Champ School. Dave is a racer on a [...]

By | 2018-02-15T16:52:22+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Moto Musing|0 Comments

Trail Braking For Safety, Speed, And Riding Enjoyment

Nick Ienatsch is an American motorcycle racer, writer, and motorcycle riding instructor who writes a weekly blog celebrating the motorcycle life on After witnessing a nearly catastrophic motorcycle mistake, Nick gives insight on how to avoid making the same error in the future. Click here to read Nick's full blog post on Cycle World.

By | 2018-04-02T16:22:09+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Moto Musing|0 Comments