Things Are Not Going Well, So Is A Crash Inevitable?

Nick Ienatsch writes, "There are valid, real reasons for crashing motorcycles, reasons you tell your friends and they nod in agreement. “Nothing you could have done,” they will say, believing it. But often, our crashes come at the end of a string of issues that, in hindsight, point us directly to the eventual crash. We [...]

By |2018-10-31T16:28:23+00:00October 31st, 2018|Moto Musing|Comments Off on Things Are Not Going Well, So Is A Crash Inevitable?

Is riding two-up a motorcycle safety blind spot?

RevZilla's Jake Bright opens up about the safety issues that can arise from riding two-up on a motorcycle. Riding two-up is a skill that some riders overlook as a safety issue. Take a peak at this Common Thread article to get the full picture on this skill. "The motorcycle safety debate has plenty of chatter on [...]

By |2018-10-01T16:04:33+00:00October 1st, 2018|Moto Musing|Comments Off on Is riding two-up a motorcycle safety blind spot?

New Motorcycle Book Brings Confidence Back to the Sport

Lance Oliver examines Jon DelVecchio's new book, "Cornering Confidence: The Formula for 100% Control in Curves" in his latest RevZilla post. "When was the last time you heard someone say, "Man, that was a great motorcycle ride! Two hundred miles and not a single curve. Flat and straight the whole way." Probably never, right? Negotiating [...]

By |2020-10-20T14:02:42+00:00July 30th, 2018|Moto Musing|Comments Off on New Motorcycle Book Brings Confidence Back to the Sport

The best advice: look where you want to go

Lance Oliver writes, "In all my years of riding, I've learned a lot through experience, often the hard way. I've been lucky to hear the wisdom of teachers ranging from a former world champion, Kevin Schwantz, to the professorial safety columnist, Lawrence Grodsky. If I had to sift through all that good advice and choose [...]

By |2020-10-20T14:08:32+00:00July 5th, 2018|Moto Musing|Comments Off on The best advice: look where you want to go

How earplugs save your hearing and make you safer

Lance Oliver offers his insight on the importance of wearing earplugs when riding your motorcycle. Below is an excerpt of the article: "Riding motorcycles can make you happier ... and hard of hearing The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends that workers should [...]

By |2020-10-20T14:06:58+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Moto Musing|Comments Off on How earplugs save your hearing and make you safer

Five tips for better riding from California Superbike School

“The number one thing instructors tell you when it comes to cornering is to look through the corner. So what the hell does that mean?” Don't miss out on these five tips for better riding from the California Superbike School. If you're looking to improve your riding skills, I suggest you take a look at [...]

By |2021-09-23T14:47:34+00:00June 12th, 2018|Moto Musing|Comments Off on Five tips for better riding from California Superbike School

Don’t forget these five things on your next motorcycle trip

Lance Oliver is at it again, this time reminding riders of five important things you might forget on your summer motorcycle trip. Check out the excerpt below, and find the full article on RevZilla! "Your list will vary, so add your tips in the comments below, but here are five things I think are essential [...]

By |2018-05-22T15:32:26+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Moto Musing, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Don’t forget these five things on your next motorcycle trip

Situation Awareness In A High-Threat Environment – RIDE CRAFT

"Years ago I read an inter­view with a veteran Air Force fighter pilot who said that veteran fighter pilots beat rookie pilots in mock air battles because the rookies “look away at the wrong time.” This comment stuck with me as I observed motorcyclists’ eye usage. Recently retired three-star Marine Corps Gen. Robert Schmidle flies [...]

By |2020-10-20T13:57:38+00:00May 9th, 2018|Moto Musing|Comments Off on Situation Awareness In A High-Threat Environment – RIDE CRAFT

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 |2020-11-18T21:08:11+00:00April 24th, 2018|Moto Musing|Comments Off on Get Your Fingers Up On The Brake Lever

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+00:00April 18th, 2018|Moto Musing|Comments Off on What We Wear above the neck