Why do I ride?

Why do I ride? When the sun is out, the sky is blue, and the air is crisp with the first hints of spring I’ve already been riding. In the summer heat and scarlet sunsets of hot August I’m still…

Motorcycle PMS

So, I thought about it for awhile. Pondering with the irreconcilable ignominy of having any sort of respect thrown my way. Cause I really don’t deserve it. I have always posted mainly with a passion at creating content rather than…

Gerlach

Tuesday, September 25, 2001 It’s dark at night on the Playa. You can see the sparkling lights of Gerlach far off in the distance. A small town made smaller by the gulf of distance. Shimmering moonlight sneak through a hole…

The unique motorcycle

What are the options a rider has when dealing with other traffic? What are the particular movements, or directions a motorcycle can accomplish in its environment? How best can we utilize these changes in direction to assist our risk management…

February 1, 1986

This is the story of a life changing event. As a young Marine and father it is a very personal tale. The story is true to the best of my recollection, but some of it is filled in with the…

T-CLOCK

Riders who consider the enormity of risk reduction will often start considering the options available to them, and the principle method of reducing risk is through preparedness. The methods of preparing for an encounter are basically through preparing our body…

SIPDE What?

Why would a rider SIPDE? The Gold Wing riders who have taken the Motorcycle Rider Course from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation learn about an observation skill called SIPDE. SIPDE is a technique that develops the requisite parts of the observation…