Riding Right: Riding in the Rain

Nothing beats riding with the sun shining on your back. A nice warm spring day seems to bring out motorcycles and bugs in equal numbers. Unfortunately, there will be times when the skies open up and riding in the rain becomes unavoidable. Here are some strategies for riding in wet conditions.

Riding Right: Night Riding

Its never more important to see and be seen than it is when you ride at night. Here are several important considerations for safe riding after the sun goes down.

Riding Right: Avoiding Hazards

Why did the chicken cross the road? To see if you could swerve. Pot holes, road kill, an inattentive motorist who decides to make a left turn in that intersection right in front of you. If you ride a street motorcycle, the odds are extremely high that someday soon something will jump directly into your path of travel, and youll need to execute a swerve to avoid a collision.

Riding Right: Getting Back in the Saddle After An Accident

As a therapist and hypnotist I have a problem with a certain old biker adage. Most motorcyclists have heard it. “There are two types of bikers. Those who have been down and those who are going down.” From a psychological perspective this saying is potentially dangerous as it could create what clinicians call a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Riding Right: An Uphill Battle

Starting out on a hill can be tricky. Have you ever been stopped on a hill behind a truck or car that has rolled backward toward you? Its a little unsettling. Vehicles with manual transmissions may roll back from a dead stop on a hill. And motorcycles are no exception.

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