After 40 year absence

West Virginia State Police are bringing motorcycles back to their fleet.

The department has purchased seven Harley-Davidson Electra Glides, but these are not the ones that will be used for their training.

15 West Virginia officers as well as 19 other officers from Texas, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Canada are taking their 3-week training at the Yeager Airport in Charleston, WV. Training is provided by the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety from Illinois

One instructor says…it is not unusual for bikes to be dropped 50+ times during slow speed cone and braking drills.

Read the full article on the Herald-Dispatch.Com

Road Rage Season?

Which is almost everyday to most of us motorcycle enthusiasts.

We had a dose of it this past Sunday while on a group ride. No incident, just an unhappy pickup driver. Below is a post from the makers of the CrampBuster (you know, the poor-mans cruise control 🙂 )

Most of us already know this, but doesn’t hurt to spend 60 seconds reading it again.

One of the questions is:

What will happen if I choose to participate in the rage?” Well— If you are on the motorcycle, chances are extremely high you will loose!

Do you ever wish?

You had taken that Motorcycle Tour back in the 70’s (if you are that old)? Shudda dun’it 🙁

Well, evidently you still can. Even on a 70’s bike! So, grab your Blue Jeans, Brogans and Leather Jacket and hit it!

Retro Tours in Kennett Square, PA has some interesting routes that include a 70’s bike. Do you own research, but here are a couple links.

http://www.retrotours.com/

https://www.bookmotorcycletours.com/retro-tours/3-days-searching-for-aliens-motorcycle-tour-in-west-virginia-usa

VDOT Roadtrips:

Just happened upon these videos the other day. Seems they have just been posted this year, every 2-3 months apart. Maybe it will be a regular series.

Pretty interesting and thought you might enjoy.

I wouldn’t mind riding across the last Covered Bridge in VA!