Shouldn’t have been there?

Most of us that have been riding for a while are fully aware of vehicle blind spots.

Occasionally you will hear or see a post about a car that almost merged right into someone on the highway.

True, the fault would fall onto driver that merged, But…Just a reminder

You Shouldn’t Have Been There

Hope everyone is having a fun and safe riding season.

You can’t ? ……BS #2

Last summer we shared an article about a guy on his “Harley-Davidson Frijole 883” in the NORRA Mexican 1000, well these guys may have topped that!

TAKE: Two guys, a couple 1980 Honda Gold Wings, add a set of knobbies, stereos,  CB radios, KC lights, trailer hitches & cup holders….and go for an Enduro Ride (must have cup holders when off-roading, you know, stay hydrated)

Check out the great article on RideApart.Com and enjoy their video below.

Looks like a lot of fun, but you better be in good shape to hustle these big boys on the trail!

 

Are we at Fault, sometimes?

In a recent copy of the AMA magazine, a letter to the editor caught my attention and started me thinking as well.

We as motorcyclists are always complaining about the cagers.

They are not paying attention. Messing with cell phones and gadgets and we as riders will usually come out on the bad end of those situations.

His letter kinda places some responsibility on us as riders.

WHAT! – US?   Man, is he ruffling feathers or what?

We should put forth the same amount of effort ( or even more ), that we spend on wanting “distracted drivers” to see us and make sure we are not “distracted riders”.

He makes a good point.

We riders know that we are invisible to a lot of vehicles and  we have to be totally aware of traffic and expect the unexpected.

So, WE MUST be careful with our Rider-Rider communications, Cameras, GPS’s, Bluetooth music & calls and such, because, all of these can be just as dangerous to us as riders as they are to other vehicles on the highway.

So try to make sure you are not a Distracted Rider…Ok?

Bronson didn’t need hard Saddlebags

Then Came Bronson, an American adventure/drama television series aired on NBC for one season – September 17, 1969 thru April 1, 1970 – 26 episodes. A lot of you may have never heard of it.

After loosing his best friend and arguments with his boss, he began a journey searching for the meaning of life! Just like a cowboy but on a H-D Sportser. I don’t think the series has ever been released on DVD, but seems some episodes are on the internet.

Below is episode 2 where he has bike trouble and an old codger picks him up. Then they get Bronson’s and the old guys bike running again and take off (but not everyone is happy about it).

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