Is Riding a Motorcycle Dangerous?

Before I start I will say I am an avid rider and have been for years so it’s possible this collection of thoughts are biased. I’ll answer the question up front.  Is riding a motorcycle dangerous?  The answer is yes, but, if you ride you already knew that. To prepare for this little narrative I … Continue reading Is Riding a Motorcycle Dangerous?

The Inevitable Crash

As we ride we know calamity is just a matter of time. Murphy’s Law says, “If you ride you will crash."  It is not a matter of if, but a matter of when and how bad.  We can take available Motorcycle Safety Foundation courses and we can ride with the right attitude. We can also … Continue reading The Inevitable Crash

Zen – Part 3

In part three of “Zen and The Art of Group Riding” we will discuss the cager. A cager is not your friend, not necessarily by design or intentional, but the fact remains. It’s hard enough to outmaneuver a cager when riding single, but riding in a group only means the cagers will find themselves in … Continue reading Zen – Part 3

Zen – Part 2

  Regardless, whether you ride solo or with a group there are standard safety practices that must apply. Tire pressure, chain or belt tension, functional lights, mirrors and personal protective gear to name a few all apply. Some riders take these safety issues seriously and others give it them a casual thought. It all comes … Continue reading Zen – Part 2

Zen – Part 1

Ideas set forth in this series of articles are personal in nature and do not reflect the opinion of any particular club, any state law (unless specified) nor the opinion of that State Trooper who just wrote you a ticket for some seemingly unnecessary reason. For a biker the only thing cooler than seeing a … Continue reading Zen – Part 1

Zen and the Art of Group Riding

If given a choice of riding with a group or riding solo I would prefer to ride solo. However, there are some caveats to that. If riding in a benefit or a community event then the group dynamic is probably what you are going to engage. If I know all the riders in the group … Continue reading Zen and the Art of Group Riding