Online Wisdom is an Oxymoron

Why Relying on Online Advice is Misguided Whether you want to find out why your motorcycle is acting up, are looking to buy new tires, or are trying to learn new motorcycle skills, treat what you learn online with a healthy dose of skepticism. When it comes to searching for advice online, it really is […]

Motorcycle Safety

It’s a Personal Choice. This article is a random collection of thoughts about motorcycle safety gleaned from personal experience, learning, and observation. It’s not meant to be preachy, but I care about motorcycle safety and have some strong opinions, so it may come across that way. I hope my thoughts enliven the conversation, challenge your […]

Getting Ready to Roll

There’s more to it than just prepping your motorcycle  The winter months have kept a lot of us cooped up and with spring finally here, it’s time to dust off our motorcycle jackets and fire up our engines. (I CAN’T WAIT!). If you’re wondering how to get yourself and your trusty moto-steed road-ready, stick around. […]

What’s Your Winter DIY Moto-Project?

It’s that time of year when motorcycle enthusiasts think about working on their motorcycles, adding an accessory or two to get their bike ready for the upcoming season. Road salt and aluminum motorcycle engines aren’t happy bedfellows, so I always wait until the snow melts and the first few spring rainstorms have washed away the […]

From Embarrassment to Excellent

You learn from your mistakes. I can attest to this old adage. When it comes to motorcycling, there are three caveats. It hurts a lot less if you learn from someone else’s mistakes…

If Intersections Were More Dangerous, Would They Be Safer?

Three days ago, not 500 yards from my front door, the flashing red and blue lights of several police cruisers reflected from the chrome pipes on the downed motorcycle lying in the middle of the intersection, an unsettling reminder to all passersby that just a few moments before, a motorcyclist had had a very bad […]

Drivers May Not See You, Even When They’re Looking Right at You

The volunteers file in one by one. They are told they will be watching a film clip and be asked a few questions about it afterwards. You might want to STOP and click the link to see a version of what they saw and test yourself before you continue.  In the film, there are two teams, each […]

Riding When it’s Hot: 14 Tips to Keep You Safe

The stoplight ahead turned yellow. I looked in my rearview mirror and saw the car behind barreling towards me. It was a 30 mph/50 kph zone, but he’d flagrantly surpassed that, so hell-bent was he to get through the yellow light. There was only one problem. I was in front of him, and I had already stopped.

It’s spring time – let’s get out and ride!

It’s Spring and it’s a great time to get on 2 wheels and explore! Whether riding in town or across the country, on a scooter or a motorcycle, being visible is key to coming home safely. Here are two important facts to consider:  1. There are far fewer motorcycles on the road as compared with […]