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Ladies! Learn to Ride

Ladies! Learn to Ride

I ran across this article today about why women should learn to ride. I don’t disagree with anything in the article, but some of the suggestions are pretty cut and dried. Sometimes things are more complicated than this. Among other things, the article discusses fear of riding. No one really likes to talk about this, […]

June 25, 2015 | By More
Motorman’s Training Tip on Intersections

Motorman’s Training Tip on Intersections

Excellent video explaining Motorman’s (Jerry Palladino) intersection exercise. He details distances for the cones, as well as technique, following up with a video demonstration. This is not intuitive ability, nor is it likely to be something you learn from a riding buddy. Sorry, but it’s true. It takes practice, too. Honestly, every time I make […]

January 28, 2014 | By More
Motorcycle Drag Racer Loses Her Brakes

Motorcycle Drag Racer Loses Her Brakes

Angie Smith lost her brakes during a qualifying run at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio over the weekend. She kept going, over the sandtrap, and laid the bike down just before hitting a cornfield. When interviewed for television, she said she didn’t know what could be in the cornfield (stopped tractor?) so she made […]

July 9, 2012 | By More
Ditch the Bitch Seat

Ditch the Bitch Seat

I guess we upgrade everything now. The article link below is about a gal that was tired of being a passenger and decided to “upgrade the pavement”. Hey, it’s a lot of fun riding on the back of a motorcycle. You see ALL the scenery, smell all the smells, feel some wind (yeah, just some), […]

July 5, 2012 | By More
If I Have to Explain It

If I Have to Explain It

If I Have To Explain It You Wouldn’t Understand Women’s Cap SleeveT-Shirt If you had to explain why you love riding, what would you say? Say it with one of these items that depict an illustration of a cruiser style motorcycle, with a caption in chrome lettering that reads "If I have to explain it… […]

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Interesting Facts About Harley Davidson Cross Bones

Interesting Facts About Harley Davidson Cross Bones

by Steven Harrison Harley Davidson fans out there are always on the lookout for the next greatest motorcycle release. Harley Davidson Crossbones is like the Holy Grail you’ve been looking for. This bike is drop dead gorgeous if you could consider a bike to be such a thing. This is a bike that even the […]

June 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Motorcycle Training Part 1: Tips for the New Rider

Motorcycle Training Part 1: Tips for the New Rider

by Linda Carruth If you are thinking about throwing a leg over your own motorcycle, there are a few things you may wish to consider first. First, gender. Yes, you read that right, gender. Men and women are so different when it comes to motorcycles and riding. Men just go out and do, without much […]

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Wait For Me

Wait For Me

This is a Bob Seger music video for Wait for Me. It has some nice riding footage that I’m sure we call all relate to. For the riding, if that was not clear. Although, I would like to have seen Bob Seger riding. Wouldn’t you? Roll me away, old friend, roll me away. This one […]

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Vinnie Barbarino Wore A Helmet

Vinnie Barbarino Wore A Helmet

Good things happen on a Honda, and Vinnie Barbarino wore a helmet! This video features a very young John Travolta riding a Honda as a mail courier. I’d be willing to guess this was pre-Sweathog. Weren’t the old Honda commercials just too cute? Hey, I’m pulling you over to give your kid his teddy bear […]

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Japanese Motorcycle Cop

Japanese Motorcycle Cop

Here is a Japanese motor officer negotiating a course at a competition. I would have said the film was sped up, but you can see people walking and shifting from one leg to another in real time. Check out his bike. It’s like a beefed up sport bike bagger. Very intriguing, with an aggressive riding […]

June 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Slow Ride

Slow Ride

This a motor officer performing the “slow race” on steroids. The race, I mean. Got to keep those RPMs up and use the back brake. The back brake makes your bike want to stand up. Just watch.   Police Motorcycle Competition: Slow Ride      

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Partner Run

Partner Run

Two motor officers negotiate a course side by side in tight formation. And I mean TIGHT formation. This is referred to as a “Partner Run”. Amazing skills.   Police Motorcycle Competition: Partner Run      

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Amazing Solo Ride

Amazing Solo Ride

A motor officer executes an amazing solo ride through a sea of orange cones. And he really rips it! The maneuvers were amazing enough, but the speed at which he gets through it is absolutely mind-boggling. He never touches one cone. Scrapes a peg, but never touches a cone. Cool.   Police Motorcycle Competition: Amazing […]

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Think!

Think!

Holy British invasion! I’m talking about the music (in this video) of course. This video is a string of British public service videos, shared for educational purposes. The first one is mostly a voice-over that punctuates the concept that people on motorcycles are like everyone else; they have family and friends who care about them. […]

June 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Washington State Motorcycle Skills Test

Washington State Motorcycle Skills Test

This video features people taking their on-cycle skills test in Washington state. Our test (Motorcycle Ohio) was drastically different. In this video, apparently people were taking the test on their own motorcycles. There’s a guy with a bagger and another with a sport bike. When you take the Basic Rider Course here in Ohio, the […]

June 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
You Didn’t See Me

You Didn’t See Me

In this day and age, as riders, we ride in much heavier traffic, traffic that has a difficult time seeing us. We have to ride as if we are invisible; always watching, always anticipating. As if this isn’t perilous enough, we have to deal with distracted drivers, especially those talking on cell phones. And worse, […]

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Motorcycle Safety Foundation: We Share a Common Road

Motorcycle Safety Foundation: We Share a Common Road

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has several videos on their website that you might find interesting. If you’re learning, we highly recommend taking a look.    

June 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Countersteering

Countersteering

Countersteering. Not sure what that is? If you ride, you should become familiar with this concept. Two books that provide some excellent insight into countersteering and other concepts you need to become familiar with are David Hough’s Proficient Motorcycling and Motorcycling Excellence from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. And here’s a video to get you started. […]

June 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Motorman

The Motorman

Jerry Palladino, also known as the “Motorman”, is a motor officer instructor in central Florida. He has created a series of videos to help people learn how to ride. His Ride Like A Pro series is EXCELLENT! Get this stuff in your head and then practice, practice, practice. It doesn’t get any better than this. […]

June 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, NC

Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, NC

Ever heard of a stretch of road called “the tail of the dragon”? How about “the tree of shame”? The Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, NC is a curvy stretch of road with 318 curves in 11 miles. There are other favorites in the area, but this one is pretty well-known. If you’ve […]

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Motorcycle Vlogger from Northeast Ohio

Motorcycle Vlogger from Northeast Ohio

Itchymoche. His tag line is “Ride hard. Die free”. Too many videos to list. Not all of his videos are about motorcycles, but the ones that are motorcycle related offer an interesting perspective that, for the most part, rings true. He talks about what a real biker is, sometimes admitting it’s all in fun. But […]

June 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Comedy Motorcycle Cop Training… Sort Of

Comedy Motorcycle Cop Training… Sort Of

We All Start Somewhere… Where Are You? I didn’t find myself laughing, but I did gasp several times. I feel for this guy. I remember when I was learning; however, I’m not sure what the first part was about and I’m not sure what his problem was going down that hill. Maybe it was the […]

June 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
1950s Italian Motor Officer Drill Team Display

1950s Italian Motor Officer Drill Team Display

Fun To Watch Even If You’re Not Into Bikes Watch these motor officers ride an intricate, close pattern. This takes mad skilz and of course, years of practice. I find this kind of sharp precision motorcycle riding fascinating. I’m very envious of their skill; I’ll never be this good. I really think you’ll enjoy this […]

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