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GWRRA M.A.D. - Motorist Awareness Division

Putting Passion back in the Saddle of Your Motorcycle - Ten Ideas.

50 Ways to Save Your Life - The best bike in the world is scrap—or soon will be—unless you learn how to use it. The most powerful piece of high-performance hardware is between your ears. To help you program it with the right information, we’ve assembled 50 potentially lifesaving bits of street savvy. Some you’ll know, some you won’t. All are worth remembering, because when it comes to riding motorcycles on the street, the people over at the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (www.msf-usa.org) have the right idea with their tagline: The more you know, the better it gets.

Smooth Motorcycle Braking Tips - Braking from a fast straightaway into a slow corner can peg anyone’s pucker meter, but it’s a calmer and safer operation when you scrub off most of that velocity sooner rather than later.

Riding in Wind - Nobody likes being pushed around, least of all at 70 mph on the freeway, or somewhere north of 100 mph on the track. But that’s exactly what a stiff wind will do unless you understand what you’re up against.

Artful Dodging - It's a painful rule of physics: Two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time. Still, various bits and pieces of life's detritus have a habit of periodically materializing right where you're planning to be in the next few seconds.

15 Riding-In-Traffic Tips - Basics? Sure. But keeping them fresh in your cranial RAM could be the difference between riding tomorrow and The Long Nap

How to Ride a Motorcycle Downhill - Riding a motorcycle downhill poses some unique challenges. Here are some techniques to increase control and safety on the way down.

33 Secrets for Smart Touring - There’s nothing like the feeling of loading up and heading out on a big motorcycle trip.
And there’s nothing like the security of knowing you’re prepared for life on the road.

Group Riding - Seventeen tips to ensure everybody has a great day

Touring Essentials: Don't leave home without 'em - You've been planning this motorcycle trip for over a year. The route's all settled, the bike's been serviced, and you think you're ready to go. Are you sure you have everything you need? Are you and your bike prepared?

Loaded for the Road - Discover 27 ways to carry stuff on your motorcycle, from cramming stuff in your jacket to high-end hard saddlebags.

Riding on Gravel

Let it Rain - Riding Motorcycles when it’s wet

Cold Weather Motorcycle Riding - Wind Is Your Enemy

Border Crossings - Tips for visiting our neighbors—and getting back home

Get your bike ready for spring - Now that the warm weather is here to stay, many riders in the northern reaches of the country are faced with getting their bikes back in shape for the riding season.

Three-minute Motorcycle Check - "What a day for a ride," you think to yourself. What you should be thinking, though, is "Is my ride ready for the day?"

Tire Wear from "Rattlebars" - Common motorcycle tire wear patterns.

Carrying a Passenger

Group Riding

Personal Protective Gear

5 Things Every Rider Needs to Know