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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.
Riding on Gravel
Let it Rain - Riding
Motorcycles when it's Wet
Cold Weather Motorcycle Riding - Wind Is Your Enemy
Tire Wear from "Rattlebars"
- Common motorcycle tire wear patterns.
Carrying a Passenger
Personal Protective Gear