Motorcycling Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In our last article, we talked about whether or not it was a good idea to go out for a motorcycle ride right now. There are ethical implications, such as the potential risk to others should you get into an accident and require hospitalization, but that’s not all there is to think about when weighing [...]

To Ride or Not to Ride: Motorcycling in the Time of COVID-19

The streets are empty and quiet. Almost eerily so. Freeways that were once rush hour parking lots now look like stills from a post-apocalyptic film. If you’re anything like us, you’re probably feeling a little stir-crazy… and starting to think those roads might make the perfect personal racetrack. But should you be riding your motorcycle [...]

A Motorcycle Safety Checklist: Things to Think About the Next Time You Ride (Part 3)

To ride a motorcycle is to make a million decisions with each passing minute. Some of those decisions are big. Some of them are small. But all of them are in pursuit of the same ultimate goal: stay on the bike, and stay alive. That’s kind of the fun of it though, isn’t it? The [...]

8 Fast Facts That All Motorcyclists Need to Know

At the end of every year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety releases an annual snapshot of the previous year’s motorcycle fatalities based on its analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). Each year’s snapshot is another sobering reminder of how short life is, and how important it [...]

2020-02-10T15:06:20-08:00February 10th, 2020|Motorcycle Safety, Safe Driving|0 Comments

A Motorcycle Safety Checklist: Things to Think About the Next Time You Ride (Part 2)

To ride a motorcycle is to make a million decisions with each passing minute. Some of those decisions are big. Some of them are small. But all of them are in pursuit of the same ultimate goal: stay on the bike, and stay alive. That’s kind of the fun of it though, isn’t it? The [...]

2020-01-28T11:07:46-08:00January 28th, 2020|Motorcycle Riders, Motorcycle Safety|0 Comments

A Motorcycle Safety Checklist: Things to Think About the Next Time You Ride (Part 1)

To ride a motorcycle is to make a million decisions with each passing minute. Some of those decisions are big. Some of them are small. But all of them are in pursuit of the same ultimate goal: stay on the bike, and stay alive. That’s kind of the fun of it though, isn’t it? The [...]

How To Be Safe As A Passenger On The Back Of A Motorcycle

If riding a motorcycle is fun, then riding with a passenger has to be twice as fun. That’s how math works, right? Well, not quite. Having a passenger on your bike completely changes the dynamic of the ride, and can actually be pretty scary. The added (potentially doubled) weight of a second person affects everything [...]

Gearing Up: Hear Us Out (Or Why You Should Always Ride With Earplugs)

Most of us are capable of injuring ourselves on the way to the bathroom — who among us hasn’t stubbed a toe at 3:27 AM? So when it comes to riding two-wheeled machines at inhuman speeds down roads that would make a cheese grater feel inadequate, it’s probably wise to take heed and cover up! [...]

Gearing Up: Head, Shoulders, Knees and… Eyes?

There’s a saying in sports:  leave it all on the playing field. The same should not be said for motorcycles and the road. If you want to protect you in a crash, avoid serious personal injury when you’re on the road, and keep all your body’s requisite components in their original configuration, you need to [...]

Gearing Up: Lessons on Protection from MotoGP Racers

At 209.9 mph, the human body might as well be Play-Doh. That's the thing about evolution, though:  we’re a bit ill-equipped to be run along the ground at speeds so fast they'd make a wedge of Roquefort appreciate a cheese grater. And yet when Marc Marquez, reigning two-time MotoGP world champion, crashed during a 2013 [...]