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    Smile Introducing MotoSafe

    Introducing MotoSafe, a blog project discussing funner, more proficient and safer riding:

    www.moto-safe.com

    Inagural articles include "Hidden Risk," "Command Respect" and "The Holy Grail." For moto-educators, look under the Trainer/Educator button for "Trainer Effect."
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    Decent Blog

    I've added it to my list of blogs.

    Thanks.
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    Another "egos gone wild" exercise in little time I'd surmise.
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    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    Another "egos gone wild" exercise in little time I'd surmise.
    Aww - give it a chance.

    I promise not to contribute.
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    Why NoT?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greenwald View Post
    Aww - give it a chance.

    I promise not to contribute.
    Your contributiions are always welcome...
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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger View Post
    Your contributiions are always welcome...
    Nothing personal, Roger. I find you to be an excellent educator and able to present your ideas with insight and well-ordered methodology. All who seek improvement should peruse this new endeavor.

    But after 3+ decades as an LEO, where I had no choice but to rush to every domestic dispute, tavern disturbance, street brawl, ambush, riot and slug-fest in the ER's, I now pick my battles.

    Odd paradox that given our club demographic, there is such contempt towards formalized instruction of motorcycle operation.

    Sitting this one out for now.

    Ride safe and as always..... "Mind your surroundings!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    Another "egos gone wild" exercise in little time I'd surmise.
    Yeh, who cares about safe riding anyway. What fun could not crashing be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Yeh, who cares about safe riding anyway. What fun could not crashing be?
    that makes it sound like we are not supposed to crash, you mean riding a bike your not supposed to crash at least one time in your life ????

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    honestly I think anything that can help riders become better riders is a good thing.
    even the school of hard knocks, I think the crashes in my youth on bicycles, minibikes and older made me a better rider in the long run.

    side note related to safety:

    the other night a friend of my wifes was telling me that she attended a riders course , for passangers. You were taught how to correctly lean ( lean the way I lean gosh darn it) what to do when a bike is being laid down, what to do in a t-bone, and first aid. She said it was a class that did not make the budget, her husband propsed and taught it for one summer for team oregon. He also taught moto safety for cops and he said there was lots of neat tricks that they dont teach in regular classes

    I think it would be neat if there was a class that had kind of beater bikes, that you ere taught how to lay a bike down on purpose. Its a good skill to have.
    Now in my olden years, I meet to many people that wanted to ride all their life, go through mid-life crisis and get their first bike at 55 years old ( which is way cool) but have no idea what to do in a bad situation, and with old brittle bones, might not survive a simple slide or how to avoid a difficult situation.

    ok, coffee is down for the morning

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    Smile New From MotoSafe

    Last month, MotoSafe thought about the benefits of riding smoothly, managing the weight-shifts that occur as we speed up, slow down and change direction. ÔÇÿRiding SmoothlyÔÇÖ is often talked up wherever riders gather. After a brisk ride through some entertaining, hilly roads, followed by a stint on the Interstate and five miles in big-city traffic, Steady Stan and Sam Smooth start in on a couple of burgers at the end of the dayÔÇÖs ride. (read more) www.moto-safe.com
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    New from MotoSafe

    Mark Twain once observed; ÔÇ£Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it!ÔÇØ LetÔÇÖs at least talk about weather, and see if we can find some things to do about it, too.

    (Read more) www.moto-safe.com
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    CliffsNotes on MotoSafe

    On school campuses throughout the world, many backpacks have one or more of the ubiquitous yellow-and-black CliffsNotes study guides tucked inside. You probably picked up a few, didnÔÇÖt you! CliffsNotes are a series of student study guides that present and explain literary and other works, summarized in pamphlet form. Endorsers say the guides help readers understand complex works, while detractors say they let students avoid even reading them. Whichever position you may take, itÔÇÖs clear that CliffsNotes summaries have increased learning, to some depth, for millions of students. Can we learn something about safer riding from this cultural icon?
    (Read more www.moto-safe.com)
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    Training and Educational Resources

    January is almost toast, and February, 'The cruelest month,' will take up an extra day this year. For most riders, March bring some hope. Now might be the time to take a look at some skill-refreshment and self-renewal opportunities for the spring. Check out the Training Resources section (right side of the page, click on the link) at MotoSafe. www.moto-safe.com
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    MSF Research - Seeking Particpants

    Is Your Bike Eligible?


    The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) are seeking participants for a ground breaking study involving motorcyclists

    (Read more: www.moto-safe.com)
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    The August 2013 MotoSafe Column

    Here is a link to the August 2013 MotoSafe column on Animals http://bmwmoa.org/portals/0/rpu/imag...august2013.pdf
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