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Low speed riding, Highspeed Steering, Braking, and Foul weather gear
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Low speed riding, Highspeed Steering, Braking, and Foul weather gear - May 23, 2006, 01:53 PM

I searched through the forum and didnt see anything so forgive me if this is a repost.
Just read through this and thought maybe someone else might enjoy it as well. Its a 4 part safety article by Mark Yager.. pick and choose or read it all:

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Slow Speed Riding
As much as we enjoy ripping down smooth, curvy roads devoid of traffic and radar guns, we all know that the majority of our time is spent plodding through urban areas at low speeds: Trips to the mall, off to the grocery store, down the street to the v ideo rental store, all clustered with traffic and "cages" (also known as automobiles)...

Full article: http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mcnews/safe1.html
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High-Speed Steering
Steering a motorcycle is fairly straightforward, right? It may seem that way, but as you turn for a corner there are a lot more things happening than you probably realize. Being able to turn your bike aggressively and avoid running into that car that just pulled out in front of you largely depends on what you know about these mysterious forces. Read on...

Full article: http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mcnews/safe2.html
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Braking
Like many other techniques in the motorcycle world, effective braking takes some understanding of the mechanics involved. There are two types of motorcycle brakes -- the first is a drum brake and the second a disc brake. Naturally, there are advantages and disadvantages to both types...

Full article: http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mcnews/safe3.html
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Foul Weather Gear
If you have been around the motorcycle world for any length of time, you have probably found that there are two types of riders when it comes to dealing with the weather. Those who ride during the summer and those of us who ride year-round. Riding for twelve months of the year is not possible in all areas of North America or the world, but I happen to live in a place where the bike goes off the road around December 20 and back on about January 5. Regardless of how long your riding season is, you must be prepared for inclememt weather when you ride. Proper cold weather gear is absolutely essential if you want to stay warm and dry (and therefore safe!).

Full article: http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mcnews/safe4.html


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