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Spring Maintenance

With 2021 upon us and riding season in many parts of the country fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking of getting our bike prepped for spring.  Often, when many riders first get their bikes out for the year, winter hasn’t quite let go.  As a result roads are cold and dirty and lacking in …

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First Bike

You are shopping for your first motorcycle. What an exciting adventure! The first thing you’ll notice is that riding is a bit addictive. Buying bikes and riding gear is too. Hopefully your first bike will be the start of a long line of two wheeled trophies. The second thing you’ll notice is that there can …

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STAND OUT IN A CROWD

Do you know that certain person that always needs to be the centre of attention? They dressbrilliantly, they dance around the party and command your attention. If the road was a partyand you’re a motorcycle rider you need to be that person. Step 1 – dress for success. Hi-Vis clothing works and the higher you …

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Gear That Fits Not Flaps!

PPE or Personal Protective Gear is all the rage right now in the time of Covid-19. For motorcyclists it hasbeen part of attire all along. In fact some articles of protection like leather chaps, jackets, pants andgloves date back to the wild, wild west. The proper riding gear is important for your protection and for …

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EYES (Part 3)

Eyes part 1 talked about understanding and training the riders eyes to perceive potential dangeroussituations. Part 2 talked about how others might or might not see you. In Part 3 we will talk about howto train your eyes to prioritize when and where to look. In urban environments you should be practicing SIPDE, always scanning …

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EYES (Part 2)

You might think that they take a steady video of to analyse what’s going on. In fact, your brain processesaction as a series of still shots. Your brain is also programmed to identify familiar objects and possibledisregard unfamiliar items. There is an acronym known as SMIDSY or Sorry Mate I Didn’t See You. For this …

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EYES (Part 1)

Eyes are the windows to your brain. They control what you see and how you react. You have probablyheard of target fixation or conversely “to look where you want to go”. The first is a must not and thesecond is an absolute must. Eyes may not naturally know to look where you want to go …

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