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PASSING OTHER VEHICLES – Motorcycle Safety Foundation

Published on January 3, 2018 under Born To Ride
PASSING OTHER VEHICLES  – Motorcycle Safety Foundation
Search: Traveling again along a two-lane state highway, you approach a slow-moving vehicle and make a decision to pass. Passing on a motorcycle is not substantially different than passing in a car, though (as is always the case on a motorcycle) taking steps to ensure your own visibility is more important when you are riding. Take every possible step to be sure the driver you are overtaking is aware of you. Evaluate: Make sure there is a good opportunity to pass. Check for oncoming traffic, and gauge whether or not there is sufficient clear roadway available to complete the passing…
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Florida Cigar Club Report

Published on January 3, 2018 under Born To Ride
Florida Cigar Club Report
For many of us, Kipling said it best “a good Cigar is a Smoke.” Now add a group of cigar aficionados to the equation and you have the makings of a cigar club. We spoke with Mike Palmer the founder of the Florida Cigar Club about his passion for a good smoke and good company. Mike, tell us about the Florida Cigar Club? It all started in 2014, my wife told me to find a hobby. I was already an avid cigar smoker, so I decided to start a Facebook group called the Florida Cigar Club Lounge. It has grown…
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Make It a Great Ride! – Women’s World

Published on December 26, 2017 under Blog
Make It a Great Ride! – Women’s World
When June Cline was about ten years old her mama’s brother, ‘Uncle James’ picked her up, sat her on back of his bike and said, “Hold on!” Off they went! June was terrified, excited and hooked. She loved it! Unfortunately, at the end of that short ride, June’s mama was furious. “If I ever catch you on the back of a motorcycle again I’ll beat you half to death,” her mama admonished. “You can die on those things!” As a teen, June’s first boyfriend William had a bike. (A secret from Mama!) June would slip off, saying she was going…
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Maximum or Emergency Braking – MSF Motorcycle Safety Foundation

Published on December 26, 2017 under Blog
Maximum or Emergency Braking – MSF Motorcycle Safety Foundation
Stopping your motorcycle in the shortest possible distance is another valuable skill that street riders need. When an obstacle appears in front of you and swerving is not an option because there are no escape routes available (a piece of furniture falls off of the truck in front of you), then stopping becomes your only option to avoid a collision. The term “maximum braking” is used when both brakes are applied as firmly as possible without locking up either wheel, typically in an emergency situation. To achieve maximum braking, simultaneously squeeze the front brake and clutch levers, and press the…
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Eric Anderson and Jim Woodruff Re-elected to 2018 MIC Board of Directors

Published on December 20, 2017 under Blog
IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 20, 2017 – Eric Anderson and Jim Woodruff were re-elected by members of the Motorcycle Industry Council to serve on the Board of Directors, representing the aftermarket and allied trades members. Anderson, VROOM Network founder and president, will be entering his ninth term on the MIC board. Anderson has nearly 40 years of experience in the powersports industry, beginning in the 1980s when he worked with the MIC as a technical analyst. He then joined Intersport Fashions West, working there 18 years before co-founding Scorpion Sports Inc. Anderson also served as sales and marketing VP for Motorcycle…
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American Flat Track Contingency Postings Near $2 Million – and Still Growing

Published on December 19, 2017 under Blog
American Flat Track Contingency Postings Near $2 Million – and Still Growing
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2017) – On the heels of record-breaking contingency postings from Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle (two of the biggest in flat track history), American Flat Track is nearing the $2 million mark in rider contingency, with generous postings from long-time series partners and supporters of the sport: Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, Sunoco, Arai Helmet, S&S Cycle, Husqvarna Motorcycles, American Honda, Yamaha Motor Corp., Kawasaki Motor Corp. – and more coming soon. The current dollar availability breakdowns look like this: Harley-Davidson: $562,500 Indian Motorcycle: $358,000 Kawasaki Motors Corp.: $356,100 Yamaha Motor Corp.: $211,500 Husqvarna Motorcycles: $88,700 S&S Cycle:…
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Congratulations Jared Mees – 2017 Cycle News Rider Of The Year

Published on December 19, 2017 under Blog
Congratulations Jared Mees – 2017 Cycle News Rider Of The Year
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (December 19, 2017) - It doesn’t happen often – Cycle News choosing a dirt track racer as its Rider Of The Year. It’s only occurred twice in the last 24 years: Legendary Scotty Parker back in 1996, and the late, great Ricky Graham in 1993, when RG won a dramatic Grand National title on a Johnny Goad-tuned Honda after being written off as a has-been. Like Parker and Graham, this year’s winner very definitely earned his stripes, all of which turned out to be as blue, rubbery, melted and gritty as the streaks left behind by his…
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