Tag: confidence

How to Ride a Motorcycle Across the Country in One Step

by Liz Jansen In 2003, at age 49, I walked away from a 25-year marriage and a long-term corporate career. What’s a motorcycle rider to do when faced with open-ended time off during the summer? Go for an extended ride,

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10 More Reasons Motorcycles Tip Over

by Liz Jansen One of the most frequently read blog posts on my website is 10 Things to Do With a Dropped Motorcycle. I published it in 2012 and it’s still getting comments. Published a week later and still highly

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Managing Gravel and Crushing Fear

by Liz Jansen The long gravel driveway wasn’t part of my plan for getting back on the road. In fact, I wanted to avoid the stuff until I’d built up some confidence riding on tarmac. I’d laid out a well

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How to Start Riding After a Motorcycle Accident

by Liz Jansen  I’m nervous about getting back on a motorcycle. Although I don’t keep a running total, I’ve ridden hundreds of thousands of miles over 45 years with no accidents on the road until last summer. I teach others

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7 Life Lessons from Motorcycle Maintenance

  Caring for your motorcycle demonstrates respect for what it is. Although it’s easy to become complacent and take its performance and reliability for granted, doing so puts your safety and wellbeing at risk.   While many people cringe at

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Don’t Worry – It Wastes Your Life

  It turns out the most common regret elders in our society have, is that they regret having spent so much time worrying.   Here’s an excerpt from the article which contains wisdom from the experts who have lived it,

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10 Reasons to Say Not Yet to Learning to Ride a Motorcycle

Everyone has an adventure gene. It may buried under a few layers, or dormant for the time being, but everyone has something. Most riders acknowledge that riding a motorcycle isn’t for everyone, yet we all know people who have given

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9 ways learning basic maintenance will build self confidence

It’s well known that learning to ride a motorcycle will build self-confidence. One has only to catch a glimpse of the beaming face of any student who has just completed the course for proof.   Learning basic motorcycle maintenance grows

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7 Reasons to Mind Your Own Business

Last week American Besse Cooper celebrated her 116th birthday. One of her two secrets to healthy longevity? Mind your own business. Yoga instructors tell us to “Stay on your mat.” In motorcycling we learn to focus our eyes where we

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10 Things to Do With a Dropped Motorcycle

The embarrassment is immediate. Then there’s that sickening feeling when you see your bike lying over on its side. It’s even more painful when it’s new. But that’s not the worst. Assuming no major damage to bike or body, shattered

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