Tag: safety

by Liz Jansen “If you’re going to ride that bike, you’d better be able to pick it up by yourself.” “I can’t go on a solo trip until I learn to pick it up by myself.” The first statement was …

Disempowering Motorcycle Myth Debunked Read More »

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by Liz Jansen May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Many campaigns have been designed to alert automobile drivers to our presence on the road. That all helps, but safety has to start with me. The rider. I can’t abdicate that …

12 Tips for Riders During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Read More »

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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 …

10 More Reasons Motorcycles Tip Over Read More »

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by Liz Jansen In a month, I’ll be celebrating another birthday. The calendar doesn’t stop and every year that age number increases by one. In fact those ‘ones’ seem to come around faster than before. But there’s one thing that …

First Motorcycle Ride—Some Things Never Get Old Read More »

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by Liz Jansen While Trudy, my motorcycle, is still in hibernation, the calendar has transitioned to spring. While many of you are already riding, it’s still a little early in some areas. I’m in no rush. Rather, I’m savoring this …

9 Motorcycle Rites of Spring Read More »

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Great hot-weather riding info here posted with permission from FIX.com.  For more detail, click on any of the infographics. Source: Fix.com Blog

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by Liz Jansen More than half the riders killed on Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) patrolled roads in 2015 died through no fault of their own. It’s a staggering number and one we can change. We can’t control the actions of …

7 Checks to Make Sure You’re Ready to Ride Read More »

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by Liz Jansen If you’re like me, I squeeze as much season as possible out of autumn and by the time I’m stopped, daylight is short and the temperatures quite chilly. I’m pretty good at winterizing my motorcycle; less so …

8 Steps to Get Your Motorcycle Gear Ready for Spring Read More »

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by Liz Jansen Updated for Spring 2016 After having your motorcycle in hibernation for the winter, getting out for that first ride is one of the most anticipated rites of spring. But before you do, there are three things to do: …

10 Steps for a Spring Motorcycle Checkup Read More »

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by Liz Jansen   Riding season is drawing to a close or significantly curtailed for many of us. That’s a sign to start planning for next season. I thought I’d help by sharing favorite posts that have crossed my desk recently. I’m …

Motorcycle News You Can Use: Nov. 13-20 Read More »

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