Zen Motorcyclist: Beautiful and Broken

Nov 01, 2015 View Comments by

In the Aftermath of a Crash – Kintsukuroi (or kintsugi) may sound like the name of the latest model from one of the big four Japanese motorcycle companies. Actually, it is the Japanese art of repairing the cracks in broken pottery with gold or silver—literally “golden repair.” The belief is that an object is more […]

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Touring Tip: Five Common Sources of Motorcycle Accidents & Strategies For Avoiding Them

Oct 02, 2015 View Comments by

Defensive Riding Techniques – ONCOMING, LEFT TURNING VEHICLE: This is probably the most common cause of motorcycle accidents. The driver of an oncoming vehicle doesn’t see a motorcyclist and makes a quick left turn directly in the rider’s path, leaving little or no time to avoid hitting the car. -Avoidance Strategy: First, it’s always helpful […]

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A True Story: Protective Motorcycle Gear Saved My Life

Sep 28, 2015 View Comments by

It was Labor Day of 2007, a Sunday. I’m a teacher and school had begun for me the previous week so this was my last real gasp of summer and I was looking forward to the ride. I was with a group of about six riders. My friend Jonathan and I were riding solo, and the rest of […]

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Common Motorcycle Insurance Questions Answered

Aug 26, 2015 View Comments by

Decoding Motorcycle Coverage – One of the most common questions I hear regarding motorcycle insurance is, “What is the average cost of a motorcycle insurance policy?” Another common question: “What do I really need on my policy, and what can I do to drop my overall insurance cost?” Here are some answers to motorcyclists’ most […]

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What To Do Until the Ambulance Arrives

Jun 03, 2015 View Comments by

The Best Response to an Emergency Situation – Have you ever come upon an accident before emergency medical service (EMS) personnel arrived and were unsure how to assist? It can be a daunting situation, and it’s tempting to just ride past, but think how you would feel if you were the injured victim who desperately needed […]

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The Vis Biz

May 24, 2014 View Comments by

I was topping off my Transalp’s gas tank years ago when a guy walked up to me and asked in a very offensive tone of voice why I wasn’t wearing a white helmet. Here in Ohio we don’t have a helmet law, and sadly only a small minority of us even wear head protection. I’d […]

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The Kurt Caselli Foundation

Mar 06, 2014 View Comments by

Shortly after Kurt’s tragic death while competing in the Baja 1000 race on the Baja Peninsula in Mexico, the Kurt Caselli Foundation was established in his memory. The foundation seeks to further improve safety before, after, and during racing events and to aid former off-road riders as they transition into new careers as their racing […]

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After a Motorcycle Accident: Insurance Q & A

Jul 13, 2012 View Comments by

Motorcycle accidents are dangerous, scary, and confusing. Knowing how to deal with insurance companies will help you protect your rights, your financial security, and save you from additional stress in the process. Here are answers to some of the most common questions bikers have after an accident: Q: I’ve been in a motorcycle accident. What […]

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