Law Enforcement: The Understanding

Jan 04, 2015 View Comments by

Several friends of mine were touring in a relatively remote section of a northern state, trying to make some time by tossing the concept of speed limits aside. Rolling along at around ninety-five mph, they expected the worst when a state trooper who was tucked off of the side of the road pulled them over. […]

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How the Police See Motorcyclists

Dec 02, 2014 View Comments by

While recently trolling the endless depths of the Internet, I came across an interesting document. It’s the guidelines set forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for law enforcement officers conducting traffic stops on motorcyclists. The opening sentence of the document’s introduction reads like this, “Motorcycles are becoming a greater concern for law enforcement […]

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My Dual Sport: The Chameleon

Apr 19, 2014 View Comments by

Bad things happen with alarming frequency when one rides a motorcycle in the woods. Not major league bad things necessarily, but bad things nonetheless. I rarely venture off-road without taking at least one spill, and I sometimes have several mishaps during an off-road outing, although they usually involve nothing more than dusting myself off and […]

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President Signs Farm Bill Ending E15 Subsidy

Mar 01, 2014 View Comments by

Earlier this month President Obama signed the Agricultural Act of 2014 into law. This will effectively limit E15 in the nation’s fuel supply at least until 2018. The legislation includes a ban on using funds from the Rural Energy for America Program for installation of ethanol blender pumps in gas stations across the country. Secretary […]

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