Touring Tip: RIDING IN FOG

Sep 27, 2015 View Comments by

How to Stay Safe in Murky Weather – Riding in fog—especially when it’s combined with rain and darkness—heightens a number of risk factors that prudent motorcyclists usually seek to avoid: Rider visibility of potential hazards, both ahead and from behind (like being rear-ended by a faster moving vehicle) is severely restricted. Accumulation of moisture on […]

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Rider Safety: See and be Seen

Nov 22, 2014 View Comments by

Every time I attend a big motorcycle event in Arizona, I seem to cross paths with Bill Seltzer of TEAM Arizona (www.motorcycletraining.com). It’s not a coincidence. The premier motorcyclist training organization in Arizona is a fixture wherever motorcyclists congregate, and Seltzer is the “voice” of the organization. As a concerned motorcyclist and writer, I gravitate […]

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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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Adaptiv Technologies GlowRider Vest Named to Nifty Fifty

Mar 27, 2014 View Comments by

The GlowRider Electro-Luminescent Vest from Adaptiv Technologies takes hi-vis apparel to the next level. In addition to its retina searing bright yellow color and reflective material, the GlowRider also boasts electro-luminescent panels on the back and sides of the vest. These panels are actively illuminated, which vastly increases the wearer’s visibility at night. The strips […]

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Hunting Season: Making the Roads Safer for Motorcyclists

Nov 01, 2013 View Comments by

The fall colors are in full bloom here in the Midwest and that makes for some spectacular scenery. Along with the reds, yellows, browns, and other colors are the hunters. Fall means hunting season and that means paying a bit more attention to your surroundings when riding the backroads, even more so if you’re going […]

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Third Eye Design Helmet Mounted Brake Light and Turn Signal

Sep 07, 2013 View Comments by

At RoadRUNNER we are always interested in new technologies that improve safety. We came across this one at the Americade Rally in June. In the video below, Dave Werner, President of Third Eye Designs, demonstrates the prototype for his patented helmet mounted brake light and turn signal. The system works by installing a transmitter unit […]

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Conspicuity

Oct 10, 2012 View Comments by

Last Saturday afternoon I was driving in my car and found myself behind a couple riding two-up on a Harley out for a weekend ride. The weather was gorgeous, bright and clear and I found myself envying them being able to get out and ride while I was stuck in my car. As a motorcyclist […]

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