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Winter Hazards

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WINTER HAZARD REMINDER We all ride throughout the year here so “winterizing” our rides consists of dusting them off and putting on some leather and a heavy jacket before we ride.  We are fortunate to be able to ride all year round but we often forget those little winter hazards that can crop up at […]

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The Psychology of the Ride

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WHAT!!! Are you nuts? Contemplating traveling 1,000 miles in 24 hours on a motorcycle causes the reader to have one of two reactions. How would I do that? Or, the second title comes to mind. One has no trouble grasping the idea of climbing into a cylindrical object, much like a roll of toilet paper, […]

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Road Captain Handbook 2009

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The chapter Road Captain Handbook was recently updated for the new year. If you are a Road Captain, interested in becoming a Road Captain or a member that wants to know the rules we us on our rides, the officers highly recommend you download the document and read the newest version. Safety is important to […]

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Fatigue and Motorcycle Touring

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Today I received a great article from Bakersfield HOG Member Charles Klint about how fatigue can affect your riding abilities. It is an excellent read and recommended to all, especially those that put on the miles. Sleep, or the lack of, affects us all differently and knowing a few signs could make a big difference […]

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Riding and Surfing

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I was recently asked about a computer virus that was found on Facebook. It quickly made me think about the comparison of ‘surfing’ the internet and riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. To be honest, the internet is a dangerous place. Sure you may not get ‘road rash’ if you go to the wrong website but you […]