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HOG Group Riding Responsibilities

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THIS INFORMATION HAS BEEN REPRINTED FROM THE ROAD CAPTAIN’S HANDBOOK. THIS IS IMPORTANT INFORMATION OF GENERAL MEMBERSHIP RIDERS GROUP RIDING RESPONSIBILITIES FOR GENERAL HOG MEMBERS Road Captains should strive to help maintain a safe riding environment by encouraging HOG members in the following areas: IMPORTANT: YOU, THE RIDER, ARE ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY […]

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Group Riding

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GROUP RIDING…SOME QUESTIONS ANSWERED Your Bakersfield HOG chapter holds at least three group rides each month.  We have the Fun Run, the Dinner (Breakfast) Ride, and the Ladies of Harley ride.  For all of these group rides the dynamics are the same. Bakersfield HOG uses the dealership as the meeting point for most group rides.  […]

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Riding-in-Traffic Tips

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Assistant Director Don Oldaker found these excellent riding tips on the Internet. Read and think about these and you’ll be a much safer rider. Close your eyes and recall your last ride in heavy traffic. Imagine the vehicles surrounding you, crowding you, cutting you off. Imagine yourself monitoring closing speeds, reading street signs, noticing and anticipating traffic lights. Then […]

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Anticipate the “STUPID” Move

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I was motoring down Renfro Road the other day and began approaching the intersection of Brimhall Road.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with this intersection, Renfro is a through road and Brimhall intersects into Renfro with a stop sign at a “T” intersection.  Drivers on Brimhall Road must turn either north or south […]

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Dragging a Peg

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If you are new to motorcycling, someday as you become more comfortable in the saddle you will be about half way through a curve when you will hear a scraping noise which will be accompanied by a shuddering vibration through one of the footpegs/footboards. If you are like most people, you will immediately get a […]