People have called my motorcycle a “killer donorcycle”, but can’t imagine getting seriously hurt on a scooter. Here’s a news flash: A scooter IS a motorcycle. Sure, it’s slower, cuter, and has an automatic transmission with no clutch, but it is a motorcycle. That means that the scooterist has all the same safety considerations and [...]
I was hit by a Chevy Malibu a couple of weeks ago. Fortunately, I wasn’t seriously hurt.
The scene: Marsh St. in SLO is a 3 lane, one-way street. I’m in the left lane, about to pass a Chevy Malibu in the center lane. Without signalling, slowing, or looking, the Malibu turned left across my lane, [...]
This thread was posted by an ER doctor and motorcyclist. All of these patients suffered major injuries in motorcycle crashes that could have been prevented if they had been wearing proper riding gear: gloves, heavy boots, armored jacket, riding pants, and a full-face helmet.
Warning: the photos are graphic — and informative.
You don’t realize how important your thumb is in your daily life until you can’t use it.
I somehow managed to jam my left thumb while going for a loose ball during the basketball game this morning. On my ride home this evening, shooting pain helped me identify the following actions which require my left thumb:
I have just met my future Harley, and it is the 2006 Harley-Davidson Street Rod (press release here). Introduced as a mid-winter surprise, the Street Rod is the newest member of the V-Rod (VRSC) family. The Street Rod is Motorcyclist’s cover bike for March 2005. See their announcement here and their first ride here. [...]
The California Blvd. entrance to Cal Poly gets clogged with traffic at the top of every hour during the morning. There are several side streets, driveways to apartment buildings, and vehicles parked on both sides. All of these factors make it a dangerous environment for motorcyclists (and bicyclists!). In my two years of riding, [...]