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Help for the Hot Seat

On our return trip from visiting Gloria Struck in the summer of 2016, my sweetie and I were in Gettysburg, PA and it was really, really, really hot….. like Africa hot.   The kind of hot when you don’t want your wheels to stop turning for anything because, you might yell curse words at red lights…

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Heather

I met Heather last Fall as I was beginning my coursework to become a coach for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Heather is also a coach for MSF and has been for some time.    I asked Heather what got her interested in riding and her response is simply beautiful.  Here is what Heather had to say:…

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Karla

I met Karla for the first time at Pellissippi Sate College at the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s certification course for new coaches in the Fall of 2015.  I knew we’d be friends right from the beginning. Karla had taken the Basic Rider Course in September, 2012, on the heels of losing her grandmother and filing for divorce….

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Featured on Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson’s FaceBook Page

During Harley-Davidson’s Women’s Riding Month, Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson has been featuring women riders from that work at the dealership on their FaceBook page each Tuesday.  I’m proud and honored to be featured as one of the women riders.  Here is a copy of the “article” and links: Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson added 4 new photos. May 17 at…

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May is Harley-Davidson Women Riders Month

Harley-Davidson is promoting May as HD Women Riders Month.  I find that very exciting!   Statistics show that the motorcycle riding population is approximately 14% women.  I grew up thinking girls were naturally suppose to ride motorcycles.  My godmother, Ginger, was riding her own Harley as long as I can remember.  And, I was on…

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Hello Spring!

How I love Spring……. blooming flowers, hummingbirds, warmer mornings….. with all the wonderful things Spring brings, we also get motorists that “forget” motorcycles.  Remember that all those folks in their cars and trucks have not been looking out for us during the winter months. If you have attended a motorcycle safety course, then take a…

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Winter Riding …. Don’t Forget Hydration!

In the summer months, we tend to think about staying hydrated because it’s hot outside and we get thirsty.  Staying hydrated is just as important when you ride in the winter months. Our bodies have to deal with the dry heat in our homes and buildings. We go outside and our lungs work harder to humidify the…

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Winter Riding …. Beware of Hypothermia!

Back in the summer, I passed on a story about my experience with heat exhaustion. Now that we are riding in the winter months, let’s chat about hypothermia. Hypothermia is a drop in your body temperature.  It’s caused by being in cold temperatures for an extended period of time.  Hypothermia is a dangerous condition and…

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Winter Riding…. What about your tires?

In the last post, Winter Riding….Layer Up!, we talked about wearing layers to keep warm during cold weather rides.  In Tip #2 of this series of posts, let’s check your tires. Before you head out for that ride, it’s more important than ever to check your tire pressure when riding in colder weather.  If you’re…

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Winter Riding …. Layer Up!

Even with the temperatures outside getting colder, I still enjoy riding.  Here are some tips to make your winter riding enjoyable and keep those toes and fingers toasty warm! When you’re riding, the faster you go the more the relative wind speed increases.  And, this continues to drop the temperature you feel as you ride.  For…

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