As we're approaching the May long weekend I just wanted to chime in to remind all of you to use caution.
Not only for cops and the new power they have to take your license,bike,humility etc.
But mostly to plead with you to take it easy and beware of:
- Car drivers are not yet aware to share the roads with bikes or even look for bikes?
- 18 wheelers, those really big truck and trailer rig things, can change lanes, take wide turns etc, cut you off, run you over and possibly kill with out even feeling a bump or ripple, They've got huge blind spots where a several bikes can fit with out ever being seen.
- There's still a lot of dirt and crap in the corners.
- Unexpected Pot holes have not been filled in.
- Farmers haven't mended the range fence lines to be cattle tight
Not to mention hidden drive ways you forgot about.
Twitter and just stupid sh!t that could derail you.
Later on in June, July when your skills have been honed, you'll react faster better and in many cases with enough time to make the correct move to keep you rubber side down/shiny side up.
Keep in mind your rusty from a long winter and your skills aren't sharp yet.
I'm not trying to be your mama or big brother. You'll do as you please out on the road, I only ask that you just take this May long weekend,(which is known for pushing way up the deaths % for motor vehicles) slow down and take it easy. Make this ride time, the time you need to re-learn have forgotten.
And Above all.... ..... STOP BEFORE YOU GET OFF YOUR BiKE!
- Ware your gear!
- Don't rush
- Ride your own ride
- Look way up the road.
- Give those really big trucks a second,third look before making your pass/move. Respect them and have patience.
- The streets and HWY's are not a race track. While the pack may get ahead of you, Just relax they'll be at the gas pump maybe a few seconds before you.
- Use caution.
- Do not leave a rider behind.
- signal, shoulder check and check again.
Have a great time and ride safe please!