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Mountain Roads

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by George Tranos

Going around corners is what most motorcyclists live for. If you’ve ever been on a really curvy road and didn’t want it to end, then you know what I’m talking about. When I mention curves, I don’t mean the onramp to the interstate. There are some seriously twisty roads in our area. Thinking about this, imagine mountain passes in the Adirondacks, Green or White mountains. These regions are an immense draw for riders in good weather. (Continue Reading)

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Panic, Fear and Loathing

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By George Tranos

The majority of motorcyclists look forward to riding. There are some riders, however, that become afraid of riding. Some actually become averse to it – they have gone beyond fear and actually hate riding. What does it take for someone to get to that point? Something must have happened in their past to cause them to become fearful. (Continue Reading)

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Comfort is More Than Just Ergonomics

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One of the most common questions that I receive as a motorcycle instructor is, “What bike should I buy?” My normal reply is, “purchase a motorcycle that fits you properly and has the appropriate power and weight for your skill level.” While this is good advice, it really doesn’t address the entire picture of how to achieve comfort on a motorcycle. (Continue Reading)

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Destination Spring

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With snow falling as I type, today’s forecast is for six to eight inches of snow. This winter has been brutal for motorcyclists in the Northeast. Snow, sleet and cold have been the predominant weather of the last two months but fear not, Spring is just around the corner! (Continue Reading)

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Comparisons by the Numbers

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You’re in the market for a new motorcycle but can’t make up your mind. You’ve read the motorcycle magazines and seen all of the reviews. The features and specifications look good. You’ve even taken the next step and went to the dealer and sat on the bike. (Continue Reading)

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Winter Doldrums

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By George Tranos

So it’s cold outside and maybe your motorcycle is put away for the winter. Hopefully, you’ve winterized it properly by adding some fuel stabilizer to the gas and put the battery on charge. There’s nothing worse than a dead battery (ask me how I know) when you want to go for a ride. (Continue Reading)

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Risk, Reward and Responsibility

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By George Tranos

Has “responsible motorcyclist” become an oxymoron? Reading the news lately, it sure seems like there are more and more incidents of “bikers gone wild” than I can ever recall. Why all of sudden does it appear as if “bikers behaving badly” is the hot topic? Has the public gotten its fill of unruly behavior and are just pushing back? Are there any regular law abiding motorcyclists left? (Continue Reading)

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Motorcycles Provide a Charge

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By George Tranos

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Motorcycles today are bastions of reliability and a hoot to ride. You can generally depend upon them to be as trustworthy as your family car, to start on demand and to get you home from wherever you go. As machines go, the typical bike today is very sophisticated and requires adequate amperage to start and regulated voltage to remain running. Neglect of a motorcycle’s battery and charging system can lead to hard starting, poor running and eventually a dead battery. (Continue Reading)

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Send up a Signal

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By George Tranos

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Communication is the art of sending and receiving messages. Information can be exchanged verbally, in writing or via visual signals. On the road, the messages you send to other drivers are important to help them anticipate your actions. The primary way to provide indications to others of your intent is by the use of your turn signals, however, there are other methods as well that help convey your purpose. (Continue Reading)

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Commuting

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Sunday dawns clear and dry. The first thing you think is “I want to ride my motorcycle today.” You know the roads will be empty and you can enjoy a nice leisurely ride with your friends, have lunch and relax. It will be fun and you will be able to get away from the daily grind of your work week. Riding a motorcycle makes you feel free and the visceral sights and sounds put you in the moment and liberates your mind of its normal, day-to-day concerns. Motorcycles are great for recreation but are used primarily for basic transportation in other parts of the world. Have you ever thought of commuting to work by motorcycle? (Continue Reading)

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Keep Her Steady

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Long trips can be fun on a motorcycle, especially if you have time to take the long way round by traveling on scenic backroads. There is nothing like finding a rhythm in a series of endless curves on an undulating road. Unfortunately, some trips require a long drive on the interstate or other boring road. On those occasions, a steady throttle becomes more important than accelerating, braking and cornering. Comfort and endurance become paramount to withstanding and even enjoying a long, straight ride. (Continue Reading)

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