Helmet Thoughts

Riding a motorcycle at night — in the remnants of Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina had pummeled New Orleans all weekend. On the Monday evening immediately following this event, I was scheduled to teach at the local tech school, twenty miles away. It was no secret some bigtime rain was headed toward north Georgia. Since the subject was ‘motorcycle cooling systems,’ I would need to bring a bike […]

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Riding into a river of rats

Just the slightest hint of dawn in the eastern sky heralded another blistering hot day on the training range. Knowing that it would soon be light enough that my heavily tinted face shield wouldn’t be a handicap, I headed out the drive with the shield raised so my unguarded eyes could penetrate the darkness. Haunted […]

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Bikers on dope – or is it the other way around?

“Bwa-a-a-a-a-a-pp!” “Bwa-a-a-a-a-a-pp!” “Bro-o-o-o-oahrrrr!” Stop light to stoplight; it’s the same thing over and over. First, he repeatedly gooses the throttle while waiting for the light to change. Then, the instant the light turns to green, the alpha cruiser guns it toward the next light, “Bro-o-o-o-oahrrrr!” wide-open, and then slams on his brakes to wait for […]

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