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MMP 21: Why Riding in a Group is Riskier [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I explain why riding a motorcycle with a group of other riders is more dangerous than riding solo. Some listeners won’t agree with me here, but I’m use to that. 😉 Do you think riding in a group is safer or riskier? Listen to the podcast by […]

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MMP 20: The Low Information Rider and How to Avoid Being One [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I describe what I call the “Low Information Rider.” You’ve seen the rider I’m talking about… the one that’s more concerned with the way he looks than he is with learning how to ride better. Trust me. You don’t want to be this guy. Listen to the […]

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MMP 19: Which Motorcycle Braking System is Better: Standard, Linked, Integrated, Combined or ABS? [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I explain the 4 different types of motorcycle braking systems. I’ve always said, “Once I understand the complex, the complex seems so simple.” You’ll be an expert after listening to this podcast. Listen to the podcast by clicking on the play button at the top of the […]

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MMP 17: The Motorcycle Wave – Don’t screw it up! [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I answer a listener question about “the motorcycle wave.” The what, why, and when of the motorcycle wave. NOTE: Please post your experiences with the motorcycle wave in the comments section at the bottom of the page. I live in the southeastern part of the United States. […]

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MMP 15: Snell Motorcycle Helmet Testing — Interview with Snell Director Part 2 [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I interview Snell’s Executive Director, Ed Becker. The Snell Memorial Foundation tests/certifies motorcycle helmets. I spoke with Ed for nearly 90 minutes. This is Part 2 of our 3 Part discussion. Click here to see a special shows notes page where you can listen to all 3 […]

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MMP 13: The best riders never stop learning – Interview with Randy Smith [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I speak with Randy Smith, also known as Motosage. Randy explains why (even after riding for 30 years) he still takes a hands-on motorcycle riding class at the beginning of every riding season. I really enjoyed speaking with Randy. He shares some great riding tips and stories. […]

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MMP 12: Motorcycle Insurance – How I Cut My Premiums in Half [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I explain how I cut my motorcycle insurance premiums in half. First, every rider needs to understand the major types of insurance: liability, comprehensive, and collision. Don’t worry if this sounds foreign, I’ll explain everything. NOTE: I’m not a licensed insurance agent. I’m simply reporting on my […]

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MMP 08: 9 Reasons to ride a motorcycle [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I share 9 reasons to own a motorcycle. I gave you 7 reasons NOT to own a motorcycle back in podcast #3, and I promised to give you the other side of the argument. Well, here it is. I’m always reluctant to advise someone to purchase a […]

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My Daddy just bought a motorcycle and now he smiles

Note: My daughter, Maddie Mixson, wrote this in 2005 when she was 11. I had just purchased my first motorcycle, a red Honda VFR Interceptor. Kids grow up too fast. She is now in college at the University of Alabama. Hi my name is Maddie Mixson and David Mixson is my Dad I am going […]

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How to overcome FEAR when learning to ride a motorcycle

Many beginner riders experience fear when learning to ride a motorcycle. How do I know? Because I frequently receive emails asking about it, and because I experienced it myself. Learning to ride a motorcycle Every rider defines it differently. Most say it occurs when they’re riding. Some describe it as an uncomfortable feeling, while others […]

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