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MMP22: Special Announcement

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I have a special announcement I want to share with you. It’s short. Just click on the play button above. Listen to the podcast by clicking on the play button at the top of the page. More specifically, in this session you’ll find out about: I’ve spent […]

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Which motorcycle should I buy?

There is no doubt that humans like to personalize their things. We want to leave our mark. Be it our initials carved into a tree, the bumper stickers on our car, or the look we project as we cruise the boulevard.  For some reason, anyone who gets into riding will feel especially needful of selecting JUST the right motorcycle […]

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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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My dad lost his leg in a motorcycle crash — but that didn’t stop me

For as long as I can remember I have dreamed of owning a motorcycle. Motorcycles and motorcycle culture have always fascinated me. I remember as a child my dad told me a story about my mom and him riding his Honda 750 from New York to Virginia Beach. It sounded like the trip of a […]

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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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Motorcycle group riding tips: Ride your own ride

Every human has a sense of his or her own personal space. This specific and individual feeling will determine, for instance, how far we stand from another person in a conversation. The feeling (and thus the space) is driven by many things: the culture we live in (Europeans seem to have smaller personal spaces than […]

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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 11: The Hurt Report – 10 Facts Every Motorcycle Rider Should Know About Crashing [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I explain why understanding the Hurt Report is one of the most important things ANY rider can do to reduce their risks. The Hurt Report is the most comprehensive study of motorcycle accidents ever conducted. It’s over three decades old, but the data is just as relevant […]

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