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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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MMP 09: Low-side and high-side crashes and how to avoid them [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I explain low-side and high-side crashes, what causes them, and how you can avoid them. Both types of crashes are often single vehicle accidents, meaning the rider wrecks without having another vehicle involved. A little head knowledge – and some electronics – can help you avoid these […]

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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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MMP 07: Why understanding countersteering is so important [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I discuss countersteering and explain why I think it is one of the most important things you should understand… regardless of whether you are a beginner or experienced rider. Countersteering is how you control your motorcycle: push right to go right, push left to go left. But […]

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MMP 06: Why I bought my first motorcycle at 59 – with Gay Allison [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, Gay Allison gives her perspective as a woman rider. She also tells us what her friends and family thought when she decided to purchase her first motorcycle at 59. Eric, Gay’s husband, contacted me via email several weeks ago and shared with me that Gay thought the […]

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MMP 05: How to select your first (or next) motorcycle [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I share my 8 rules for selecting your first, or next, motorcycle. Follow these steps and avoid the pitfalls of buying a motorcycle that you later hate. The guidelines explained here work perfectly for selecting your second motorcycle, your third motorcycle… or your tenth motorcycle. These are […]

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MMP 04: What to expect during your first ride in the rain with 9 ways to master it [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I share what you should expect during your first motorcycle ride in the rain. I also share 9 tips that will help you ride in the rain like a pro. My first ride in the rain was a surprise. The weatherman said there almost no chance of […]

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MMP 03: 7 Reasons NOT to own a motorcycle [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I give you 7 reasons NOT to own a motorcycle. I realize this might sound strange coming from someone who is passionate about motorcycles, but I believe you should consider the facts before deciding to ride. If you have family members that aren’t excited about your new […]

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MMP 02: 5 Things I’ve learned about beginner riders since starting MM.com [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I share 5 things I’ve learned about beginner riders since I started MotorcycleMentor.com. I bet you can’t guess what they are. I’ve heard from hundreds of beginning riders over the past few years. Do beginner riders experience similar feelings, struggles, and emotions during their first year? Find […]

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MMP 01: The who, what and why of Motorcycle Mentor [Podcast]

In this first session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I explain who I am and why I started MotorcycleMentor.com. I also introduce my motorcycle mentors, Fred and Pete. I started MotorcycleMentor.com in 2005. To say the site has gone through several iterations would be a gross understatement. In the early days I spent too much […]

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