Safety tip o' the day!
Riding my bike to work this morning I got in the mood to write a safety tip. Maybe I am wasting my time, but I have this recurring thought in my head every so often and I thought I would share.
There are times on the road when you see a place that you could easily put your bike into and move ahead in traffic. Bikes are small and quick and can fit in spots that cars can't. For some reason, whenever I see one of the places pop open, my brain says... Would the person in the car next to that spot expect me to be there? I honestly think that this way of looking at traffic has probably saved me some really tense moments. Basically I try to think about the people driving the 4 wheelers around me and whether they would expect me to suddenly be in a spot next too, in front of, or even behind them. A spot that a car maybe could not fit into. I think this works together with trying to always leave yourself a way out if things start going badly. Anyway, I don't know that this line of thought is necessarily taught in the Motorcycle Saftey Classes, but hopefully it is beneficial to someone.
'07 VN900 Classic
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