August 20, 2017
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Safe Riding: Think You Know How to Ride?

By Steve Smith of RIDE-CT.com The Connecticut Rider Education Program recently released 2011 training statistics. The number of riders trained was more than 6000, but the number of students taking courses for experienced riders was down significantly. I find this odd that riders are not seeking out ways to improve …

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Safe Riding: Rubber Matters

By Steve Smith of RIDE-CT.com One recent Saturday, the service manager at Libby’s Motoworld in New Haven just by chance happened to notice that the tire pressure appeared low on a visitor’s ’74 Honda CB750 Four. The incident provides the rest of us a reminder that under-inflated tires are the …

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Safe Riding: Winter Reading Suggestions

By Steve Smith of RIDE-CT.com Learning is a life-long process. We are never too old or have been riding too long to work on improving our riding skills. While waiting out the winter PMS (parked motorcycle syndrome) until being able to participate in an on-cycle skills improvement course consider doing …

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Safe Riding: Watch Out for “Black Ice”

By Steve Smith of RIDE-CT.com While rolling the Kawasaki Concours 14 backwards out of the garage and down the steep incline of the driveway on New Year’s Day, I felt an odd unsteadiness as my feet began to slide slightly on the asphalt. In a heartbeat, I recognized “black ice.” …

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