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Sun’s Out, Riding Time

The sun has finally popped out here in the great Pacific Northwest. I made the run from Anacortes to Newhalem yesterday and saw many others on the North Cascades Highway.

Remember that those folks in cars and trucks aren’t used to looking for bikes after a long and soggy spring. Keep YOUR eyes open and down the road. Make yourself as visible as possible when you are riding, hi-viz gear IS a good thing!

Everybody ride safe

Sunny Days are here again

Okay, so it might be short lived but we really DO have blue skies and sunshine in the Pacific Northwest this week.

A caution must be put out though. In spite of the pretty view out the window, night and morning can still be cold and perhaps frosty.

Plan ahead and keep your February riding to times when you can avoid the slick, frosty roads. Frost and motorcycles can turn a great day to a very bad day quickly.

Starting off the Riding Season Early

With our Northwest weather confused this year, take advantage and get out on two wheels if you can.

Remember that most of you haven’t spent a lot of time riding since last fall. Take it easy, riding skills are perishable and have to be refreshed. Trips around town, maybe even just around a parking lot are good ways to start. Tight parking lot turns, slow speed maneuvering can stand a bit of refreshing.

Anyone can point a motorcycle down the freeway and go 70 miles per hour, as long as nothing unexpected happens. Get out there, ride and have fun, but do so safely!

Motorcycle Safety Foundation

For great training and safety resources head over to the MSF website

MSF-USA

Checkout the online videos for short training tips!