Previous motorcycle safe riding books have emphasized the physical skills required for motorcycling, i.e., braking, accelerating, cornering, etc., but my experience is these skills have very little to do with motorcycle safe riding. Accident-Free Riding on the street is a physical exercise 10% of the time and a mental exercise 90% of the time, but it's this mental aspect of road riding that's been neglected by past motorcycle safe riding authors and instructors.
Perhaps they didn't have five decades of motorcycling experience or the hundreds of thousands of accident-free miles it requires to acquire a proven body of hands-on knowledge. Perhaps they never became self-aware motorcyclists who could effectively communicate Accident-Free Riding Techniques. I used Accident-Free Riding Techniques for decades before I was aware I had them. They were acquired instinctively after decades of on and off-road riding and racing. Realizing that I had them was an epiphany and it lead to my obsession to share the Accident-Free Riding Techniques I had unconsciously learned.
My first Accident-Free Riding article in Motorcyclist's September 2010 issue really struck a positive chord with readers. Riders were, and are, clamoring for Accident-Free Riding Techniques they can learn and apply.
As a life-long motorcyclist with five decades of riding experience and hundreds of thousands of accident-free miles and an unscathed motorcycle with 140,000 miles ridden almost exclusively on twisty two-lane roads (the most dangerous type), I'll let you decide if what I've learned helps you before I become another self-proclaimed motorcycle safe-riding expert.
Before you pay hundreds of dollars for track days, safe riding courses, or for the advice of a self-proclaimed motorcycle safe-riding expert, you may want to ask that instructor or author if they've ridden accident-free, or almost accident-free for hundreds of thousands of miles on two lane roads over several decades. If they haven't, you may want to view their advice with some skepticism. You can't learn accident-free riding from someone who crashes - the only thing you can learn from them is how to crash.
After the Fact
Control Your Ego
Curves v. Corners
Parking, Stopping, Starting
Perfect I'm Not
Riding With Attitude
Words - 21,300
Additional Titles by the Author:
This Backroad Bob’s Motorcycle Road Trips Accident-Free Riding ebook is one part of a 26-part CD series that is Backroad Bob’s Motorcycle Adventures and includes the following titles. The CDs and the ebooks contain the same published magazine articles, but the ebooks are text-only and the dual sporting ebooks exclude the roll charts, GPS maps, and GPS coordinates. The full-color, photo-filled versions, the photo CDs, and the full-content dual sporting CDs are available only from www.backroadbob.com.
Backroad Bob’s Motorcycle Adventures:
Dual Sporting PA with Roll Charts
Dual Sporting PA with GPS Roll Charts
Dual Sporting Beyond PA with Roll Charts
Dual Sporting Beyond PA with GPS Roll Charts
Dual Sport Photos
Dual Sporters and Thumper Humpers
GPs and MotoGPs
GP and MotoGP Photos
GPs, MotoGPs, England, Ireland, and the Isle of Man
Isle of Man Photos
Isle of Man TT Races, England & Ireland
People, Places, & Things (Part I)
People, Places, & Things (Part II)
Road Trips (Part I)
Road Trips (Part II)
Road Trip Photos
Roads & Road Houses
About the Author:
Qualifications - Thirty-seven years and over 250,000 miles as a licensed motorcycle operator. Thirty-five years and 185,000 accident-free road miles. Seventeen years and 43,000 miles dual sport riding. Ten years of East Coast Enduro Association competition. Forty years off-pavement riding.