Safety tips for motorcycling

Beautiful skies. Crisp air. No chance of rain. It’s time to gear up and take that bike out for a ride. The comfortable riding conditions can lead to a sense of security that might prove false. After all you are straddling an engine traveling at high speeds surrounded by nothing but air.  Staying safe is a primary concern.The Alachua County Library District provides some excellent materials on improving riding skills.

If you are new to motorcycles, you can find valuable information from choosing your ride to learning how to ride safely.

The Complete Idiots Guide to Motorcycles by John Stein  

The Savvy Guide to Motorcycles  by Shirley Duglin Kennedy


If have been on an hiatus from riding, this Overdrive eBook will get you back up to speed quickly.

Shifing Gears at 50: a motorcycle guide for new and returning riders  by Philip Buonpastore


If you already ride but want to improve your skills, these books have important pointers:

Proficient Motorcycling: the ultimate guide to riding well by David Hough

Riding in the Zone: advanced techniques for skillful motorcycling by Ken Condon.  Bonus DVD demonstrating riding techniques is included.

Sport riding techniques: how to develop real world skills for speed, safety, and confidence on the street and track  by Nick Lenatsch 


Posted by RossW on October 23, 2013