• Touring Comforts Make for Safer Riding

    A couple of months ago, I shared some tips that several of my Motor Maid sisters feel are important for safe riding.  Along with safety, we can learn a lot about touring from this group of ladies.  In July, the Motor Maids…

  • Top 10 for Safe Riding

    You may have noticed signs the past few months on our roadways urging motorists to “look twice and save a life”.  Even though May was Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month urging all drivers to look twice for us, every month should…

  • Counting Sheep

    Route 133 between Damascus, VA and Shady Valley, TN wonders side by side with mountain streams and passes through a very unique tunnel called Back Bone Rock.  Offering turns and twists, this roadway is frequently visited by motorcyclists and enjoyed by…

  • See Me, See Me Not

    Spring is in the air, the days are getting longer, the weather is warming up and more motorcyclists are venturing out onto the roadways.  Sadly, there has already been one local motorcycle fatality in our area. Reading about this in the…

  • Traveler, Angie’s Story

    When Angie was a little girl, she would spend weekends at her grandmother Pope’s,  where her cousin Mike rode his Honda motorcycle.  This is where Angie experienced her first riding adventures, across the fields through every cow patty her cousin…

  • Motorcycle Fatalities in Tennessee

    January found me at Montgomery Belle State Park for our annual Motorcycle Rider Education Program coach recertification.  On this gloomy, cold Saturday morning I sat in a room with other Tennessee motorcycle safety coaches disheartened to hear that fatal motorcycle crashes…

  • Maggie

    “I want to see the little things” Maggie told me as we chatted one Sunday evening in late January.  For Maggie Barta from  Northeast Tennessee, riding is not about where she is heading, it is all about the journey. As…

  • Welcoming the New Year and more women motorcycle riders

    If you’ve been noticing motorcycle riders the last few years, you have probably seen more women riding.  What a wonderful thing!  I consider myself to be one of the truly blessed women whose father gave her a motorcycle at a very early…

  • Help for the Hot Seat

    It’s known as a “circulator seat pad” (made by H-D) and it is wonderful. A seat pad that promotes air movement and reduces heat build-up. I had read about a seat pad that was capable of reducing heat build-up when…

  • Do you hear what I hear?

    As we ride into 2019 looking forward to new adventures and roads to travel, keep safe riding on your list of New Year’s resolutions.  Let’s start our new year with personal safety and review our safety gear.  If you ask any rider…