• 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…

  • Like waiting for a a Secret Decoder Ring

    Every Christmas season I watch A Christmas Story featuring Ralphie and his quest to get the ultimate Christmas gift of an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle  for his Christmas present. In the story, he consumes a large quantity of…

  • Home of the Bedford Boys

    Bedford (Virginia) is about a 12-mile drive off the Blue Ridge Parkway via route 43 from the Peaks of Otter. This is where I recently visited the National D-Day Memorial.  The community of Bedford suffered the highest per capita losses in…

  • "Do you ride that by yourself?"

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    It’s The Little Things

    This spring, I was attracted to a beautiful touring bike. I always enjoy slowly strolling down the rows of bikes at a dealership watching the chrome sparkle from lights and reflect colors from people’s clothing as they walk by. It…

  • Kim

    Kim is one gutsy gal! She loves to ride motorcycles. After years of riding as a passenger, before spring had even sprung, she bought a Harley Davidson FreeWheeler. One might say that was no big feat as women are buying…

  • Now Entering Stormville

    I receive many texts and emails from friends and students on all sorts of motorcycle related topics. Some are fun, like a recent text with a photo showing a small group of my students in front of the DMV with…