Another cool thing about this podcast is that I learn things at a phenomenal rate. There are issues coming up that I didn’t pay attention to before that are HUGE in the #motorcycle riding community. One of them is as controversial as the debates of helmets.
I didn’t realize how passionate some people are about not wearing a helmet. To me, it was a no brainer. I wear a helmet when I ride just like I think you should wear boots. The fact that some states regulate it is not even an issue with me. I understand that it is yet another encroachment of our government but it is not the same as racist gun control.
I didn’t realize that there are helmets in the store classified as “novelty” helmets for people that just want to be legal but not have a helmet that may protect them in case of an accident. I used to think the Nazi style helmets or the little beanie buckets were just personal, not political. Now I know sometimes its both.
Last week after I spoke to the founder of SMARTER I thought it would be a good idea to align Motorcycle Radio show with this organization. I had NO idea that you might not think that is kosher. One brother said, he was not going to support this show any further and might stop listening to it. I was like DAMN! It’s that serious to all?
What are your thoughts? Did I screw up with my proposal? Did I make a deal with the devil? I need you to let me know what you think? On this episode you are going to hear a conversation with Dan Petterson, of SMARTER. And afterwards, tell me what you think?
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Beware of Potholes
A 42-year-old motorcyclist who was leading a group of four motorcyclists en route to attend a biker blessing May 18, in Baldwin, MI, was killed when he reportedly hit a pothole on Peach Ridge Avenue, in Kent County, and lost control of his motorcycle. Kent County Sheriff’s Office deputies indicated that the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet.
The accident is a stark reminder to motorcyclists to be especially mindful of the poor road conditions they are likely to encounter this year in states affected by the long, harsh winter’s snow and ice melt, coupled with state and local budgetary constraints that hinder repair. When moisture seeps into pavement and is then subjected to seasonal freeze (expansion)–thaw cycles, a gap is created; and as vehicles drive over the gap, the pavement weakens and a pothole develops. Remember, too, that lesser-traveled routes will take longer to get re- paired or will be less likely to be repaired at all.
Reduce speed and be extra vigilant in keeping an eye out for obstructions in the roadway, as the best tip for dealing with a pothole is to avoid it entirely. What appears to be a puddle may conceal a pothole. Never swerve into an occupied lane to avoid a pothole.
Cover by Bones Hooks – Right Place, Wrong Time.
Rev. Kenn Blanchard is a professional speaker, writer, podcaster, and digital influencer. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook He is the founder of Blanchard.Media and the GunPodcastNetwork.com