This isn’t the first time I say ask yourself the question where are you when you are riding your motorcycle. Where you are while riding is more important than where you will end up. But, I’ve also mentioned it is important to figure out where you are going and how you are getting there.
- Lane position at a traffic light is crucial. Do you have enough space between you and the car in front of you.
- Lane position while riding is crucial!
- Have you picked up bad habits? Bad habits are never good!
- Never forget road debris!
I know we take many things for granted in life. Whether it is your health or relationships, sometimes we get distracted with the heavy burdens of life’s problems. But, when you take things for granted, there are always consequences, especially when motorcycle riding. The fact is, one of quickest way to get into trouble when cruising on your bike is to get behind a truck!
In the video link below, you see clearly what issues arise when you get behind a truck. Don’t! Whether you have to slow down considerably to be at a safe distance or speed up to pass the truck safely, just don’t get behind a truck. Luckily, this ended well with the motorcycle rider, but there are plenty times that it doesn’t.
Years ago while I was still in law school, my buddy and I decided to head down to the Florida Keys just to burn off some steam. While driving in my car down US-1, the section known as the eighteen mile stretch, the bed liner from the pick-up in front of me flew out of the truck bed, over my car, and landed on the side of the road. Miraculously, the bed liner did not collide with any other vehicles. Ever since then, I have an unshakable fear of trucks!