Fighting the bike, over-correcting, and freezing into a rigid posture are sure ways to take a tumble off road and in life. As the Serenity Prayer reminds us, there are things we can change, things we can't and knowing the difference is the key to success.
My Kickstands DOWN party provided the perfect setting for part of this TV news story and my friend and co-rider, Anthony Proctor, got a plum role in the video ferrying the reporter around. Have a look:
I was delighted when Stan Gordon asked me to be his guest on WIXE Radio today. As experienced cross-country bikers, Stan and his co-host Mike asked me questions I haven't had the opportunity to answer in other interviews. They were also gracious in letting me talk about Conga III and telling people how they could donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
This video starts with a tour of the Center, then takes us outside to watch M-series drivers on the automobile course.
Later we go out to the motorcycle off-road course where Motorrad Instructor Jim Millard describes the activities and skills to be learned by navigating through gravel, sand, ruts and ditches.
An experienced biker, my brother's been telling me to try the BMW 650 and I’ve hesitated because of its height. I’m a new rider with a 28? inseam and I WANT MY FEET ON THE GROUND! He, like other experienced riders, poo-poos this preference, saying, “If you get both feet on the ground you’ll develop bad riding habits that require both feet on the ground…if you can ride dirt bike style and stop with one foot you can ride anything.”