Thursday, May 29, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
AMA Hillclimb, Jefferson, PA
Friday, May 23, 2008
Ride to Work Day 2008
This year's seventeenth annual motorcycle and scooter commuting demonstration will increase the number of riders on the road, according to Ride to Work, a non-profit advocacy organization. "Riding to work on this day shows the positive value of motorcycles and scooters for transportation. For many people, riding is an economical, efficient and socially responsible form of mobility that saves energy, helps the environment and provides a broad range of other public benefits," states Andy Goldfine, the event organizer. Motorcycle and scooter enthusiasts and rider organizations worldwide encourage their members to ride to work on this day.
According to the United States Census Bureau and the Department of Transportation, over eighty million cars and light trucks are used for daily commuting on American roads, and about 200,000 motorcycles and scooters are a regular part of this mix. On Ride To Work Day, the practical side of riding becomes more visible as a larger number of America's 8,000,000 cycles are ridden to work.
Ride to Work Day helps demonstrate how these vehicles make parking easier and help traffic flow better. Studies have shown that across equal distances, commuting motorcyclists reach their destinations in less time than those using automobiles, that motorcycles and scooters consume less resources per mile than automobiles, and that they take up less space on roads. Motorcycle and scooter riders seek improved employer recognition and support for this form of transportation, and more public and government awareness of the positive value of riding.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Sport-Touring (and Sport-Eating), Baby!
Now this is the view from "the office" I like to see!
Friday, May 16, 2008
New Look for AMA Website!
Monday, May 12, 2008
Lawn Fire Co. Motorcycle Breakfasts for 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Scottish Games & Gathering of the Clans
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Retreads Motorcycle Rally
Monday, May 05, 2008
Rossi Wins GP of China
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Motorcycle Safety Training Funds Under Attack!
In this post, I expressed cautious optimism that the US D.O.T. was finally doing something to benefit motorcyclists in the US. Seems that Secretary Peters, who claims to be a motorcyclist, was on the Dark Side all along. I'm saddened, but not surprised. See the March 12, 2008 Press Release of the American Motorcyclist Association below for an overview of DOT's plan. By the way, it's no coincidence that pro-mandatory helmet law articles are suddenly popping up in the print media all over the country; the DOT has obviously cranked up the PR machine to incite the non-riding public to pressure their legislators and the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee. Whether or not you support mandatory helmet laws (and I've never, ever ridden without one, and never will), no motorcyclist should be pleased that the Federal DOT is trying to steal money that was earmarked for rider safety, and use for purely political purposes -- lobbying (arguably unlawful lobbying at that).
PICKERINGTON, Ohio--U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters reaffirmed her desire to lobby states for mandatory helmet-use laws in testimony before the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee Transportation Subcommittee on March 6, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.