Motorcycles tips

Before you park, make sure you know which way the prevailing wind blows. (Today was 40km/h gusting to 60km/h)

Stay to the outside of blind corners

When on vacation, rent a bike to really tour the country. Scottish Highlands changed my life.

Find great deals on CraigsList.

Try searching for the terms "baby" or "child". Usually, you'll find the folks selling their bikes at low or very reasonable prices because they have a baby on the way. Other times, it'll be guys or gals selling "their baby". (Hint: The former is going to be the better deal.) You may not always find what you're looking for, but I've found a lot of great deals this way.

Get your registration and insurance card laminated and you'll never have to worry about keeping them dry and unwrinkled.

I know that many of you already do this but a lot of riders just don't think about it. It's saved my ass more than a few times. Office Depot and its competitors do laminations for about $1.50 per document and it takes no time at all.

Poke all the screws you remove into a labeled piece of cardboard.

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