Posted on Jun 17, 2015
SPC Jan Allbright, M.Sc., R.S.
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“The memories, flashbacks, night sweats and anger issues, at times, are calmed by a wonderful woman in my life — my wife. But there is that 50 percent she can’t help with, and that’s where my 2001 Road King has come into play,” Steuber said.

http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/for-military-veterans-motorcycle-ride-provides-an-antidote-to-stress-1.352345
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SFC Timothy Gallagher
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My wind therapy is better then all the drugs and therapists combined.
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COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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I believe this to be very true. I ride with my veterans’ friends and retirees at least two or three times a year on long runs across the country. I have met so many veterans and retirees on my Harley over the last 10 years I can't keep count. I just recently joined the Southern California Patriot Guard Riders because of my connection with PO1 John Miller out of Tucson, AZ. I'm looking forward to my first mission to honor the fallen and their families.

Great article and thanks for sharing SPC Jan Allbright, M.Sc., R.S.
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COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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SSG Donald Mceuen good for you. Don't ever give up something you like. I hope you get the Trike!
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I took a long ride from DC to Tampa and back two years ago. I came back up the entire Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. It was awesome. But near the end of the ride at two stoplights I had to lay the bike down because my legs wouldn't hold it up. I have Gulf War Illness and the muscle spasms in my legs make them weak. I knew I had to give up the bike, but I couldn't give up riding, so I traded it in on a Trike. I just took it in for the 1,000 mile service, and it's going to get thousands more put on it. It's different, but it's still a ride!
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COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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SGM (Join to see) great story and good for you. I hope you didn't get hurt the day you had to lay it down!
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SSG Terry Cummings
SSG Terry Cummings
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col.Mike that is a great organization I joined about 15 or so years ago here in SC loved there cause But after a couple of rides I felt uneasy standing there with watery eyes tryed to get away from talking while service cause voice shaky and lump in throat like it bvb was a family member .I stopped riding with them .I still rode with my buddy's but no more funerals.
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SGM Erik Marquez
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To be a successful rider you must be able and willing to do three things simultaneously.
Balance the bike.
Operate the controls
Mentally ride.
I teach folks every week how to do the first two, and help them learn about the third.
Crashes happen because of a lack of the third. ..

If you are riding your bike to "escape" fine.. so long as the escape is the event of focusing on the ride....and not just mental fluffy mush.

Most motorcycle crash are avoidable. ...Lack of training, lack of using that training, risk taking...failing to riding the bike mentally.

Some will violently disagree..., thats ok.. it's not accurate, but its common.
And for those reading... if you crashed... even if the proximate reason was another driver, likely the crash could have been avoided if YOU were trained AND mentally riding the bike.
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SPC Jan Allbright, M.Sc., R.S.
SPC Jan Allbright, M.Sc., R.S.
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What's the 30 mph stopping distance of a Dura-Gllide?
By the time the yahoo makes the turn, it's inside your braking distance.
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SGM Erik Marquez
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Whats the ability of a rider to look 4-5 sec ahead and SEE that there is a car in a position to turn and do something proactive about that? ANSWER... All the time if the rider knows, understands, and chooses to do so.
Again, I do this for a living, I have been doing crash scene reviews for a while. ....I have both 38 plus years of on road experience and actual education in both riding and crash scene review.
Most motorcycle accidents are preventable.. not ALL... but most.
And many riders that have crashed will refuse to see that, and will crash again.
Its not a guess.
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SGM Erik Marquez
SGM Erik Marquez
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Oh and to answer your question directly... a lot shorter then most think, and a lot farther than some know.
30 MPH, rider is traveling approx 40 feet per sec. So goal should be to leave 80 feet of forward space cushion and be looking 160~200 feet in front of them in good conditions. Looking 4~5 sec out and leaving 2 sec of space cushion, allows a trained rider time to perceive, react and stop in good conditions.
Bring your road glide to my range, and I'll teach you how to stop it... then if your willing and able, I can lead you to how to mentally ride the bike,,, but can not make you do it.
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CPT Bruce Rodgers
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I wish, someday I will have a trike
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