Motorcycle Kick-Starts - An Excerpt from a Book by Walter F. Kern
By Walter F. Kern
My Fourth Motorcycle Book has been Released in Paperback, Kindle, and Audible Audiobook Editions
Here is an Excerpt:
13. How to Ride a Motorcycle at Night
Riding a motorcycle after dark takes additional
skills. Here are some things to think about before you enter the darkness on
- Wait until you become a
proficient motorcycle rider during the day before you attempt to ride
- Motorists can barely see a
motorcycle during the day. Expect to be nearly invisible at night unless
you are riding a white bike loaded with extra lights.
- Plan your motorcycle trips to
minimize night riding. As you get older, you'll find that your vision may
become another reason not to ride at night.
- Ride with your low beam on at
night but be ready to use the high beam to see farther down the road.
- Wear reflectors on your helmet
- If you have loud pipes, be more
sensitive of the noise level as the evening wears on.
- Be sure to wear clothing that
will keep you warm as the temperature drops.
- Be sure to carry a cellphone
and small flashlight on the bike.
- Be wary of animals darting out
in front of you, especially deer. Be prepared to stop completely if necessary
to avoid being struck by a deer.
- Drunk drivers will be on the
road with you. Try to be ready to avoid them. Also, don't ever drink and
- Be careful rounding unfamiliar
curves where loose gravel or sand may await you.
- Avoid bad areas where residents
may attempt to steal your bike or do you harm under the cover of darkness.
I now have two of my books available as Audible audiobooks. The latest, Motorcycle Kick-Starts, was released
on March 10, 2016 and is available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. Click the picture to the right to hear a sample narration from the book.
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