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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 two wheels.

  • Wait until you become a proficient motorcycle rider during the day before you attempt to ride after dark.
  • 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 and jacket.
  • 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 ride.
  • 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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