Many New Englanders cannot wait for spring to arrive. After a long winter, we can finally see the grass and pavement again! However, spring is also the time when potholes begin popping up on our local roadways. Potholes form when water seeps below the pavement, freezes and expands, cracking the asphalt above. Whether you’re on foot, two or four wheels, what should you know about the dangers of potholes?
Although some riders prepare their motorcycle for storage after Labor Day passes, many others look forward to the days ahead for cooler riding weather. As such, with the sun still high in the afternoon, many hit the road for a journey down Connecticut’s most scenic routes.
You’ve gotten a hold on maneuvering your bike along backroads and highways and have a solid understanding of all safety rules. So, you think you can take along a passenger – maybe a friend, family member or significant other wanting to experience the same exhilaration of life on two wheels.
When riding a motorcycle, there is just as much potential to experience a crash than driving a car. Yet, what’s different and more harmful for the rider is its design. Motorcycles are less stable and, because bikes lack an enclosure around the rider, he or she may fly off the bike when a collision occurs.
Especially for long-time bikers, there is a chance your child will want to pick up motorcycle riding as a teen. Or, more often than not, characters from movies and TV or motocross athletes wield more influence. As a result, your child requests a license to drive a motor bike – and won’t let up.