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Best Motorcycles for Newer Riders

Surf any motorcycle forum or Facebook group and you’ll invariably find a thread asking for advice about the best motorcycles for new riders. Read the comments and you’ll see a very wide range of arguments for and against certain sizes,

Posted in All Things Motorcycle, New Rider Zone, Product Reviews, Riding Technique & Tips, Women and Motorcycling

Step by Step Guide to Becoming a Motorcyclist

Okay, so you’ve read the previous article in this New Rider series and determined that motorcycling is indeed something you’d like to pursue. Before we go any further, I’ll ask you once again; are you sure you are willing to

Posted in All Things Motorcycle, Motorcycle Safety, New Rider Zone, Rider Education, Riding Technique & Tips, Women and Motorcycling

Guest Writer: Rider As Passenger

Finally! My daughter, Jeannine has submitted her first post. She has so much to contribute, being a longtime rider, recent MSF RiderCoach, track day control rider, industry professional, and of course my daughter. Let’s see what Jeannine has to say

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Schooling the Public

I thought it might be fun to share a sampling of statements I hear often from Mr. and Mrs. Non-riding Public, along with my usual response. Perhaps these statements are familiar to you, too. And maybe your responses are similar

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“Riding in the Zone” Personal Training

The Riding in the Zone Motorcyclist Training Program is kicking off it’s third season with the support of the American Motorcyclist Association and the Massachusetts Rider Education Program (MREP). I’m excited to see the RITZ street riding program grow. Students

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Rider Behavior and Peer Pressure

It may seem that peer pressure is something that we outgrow once we reach adulthood. But, even as grownups we continue to be influenced by people we associate and identify with. As motorcycle riders, peer pressure can affect our behavior

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Personal Instruction Now Available

This post is different than others you’ll find in the RITZ blog. It’s an announcement about a new personal training program I am starting for the 2014 season. Last season, I facilitated an on-street training program with the Women’s Motorcyclist

Posted in All Things Motorcycle, Motorcycle Safety, Rider Education, Riding Technique & Tips, Women and Motorcycling

The Plight of Women Motorcyclists

My daughter, Jeannine recently started a conversation about the plight of women riders that inspired me to write this post. Women riders are a significant part of motorcycling’s future, but the motorcycle industry doesn’t seem to recognize this. With relatively

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