September 16, 2016
For MSF instructors, here are six different “BINGO” cards for human bingo that you can use as an icebreaker in your classes. With six versions, you should be able to have different BINGO cards at each table of students. [CC License – non-commercial, attribution, share&share alike / Dropbox download]
New to me .. flash cards to help review the material in a basic Motorcycle Safety Class. Free!
From DOL: the Two- and Three-Wheel Motorcycle Operator Manual
Here are the five skills test/evaluations in Washington state, whether or not you take the MSF basic or intermediate rider course.
December 12, 2014
Seattle Motorcycle Show, November 2014
A MOTORCYCLE is a bicycle with a pandemonium attachment and is designed for the special use of mechanical geniuses, daredevils and lunatics.
The motorcycle is equipped with a motor small enough to be put in a large pocket and loud enough to fill a coliseum comfortably. This motor is connected with the rear wheels of the bicycle, and when it is in the mood will revolve the wheel with tremendous speed, thus causing the bicycle to proceed from hither and yon over buggies, pedestrians, fences and small outbuildings.
October 21, 2014
1st September 1931: Swiss engineer M Gerder at Arles, France on his way to Spain in his ‘Motorwheel’, a motorcycle with a wheel which runs on a rail placed inside a solid rubber tyre. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
Discovered at Weather.com
June 5, 2012
It was 8.58, and still raining, when I was ready to mount up after meeting a student at the Northgate Panera Bread. Too late to return the Netflix in the Givi tailpack without penalty. “Oh well, I won’t tell Mike,” I thought, because he hates it when a free rental winds up costing a dollar.
I backed the Transalp out of the parking slot, mounted up and pressed the starter, my mind more on the Netflix return than starting up. Sputter, sputter. Sigh. It’s been so long since this happened; must be the rain. Flip the engine cut-off switch off and back on. Sputter, sputter. Press the starter again. Rumble rumble!
At 9 pm in June in Seattle, it’s still not dark, even on a wet day like today, although visibility was, to put it kindly, limited. I merge into heavier-than-expected northbound I-5 traffic and make my way carefully over to the car pool lane.
No sooner than I make it over, the bike slows down.