NOTES FROM THE ROAD


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Maps and Planning…


Looking at the route for West Africa…


29 August 2018: Paper maps have a great way of making an upcoming trip seem concrete. The visual layout of where we are headed and the type of terrain we are going to encounter help conceptualize what may lie ahead. Had a chance to take some time with maps from the region to trace our route and get more excited about the possibilities it offers…



Two Wheel Training…


Getting comfortable on two wheels…


25 August 2018: A great day for training on a motorcycle and getting more familiar with being on two wheels in preparation for the upcoming Scoot West Africa trip. Working on refining some basic riding skills today…


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THIS MONTH:

Doing some training with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation®, an internationally recognized not-for-profit foundation, supported by motorcycle manufacturers, that provides leadership to the motorcycle safety community through its expertise, tools, and partnerships. The MSF is the internationally recognized developer of the comprehensive, research-based, Rider Education and Training System (RETS). RETS curricula promotes lifelong-learning for motorcyclists and continuous professional development for certified RiderCoaches and other trainers. MSF also actively participates in government relations, safety research, public awareness campaigns and the provision of technical assistance to state training and licensing programs. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation is a national, not-for-profit organization sponsored by BMW, BRP, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Indian Motorcycle, Kawasaki, KTM, Piaggio, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha …


COMING UP SOON:


Going to Women’s Wheeling Day at Rausch Creek on Saturday, September 15 for the annual event put on by Jeep Girls Rock that showcases ladies out on the trails …


Joining the Scoot West Africa team on a motorbike adventure through Senegal and The Gambia to explore tropical forests and plains of baobab trees beyond the southern edges of the Sahara. The trip is an introduction to new terrain and some of the most interesting culture, history, food, and music on the planet …


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