Now Focused

I had an absolute blast Saturday riding a stretch of Highway 129 at the North Carolina - Tennessee border near Deal's Gap known as the "Tail of the Dragon."

With 318 curves in 11 miles, there are plenty of opportunities to practice the basics of motorcycle control.  

I stayed focused on my goal of enjoying the ride safely.  I rode well within my limits and left plenty of margin so I could get clear of the folks who chose to cross the centerline.

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Don't Even Start

I was recently reminded of two things I already knew.  I suspect you do too, but I'll share them anyway to help us remember.

Thing one:  Getting back to basics is a good idea. 

I spent the week after my Coast Guard retirement ...

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