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It’s that time of year again! Sturgis has begun and that means riders from all over the country are congregating on a tiny town in the Black Hills for the largest motorcycle rally in the world. However, the rally isn’t the only thing to do when you go to visit Sturgis. Here is a list of a few highways to ride while you’re out enjoying the comradery. The Riding Roads of Sturgis 2018 Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway – This ride takes you down a section of highway named after Governor Peter Norbeck. It is one of the most famous rides in all of Sturgis and will give you a taste of many of the other riding routes in the area. This 66-mile route will introduce you to all the flavors of riding in South Dakota, including Custer State Park and Mount Rushmore. The loop includes US 16A, SD 36, SD…
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In the auto world, semi-autonomous safety features and self-driving capability are all the rage at the moment. These trends often don’t seem like they would fit very well in the concept of motorcycling, but you might be surprised. There are some new technologies being tried out for motorcycles, and they could bring the autonomous trend to two wheels. Are Motorcycle Safety Technologies Going to Be Autonomous? Many motorcycle accidents are the result of drivers not noticing motorcycles out on the open road. That could soon change as manufacturers start to look at advanced vehicle communication systems. Ducati and Audi have been working together to develop a way for cars and motorcycles to talk to each other. The system is called the Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything technology (C-V2X). It uses 5G mobile bands to communicate with other vehicles and paint a picture of every vehicle on the roadway. This will allow the system…
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It’s summer time, which means riding season is in full swing! That means that you’ve probably already hit the Colorado highways to get a full taste of our state’s natural beauty. But how are you staying safe while riding? If you didn’t know, we are in the middle of the 100 deadliest days of summer—that period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when traffic accidents are at their highest. To help keep you safer, the attorneys who ride at Metier Law Firm have some riding tips. 5 Tips to Improve Your Riding Safety! Before You Ride, Check Your Ride – The nature of motorcycles makes them more sensitive to the road and to their functions. That means a worn-out part or an improperly inflated tire can cause massive problems. Check your motorcycle before you head out. Having a machine that’s functioning properly will reduce your chances of having an off….
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