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Chapter Member Spotlight - Rodney & Sherry Wooten

Chapter Member Spotlight - Rodney & Sherry Wooten I started riding my first street bike in 1981 a Suzuki 360.

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Chapter Member Spotlight - Jimmy & Sarah Brown

Chapter Member Spotlight - Jimmy & Sarah Brown I have been riding motorcycles since I was 4. About two weeks after my dad took the training wheels off of my bicycle, he brought home a Yamaha YZ50, the YZinger. I got my first street bike when I was 15. A Suzuki GS650. I appreciate all manner of motorcycles, but since that first inline 4, I have preferred V-Twin cruisers. I’m on my 12th off-road bike, and my 12th street bike. Sarah started riding when she met me in 2002.

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Visual Lead Times

How many times have you been on a ride and became focused on the car or bike directly ahead of you? Admittedly, it is easy to do. You want to make sure you don’t get too close, or maybe you are traveling too close and don’t even know it. If something were to happen, you’d have little to no reaction time for an appropriate response. What are the lead times a rider should follow when out on the road? That really depends on an individual’s skill set, but there are three basic visual lead times we refer back to: 2 seconds, 4 seconds, and 12 seconds.

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Mental Awareness and Braking

How often do riders get lost in the scenery or music playing? It’s not hard when you’re riding somewhere new or your favorite Lynyrd Skynyrd song is blasting from your speakers. Isn’t part of the fun being lost in the moment or making memories while out on the ride? I think we can all say we’ve been guilty of it a few times. Let’s talk about focusing and how it impacts braking while out riding. Braking consists of three separate parts: Perception, Reaction, and Braking Distance

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Ride 365

This year, we are participating in RIDE 365! We collect miles not only as individuals, but as a Chapter.  The more of our members that register for Ride 365, the more miles we can record!  There are great incentives for all.  Please take a few minutes to drop by Cajun Harley-Davidson® with your VIN and Odometer reading to make sure you are registered.  This is different from the regular Mileage Program, so even if you are already registered for the Mileage Program, you still need to register for Ride 365.

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Safety Tips for Motorcycle Riders

With the riding season in full swing, I want to remind everyone to ride safely. Here are ten motorcycle safety tips to keep you alive and well this season:

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Chapter Member Spotlight - Gene & Mary Faulk

Chapter Member Spotlight - Gene & Mary Faulk

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