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Night Riding

Night Riding on a ScooterI’d venture to say that there is a fair percentage of scooter riders who have never ridden at night. For some this may be because the need has never arisen. Some others would never entertain the thought for the perceived extra danger. Personally, I find night riding a pleasant and relaxing activity which, done correctly, is no more dangerous than riding during the day. There are even some distinct advantages safety-wise. Let’s shed some light on the subject: Continue reading Night Riding

Visibility on a Scooter. Z-motion, X-motion, and why cars pull out in front of us.

Anybody who has ridden a scooter or motorcycle for any appreciable amount of time  knows the all-too-familiar feeling that we seem to be invisible on the road.

When the umpteenth person pulls across our path or pushes us out of our lane, it’s tempting (and quite natural) to get very annoyed at the distracted and inattentive driver.

In this post, I hope to provide an insight into the psychology of visibility, and offer some tips which can help. Continue reading Visibility on a Scooter. Z-motion, X-motion, and why cars pull out in front of us.