My name is Rex Covington, a.k.a. Lone Star Rider. My son was diagnosed with diabetes type I in 2003. In 2015 he blacked out and died in a fiery car wreck. This has been heavy on my mind; was there something that I could have done to prevent that from happening? I came up with
My previous article on best practices for motorcyclists provoked some reactions. Is lane splitting and filtering a good or bad practice? According to Sabrina Giacomini from Rideapart.com it is all a question of speed. Globally there are discussions about the possibility of making motorcycle lane splitting or filtering legal. Utah officially became the second US
I recently had a very bad experience with Mexican scammers trying to ‘purchase’ my motorcycle. Let me just say upfront that I used to think I wouldn’t fall for a scam like that, but boy was I wrong and did I suffer consequences. A few years ago I sold a motorcycle through the ‘Craigslist’ of
I’m talking about two very futuristic looking motorcycles that are so exclusive that, at best, only a dozen will be made of them. Both are made in France, one boasts a 200hp Yamaha R1 engine and the other is equipped with a 100hp/240NM electric motor that will shoot the bike from 0-100 in under 3
I want to end my ‘bad KTM dealer experience’-story on a positive note. So here’s my final post about the KTM fuel filter & fuel pump drama. Bad experience with my KTM dealer As you can read here my fuel pump failed well within the warranty period. Stuff can go wrong but KTM simply did
If you’re like me, mostly riding on tarmac, you might find yourself sitting in the saddle with “your but cheeks pinched together” when you hit that planned or unplanned dirt road on your route. That is, a little bit tense and perhaps afraid to drop your bike. Highspeed Offroad Cornering Technique If you, like me,
After having discussed electric motorcycles in detail a few weeks ago, this week we look at the launch of the Zero SR/S. Zero has teased this motorcycle for a while, giving away almost nothing on specs, design or purpose, but last week, it finally unveiled the newest model in its already impressive lineup, the SR/S.
I still remember my first motorcycle lesson, where I first fully opened the throttle when the instructor was not looking, accelerating as I never did before and feeling the wind on my chest and helmet. I’m sure it wasn’t that fast at all, but it was the most fun I ever had on the road
It feels like more and more people are driving their car and at the same time manage to be on the phone and navigate leading to decreased attention to the road and therefore to us; the motorcyclist.