Motorcycle Sidecars: Your Next Adventure? | Rider Skills: Gravel Roads

Image: David L. Hough

Image: David L. Hough

Image: David L. Hough

Image: David L. Hough

Driving A Sidecar Outfit: David L. Hough

David Hough is the author of Driving A Sidecar Outfit, a text book published by the Sidecar Safety Program in 1997. He's also the director of the Sidecar Safety Program, which offers a Sidecar driving training program. David talks with Jim about learning how to ride a motorcycle with a sidecar and what's involved.

Image: David L. Hough

Image: David L. Hough

DMC Sidecars: Jay

DMC Sidecars is located in Washington in the United States and are the makes of motorcycle sidecars. Jay discusses which motorcycle you would need for a sidecar and other considerations.
Website: www.dmcsidecars.com


Image: Bret Tkacs

Image: Bret Tkacs

Rider Skills: Riding Gravel Roads
Instructor: Bret Tkacs | PSSOR 

Gravel travel:
Most common surface
Overlooked as a challenge by many travelers
Can change quickly
To many accidents on easy to ride surfaces
The proper attitude (not a race, other users)

Image: Bret Tkacs

Image: Bret Tkacs

Why people crash:
Too fast
Wrong body position
Out of touch with traction
Throttle use
Braking while leaned over

Standing vs sitting… when each is preferred

Standing:
Greater visibility
Better weight control
Easier on the suspension
More time to recover in a slide
Proper state of mind
Better control of traction

Sitting:
Less energy

Exercise: Practice leaning the motorcycle underneath you on paved roads to stay over contact patch (both sitting and standing).

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