So, this is beyond ironic, and really quite sad. At a helmet law protest rally in Central NY State, a motorcyclist riding with a group of like minded protestors (helmet-less), hit his brakes, fishtailed and flipped over the handle bars.
I believe it was Kenny Rogers that said, “you’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, and – central to my argument – know when to walk away.” When the weather turns south, that’s a lesson to be learned.
It has been discussed here several times, at least once by me, that some potholes in this city are nothing shy of craters. I have seen massive holes in the roads during fair weather seasons, but nothing compares to the damage done by a violent winter.
As the snow begins to thaw in New York City and we each begin to either commence or at least consider the 2011 scooter riding season, it’s worth a moment’s pause for some sobering statistics released today by NYC’s Department of Transportation.
When the weather first started to change, I was excited to notice how little I changed my riding habits. Sure, I put on more clothing, but I still had a blast hopping on the scooter and getting to those places I need to go, in style and with a bit of excitement
We spend a lot of time talking about scooters here at NYCS, but what about the most important piece of equipment on your ride? Click on inside to see what you should know about taking care of your helmet.