Whiteline Fever

Increased safety through variable lane positioning By: R. Bruce Thomas One of the main points mentioned when it comes to motorcycle safety is the importance of being visible. Oftentimes the conversation is around wearing bright colors, attaching reflective striping to your bike and your gear, and modifying your lighting so Read more…

Be The Camel

Carry a good supply of liquid & use it wisely! By: R. Bruce Thomas The human body is made up of anywhere between 45-65% water, depending on your gender. For women it is between 45-60% and men range from 50-65%. The makeup of your individual organs also varies with, for Read more…

Snow

Not just a winter thing By: R. Bruce Thomas Ok, show of hands. How many are sensing a theme here? Full points if you guessed H2O. We started with rain, then water crossings, and now we have snow. But at least winter’s almost over and you’ll be riding soon. So Read more…

Water Crossings

Ferries are meant to be enjoyed! By: R. Bruce Thomas At some point in your touring adventures you will have to make a water crossing. I’m not talking about slogging your bike through knee deep water like the off-road guys do. I’m talking about ferries. My wife and friends and Read more…

Riding in the Rain!

It’s not all that bad. By: R. Bruce Thomas For many people, the only thing worse than experiencing PMS (Parked Motorcycle Syndrome) during the winter months is riding in the rain in the summer, so let’s fix that this time out. Close your eyes. Imagine it’s not February. Imagine it’s Read more…

Under Pressure

Toss the gauge for something better. By: R. Bruce Thomas There’s no easy way to say this so, just like ripping a bandage off, here goes. If you’re still using a tire pressure gauge before every ride you’re wasting your time and putting your safety at risk. I’ve ridden all Read more…

Gear Toe to Head!

Proper Fit and Quality are Key! By: Jon Watchuk Pictures courtesy of Motovan via Cycle Works The AMSS has always had a focus on good fitting, quality gear. As a last line of defense, when all else has gone sideways, gear may be the difference between walking away in disgust Read more…

Camaraderie on Two Wheels

Our big diverse Moto-Fam By: Debbi Serafinchon Sport bikes, cruisers, off-road, dual sport, choppers, adventure touring, dirt bikes, enduro bikes, motocross, spyder, trike, and yes, even the scooters. Regardless of what you choose to ride, we are a unified body of individuals all sharing a common interest that is scattered Read more…

More Than Just a Ride

The passion ignited in our eyes By: Debbi Serafinchon Regardless of the type of bike we choose to ride, motorcyclists are often painted with the same brush; we are risk-takers, thrill seekers, or adrenaline junkies. While there may be some riders out there who fit that bill, there are other Read more…

Crash 101

Preparing for, and recovering from, a crash. by R. Bruce Thomas A version of this article was originally published in the March/April 2012 issue of Inside Motorcycles magazine.   CRUNCH!! There’s no other sound quite like the sickening collision of metal on metal (or metal on plastic). Then comes your Read more…

Meet the Board

Introducing, and re-introducing our AMSS Board By: Debbi Serafinchon Admittedly not a safety piece this month but a much needed look at behind the scenes of AMSS, who is working so hard for motorcycle safety and awareness and a little bit about their human side! Liane Langlois is our fearless Read more…

Advanced Rider Training

Developing Skills and Strategies to be a Better Rider By: Debbi Serafinchon An advanced rider-training course is excellent for anyone who has been riding for more than a year or has put on over 5000 km. The course is designed to allow participants to improve their riding skills while appreciating Read more…

Spring Maintenance

What you need to know to be safe! By: Debbi Serafinchon No matter what you ride, in order to keep your motorcycle in pristine riding condition, spring preparation will have you ready when the snow melts and the sun comes out. Whether you ride for pleasure, race around a track, Read more…