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  • Survive The Ride rider safety workshop – new and improved for 2019

    Survive The Ride rider safety workshop – new and improved for 2019

    Over the past 6 months we have revised the workshop to focus on the issues that most riders seem to be interested in.  For example, many riders want to talk mainly about how to manage corners (good cornering is much more than just “enter wide – stay wide – exit close”).  Other riders are keen to […]

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  • Workshops in country NSW

    Workshops in country NSW

    Free SURVIVE THE RIDE Rider Safety Workshops in 2019 – “new and improved” The next free rider safety workshops in NSW this year are: – Tweed Heads – Saturday June 25. – Wauchope  –  Saturday June 1st. – Coffs Harbour – Sunday June 2nd. For more information click here or contact us at david@survivetheride.org. As […]

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  • Free Rider Safety Workshops – 2019

    Free Rider Safety Workshops – 2019

    Tweed Heads on Saturday May 25, Wauchope on Saturday June 1st and Coffs Harbour on Sunday June 2nd. To register for the workshop, and for more information, contact us at david@survivetheride.org. More information about the workshop is here

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  • Information to help you enjoy the ride

    Information to help you enjoy the ride

    STRA NSW’s brochure will help you enjoy the ride, keep a smile on your face and get home in one piece. Proudly sponsored by NRMA Motoring & Services. Click to find the brochure>

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  • CRASH DATA – 2010

    CRASH DATA – 2010

    Crash Data from the Centre For Road Safety, Transport For NSW for  2010 – FIRST GLANCE Powered 2 wheel vehicle crashes (Motorcycle, Scooter ) in 2010 in NSW There was a total of 2,721 crashes involving a powered 2 wheeled vehicle (P2WV) in 2010. These crashes included 322 rear end crashes.  Over half (169) of […]

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  • Tips to get home in one piece 3

    Tips to get home in one piece 3

    Tip # 3 Hang on with your knees, not your hands. [vsw id=”dp2q8xzPJ48″ source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] This rider corrects a mistake because he was gripping with his knees which meant his hands and shoulders were loose and relaxed. Watch the bike move around as his shoulders and head stay pointed at where he wants […]

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  • Crash Costs

    Crash Costs

    Did you know that the average repair cost of a crashed motorcycle in Australia is $3,233.00. (IAG 2008). “That’s fine” you say, “I have insurance” – but the insurance claim excess is still more than most rider training courses.  – and you are off the road for up to 10-12 weeks while you wait for the […]

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  • Tips to get you home in one piece 5

    Tips to get you home in one piece 5

    Tip # 5 One for the scooter riders Too fast into the corner – stiffens up the arms – then too much rear brake .. solution …. a little less panic and a little less rear brake …. he might just have slowed down enough to get around the corner. Crocs footwear are excellent in […]

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  • Tips to get home in one piece 4

    Tips to get home in one piece 4

    Tip # 4 The opposite of good posture – his arms are straight and xied – when the rear tyre slides he can’t respond in time. Mind you, pushing the bars down and keeping his body up doesn’t help the ground clearance …. And the vest doesn’t quite cover his elbows …. ouch .. nice […]

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  • Tips to get home in one piece 2

    Tips to get home in one piece 2

    # Tip 2 Nice bike, nice day – let’s do some scratching. Just a little too much speed – and the front end loses traction as he adds a bit of power. Fortunately he put on leathers – another use for knee sliders ….. [vsw id=”wWsnw1A5ee4″ source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] More Tips

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