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Jake Snider

Grand Rapids, MI
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  • Color-Coded Motorcycle Safety

  • By: T. Ralph Turner
  • Narrated by: T. Ralph Turner
  • Length: 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

It took only a few seconds of distraction to cause Ed to approach the intersection too fast. It took only a few seconds for the drunk to enter the same intersection, running the red light in the process. Ed would live but would never walk again. The information in this book will teach you to avoid such distractions. Using the same awareness technique taught in many law enforcement academies' self-defense schools to build high levels of alertness, this information may save your life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good framework for risk management

  • By Thomas on 07-27-15

Cool little book with a good safety scanning idea.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-17

I loved the gruff narration! it was straight forward and to the point. While this book is very brief and left me wanting more (maybe some recommendations for what to do in the most common types of potential accident situations). It does get across a very useful system for scanning for and dealing with threats while driving a motorcycle. The author didn't come up with the system but I will say he has successfully ported it over to the world of motorcycling.

  • Navigating Mountain Curves on a Motorcycle

  • Tips from a Veteran Mountain Communter
  • By: Kit Crumb
  • Narrated by: Ted Kettler
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Learn best practices on a motorcycle for maneuvering S curves to hairpins, rain, hail, and lightening. What to do when encountering animals ranging from skunks to cows. How to survive crazy drivers on cell phones. The author takes you around 92 curves typical of what can be found anywhere in the country and addresses dozens of threats to the motorcycle rider. Included are motorcycle myths.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unfortunately, very little information.

  • By Jake Snider on 05-03-17

Unfortunately, very little information.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-17

I expected and accepted that this would be a nitch book about a very specific type of motorcycling. Even in this nitch i found that it rarely went above common sense advice. I'm loosely paraphrasing but "Go slower, don't ride in super heavy rain, don't take corners too fast." is the kind of advice offered. I'm not even a motorcycle rider yet and feel this was below my experience level. I wanted to like this book but feel it's not worth paying for. Unfortunately if it had been a blog or something I wouldn't have made it more than a handful of paragraphs I don't think. Sorry Kit!

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