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U-Turns On Gravel

BY DUSTY WESSELS, WEST 38 MOTO How do you make tight U-turns on gravel, especially uphill? Making tight U-turns on gravel can be challenging, and this is one of the things we teach  in our beginner classes.

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Riding Through Generations

BY KRIS FANT What happens when you have grandparents that ride together on an xl500r to pay you a visit as a little girl? When your father tells stories about his own father teaching him to ride? When you watch your grandfather and your dad

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Avoiding Target Fixation

BY PAT JACQUES Photos by Cathy Larson, Griz Girl Photography Target fixation describes a situation where riders fixate or stare at an obstacle they want to avoid and end up hitting the obstacle. 

The Tool Box

BY KATHERINE HELMETAG You are getting ready for your first big trip and you know you are going to have to bring some tools, but what to pack in your tool box? The first thing is your brain and your common sense.  

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Pikilily, Dream of an Adventuress

BY KRIS FANT Imagine you are on the bus in Tanzania, and you see a thirteen year old boy having a seizure in the street all alone. No one stops to help, your bus driver won’t pull over, and you know that even if someone