What Your Fellow Riders Are Saying

I’m David Salazar. Thank you for checking out the tips and pointers for motorcyclists in the State of Texas. Full disclosure: I did not make this list up. I am part of several Facebook groups about motorcyclists and how to stay safe.

And I simply asked a question in one of those groups about tips and pointers that I have not thought of so that you can stay safe on the road. I got an overwhelming response. Today, I’m going to tell you about half of them, and I’ll save the rest for another time.

I basically asked them, “Can you please give me some tips and pointers that I can relate to my group that I haven’t thought of yet? It can be anything that’s a little detailed or an obvious thing or something that’s very minute.” Here’s what I got:

 

Always watch the road

“Always watch the road.” Caleb actually told me this one and he said, “In Texas, you have to be careful because there are a lot of drivers out there who are just not cautious, for the lack of better terms.”

 

Never brake when making tight turns

“Never brake or let off the throttle when making tight corners. It can make your tires lose traction. And if you do have to hit the brakes, make sure the bike is upright and not leaned over.” That’s another good tip that I had not mentioned before.

 

Take advanced riding lessons

“Take advanced lessons from places like proriderdallas.com in Dallas.” Evidently, this is a great place to get advanced training. They also have a blog related to that called mcrider.com. If you haven’t done anything like that and you’re interested in staying safe, please go check that out. I have not done so myself. But it’s gotten glowing reviews.

 

You are invisible on the road

“You must have eyes in the back of your head.” I couldn’t agree with that more. You must be super cautious of your surroundings, especially of what’s behind you, because, as another person wrote on here, “You are basically invisible on the road.”

And since you are invisible on the road, you need to be a defensive driver and make sure that you are doing everything to keep yourself safe because no one else is.

 

More tips

“Keep your head on a swivel, ride left on freeways, steer clear of grass clippings on roadways, and fill your tank before you head out on a ride. And always have an escape route.” These are things that we’ve kind of glossed over in the past. But I think when you hear it from other people, it just reemphasizes those types of things.

So these are the first few pointers that I wanted to give out that other experienced motorcyclists have given to me. Let me know what your thoughts are on these. I’d like to thank everybody who gave me some insights on this.

Of course, we always welcome more safety tips. If you have anything else to contribute, please do so. I’d love to hear from you. Please go check out our YouTube page as well. We have more videos on there. I look forward to talking to you again soon.