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An Emergency Device for Motorcyclists

 

An Emergency Device for Motorcyclists

Riding the isolated back roads of Appalachian West Virginia, Jim Ford watched with delight as one of the four motorcyclists in his Master Rider’s workshop smoothly and efficiently “danced” his BMW 1200 GA GS Adventure through a series of mountain curves. His delight turned to shock, when the rider suddenly swung wide, lost control and was catapulted from the high side of his motorcycle, which rolled over repeatedly before coming to rest in an oily heap.
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Dale, a retired community college administrator and instructor, is an avid hiker, backpacker and cyclist. At the age of 67, he now spends most of his free time hiking through the backcountry of Oregon and California alone and with fellow backpackers.

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