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‘Police shouldn’t chase those riding motorcycles, it only kills people’: Friends of motorcyclist killed in latest high-speed East Cleveland pursuit remember him

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Ward 9 Councilman Kevin Conwell held a press conference Friday afternoon to decry the latest of dozens of East Cleveland police pursuits to spill across the city limits, this time resulting in the death of a 46-year-old motorcycle driver.

Darrick “Slo Burn” Lee, 46, was killed Thursday night on his motorcycle after a pursuit by East Cleveland police.

The pursuit that resulted in his death marked the 150th time East Cleveland took part in a high-speed chase this year, East Cleveland police Chief Scott Gardner said. The chases have resulted in two deaths, numerous injuries and a slew of property damage,

The pursuits have divided the government of the inner-ring suburb. They also led to increased calls to abandon the practice that Gardner often posts flippant accounts of the chases on Facebook. The pursuits result in primarily minor criminal charges, according to a cleveland.com analysis of

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Here’s How To Buy the Right Motorcycle Boots for Riding

Few pieces of motorcycle kit are as important to your riding safety as your footwear. At the same time, few pieces are as overlooked. You wouldn’t believe how many people I’ve come across who drop thousands on the best helmet, jacket, and jeans, and then just run Adidas Sambas or Jordans — it’s wildly shortsighted. 



a bunch of items that are sitting on a table: Few pieces of motorcycle kit are as important to your riding safety as your footwear. At the same time, few pieces are as overlooked. You wouldn’t believe how many people I’ve come across who drop thousands on the best helmet, jacket, and jeans, and then just run Adidas Sambas or Jordans — it’s wildly shortsighted. […]


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Few pieces of motorcycle kit are as important to your riding safety as your footwear. At the same time, few pieces are as overlooked. You wouldn’t believe how many people I’ve come across who drop thousands on the best helmet, jacket, and jeans, and then just run Adidas Sambas or Jordans — it’s wildly shortsighted. […]

Responsible for shifting gears and braking, your feet are the second most important point of contact with your bike, after your hands. On a basic level, your feet are also responsible for getting around

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California Tesla Driver Arrested While Riding In Backseat

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A motorist was arrested after an officer observed him in the backseat of a Tesla traveling on a San Francisco Bay Area freeway, the California Highway Patrol said.

Param Sharma, 25, was arrested for alleged reckless driving and disobeying a peace officer, the highway patrol said in a statement Tuesday.

Multiple 911 calls Monday evening reported a person seated in the backseat of a Tesla Model 3 without anyone in the driver’s seat while the vehicle traveled on Interstate 80 across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

A highway patrol motorcycle officer spotted the Tesla, confirmed the solo occupant was in the backseat, took action to stop the car and saw the occupant move to the driver’s seat before the car stopped, said the statement from the highway patrol, known as CHP.

“Prior to this arrest, members of the public had captured video of someone resembling Sharma

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JSO offers free motorcycle course to make riding safer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida has the second-highest number of motorcycle registrations in the nation — one spot down from California and one ahead of Texas.

I am one of those registered riders and have been since my late teens. A motorcycle was my main source of transportation for a couple of years. My part-time job took me on a 60-mile round trip while attending school. All of that riding totaled 15,000-18,000 miles annually.

I do not log that kind of yearly miles these days and maybe that is a good thing. With congested roads and distracted drivers in a hurry, there are too many unfortunate accidents. When those accidents involve motorcycles, serious injuries and deaths are all too common.

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What if there was a local course taught by professional riders that could help you improve your riding skills?

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