‘Motorcycles are on the road too’: taking extra precautions to keep the roads safe

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) – As we enter summer, you’ll start to see more motorcycles — meaning everyone on the road needs to take even more precautions.

J.W. Miller has been riding motorcycles since he was thirty years old and has a message for drivers.

“Motorcycles are on the road too,” he said. “You need to look twice. Motorcycles are there, they’re quick. We have headlights on, and a lot of us Harley riders, we’re loud. You can hear us coming.”

In addition to focusing on the road, Officer Chad Gillen with the Sioux Falls Police Department says drivers should take an extra second to judge distance and speed of an oncoming motorcycle before turning in front of it.

“It’s harder to do because most motorcycles only have a single headlight and with a single headlight, it’s harder for the

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Motorcycle driver dies after collision on Highway 128 near Wragg Canyon Road

The collision was first reported at about 5:27 p.m. Sunday.

The collision was first reported at about 5:27 p.m. Sunday.

Chris Carlson / AP

A male motorcycle driver died Sunday evening after a collision with a vehicle on State Route 128 east of Wragg Canyon Road, a California Highway Patrol spokesperson said.

The collision was first reported at about 5:27 p.m. Sunday. The motorcycle driver had a female passenger who sustained minor injuries, and the vehicle driver sustained minor injuries as well, said Napa CHP spokesperson Marc Renspurger.

The motorcycle driver was pronounced dead at the scene, and the county coroner was called at about 6:02 p.m., Renspurger said.

Highway 128 is currently closed in both directions at the scene of the crash, Renspurger said.

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I Took A Harley-Davidson LiveWire On A Road Trip And Everything Went Just Fine

Illustration for article titled I Took A Harley-Davidson LiveWire On A Road Trip And Everything Went Just Fine

Photo: Bradley Brownell

A few months ago I took a Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle on a reasonably lengthy road trip from Carson, California to my home in Reno, Nevada. That one didn’t go so well, and I really only have myself to blame. The bike did more or less what it was supposed to do, but it was the loose nut attached to the handlebars (that would be me) who screwed it all up. I felt like I owed the bike a second chance to prove itself, taking everything I had learned and working with the LiveWire to make it happen.

Everything went fine this time! Well, everything went sort of fine. A long trip on a short-range EV motorcycle is still kind of a pain in the ass, and the charging infrastructure could still use some work, but thankfully progress is being made. Just the difference between

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Road bike sizing: what size bike do I need?

Riding a bike that doesn’t fit is no fun. It’s uncomfortable and you risk injury from being too cramped or too stretched out, but knowing what size bike you should buy can be a bit of a minefield. So here’s some advice to help you find the right size road bike.

Finding the right bike starts with the frame shape — traditional, semi-compact or compact — and size.

Two bike models of the same stated size can also result in very different positions, so it’s well worth reading up on the key numbers that affect road bike geometry, what they mean, and how they affect fit and handling to ensure you’re buying the best road bike for your needs.

Getting a good fit means more than just having the right size frame. It also means your bike fits at all the main contact points: saddle, handlebars and pedals. Have a

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