Hop on the BMW K1600 GTL

On March 29, 2011, in Motorcycle News, by admin

In the below video, you’ll get a small insight into how the new 2012 BMW K1600 GTL rides.

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Motorcycle Safety Tips for Beginner Bikers

On February 1, 2011, in Safety Tips, by admin

For those of you who either want to start riding for the first time, or who would like a briefing on motorcycle safety, Ride Like a Pro offers a great video that covers the essential elements of motorcycle safety. See below for the video:

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Upcoming South Carolina Biker Events

On January 20, 2011, in Biker Events, by admin

biker events in CharlestonWhether you want to enjoy a traditional Charleston Oyster Roast among fellow bikers, participate in a Lowcountry biker benefit, or take part in biker clubs, there are tons of biker events coming up in the Lowcountry area.

We’ve compiled a list of some upcoming biker events in the Charleston area. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, January 15, 2011: Colllision Awareness Training 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. More information here: http://www.tricountybhb.com/

Sunday, January 23, 2011: Rock-n-Ride Benefit for MUSC Children’s Hospital. More information here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=174581962579213

Saturday, January 29, 2011: Charleston HOG Membership Drive & Oyster Roast. More information here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=141700512555296

Monday, February 7, 2011: Bikers Helping Bikers Monthly Meeting. More information here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=167220446650428

Saturday, March 26, 2011: Bikers Helping Bikers Spring Yard Sale. More information here: http://www.tricountybhb.com/

Friday – Sunday, May 13 – 15, 2011: Charleston Bike Fest (More information forthcoming)

Mark your calendars!

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Image taken from SCRideReport.com

Last week I was researching upcoming biker events when I stumbled upon www.scridereport.com. For those of you who haven’t checked it out already, SC Ride Report is a website dedicated to biker news and biker events throughout South Carolina. I immediately emailed L.Z. Harrison, Jr., the administrator of the site, to let him know what a great website he has and to find out more about him and the website. L.Z. shared that he administers SC Ride Report for fun and because of his love for riding motorcycles. He encourages everyone in the biker community to check out the website and submit any news or upcoming events you would like to share.  We also recommend you check out SC Ride Report’s Facebook Page.

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**Image above taken from Fun-Christmas-Ornaments.com

Uricchio Law Firm would like to wish all of our loyal blog readers safe and happy holidays! We’d also like to share with you some tips on how to stay safe and avoid personal injury this holiday season:

1. Travel Safely: Whether you’re traveling by motorcycle or motor vehicle, be extra alert and focused. With more volume on the roads and in shopping centers, it can be quite overwhelming.

2. Don’t Leave the Tree Lights On: If you’re not home, your tree lights should not be on. For years, tree lights have been the culprit of many house fires during this time of year.

3. Take Proper Precautions During Icy Winter Storms: No car, not even a four-wheel-drive car, can stabilize on ice. Be sure to practice caution while driving or walking, and be on the lookout for black ice (which looks like a dark patch of pavement).

We hope you enjoyed our safety tips for this holiday season and we wish you a very merry Christmas and happy holidays!

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Accident Avoidance Tips

On October 26, 2010, in Safety Tips, by admin

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Armed with Blackberries, iPhones and Garmins, today’s multi-tasking drivers rarely keep both eyes, or their undivided attention, on the road.  Defensive driving can be the difference between a trip to the hospital and a close call.  Techniques like counter steering, controlling skids, and clutch control can help you avoid potential accidents caused by others.

ABATE of South Carolina posted an excellent “Individual Motorcycle Safety Guide,” by motorcycle instructor Jim DeWitt, on their website which outlines some helpful accident avoidance techniques. Click here to view the article.

If  you feel like you need some motorcycle road training and formal instruction, there are plenty of classes available. S.M.A.R.T Course (www.smartcourse.net) is based out of North Charleston and offers courses for both beginner and experienced riders and even has a street smart workshop. South Carolina Motorcycle Education program (www.scridered.org) offer classes across the state and also caters to all skill levels. If you are in the lowcountry, their classes meet at Trident Technical College.

If anyone has attended a course and would like to comment, we would love to hear from you!

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